Day 2 at the Presidents Cup has turned these matches into a route. Today the US won 4.5 points out of the possible 5 and they now look poised to claim the Presidents Cup as early as Saturday afternoon. Today’s break down is as follows:
Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reed halved their match with Adam Hadwin and Hideki Matsuyama. The International team was 2 up on the 14th hole when the US Team won the next 2 holes and halved in for the point.
Justin Thomas and Rickie Fowler beat the strongest International Team, Branden Grace and Louis Oostheizen 3 and 2. The US Team took the lead on 3 and never looked back.
Marc Leishman and Jason Day took Kevin Kisner and Phil Mickelson to the 18th hole all square when Mickelson hit his shot to about 12 feet and buried his birdie putt to win the match 1 up.
Charlie Hoffman and Kevin Chappell handled Charl Schwartzel and Anirban Lahri 6 & 5. The US Team was 3 up through 4 holes and never looked back dominating this match from start to finish.
Brooks Koepka and Dustin Johnson beat Adam Scott and Jhonnatan Vegas 3 & 2 in the battle of the bombers. This match was back and forth over the front 9 when the US team took the lead on 10 and kept the pedal down to ge the win.
Saturday Morning there are 4 foursomes matches.
Spieth and Reed vs Day and Lesihman. We wont pick against Spieth and Reed.
Johnson and Kuchar vs Hadwin and Scott. US wins based on DJ.
Kisner and Mickelson vs Grillo and Vegas. Going with experience on this one and taking the US Team.
Thomas and Fowler vs Grace and Oostheizen. Based on momentum we will take the US Team for the sweep.
Dads Say So, we were surprised at the outcome of day 2. We didn’t expect the US to have the largest lead through two rounds in Presidents Cup history. The last time the US won the second session was 2003. This was a huge day for the US Team and momentum is squarely on their side. The Saturday matches in the morning look really good in the US favor with how well they have been playing. If the US gets 7.5 out of the 8 possible points tomorrow they will win the Presidents Cup on Saturday and the singles matches on Sunday will be moot point. While we don’t see that happening it will be fun to see the outcome.