Presidents Cup 2013 Schedule: Day 2 Start Time, TV Coverage and Live Stream
A team of Hollywood writers couldn't have scripted a crazier Day 1 at the 2013 Presidents Cup.
Between Fresh Prince of Bel-Air references, pet squirrels and seesaw matches across the board, the United States' 3.5-2.5 lead over the International team had more twists and turns than a labyrinth.
Yes, you read that right—assistant U.S. captain Davis Love III is counting on a furry friend as a good luck charm for the Americans. The Golf Channel's Instagram account captured a picture of the most important non-golf pairing for the United States:
Although Fred Couples' team jumped out to an early lead in Thursday's fourball matches, Nick Price's bunch stormed back after a short rain delay helped rejuvenate the International team's spirits.
With Day 2 on the horizon, it's clear you don't want to miss any of the action from Muirfield Village. We'll go through all the necessary information for you to keep tabs on Friday's foursome matches below.
2013 Presidents Cup Day 2 Information
When: Friday, Oct. 4; tee times from 1:10 p.m.-2:05 p.m. ET (approx.)
Where: Muirfield Village Golf Club; Dublin, Ohio
TV Coverage: Golf Channel, 1 p.m.-6 p.m. ET
Live Stream: Golf Live Extra
Radio: PGA Tour Radio (Sirius 208, XM 93, PGATour.com)
Top Storylines to Watch on Day 2
Woods and Kuchar Gettin' Jiggy Wit It
Tiger Woods and Matt Kuchar stole the show Thursday.
With a 5 and 4 victory over Angel Cabrera and Marc Leishman, the American golfers gave their compatriots a 1-0 lead on the scoreboard, and they did so in style.
Will Smith and DJ Jazzy Jeff had to be glowing with pride after watching Woods and Kuchar celebrate a birdie with the classic Fresh Prince handshake.
It got to the point that Golf Channel's Jason Sobel was disappointed when he didn't see Woods and Kuchar go in for the unique high-five:
In the most disappointing reaction of the day, Tiger Woods just fist-bumped Matt Kuchar after birdie. Total disrespect for the Fresh Prince.— Jason Sobel (@JasonSobelGC) October 3, 2013
As reported by PGATour.com, Couples is leaving Woods and Kuchar together Friday. That might be a great thing for Woods. Jason McIntyre of TheBigLead.com notes Woods is having more fun on the golf course than he has in a long time:
I can't remember the last time i saw Tiger Woods have THIS much fun on a golf course. Look at that smile http://t.co/BZwEHHWp34— Jason McIntyre (@jasonrmcintyre) October 3, 2013
We could be looking at a potential 2014 Ryder Cup pairing unfolding before our eyes. We'll see if Woods and Kuchar can equal their success against Louis Oosthuizen and Charl Schwartzel on Day 2.
The Rise of Jason Day
Jason Day was seemingly in the mix at every major championship in 2013. He's quietly been one of the most consistent players on the PGA Tour all season, and that showed once again Thursday.
After falling behind Hunter Mahan and Brandt Snedeker in their fourball match, Day and Graham DeLaet charged back to all square by both birdieing the par-five 15th. DeLaet gave the Internationals a 1-up lead through 16, but Snedeker responded with a birdie of his own on No. 17.
Day then clutched up when it mattered.
The Aussie made a birdie putt to clinch the hole and the match on No. 18, capping a thrilling Round 1 performance in which he contributed to four of the holes won by the Internationals.
DeLaet, for one, knows just how lucky he is to be playing with a golfer like Day. The Presidents Cup's official Twitter account noted as much with this tweet:
Day and DeLaet will battle American heroes Phil Mickelson and Keegan Bradley on Day 2. As both an individual golfer and a teammate, Day is proving he has more than enough talent and poise to go toe to toe with any opponent.
United States Has History on its Side
The U.S. has won five out of the last six Presidents Cups, with the 2003 tie being the lone exception. The International team won in 1998, but the U.S. also won the first two meetings in the tournament's existence.
Needless to say, it's been all red, white and blue at the Presidents Cup in years past.
According to ESPN's Justin Ray, getting off to a strong start is also on the United States' side as the final three days of action commence:
USA leads 3.5-2.5 after day 1. Seven of nine times team that led after 1st session went on to win the @PresidentsCup— Justin Ray (@JRayESPNGolf) October 3, 2013
Between a pattern of dominance and an early lead, there's a lot for Couples and Co. to be excited about. But the Americans had a lead at the 2012 Ryder Cup, and we all know how that turned out.
Who will win?
Though the U.S. will be favored, the Internationals will be extremely motivated to erase that trend. We saw some of that motivation in the various come-from-behind victories Price's group put together Thursday.
Team USA can't afford to get cocky, even with an early lead. Since the Americans know what it takes to win this trophy, expect Friday to be a crucial afternoon of golf toward winning their fifth straight Presidents Cup.
*Information from PGATour.com and PresidentsCup.com was used to compile this report.
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