Internationals win four-ball session to cut U.S. lead to 4 at Presidents Cup
The International team put on a heroic effort during Saturday afternoon's four-ball matches at the Presidents Cup, winning the session 3-1 over the U.S. to cut the deficit to four points.
The Americans lead 11-7 ahead of Sunday's 12 singles matches at Quail Hollow.
Here's a full list of scoring from Saturday afternoon's four-ball session:
Match 1: S.Kim/T. Kim 1 up over Cantlay/Schauffele
Tom Kim has been the talk of the week with his electric celebrations, and the 20-year-old provided some big moments for the International team on Saturday afternoon.
The turning point in the match for the Internationals came when the rookie made his 54-foot eagle putt, his second eagle of the day at No. 11 after making one in the earlier foursomes session. His partner, Si Woo Kim, drained a long birdie putt two holes later to tie the match.
The battle saw another long birdie a few holes later at No. 15 - this time for the Americans - as Schauffele rolled it in from off the green to go 1 up. Schauffele and Cantlay looked like they would win another point for their country before the two Kims rallied. Si Woo Kim made a birdie at No. 16, and Tom Kim recorded a birdie putt at No. 18 to win it for the Internationals.
Match 2: Thomas/Spieth 4&3 over Matsuyama/Pendrith
Thomas and Spieth continued their unstoppable performances during Saturday afternoon's four-ball session. The longtime friends and Ryder Cup/Presidents Cup partners breezed to a fourth straight victory this week at Quail Hollow, becoming just the third pair to go undefeated in their first four rounds in Presidents Cup history.
Matsuyama and Pendrith went 1 up after the first hole, but that was the only time things looked bright for the International pair in the afternoon's second match. The Americans met Matsuyama's early birdie at No. 1 with three straight winning holes to go 2 up by the fourth hole. From there, the duo sailed their way to the strong victory, grabbing the only point for the U.S. in Saturday's four-ball.
Thomas and Spieth didn't waste time, making Matsuyama and Pendrith the first team to fall in the afternoon session despite playing in the second match.
Match 3: Im/Munoz 3&2 over Finau/Kisner
Sungjae Im and Sebastian Munoz came up big in Saturday afternoon's session. The International pair produced one of the few dominant performances by their team so far with a 3&2 win over Tony Finau and Kevin Kisner.
Munoz, who has played in only two of the four sessions at Quail Hollow, has now provided 1.5 points for his team - both while partnered with Im. Both golfers contributed Saturday. Im earned two winning holes, and Munoz claimed three en route to the victory.
Im and Munoz's win started a momentum change for the Internationals, as Trevor Immelman's group won the next two matches that finished.
Match 4: Scott/Davis 1 up over Horschel/Burns
Australian duo Adam Scott and Cameron Davis went back-and-forth with Americans Billy Horschel and Sam Burns all Saturday afternoon in the final match. The competition went down to the last hole, where Davis secured the win with a birdie to finish 1 up on the U.S.
Horschel and Burns grabbed a late 1-up lead at No. 14 and kept it for another hole before Davis put on an incredible eagle-birdie-birdie finish to win two holes for the Internationals.
Davis, playing in his first Presidents Cup, made a 9-foot birdie at No. 18 to land the International team their third point of the session and seventh of the tournament.