Saturday, October 5, 2013
Presidents Cup at a glance
DUBLIN, Ohio -- A brief look Saturday at the Presidents Cup matches at Muirfield Village Golf Club:
THE SCORE: United States 11½, International 6½
MATCHES IN PROGRESS: Four foursomes matches did not finish. The Americans were up in one, the Internationals were up in two. One was tied.
THE RAINFALL: There was a half-inch of rain Saturday, on top of 1.1 inches from the previous two days.
THE DELAY: Only about 1½ hours Saturday, mainly to get all the water off the fairways and greens and in the bunkers.
THE STAR: Tiger Woods hit a fairway metal from 237 yards that plugged 4 feet in front of the cup on the par-5 15th for an eagle. Matt Kuchar made a 15-foot birdie on the 18th hole to secure their 1-up win in fourballs. They were the only team to 3-0.
THE FINAL SHOT: Zach Johnson holed out from 115 yards for eagle on the 15th hole to complete the only foursomes match before play was stopped. Johnson and Dufner beat Richard Sterne and Marc Leishman, 4 and 3.
THE SHUTOUT: Richard Sterne and Branden Grace are the only players without a point going into singles.
THE FINALE: The foursomes matches are to be completed Sunday morning, followed by 12 singles matches. Rain was in the forecast.
NOTEWORTHY: No team has ever trailed going into singles and won the Presidents Cup outright.
QUOTEWORTHY: "I think everyone is a little tired." -- International captain Nick Price.
TELEVISION: Sunday, 7a.m.-noon EDT, Golf Channel; noon-6 p.m., NBC.