The United States leads the Presidents Cup 8-2

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The group of USA this friday added a new resounding victory to Presidents Cup and won 4-1 in four-ball mode to extend their advantage over the international team to 8-2, the longest lead in the history of the competition after two days.

At the Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, North Carolina, hosting this tournament for the first time, the American team confirmed the superiority seen on the opening day, when they also won 4-1, and could possibly seal their victory today Saturday, if he adds 7.5 points to the eight at stake.

Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas won 9.5 to 7.5 over Adam Scott and Cameron Davis; Patrick Cantlay and Xander Schauffele beat Hideki Matsuyama and Tom Kim 10-6; Billy Horschel and Max Homa won 9.5-8.5 over Corey Conners and Taylor Pendrith.

The matches of Scottie Scheffler and Sam Burns against Sungjae Im and Colombian Sebastián Muñoz and Kevin Kisner and Cameron Young against Chileans Mito Pereira and Christiaan Bezuidenhout ended in draws at nine, so the points were shared.

This tournament, which is usually held every two years and has returned after being postponed from 2021 to 2022 due to the coronavirus pandemic, pits a team made up of golfers from the United States against a team made up of international players, without Europeans, that They will face each other in four days of alternating tests with different modalities.

The tournament opened on Thursday with a test in ‘foursome’ mode, where the teams played one ball taking turns to hit; This Friday, on the other hand, is played in ‘four-ball’ mode, where each player plays his ball and the best result of each pair counts as valid.

This Saturday, four matches will be played in ‘four-ball’ mode and four in ‘foursome’ mode, while on Sunday it will close with two individual matches.

Source: La Verdad

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