Play-by-play: Morning Presidents Cup foursomes

Jason Day of the International team plays his tee shot on the 16th hole during the Day Two Four-Ball matches of the 2011 Presidents Cup.

Jason Day of the International team plays his tee shot on the 16th hole during the Day Two Four-Ball matches of the 2011 Presidents Cup.

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1Luke DonaldE -8
2John HuhE -6
T3Charl SchwartzelE -5
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T3Jim FurykE -5
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MELBOURNE, Australia – Two perfect teams, and a point for Tiger Woods. That’s all the Americans needed to take an 11-6 lead Saturday morning in the Presidents Cup.

Phil Mickelson rolled in a 50-foot birdie putt on the 17th hole as he and Jim Furyk went to 3-0 at Royal Melbourne in the fifth and final foursomes match. In the leadoff match, Bubba Watson and Webb Simpson stayed undefeated for the weekend.

Woods, playing again with Dustin Johnson, finished off their 3-and-2 win with a 20-foot birdie putt on the 16th hole to beat Adam Scott and K.J. Choi. It was small payback from losing to that International team – along with Woods’ ex-caddie Steve Williams, who now carries the bag for Scott – in Thursday’s match.

Five fourballs matches were schedule for the afternoon.

- Associated Press


7:46 p.m.

Match 17: Mickelson-Furyk vs. Day-Baddeley

Mickelson makes a 50-foot bomb at the 17th for birdie to close out the young Aussies, 2 and 1.

MICKELSON-FURYK WIN 2 AND 1

• • •

7:37 p.m.

Match 17: Mickelson-Furyk vs. Day-Baddeley

The Americans two putt for par and the Aussies get up and down out of the bunker, with Baddeley hitting the shot and Day sinking the putt to move into the 17th hole. U.S. 2 up with two to play

• • •

7:31 p.m.

Match 17: Mickelson-Furyk vs. Day-Baddeley

Jim Furyk rolls in a nice birdie from the fringe at the 15th to put the Americans up 2. U.S. 2 up with 3 to play

• • •

7:22 p.m.

Match 14: Haas-Kuchar vs. Els-Ishikawa

Kuchar put his approach at the 17th inside 2 feet and will have a conceded birdie upcoming. It's erased by a super-clutch 15-foot birdie putt by Ishikawa that keeps the internationals 1 up with 1 to play.

At the finishing hole, both Haas and Ishikawa left their approach shots short. Els rolls his third shot 3 feet past the hole and Kuchar leaves his 2 feet short. Ishikawa has a downhill, shaky 3-footer to win the match. . . and he rolls it in.

ELS-ISHIKAWA WIN 1 UP

Match 16: Johnson-Woods vs. Scott-Choi

Tiger Woods buries a 15-foot, downhill birdie putt from the back of the green at the 16th and K.J. Choi can't answer, leaving his 12-foot birdie on the lip.

WOODS-JOHNSON WIN 3 AND 2

• • •

7:00 p.m.

Match 14: Haas-Kuchar vs. Els-Ishikawa

After Haas misses a 6-footer for par, Ishikawa sinks a fast 4-footer to give the Internationals their first lead of the day. Internationals 1 up with 2 to play

Match 16: Johnson-Woods vs. Scott-Choi

Adam Scott is stranded on the opposite side of the green and is forced to chip over a bunker, making it tough for Choi to make par. The Americans win their second straight hole. U.S. 2 up through 14

Match 17: Mickelson-Furyk vs. Day-Baddeley

Phil Mickelson drops a 20-footer for birdie at the 13th to take a 1 up lead over the Aussies. U.S. 1 up with 5 to play

• • •

6:53 p.m.

Match 16: Johnson-Woods vs. Scott-Choi

K.J. Choi, playing from the trees, loses his second shot and the Internationals concede the 13th hole and a 1-up lead to the Americans. 1 up through 13

Match 17: Mickelson-Furyk vs. Day-Baddeley

Jim Furyk drops a 25-foot birdie putt at the 12th and Baddelely is not able to answer, bringing the match to all square. All square through 12

• • •

6:45 p.m.

Match 14: Haas-Kuchar vs. Els-Ishikawa

Bill Haas isn't able to drop a 15-footer for par at the par-5 15th and the match is back to all square. All square through 15

Match 15: Mahan-Toms vs. Goosen-Schwartzel

David Toms rolls in a two-footer for par to take a dominating 4 up lead with 5 to play. On the next hole, Goosen isn't able to sink a 6-foot par putt to extend the match and the Americans take another point.

MAHAN-TOMS WIN 5 AND 4

• • •

6:29 p.m.

Match 13: Watson-Simpson vs. Allenby-Ogilvy

Webb Simpson drops a 10-foot birdie putt at the 16th to win the first point of the day for the Americans.

WATSON-SIMPSON WIN 3 AND 2

Match 17: Mickelson-Furyk vs. Day-Baddeley

After a struggle around the greenside bunker for Day and Baddeley, Mickelson and Furyk have a conceded par. Internationals 1 up through 11

• • •

6:18 p.m.

Match 13: Watson-Simpson vs. Allenby-Ogilvy

Bubba Watson rolled in a 20-footer for birdie to win the 14th and move to 2 up. U.S. 2 up with four to play

Match 14: Haas-Kuchar vs. Els-Ishikawa

After Ernie Els can't convert a 12-footer for par, Kuchar taps in a par for the U.S. to go 1 up with four to play. U.S. 1 up with four to play

Match 16: Johnson-Woods vs. Scott-Choi

Dustin Johnson is saved by a hospitality tent after hitting his tee shot wildly right at the 11th. Meanwhile Adam Scott rolls his tee shot near the front of the green and K.J. Choi puts him within 4 feet for birdie. Scott rolls in the birdie to square the match. All square through 11

6:01 p.m.

Match 14: Haas-Kuchar vs. Els-Ishikawa

Bill Haas can't convert a 20-footer for par at the 12th. He lips out hard and the match is all square. All square through 12

Match 17: Mickelson-Furyk vs. Day-Baddeley

Mickelson knocks in a 4-footer for par at the eighth to get within one. Baddeley and Day come right back with a two-putt par to win the ninth and go back to 2 up. Internationals 2 up through 9

• • •

5:40 p.m.

Match 13: Watson-Simpson vs. Allenby-Ogilvy

It was an ugly hole, but Simpson and Watson go back on top, winning the hole with a bogey at 12 after Ogilvy's putt lips out. U.S. 1 up through 12

Match 14: Haas-Kuchar vs. Els-Ishikawa

Ishikawa and Haas both knock in birdies at the 11th from inside 10 feet to halve the hole. U.S. 1 up through 11

Match 15: Mahan-Toms vs. Goosen-Schwartzel

After a great bunker shot by Hunter Mahan at the ninth, David Toms rolls in a short par putt to go 3 up on the Internationals, the biggest lead of the day. U.S. 3 up through 9

• • •

5:26 p.m.

Match 14: Haas-Kuchar vs. Els-Ishikawa

Ernie Els rolls in a long birdie putt at the 10th to cut the lead to 1. U.S. 1 up through 10

Match 15: Mahan-Toms vs. Goosen-Schwartzel

After taking an unplayable lie, Mahan and Toms somehow walk away with a halve at the eighth when Schwartzel misses his par attempt from 6 feet. U.S. 2 up through 8

Match 16: Johnson-Woods vs. Scott-Choi

Adam Scott pulled his second shot well left at the par-4 eighth and forced Choi to hack out. The Internationals eventually went on to make double and concede the hole to the Americans. U.S. 1 up through 8

• • •

5:11 p.m.

Match 13: Watson-Simpson vs. Allenby-Ogilvy

Allenby buries a 20-footer for par to grab an unlikely halve for the Internationals at the 10th. All square through 10

Match 16: Johnson-Woods vs. Scott-Choi

K.J. Choi isn't able to hit a 6-footer for par to halve the seventh hole and the match moves back to all square. All square through 7

Match 17: Mickelson-Furyk vs. Day-Baddeley

After another astounding wedge shot from Baddeley, Day rolls in a 3-footer to halve the sixth hole and maintain a 2 up lead. Baddeley's short game has been the story today in Melbourne. Internationals 2 up through 6

• • •

4:53 p.m.

Match 13: Watson-Simpson vs. Allenby-Ogilvy

After Watson had some trouble escaping from a tough lie in the bunker, Ogilvy rolled in a short par putt to win the ninth hole and square the match. All square through 9

Match 15: Mahan-Toms vs. Goosen-Schwartzel

Hunter Mahan continues to roll, dropping a 12-foot birdie putt at the seventh to win the third consecutive hole and go 2 up. U.S. 2 up through 7

Match 17: Mickelson-Furyk vs. Day-Baddeley

Baddeley's redemption continues: He drops a 15-footer for birdie at the fifth to move to 2 up. Internationals 2 up through 5

• • •

4:40 p.m.

Match 14: Haas-Kuchar vs. Els-Ishikawa

The putting woes continue for Ernie Els, who misses a five-footer for par at the seventh to fall 2 back. U.S. 2 up through 7

Match 15: Mahan-Toms vs. Goosen-Schwartzel

Playing a wedge, Hunter Mahan holes his second shot from the fairway for eagle at the sixth to take a 1-up lead. U.S. 1 up through 6

Match 17: Mickelson-Furyk vs. Day-Baddeley

After a short miss from Mickelson, Day rolls in a 3-footer for par to win the fourth hole and go back on top. Internationals 1 up through 4

• • •

4:34 p.m.

Match 13: Watson-Simpson vs. Allenby-Ogilvy

After Allenby and Ogilvy struggled to get to the green at the eighth, it was a simple two-putt par for the Americans to go back up 1. U.S. 1 up through 8

Match 15: Mahan-Toms vs. Goosen-Schwartzel

The Americans make a two-putt par from 6 feet to win the par-3 fifth and square the match. All square through 5

Match 16: Johnson-Woods vs. Scott-Choi

Scott (7 feet) and Johnson (4 feet) both stick it close at the par-4 fifth. Faced with a tougher downhill putt, Choi lips-out low. Tiger also misses his short birdie attempt and the hole is halved with pars. Internationals 1 up through 5

• • •

4:23 p.m.

Match 14: Haas-Kuchar vs. Els-Ishikawa

Kuchar just needs a two-putt par at the short par-4 sixth to win the hole and he gets it. U.S. 1 up through 6

Match 15: Mahan-Toms vs. Goosen-Schwartzel

After the Americans carded a bogey at the par-4 fourth, Schwartzel rolls in a 3-footer for par and the win. They now have the lead in three of the five matches. Internationals 1 up through 4

Match 17: Mickelson-Furyk vs. Day-Baddeley

Mickelson puts his partner inside 6 feet at the par-3 third and Furyk misses the putt low. Baddeley makes a great shot out of the greenside bunker, but Day is unable to convert from 6 feet to halve. All square through 3

• • •

4:13 p.m.

Match 14: Haas-Kuchar vs. Els-Ishikawa

After a nice tee shot by Ryo Ishikawa at the par-3 fifth, Ernie Els rolls in a 5-footer for birdie to win the hole and square the match. All square through 5

Match 16: Johnson-Woods vs. Scott-Choi

Tiger Woods leaves his birdie attempt from 35 feet at the par-3 third about 2 1/2 feet short and above the hole. Johnson misses the slippery par attempt to the right and Scott/Choi go 1 up. Internationals 1 up through 3

Match 17: Mickelson-Furyk vs. Day-Baddeley

Mickelson hit a beautiful shot into the par-5 second and gave Furyk a 6-footer for eagle, which is pushed right. Day taps in for birdie to halve the hole. Internationals 1 up through 2

• • •

4:04 p.m.

Match 13: Watson-Simpson vs. Allenby-Ogilvy

Allenby knocks it stiff at the par-3 fifth, while Watson finds the back corner of the green, leaving a long putt upcoming for Simpson, who isn't able to get close to the hole. Ogilvy rolls in the birdie for the Internationals and the match is back to all square. All square through 5

Match 16: Johnson-Woods vs. Scott-Choi

Dustin Johnson hits a beauty of a second shot into the par-5 second and Tiger lips out a 10-foot eagle putt. Scott knocks in a 3-foot birdie to halve the hole. All square through 2

Match 17: Mickelson-Furyk vs. Day-Baddeley

Jason Day knocks in a short birdie at the first to take an early lead, after Mickelson misses his birdie attempt from six feet. Internationals 1 up through 1

• • •

3:51 p.m.

Match 14: Haas-Kuchar vs. Els-Ishikawa

Haas is unable to sink a 15-footer for par and the team of Ishikawa and Els move back to within one. U.S. leads 1 up through 3

Match 16: Johnson-Woods vs. Scott-Choi

Adam Scott comes up short on a 30-foot birdie attempt and Johnson misses Team USA's try high. Choi taps in to halve the hole with a par. All square through 1

• • •

3:40 p.m.

Match 13: Watson-Simpson vs. Allenby-Ogilvy

Allenby makes a birdie putt and the Internationals have cut into the lead. U.S. leads 1 up thru No. 3

Match 14: Haas-Kuchar vs. Els-Ishikawa

Haas hits a magnificent second shot into the par-5 2nd hole and the Americans pick up a conceded eagle. Els gets close on an eagle chip, but the U.S. wins another hole. U.S. leads 2 up thru No. 2

Match 15: Mahan-Toms vs. Goosen-Schwartzel

Schwartzel's birdie putt lips out and both teams settle for a par. All square thru No. 1

• • •

3:25 p.m.

Match 14: Haas-Kuchar vs. Els-Ishikawa

Kuchar hits a fantastic approach shot into the green, giving Haas an uphill putt for birdie, which he makes. U.S. leads 1 up through No. 1.

Match 13: Watson-Simpson vs. Allenby-Ogilvy

Allenby misses the green with the team's second shot on the par-5 2nd, while Watson puts the American second shot to within 10 feet of the hole. The Americans miss the eagle putt, but pick up birdie to win the hole. U.S. leads 2 up thru No. 2.

• • •

3:10 p.m.

Match 13: Watson-Simpson vs. Allenby-Ogilvy

Webb Simpson hits a great approach shot and Bubba Watson makes a six-foot birdie putt after watching Allenby miss a slightly longer birdie putt. Americans take control early. U.S. leads 1 up thru No. 1.

• • •

3:05 p.m.

We'll bring you updates as holes finish and keep you up-to-date about where each match stands at that moment.

As the starters, Bubba Watson has pulled his drive on No. 1, offering a glare to a photographer behind him, obviously upset about a shutter going off in his backswing. Meanwhile, Robert Allenby puts the International drive in the middle of the fairway.

Today's first round of action is foursome action, while four-ball will come later.

• • •

2:45 p.m.

Bubba Watson and Webb Simpson, both Presidents Cup rookies, will face a new opponent Saturday, after dispatching of the Ernie Els-Ryo Ishikawa tandem 4 and 2 and then 2 and 1 over the first two days. Meanwhile, Allenby has yet to record a point, while Ogilvy picked up a full point yesterday with partner Charl Schwartzel.

• • •

Match 13, 3 p.m. — Bubba Watson and Webb Simpson, United States, vs. Robert Allenby and Geoff Ogilvy, International.

Match 14, 3:12 p.m. — Bill Haas and Matt Kuchar, United States, vs. Ernie Els and Ryo Ishikawa, International.

Match 15, 3:24 p.m. — Hunter Mahan and David Toms, United States, vs. Retief Goosen and Charl Schwartzel, International.

Match 16, 3:36 p.m. — Dustin Johnson and Tiger Woods, United States, vs. Adam Scott and K.J. Choi, International.

Match 17, 3:48 p.m. — Phil Mickelson and Jim Furyk, United States, vs. Aaron Baddeley and Jason Day, International.

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