Americans lead 8-2 after Day 2 of Presidents Cup
Despite the Internationals' late charge, the Americans came out on top Friday at the Presidents Cup, winning three-of-five matches to take an 8-2 lead to the weekend.
Here's a full list of scoring from Friday's four-ball session:
Match 1: Spieth/Thomas 2&1 over Scott/Davis
Scott's 10th Presidents Cup has not been his best. For the second day in a row, the Australian golfer - this time partnered up with fellow countryman Davis - has not seen the 18th hole at Quail Hollow.
Scott and Davis fell to the commanding duo of Spieth and Thomas 2&1, giving the U.S. their first point of Friday's four-ball session and fifth point of the tournament.
Thomas became the first player to win his first five four-ball matches in the history of the Presidents Cup with his victory Friday.
Match 2: Im/Munoz tied with Burns/Scheffler
Sungjae Im and Sebastian Munoz rallied to put together a valiant effort, grabbing half a point for the International team. Despite being down to Sam Burns and Scottie Scheffler the majority of the match, two late wins on Nos. 13 and 17 tied it up again before the final hole.
The back nine of the tournament's second match Friday was an exciting close battle. On No. 14, Im made a chip for birdie but failed to win the hole as Scheffler responded with a birdie of his own. On the next, Im once again made birdie - this time with a 33-footer - but this time, Burns matched with a long putt.
Match 3: Pereira/Bezuidenhout tied with Kisner/Young
Sitting Christiaan Bezuidenhout Thursday may not have been the best decision. The South African star and partner Mito Pereira were able to come up with a crucial half point for the International Team during Friday's four-ball session against Kevin Kisner and Cameron Young.
Unlike the majority of the matches over the past two days, the International players held the lead more than the American pair, and the half point was very nearly a whole until the two Presidents Cup rookies lost their lead at the 14th hole.
Match 4: Cantlay/Schauffele 3&2 over Matsuyama/Kim
Cantlay and Schauffele picked up right where they left off, with another dominant victory over the Internationals in Friday four-ball. For two days straight, the American pair have convincingly won their match - this time 3&2 over Matsuyama and Kim.
Matsuyama lost 6&5 to the pair Thursday, and apparently, even exciting newcomer Kim couldn't swing the momentum the Internationals' way in the match.
Match 5: Homa/Horschel 1-up over Pendrith/Conners
Corey Conners and Taylor Pendrith did not get off to a great start Friday, making just one birdie combined in the front nine. As a result, the American twosome of Billy Horschel and Max Homa grabbed a 2-up lead before the turn.
But the first Canadian pair in Presidents Cup history stepped their game up in the back nine, winning two holes - including a 32-footer from Conners - to tie the match back up.
Unfortunately, it was a short-lived triumph for the Canadians. Homa made a birdie on No. 17 to go 1-up into the final hole. Pendrith was able to make his 13-foot birdie at No. 18, but Homa matched, giving the Americans Friday's final point.
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