More than four points from the Internationals against the United States, after a Saturday won by five points to three. Twelve singles remain to be played on Sunday, for a possible first American loss since 1998.
In view of recent editions and the eight consecutive losses inflicted by the United States in the Internationals since 2005, this score of 11 points to 7 after three days is still a remarkable performance for the challenger team. A source of hope drawn in part from Tom Kim’s successful four-meter putt on the last green on Saturday, which gave Quail Hollow an unexpected margin the day before.
Led 8-2 after the first two doubles sessions, Trevor Immelman’s team managed to put the USA in doubt, leveling the match in the morning foursomes (2-2), and then winning the four- afternoon balls (3-1). .
The two points snatched at the end of the day and each time at the 18th hole relaunch the biennial competition. First thanks to overexcited South Korean pairing Si Woo Kim/Tom Kim vs. solid Patrick Cantlay/Schauffele (top 1), then a few minutes later by Aussies Cam Davis/Adam Scott vs. Billy Horschel/Sam Burns. With the added bonus of an eagle-birdie-birdie finish from Davis to make this anticipated return from the Internationals even more impactful.
“There weren’t many times where I felt like the momentum was going our way at this event. And today we have it.”
There are still 12 games left to play on Sunday, including a tasty Justin Thomas/Si Woo Kim in the first single. The Internationals are looking for a first victory since 1998, during a disputed edition in Melbourne. Adam Scott, whose first pick dates back to 2003 and a draw at Fancourt, reacted as follows: We were hitting rock bottom coming here on the bus (Saturday) morning, and all the guys dug real deep into them. There weren’t many times where I felt like the momentum was going our way at this event. And today we have it. »
The twelve games on Sunday
Game 19: Justin Thomas (USA) / Si Woo Kim (INT)
Game 20: Jordan Spieth (USA) / Cam Davis (INT)
Game 21: Sam Burns (USA) / Hideki Matsuyama (INT)
Game 22: Patrick Cantlay (USA) / Adam Scott (INT)
Game 23: Scottie Scheffler (USA) / Sebastián Muñoz (INT)
Game 24: Tony Finau (USA) / Taylor Pendrith (INT)
Game 25: Xander Schauele (USA) / Corey Conners (INT)
Game 26: Cameron Young (USA) / Sungjae Im (INT)
Game 27: Billy Horschel (USA) / KH Lee (INT)
Game 28: Max Homa (USA) / Tom Kim (INT)
Game 29: Collin Morikawa (USA) / Mito Pereira (INT)
Game 30: Kevin Kisner (USA) / Christiaan Bezuidenhout (INT)