Prez Cup: Mickelson/Bradley vs. Schwartzel/Oosthuizen

Louis Oosthuizen

Louis Oosthuizen

Presidents Cup - Day 4
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For the first time in team competition, Phil Mickelson and Keegan Bradley (U.S.) lost. International team members Louis Oosthuizen and Charl Schwartzel took them down 2 and 1.

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Match #3: Louis Oosthuizen/Charl Schwartzel (Internationals) vs. Phil Mickelson/Keegan Bradley (U.S.)

Phil Mickelson putts out of order after hitting his second shot to about 20 feet and drains the putt from right of the hole. Oosthuizen has a chance to match the birdie, but misses the 12-footer and the U.S. takes an early lead.

Thru 1: U.S. leads, 1 up

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Match #3: Louis Oosthuizen/Charl Schwartzel (Internationals) vs. Phil Mickelson/Keegan Bradley (U.S.)

Charl Schwartzel nails a birdie putt after Mickelson misses the fairway at No. 2 and can't get to the green in regulation. Both Bradley and Mickelson settle for pars.

Thru 2: All square

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Match #3: Louis Oosthuizen/Charl Schwartzel (Internationals) vs. Phil Mickelson/Keegan Bradley (U.S.)

Phil Mickelson and Keegan Bradley both miss lengthy birdie tries to win the hole, allowing Oosthuizen to hole a 4-footer to halve the hole with par.

Thru 3: All square

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Match #3: Louis Oosthuizen/Charl Schwartzel (Internationals) vs. Phil Mickelson/Keegan Bradley (U.S.)

Phil Mickelson hits an outstanding tee ball at the par-3 4th, settling 4 feet to the right of the cup and he drains the putt. Neither Schwartzel or Oosthuizen can match, and the U.S. regains the lead.

Thru 4: U.S., 1 up

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Match #3: Louis Oosthuizen/Charl Schwartzel (Internationals) vs. Phil Mickelson/Keegan Bradley (U.S.)

Phil Mickelson gets to the green in two and two-putts for a birdie, while Charl Schwartzel matches him after an incredible second shot through two trees from 245 yards that found the right side of the green.

Thru 5: U.S., 1 up

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Match #3: Louis Oosthuizen/Charl Schwartzel (Internationals) vs. Phil Mickelson/Keegan Bradley (U.S.)

A halve with pars after Bradley misses an 8-footer for birdie and Mickelson runs a 15-footer past the hole.

Thru 6: U.S., 1 up

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Match #3: Louis Oosthuizen/Charl Schwartzel (Internationals) vs. Phil Mickelson/Keegan Bradley (U.S.)

For the first time today, Bradley is the difference on a hole, making a 10-footer for eagle on the par-5 7th to extend the U.S. lead.

Thru 7: U.S., 2 up

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Match #3: Louis Oosthuizen/Charl Schwartzel (Internationals) vs. Phil Mickelson/Keegan Bradley (U.S.)

Louis Oosthuizen buries a long birdie putt at the par-3 8th to cut the U.S. lead to a single hole.

Thru 8: U.S., 1 up

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Match #3: Louis Oosthuizen/Charl Schwartzel (Internationals) vs. Phil Mickelson/Keegan Bradley (U.S.)

The Internationals are making a bit of a run here, with Schwartzel picking up a birdie at the par-4 9th to square the match.

Thru 9: All square

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Match #3: Louis Oosthuizen/Charl Schwartzel (Internationals) vs. Phil Mickelson/Keegan Bradley (U.S.)

With the match back underway, the hole is halved with pars to keep the match deadlocked.

Thru 10: All square

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Match #3: Louis Oosthuizen/Charl Schwartzel (Internationals) vs. Phil Mickelson/Keegan Bradley (U.S.)

Oosthuizen picks up a birdie and neither Bradley or Mickelson can match it, with Lefty missing from 15 feet. The Internationals now lead a match for the first time since the opening hole of the opening match.

Thru 11: Internationals, 1 up

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Match #3: Louis Oosthuizen/Charl Schwartzel (Internationals) vs. Phil Mickelson/Keegan Bradley (U.S.)

Bradley hits an outstanding tee ball at the 12th, getting it to 5 feet, but then pushes the birdie putt past the hole and it is halved.

Thru 12: Internationals, 1 up

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Match #3: Louis Oosthuizen/Charl Schwartzel (Internationals) vs. Phil Mickelson/Keegan Bradley (U.S.)

Bradley makes a big birdie putt from the fringe, but Schwartzel matches with a 10-footer and the Internationals remain in front.

Thru 13: Internationals, 1 up

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Match #3: Louis Oosthuizen/Charl Schwartzel (Internationals) vs. Phil Mickelson/Keegan Bradley (U.S.)

Mickelson and Bradley both miss out on ideal birdie opportunities, and the hole is halved with pars.

Thru 14: Internationals, 1 up

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Match #3: Louis Oosthuizen/Charl Schwartzel (Internationals) vs. Phil Mickelson/Keegan Bradley (U.S.)

Mickelson and Bradley both make birdies as does Schawartzel to maintain the 1-up lead.

Thru 15: Internationals, 1 up

Match #3: Louis Oosthuizen/Charl Schwartzel (Internationals) vs. Phil Mickelson/Keegan Bradley (U.S.)

Bradley had a 25 footer for birdie, but slide it 5 feet past the hole. Mickelson has dunked his ball in the water and is out of the hole. Since the Internationals are already in the pressure is on for Bradley to make the putt and he does.

Thru 16: Internationals, 1 up

Match #3: Louis Oosthuizen/Charl Schwartzel (Internationals) vs. Phil Mickelson/Keegan Bradley (U.S.)

Schwartzel sticks his approach shot to 6 feet and taps in for birdie as Mickelson and Bradley made par. They won the hole and thats the match.

Thru 17: Internationals win 2 and 1

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