Presidents Cup 2017: Patrick Reed says Jordan Spieth pairing 'just feels normal'

Presidents Cup 2017 Live updates highlights from Day 1 at Liberty National

Presidents Cup 2017 Live updates highlights from Day 1 at Liberty National

Grace and Oosthuizen were undefeated together in five Presidents Cup matches before the emerging star pairing of Fowler and Thomas schooled them 3 & 2 on in four-ball on Friday.

Recently-crowned FedEx Cup victor Justin Thomas and Rickie Fowler overcame South African pair Louis Oosthuizen and Branden Grace 3 and 2, but with the three remaining contests close at that stage the worldwide side would have harboured hopes of reducing the deficit.

The United States were threatening to run away with another Presidents Cup after a four-ball rout on Friday that left a global team reeling and searching for answers.

Sadly though, the ship might have already sailed on the tide as the equation for an worldwide team victory is now an unlikely 13.5 points from a possible 20.

The perfectly judged effort from the 24-year-old was met by rapturous applause from the watching galleries and Thomas was keen to raise the noise levels even further following his timely birdie.

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Things are getting out of hand at the 2017 Presidents Cup. "They came into this event riding a lot of momentum, a lot of confidence, and they really get excited to play these team events and it's showing".

Phil Mickelson/Kevin Kisner d Marc Leishman, Jason Day 1 up. The Americans won 13 holes on the back nine.

The latter duo were ahead through two holes thanks to a birdie at the par-five second, but their opponents won five of the next seven to lead four-up at the turn. Reed holed a 15-foot birdie on the 15th, and Spieth hit his tee shot on the par-3 16th to 6 feet for birdie to square the match.

Although Leishman and Jason Day then rallied to lead Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reed 1-up through eight holes, it was the Americans who emerged with a 4 & 3 victory.

An afternoon sweep would give the Americans the 15.5 points they need to win the biennial match play crown and make Sunday's 12 singles matches moot.

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Internationals rookies Emiliano Grillo and Si Woo Kim fell to five-time major victor Phil Mickelson and Kevin Kisner 2-and-1. They both missed 8-foot putts to win holes early in the match. He got up-and-down from left the 12th green for birdie to half the hole and stay 2 up.

Needing to mount an early charge to battle back into contention, the worldwide team instead got the day off to a foreboding start when Leishman sent his opening tee shot into the water in the alternate shot event handing Spieth and Reed a 1-up lead.

Kevin Chappell and Charley Hoffman, United States, def. Charl Schwartzel and Anirban Lahiri, International, 6 and 5.

In amongst that he virtually left Schwartzel one-out against the Americans with a string of bad shots.

This had the trappings of the closest match of the day, with each team winning two holes on the front nine and the match all square going to the back.

Texas still searching for offensive identity after win over Iowa State
Texas coach Tom Herman gave credit to Iowa State's defensive game plan and acknowledged his team's mistakes and shortcomings. S&P+ previous year , combining solid (if passive) pass defense with dominant run D.

The Americans were unbeaten in fourballs, going 4-0-1.

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