MELBOURNE (Reuters) – The United States conjured up some magic moments on the 18th green to fight back in Friday’s foursomes and hold the Internationals to a 6.5-3.5 lead after Ernie Els’ team threatened to deliver a decisive blow at the Presidents Cup.
The Americans, trailing in all five matches at one point, dug deep at Royal Melbourne to share the day two honors, with captain Tiger Woods and his playing partner Justin Thomas leading the way once again.
Woods and Thomas were the only pair to score for the United States in the opening fourballs on Thursday and returned to claim a vital point in a 1-up win over Hideki Matsuyama and An Byeong-hun.
Thomas rolled in a 17-foot putt on the 18th to secure the win and celebrated wildly before being wrapped in a bear-hug by Woods.
“I’m speechless, I’ve been fortunate to make a lot of big putts and hit a lot of big shots,” said Thomas.
“But to do it with my captain and unbelievable team mate to win the match, hopefully turn…
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