Early on Thursday, it looked like the American Presidents Cup team could do the unthinkable: sweep the opening session of fourball (best ball) matches against the Internationals.
Then something seemingly miraculous happened. Phil Mickelson and Keegan Bradley lost. And a rally spurred a comeback to a 3.5-2.5 United States advantage — still a lost session for the Internationals, but by the thinnest of margins.
The Internationals hope to carry that comeback momentum into the Friday six-shooter of foursomes (alternate shot) matches. Here’s a look at the six matches and their tee times.
Match 7 (1:10 p.m.): Jason Day/Graham DeLaet (INTL) vs. Phil Mickelson/Keegan Bradley (U.S.)
Match 8 (1:24 p.m.): Ernie Els/Brendon de Jonge (INTL) vs. Bill Haas/Hunter Mahan (U.S.)
Match 9 (1:38 p.m.): Branden Grace/Richard Sterne (INTL) vs. Steve Stricker/Jordan Spieth (U.S.)
Match 10 (1:52 p.m.): Angel Cabrera/Marc Leishman (INTL) vs. Webb Simpson/Brandt Snedeker (U.S.)
Match 11 (2:06 p.m.): Charl Schwartzel/Louis Oosthuizen (INTL) vs. Tiger Woods/Matt Kuchar (U.S.)
Match 12 (2:20 p.m.): Hideki Matsuyama/Adam Scott (INTL) vs. Jason Dufner/Zach Johnson (U.S.)
Just two pairings were changed of the 12 that played in the opening session on Thursday. The Wake Forest duo of Bill Haas and Webb Simpson was broken up, as was Hunter Mahan and Brandt Snedeker. The International teams remained the same.