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Sport Presidents Cup 2019: USA turns to Rickie Fowler, Matt Kuchar for foursomes

18:10  12 december  2019
18:10  12 december  2019 Source:   sportingnews.com

Presidents Cup: Breaking down Day 3 four-ball pairings

  Presidents Cup: Breaking down Day 3 four-ball pairings Captain Tiger Woods is benching Tiger Woods for Day 3’s morning four-ball session of four matches. Suffice to say, it has nothing to do with his play, which has been nothing short of brilliant through the opening two days, but rather a tactical decision, Captain Woods said. © Provided by Golfweek“That was the game plan,” said the 43-year-old Woods, who had knee surgery only a few months ago. “It would be hard for me to go all the sessions.” Expect Woods to reunite with Justin Thomas, who together are 2-0, in the afternoon foursomes session.

Rickie Fowler will play in Friday's foursomes at the Presidents Cup as the United States looks to fight back against the Internationals in Melbourne. Fowler was left out of the four-ball contests as the Internationals took a 4-1 lead on Thursday, but will combine with Gary Woodland against Cameron

If you thought Matt Kuchar might cop it from some of the Australian crowds at Royal Melbourne when the Presidents Cup kicks off, think again. Turns out, nine-time PGA Tour winner Kuchar and Rickie Fowler were the two Americans to be omitted, with Cameron Smith and Haotong Li rested for

Rickie Fowler will play in Friday's foursomes at the Presidents Cup as the United States looks to fight back against the Internationals in Melbourne.

Rickie Fowler holding a baseball bat© Provided by Sporting News

Fowler was left out of the four-ball contests as the Internationals took a 4-1 lead on Thursday, but will combine with Gary Woodland against Cameron Smith and Im Sung-jae at Royal Melbourne Golf Club.

The American has a 4-3-1 record at the Presidents Cup, going 2-1-1 in the foursomes format.

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Matt Kuchar will also play after missing out on Thursday, teaming up with Dustin Johnson against Adam Scott and Louis Oosthuizen.

Tracker: Follow Tiger Woods, Justin Thomas' foursomes match at Presidents Cup

  Tracker: Follow Tiger Woods, Justin Thomas' foursomes match at Presidents Cup Tracker: Follow Tiger Woods, Justin Thomas' foursomes match at Presidents CupWoods and Justin Thomas earned the sole U.S. point during the four-ball matches on Day 1 of the biennial event, and the pairing are back in action on Friday (Thursday night in the U.S.) for the foursomes matches, teeing off at 7:41 p.m. ET against the Internationals’ Hideki Matsuyama and Byeong Hun An.

The 2019 Presidents Cup will be the 13th edition of the Presidents Cup golf competition, held at Royal Melbourne Golf Club in Melbourne, Victoria, from 12 to 15 December 2019 .

© 2019 Copyright RFI - All rights reserved. Tiger Woods (centre) chats with teammates Matt Kuchar (left) and Gary Woodland before choosing himself to lead off Captain Tiger Woods will lead from the front when the United States begin their Presidents Cup defence after Wednesday picking himself

Bryson DeChambeau and Tony Finau, beaten 2 and 1 by Byeong Hun An and Scott in their four-ball match, sit out on Friday.

The Internationals made one change with Australian Smith getting his chance.

Joaquin Niemann and Adam Hadwin will face Patrick Cantlay and Xander Schauffele, Abraham Ancer and Marc Leishman team up against Patrick Reed and Webb Simpson, and Tiger Woods will again play with Justin Thomas.

Woods and Thomas, USA's only winners on Thursday, will face Hideki Matsuyama and An.


Could this week bring the spark that keeps the Presidents Cup relevant? .
The Presidents Cup has been so one-sided in the favor of the U.S. that it struggles to remain relevant on the competitive landscape. Could this be the week the Internationals seize the opportunity?With apologies to all the players who have participated in the event, there’s really just a single highlight reel moment for the Presidents Cup, and that came way back in 2003 in South Africa when Tiger Woods and Ernie Els battled into twilight to decide the match. It was epic, but even that moment ended in a tie, which for American audiences isn’t exactly appointment viewing.

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