U.S. keeps 1-point Presidents Cup lead

Oct. 9, 2009 at 10:20 PM
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SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Tiger Woods and Steve Stricker scored a second easy victory and the United States kept its one-point lead Friday after two rounds of the Presidents Cup.

The U.S. and International teams each won three four-ball matches at Harding Park in San Francisco, setting the score at 6 1/2 to 5 1/2 at the halfway mark.

"I don't think there's anything wrong with leaving here 3-3," Fred Couples, the American captain, said after the day's split. "We have to come out and fight tomorrow."

Woods and Stricker whipped Geoff Ogilvy and Angel Cabrera 5-and-3. In the first round, they had hammered Ogilvy and Ryo Ishikawa 6-and-4

"Steve and I gel well together," Woods said. "In this format, you have to make a bunch of birdies. We did most of the day."

Americans Phil Mickelson and Justin Leonard scored a 3-and-2 win over Retief Goosen and Adam Scott and the U.S. team of Zach Johnson and Hunter Mahan beat Robert Allenby and Camilo Villegas 2-and-1.

For the Internationals, Ernie Els and Mike Weir topped Jim Furyk and Anthony Kim 2-up, Y.E. Yang and Ishikawa downed Sean O'Hair and Kenny Perry 4-and-3 and Tim Clark, teamed with Vijay Singh, sank a 15-foot eagle putt on the final hole to give them a 1-up victory over Stewart Cink and Lucas Glover.

"I was pretty calm until I had to stand over it," Clark said.

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