The international team worked hard to get back in the hunt for the Presidents Cup, winning most of Saturday’s matchups to give the Americans a harder time ahead of the final day at North Carolina’s Quail Hollow Golf Club.
The result is now 11-7 for the United States, who need four and a half points to lift the trophy. The tournament ends on Sunday with 12 individual rounds.
On Saturday, the athletes were divided into two groups of four duels each, one according to the format “alternating strokes” and the other in “four ball, best ball”. A few played both rounds, including Adam Scott and Tom Kim, who both won their matchups.
The 20-year-old South Korean carried the international representatives on his shoulders on his second stint at the Charlotte circuit and scored no fewer than three Eagles. On the 11th pennant, he notably blocked a 53-foot roll before exploding with joy in front of a captured crowd.
Kim joined fellow countrymen Si Woo Kim and KH Lee on the day, which ended 5-3 in favor of the internationals.
The stars of the Americans were undoubtedly the duo Justin Thomas and Jordan Spieth. The two gentlemen combined excellently and won both duels with a comfortable four-hole lead. They also added Canadians Taylor Pendrith and Corey Conners to their victims who were paired with Hideki Matsuyama and Sungjae Im, respectively.
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