CHARLOTTE, NC — If the Internationals don’t earn some early points on Saturday, the 2022 Presidents Cup may be over before Sunday’s singles.
The Americans hold an impressive 8-2 lead after dominating Thursday and Friday at Quail Hollow Club and will enter the crucial double session of games on Saturday with a dangerous level of confidence and momentum.
The fun kicks off at 7:12 a.m. ET with the second round of foursome matches (think alternate shot), but the morning will be without one of America’s most dominant combinations after Captain Davis Love III chose to take out Patrick Cantlay and Xander Schauffele rest, which are a perfect 5-0-0 in the format dating back to the 2019 Presidents Cup. Meanwhile, Scottie Scheffler and Sam Burns, who are 0-1-1 this week and were the lone defeat of the foursome on Thursday, are linked for the third straight session.
This is how the combinations fall apart for the morning of Day 3 during the 2022 Presidents Cup.
Saturday foursomes pairing
07:12 ET: Sungjae Im-Corey Conners (int.) against Jordan Spieth-Justin Thomas (U.S)
7:24 a.m. ET: Adam Scott-Hideki Matsuyama (int.) against Cameron Young-Collin Morikawa (U.S)
7:36 a.m. ET: KH Lee-Tom Kim (int.) against Scottie Scheffler-Sam Burns (U.S)
7:48 a.m. ET: Si Woo Kim-Cam Davis (int.) against Tony Finau-Max Homa (U.S)
On the couch
With just four games instead of five, that means four players will be riding the pine pony on Saturday morning. For the Internationals these are: Christiaan Bezuidenhout, Sebastian Munoz, Taylor Pendrith and Mito Pereira. On the American side Kevin Kisner, Billy Horschel, Patrick Cantlay and Xander Schauffele.
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Saturday Sept 24
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Presidents Cup: Americans hold onto early lead after Internationals fight back in Thursday’s foursome
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