The Thursday foursomes action at Liberty National ended in the U.S. leading the Presidents Cup, 3.5-1.5, through Day 1.
You can get a recap of each match here. Below is the most pertinent quote from one of the members of each of the winning pairs (only the final match ended in a halve).
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(Thomas/Rickie Fowler def. Charl Schwartzel/Hideki Matsuyama, 6 and 4)
“(On the first tee), the adrenaline is pumping. But like any round, once you hit a couple shots, a couple holes, you get out there … it’s just kind of what we do.”
(Kuchar/Dustin Johnson def. Adam Scott/Jhonattan Vegas, 1 up)
“Those were really hard conditions but we were bogey-free. That’s amazing in those conditions. We had a heck of a battle and I had a heck of a partner to ride.”
(Spieth/Patrick Reed def. Si Woo Kim/Emiliano Grillo, 5 and 4)
“This was a pretty boring day for us, but boring is what we needed today.”
(Grace/Louis Oosthuizen def. Brooks Koepka/Daniel Berger, 3 and 1)
“We stuck to the guns. We made the clutch things when we had to out there, and you know, kept the momentum going.”