USA take a narrow lead into final day of 2015 Presidents Cup

An exciting final day awaits the Presidents Cup with the US holding just a one point lead.

The points were split across the foursomes and four-ball sessions on day 3 of the 2015 Presidents Cup giving Team USA a slender 1-point lead going into tomorrow’s singles matches.

Once again the South African players were the stand-outs of the Internationals with Branden Grace and Louis Oosthuizen winning all four of their matches over the first three days, the first duo to do so since Tiger Woods and Steve Stricker in 2009.

Local hero Sangmoon Bae and Japan’s Hideki Matsuyama got better as the day went on. After halving their morning foursomes match against Bill Haas and Matt Kuchar they went on to record the biggest rout of the tournament so far by beating Jimmy Walker and Chris Kirk 6&5.

Jason Day and Charl Schwartzel were in good touch during the morning session getting a valuable point over world number one Jordan Spieth and Dustin Johnson. But Spieth and Patrick Reed had the better of the pair in the late afternoon, closing out their match in darkness 3&2. Spieth in particular was incredible making seven birdies in his final 12 holes.

Golf fans will be denied the singles match-up we were all hoping for on Sunday when US Team captain Jay Haas drew Jordan Spieth to play Marc Leishman.

Leishman and fellow Australians Jason Day, Steven Bowditch and Adam Scott are clearly dragging the chain for the International side. All four are without a victory and need to redeem themselves tomorrow if the American team are to be beaten for the first time since 1998.

DAY 4 SINGLES MATCHES

Patrick Reed v Louis Oosthuizen
Rickie Fowler v Adam Scott
Dustin Johnson v Danny Lee
JB Holmes v Hideki Matsuyama
Bubba Watson v Thongchai Jaidee
Jimmy Walker v Steven Bowditch
Phil Mickelson v Charl Schwartzel
Chris Kirk v Anirban Lahiri
Jordan Spieth v Marc Leishman
Zach Johnson v Jason Day
Matt Kuchar v Branden Grace
Bill Haas v Sangmoon Bae

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