America immediately distances itself  Golpers magazine

America immediately distances itself Golpers magazine

No one doubts that America will have the Presidents Cup in their hands on Sunday afternoon, but every golf enthusiast is hoping for a good fight before the inevitable outcome. After the first session, the omens weren’t great: the USA was too strong for international teams in four, 4-1.

‘We keep fighting’ was captain Trevor Immelman’s logical response, but he also saw that it was actually against Beer Quay. His battered team – the top internationals who play LIV Golf and therefore don’t play – contribute the least of the foursome.

If Scottie Scheffler and Sam Burns hadn’t had a meltdown on the second nine against Si Woo Kim and Cam Davis — they lost five holes and went 2-2 down — the opening session would have been a clean sweep.

Adam Scott and Hideki Matsuyama were taught golf by Patrick Candle and Sander Schaffel (6&5). Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas made no mistake (2&1) against the ever active pair of Sungjae Im and Corey Connors. The remaining two games went to the US, which will start today’s four-ball game with a 4-1 lead.

Only five of the thirty points are on offer at Coil Hollow, but the Internationals will need to find some momentum quickly to make it a real contest.

Today the program consists of five four balls, tomorrow there will be four fours and four four balls, and Sunday will conclude with twelve singles.

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