Prez Cup Tracker: U.S. out to 13-9 lead

U.S. team captain Fred Couples, right, watches play during the Day Three morning foursome matches of the 2011 Presidents Cup. The U.S. ran out to a 11-6 lead after the foursomes.

U.S. team captain Fred Couples, right, watches play during the Day Three morning foursome matches of the 2011 Presidents Cup. The U.S. ran out to a 11-6 lead after the foursomes.

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.

And they pushed their lead to 13-9 after a back-and-forth afternoon of four-ball, which saw Tiger fall to 1-3 at the Presidents Cup, but big wins by Jim Furyk-Nick Watney and Bill Haas-Hunter Mahan gave the U.S. a commanding lead headed into Sunday's 12 singles matches.

Take a look at how Saturday afternoon's four-ball matches unfolded:

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• PLAY-BY-PLAY OF MORNING FOURSOMES MATCHES

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2:20 a.m.

Nick Watney puts his 40-foot birdie putt right past the hole and it is a conceded par, leaving Adam Scott a chance to putt to halve the match. But Scott misses the putt to give the match to the Americans.

NICK WATNEY-JIM FURYK DEF. ADAM SCOTT-ERNIE ELS, 1 UP. United States leads Presidents Cup, 13-9, at the end of Day 3 at Royal Melbourne.

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2:20 a.m.

Adam Scott won't forget that putt for awhile, and not for the right reasons. After Jim Furyk and Nick Watney both miss their birdie putts, Scott was staring at eight feet for birdie and slid it by on the left, sending the match to the 18th with the Americans holding a 1-up lead.

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2:04 a.m.

The last match of the day is now in the middle of the 17th fairway, with Jim Furyk-Nick Watney clinging to a 1-up lead over Ernie Els-Adam Scott. The Internationals have taken three of the four points thus far this afternoon and could use the point to give them some more breathing room heading into Sunday singles.

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2:01 a.m.

Stricker-Kuchar vs. Ogilvy-Choi: Choi plays a beautiful lag putt up the green and the Internationals close out the match on the 18th green. It is the third point of the afternoon session for the Internationals.

K.J. CHOI-GEOFF OGILVY DEF. STEVE STRICKER-MATT KUCHAR, 1 UP. United States leads the Presidents Cup, 12-9.

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1:59 a.m.

Mahan-Haas vs. Baddeley-Day: Haas hits a fantastic approach shot that settles about six feet from the hole on No. 17. But Jason Day steals the moment by sinking a birdie putt from off the green. The U.S. had two putts to halve the hole and close out the match, and Mahan puts in right in the heart to close out the match.

HUNTER MAHAN-BILL HAAS DEF. AARON BADDELEY-JASON DAY, 2 AND 1. United States leads Presidents Cup 12-8.

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1:43 a.m.

Woods-Johnson vs. Yang-Kim:Tiger powers his drive into the middle of the fairway at the 18th, and then hits his approach shot to about 15 feet left of the hole. Dustin Johnson misses his birdie putt, putting all of the pressure on Woods to make birdie on the par 4, but it dives under the hole and the Americans settle for par. And K.T. Kim makes the Americans pay, ramming the Internationals par putt into the middle of the hole.

Y.E. YANG-K.T. KIM DEF. TIGER WOODS-DUSTIN JOHNSON, 1 UP. U.S. leads Presidents Cup, 11-8.

Stricker-Kuchar vs. Ogilvy-Choi: They halve the 17th and the Americans will need to win the 18th to pick up a half-point. Internationals lead 1 up thru No. 17.

Furyk-Watney vs. Scott-Els: Els buries a birdie putt to put pressure on the Americans, and they cannot come through and watch their lead get cut in half. U.S. leads 1 up thru No. 15.

Mahan-Haas vs. Baddeley-Day: Day misses his par putt and the Americans have guaranteed a half-point. U.S. leads 2 up thru No. 16.

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1:20 a.m.

Stricker-Kuchar vs. Ogilvy-Choi: Kuchar's long birdie attempt comes up two revolutions short on No. 15. Internationals lead 1 up thru No. 15.

Woods-Johnson vs. Yang-Kim: On a putt that seemed to track all the way to the hole, Tiger's birdie putt lips out and the Americans will need to win the 18th to halve the match. Internationals lead 1 up thru No. 17.

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1:15 a.m.

Mahan-Haas vs. Baddeley-Day: Day his a great third shot into the par-5 15th and knocks in a short birdie putt to cut the American lead. U.S. leads 1 up thru No. 15.

Furyk-Watney vs. Scott-Els: Watney makes another birdie after Els and Scott missed theirs from above the hole. U.S. leads 2 up thru No. 14.

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1:08 a.m.

Furyk-Watney vs. Scott-Els: Els misses a long birdie attempt and Furyk makes an 8-foot par putt to help the Americans halve the hole and retain their leads. U.S. leads 1 up thru No. 13.

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12:58 a.m.

Stricker-Kuchar vs. Ogilvy-Choi: Choi makes a birdie at the par-5 15th, but Stricker matches the South Korean to halve the hole. Internationals lead 1 up thru No. 15.

Woods-Johnson vs. Yang-Kim: Woods slides his birdie putt past and Johnson's falls under the hole, so both squads register a par and head to No. 17. Internationals lead 1 up thru No. 16.

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12:50 a.m.

Watson-Simpson vs. Schwartzel-Goosen: Goosen's long birdie putt on No. 17 stops on the lip, with half the ball hanging over the edge. This forced Simpson to birdie to extend the match, but it skirts below the hole to wrap up the match for the Internationals.

SCHWARTZEL-GOOSEN DEF. WATSON-SIMPSON, 2 and 1. U.S. leads Presidents Cup, 11-7.

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12:36 a.m.

Woods-Johnson vs. Yang-Kim: Tiger slams a 70-foot eagle putt around six feet past the hole and K.T. Kim makes a long birdie putt to put pressure on Woods to make the comebacker. He misses, and the Internationals are back in control. Internationals 1 up thru No. 15.

Watson-Simpson vs. Schwartzel-Goosen: Putting woes by the Internationals are keeping the match alive, with Goosen missing a short par putt on No. 16 to send it to the 17th. Internationals lead 2 up thru No. 16.

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12:26 a.m.

Mahan-Haas vs. Baddeley-Day: Haas makes another birdie to give the Americans some breathing room over the Aussie duo. U.S. leads 2 up thru No. 13.

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12:19 a.m.

Furyk-Watney vs. Scott-Els: Watney makes a 3-foot birdie to move the Americans back out front. U.S. leads 1 up thru No. 11.

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12:12 a.m.

Watson-Simpson vs. Schwartzel-Goosen: Goosen and Schwartzel both miss short birdie putts to keep Watson-Simpson alive. The match is dormie. Internationals lead 3 up thru No. 15.

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12:08 a.m.

Woods-Johnson vs. Yang-Kim: Tiger's 50-foot putt nearly falls in the cup and he picks up a conceded par. K.T. Kim also has a long birdie attempt, and leaves it three feet short and left. He makes the second putt and the hole is halved. All square thru No. 13.

Mahan-Haas vs. Baddeley-Day: Haas rolls in a birdie putt to put the Americans back in control. U.S. leads 1 up thru No. 12.

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11:59 p.m.

Stricker-Kuchar vs. Ogilvy-Choi: Stricker makes a slick par putt to stay within striking distance. Internationals lead 1 up thru No. 12.

Furyk-Watney vs. Scott-Els: Els makes a birdie, with the ball making a small spin around the right side of the cup and the Internationals take the hole. All square thru No. 10.

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11:50 p.m.

Watson-Simpson vs. Schwartzel-Goosen: Watson-Simpson win their first hole of the match. Internationals 3 up thru No. 14.

Mahan-Haas vs. Baddeley-Day: Day buries a birdie to bring the match back to even. All square thru No. 11.

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11:38 p.m.

Furyk-Watney vs. Scott-Els: The Americans drop a shot after Furyk misses a lengthy par putt. U.S. leads 1 up thru No. 9.

Mahan-Haas vs. Baddeley-Day: Haas misses a par putt and Baddeley doesn't, cutting into the American's lead. U.S. leads 1 up thru No. 10.

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11:33 p.m.

Woods-Johnson vs. Yang-Kim: Dustin Johnson sent his birdie past the hole on the right on No. 12, but Tiger collects his second straight birdie putting from the same spot as Johnson. K.T. Kim misses his birdie to send this match to all square. All Square thru No. 12.

Stricker-Kuchar vs. Ogilvy-Choi: Ogilvy makes a big birdie to move the International team back out front. Internationals 1 up thru No. 11.

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11:13 p.m.

Furyk-Watney vs. Scott-Els: Watney helps the U.S. halve the hole with a nice par. U.S. leads 2 up thru No. 8.

Woods-Johnson vs. Yang-Kim: Yang makes a 12-foot birdie putt, and Tiger Woods pushes a short birdie putt past on the right to allow the Internationals to regain the lead. Internationals lead 1 up thru No. 11.

Stricker-Kuchar vs. Ogilvy-Choi: Kuchar leaves his birdie putt on the lip and they both settle for pars. All square thru No. 10.

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10:53 p.m.

As we approach the 11 p.m. hour, the U.S. leads two matches, the Internationals lead one and two matches are all square. The last match is on the 8th hole.

Watson-Simpson vs. Schwartzel-Goosen: Schwartzel makes a birdie putt to extend the International lead. Internationals 4 up thru No. 11.

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10:55 p.m.

Woods-Johnson vs. Yang-Kim: Tiger finally drains a long birdie attempt on No. 10 and helps the U.S. knot this match up. All square thru No. 10.

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10:35 p.m.

Stricker-Kuchar vs. Ogilvy-Choi: Choi hits a long birdie putt to help the Internationals win their first hole of the match. All square thru No. 8.

Woods-Johnson vs. Yang-Kim: Tiger burns the edge again, missing another birdie chance, and Johnson also misses a short birdie putt to keep the Internationals in the lead heading to the back nine. Internationals 1 up thru No. 9.

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10:25 p.m.

Watson-Simpson vs. Schwartzel-Goosen: For the first time, Simpson-Watson will need to make up ground on the back nine, halving the 9th. Internationals lead 3 up thru No. 9.

Furyk-Watney vs. Scott-Els: Els makes a nice birdie putt, but Watney answers to keep the Americans in command. U.S. leads 2 up thru No. 6.

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10:08 p.m.

Furyk-Watney vs. Scott-Els: Watney drains another long birdie putt and Els can't match him to extend the American lead. U.S. leads 2 up thru No. 5.

Baddeley-Day vs. Mahan-Haas: Mahan makes a short birdie putt to give the Americans a lead. U.S. leads 1 up thru No. 6.

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9:57 p.m.

Furyk-Watney vs. Scott-Els: Watney drains a twisting right-to-left putt on No. 4 to pull the U.S. ahead. U.S. leads 1 up thru No. 4.

Woods-Johnson vs. Yang-Kim: Tiger misses another birdie putt, but the Internationals can't take advantage, with Kim just missing from behind the hole. Internationals 1 up thru No. 7.

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9:50 p.m.

Baddeley-Day vs. Mahan-Haas: Mahan just misses a birdie putt and the two teams settle for par. All square thru No. 5.

Stricker-Kuchar vs. Ogilvy-Choi: Kuchar hits an unbelievable approach shot to within an inch and a conceded birdie. This came just moments after Ogilvy put his approach shot to within six feet. Ogilvy does manage to make his birdie putt to halve the hole. U.S. leads 1 up thru No. 6.

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9:43 p.m.

Baddeley-Day vs. Mahan-Haas: Both teams pick up pars, the Internationals coming on a nice par putt from Baddeley. All square thru No. 4.

Stricker-Kuchar vs. Ogilvy-Choi: Kuchar drains a long birdie putt and the U.S. takes its first lead in the match. U.S. leads 1 up thru No. 5.

Watson-Simpson vs. Schwartzel-Goosen: Watson's par putt flies by the hole and Simpson watches his lengthy par putt fade to the right. Internationals 3 up thru No. 7.

Woods-Johnson vs. Yang-Kim: The teams trade pars, with Woods missing another short birdie putt. Internationals 1 up thru No. 6.

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9:23 p.m.

Woods-Johnson vs. Yang-Kim: K.T. Kim makes a birdie, but Johnson is able to match him. Internationals 1 up thru No. 5.

Stricker-Kuchar vs. Ogilvy-Choi: Ogilvy and Kuchar trade birdie putts again. All square thru No. 4.

Watson-Simpson vs. Schwartzel-Goosen: Both Simpson and Watson miss birdie putts after Goosen makes his. Internationals 2 up thru No. 6.

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9:08 p.m.

Woods-Johnson vs. Yang-Kim: Tiger's birdie putt lips out from left-to-right and the two squads halve No. 4. Internationals 1 up thru No. 4.

Baddeley-Day vs. Mahan-Haas: Haas makes a nice eagle putt to win the 2nd hole. All square thru No. 2.

Furyk-Watney vs. Scott-Els: The last match of the day, Furyk misses a five-foot birdie putt and both squads settle for a par. All square thru No. 1.

Stricker-Kuchar vs. Ogilvy-Choi: Kuchar nails a 35-foot birdie putt on the 3rd hole, but Ogilvy is able to make one as well. All square thru No. 3.

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8:55 p.m.

Watson-Simpson vs. Schwartzel-Goosen: Both Schwartzel and Goosen miss three-foot birdie putts and have to settle for a halve on No. 4. Internationals lead 1 up thru No. 4.

Stricker-Kuchar vs. Ogilvy-Choi: Both teams birdie the par-5 2nd hole. All square thru No. 2.

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8:50 p.m.

Baddeley-Day vs. Mahan-Haas: Baddeley drains a birdie putt on No. 1 and the Internationals take control early. Internationals 1 up thru No. 1

Woods-Johnson vs. Yang-Kim: Tiger just misses a lengthy birdie putt and both teams settle for par on No. 3. Internationals 1 up thru No. 3

Stricker-Kuchar vs. Ogilvy-Choi: Both teams pick up pars on No. 1. All square thru No. 1

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8:32 p.m.

Johnson-Woods vs. Yang-Kim: With the first three players making routine pars, Y.E. Yang drops a 15-footer for birdie to win the first hole for the Internationals. Internationals 1 up through 1

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8:15 p.m.

Watson-Simpson vs. Schwartzel-Goosen: Charl Schwartzel rolls in a 15-foot birdie putt and Webb Simpson is not able to answer, putting the Internationals up early. Internationals 1 up through 1

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Afternoon matches:

Bubba Watson and Webb Simpson, United States, vs. Retief Goosen and Charl Schwartzel, International.

Dustin Johnson and Tiger Woods, United States, vs. K.T. Kim and Y.E. Yang, International.

Steve Stricker and Matt Kuchar, United States, vs. Geoff Ogilvy and K.J. Choi, International.

Bill Haas and Hunter Mahan, United States, vs. Aaron Baddeley and Jason Day, International.

Jim Furyk and Nick Watney, United States, vs. Adam Scott and Ernie Els, International.

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