Thursday Foursome matches at 2009 Presidents Cup

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Tiger Woods and Steve Stricker put the first point on the board for the U.S., beating Geoff Ogilvy and Ryo Ishikawa.
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"We wanted to get out of the day with pretty close to a push," said International captain Greg Norman. "Nobody really played poorly. At the end of the day, I think the performance of my team was exceptional and we are happy. We are not ecstatic, but we are happy."
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The International team is down one point after the first day.
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Furyk reached out to partner Leonard after he missed a short one on 18 that would have given them the match.
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Retief Goosen and Y.E. Yang won the final hole to halve their match against Jim Furyk and Justin Leonard.
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Adam Scott quieted critics when he and Ernie Els beat Sean O'Hair and Hunter Mahan, 2 and 1.
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was also spotted in the gallery.
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Assistant captain Michael Jordan was on hand Thursday, following matches and offering advice to the U.S. team.
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Singh and Allenby lost the lead on 16, but they got it right back after a birdie on 17.
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Lucas Glover, paired with Stewart Cink, couldn't get control of his match against Vijay Singh and Robert Allenby. The Internationals won, 1 up.
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Johnson and Perry grabbed the lead with a birdie on 16, and they held on to secure a point.
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Angel Cabrera, left, and Camilo Villegas lost their match to Kenny Perry and Zach Johnson.
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Anthony Kim shook hands with NBA legend Jerry West.
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Kim and Mickelson won four straight holes to win the match.
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"We didn't play the best the first ten holes, obviously," Mickelson said. "We fought to keep it in the match. We had some fortunate breaks."
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Anthony Kim and Phil Mickelson won a tight match over Mike Weir and Tim Clark, 3 and 2.
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Ogilvy and Ishikawa halved the first hole, but trailed the rest of the match.
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was on hand to cheer on her husband and Stricker.
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The U.S. team leads the International team 3 1/2 - 2 1/2.