President Cup 2019: The American Rush in Melbourne

The United States was looking at a huge deficit in the Presidents’ Cup before a final 90-minute change in Melbourne.

The Internationals led all five of the four races shortly after 14:00 local time (03:00 GMT) at the Royal Melbourne Golf Club on Friday.

That would have sent the US at 9-1 on the weekend, but instead popped up and finished the day behind 6.5-3.5.

The rebound could be just what Tiger Woods’ team needed in its bid for the eighth qualifier.

Patrick Cantlay-Xander Schauffele and Woods-Justin Thomas each won, while Rickie Fowler and Gary Woodland reduced the half to a match that followed almost every day.

Here’s a look at how the US fight progressed:

Cantlay clutch to lift US

Cantlay and Schauffele ran through 14 holes against Joaquin Niemann and Adam Hadwin, but produced the first late fight.

A bird in the fifth brought the American level after Schauffele put a 3-foot approach.

But the big moment came at 18, where Cantlay threw a 14-footer for birdie and a key.

Tiger, Thomas fights back

Woods and Thomas were among the 12 in a fierce battle with Hideki Matsuyama and Byeong Hun An.

Thomas ‘approach and Woods’ 10-footer approach to birdie tied the race before the 2017 PGA Championship winner, who recently returned.

The world number four sank a 17-foot birdie putt to get the US another win.

Fowler, Woodland answers for half

Fowler and Woodland had come out of the hole against Cameron Smith and Im Sung-jae and were still 16th.

However, a birdie in the 17th tied the race as Fowler dropped a 4-footer after Woodland’s magnificent approach, denying international winners who seemed certain to secure the day.

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