Presidents Cup 2019: Pairings, matchups for Day 3 at Royal Melbourne
Two days are complete at the 2019 Presidents Cup, and the International team find themselves with a rare lead. You can find a full list of pairings and matchups for Day 3 of the Presidents cup below, which will begin Friday afternoon for viewers in the U.S.
Though the Internationals are still out in front, the tournament took a late turn toward the American side during Thursday’s second session. Beginning the day trailing 4-1, the U.S. team struggled early in the alternate-shot foursomes format. But they fought back in the final three matches.
The first two matches to finish both went to the International team. Adam Scott and Louis Oosthuizen beat Dustin Johnson and Matt Kuchar 3 and 2, and the pairing of Abraham Ancer-Marc Leishman topped Patrick Reed and Webb Simpson by the same score, stretching the total score to 6-1.
But everything went the Americans’ way after that. Patrick Cantlay drained a 14-footer at 18 to win his match 1 up, and then Justin Thomas sank a 25-footer on the same hole to give he and Tiger Woods their second victory. In the final match, Gary Woodland and Rickie Fowler closed with three-straight birdies to salvage a half point against Cameron Smith and Sungjae Im.
The final score at day’s end was 6 1/2 – 3 1/2 in favor of the International team. Eight points are up for grabs on Day 3, as the teams will compete in two sessions of four matches each, one in the four-ball format and one in the foursomes format.
You can watch all of the Day 3 action from 3 p.m. Friday to 2 a.m. ET Saturday on Golf Channel.
Presidents Cup Day 3 four-ball matches (ET)
MATCH 11: 3:02 p.m. (Friday): Justin Thomas/Rickie Fowler (USA) vs. Marc Leishman/Haotong Li (INT)
MATCH 12: 3:16 p.m. (Friday): Xander Schauffele/Patrick Cantlay (USA) vs. Sungjae Im/Abraham Ancer (INT)
MATCH 13: 3:30 p.m. (Friday): Webb Simpson/Patrick Reed (USA) vs. Hideki Matsuyama/C.T. Pan (INT)
MATCH 14: 3:44 p.m. (Friday): Matt Kuchar/Tony Finau (USA) vs. Adam Scott/Byeong Hun An (INT)
Presidents Cup Day 3 foursomes matches (ET)
Presidents Cup Day 2 foursomes matches (ET)
MATCH 6: 7:02 p.m.: Louis Oosthuizen/Adam Scott (INT) def. Dustin Johnson/Matt Kuchar (USA) 3 and 2
MATCH 7: 7:15 p.m.: Xander Schauffele/Patrick Cantlay (USA) def. Adam Hadwin/Joaquin Niemann (INT) 1 up
MATCH 8: 7:28 p.m.: Marc Leishman/Abraham Ancer (INT) def. Webb Simpson/Patrick Reed (USA) 3 and 2
MATCH 9: 7:41 p.m.: Justin Thomas/Tiger Woods (USA) def. Byeong Hun An/Hideki Matsuyama (INT) 1 up
MATCH 10: 7:54 p.m.: Gary Woodland/Rickie Fowler (USA) tie Sungjae Im/Cameron Smith (INT) TIE
Presidents Cup Day 1 four-ball matches
MATCH 1: Tiger Woods/Justin Thomas (USA) def. Joaquin Niemann/Marc Leishman 4 and 3.
MATCH 2: Sungjae Im/Adam Hadwin (INT) def. Patrick Cantlay/Xander Schauffele 1 up.
MATCH 3: Byeong Hun An/Adam Scott (INT) def. Tony Finau/Bryson DeChambeau 2 and 1.
MATCH 4: C.T. Pan/Hideki Matsuyama (INT) def. Patrick Reed/Webb Simpson 1 up.
MATCH 5: Louis Oosthuizen/Abraham Ancer (INT) def. Gary Woodland/Dustin Johnson 4 and 3.
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