With wins on the last two holes of their foursomes match on Saturday at the Presidents Cup, Jordan Spieth and Dustin Johnson hung up a 1-up victory over Jason Day and Charl Schwartzel.
Spieth connected for both conversions, the first from seven-and-a-half feet for birdie at the par-3 17th, and then from seven feet for par at the par-5 last. Jason Day had opportunities to match on both. His whiff at the penultimate hole started 12'4" from the hole, but he would have needed his look from just inside 18 feet at the last to drop to force a halve. However, after he found a fairway bunker off the tee, Schwartzel failed to escape. That opened the door for the Americans. It's a bitter loss for the Internationals given they turned in 3 up. Alas, they lost the par-4 10th after incurring a penalty off the tee, and then conceded the par-4 14th after another penalty. Both sides went 1-1-2 in this session. As four matches in four-ball begins, the U.S. holds a 7½-6½ lead.