Presidents Cup at a glance
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) A brief look at the second session Friday in the Presidents Cup at Liberty National:
LEADING: United States 8, International 2.
FORMAT: The Americans were unbeaten in fourballs, going 4-0-1. It was the first time in 10 years the International did not win a match in a session.
MATCH OF THE DAY: Justin Thomas and Rickie Fowler defeated Louis Oosthuizen and Branden Grace, giving the South Africans their first loss in six matches.
SHOT OF THE DAY: Thomas holed out from a bunker on No. 14 and wound up halving the hole when it looked as though the lead would be cut to 1 up.
GOOD RECORD: Phil Mickelson set the Presidents Cup record with his 10th victory in fourballs, and he tied Tiger Woods’ record for most victories with 24.
BAD RECORD: Adam Scott set a Presidents Cup record with his 19th loss.
KEY STATISTIC: There were 16 holes won on the back nine – 13 by the Americans.
NOTEWORTHY: The 8-2 lead is the largest after two sessions. The previous mark was a five-point margin in 1994 and 1996.
QUOTEWORTHY: ”I’m pumped that we took that team down.” – Justin Thomas, on being the first U.S. team to beat Oosthuizen and Grace.
SATURDAY: Four matches of foursomes in the morning, four matches of fourballs in the afternoon.
TELEVISION: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., NBC.