It was another riveting day of golf at the 2013 Presidents Cup on Friday before a rain delay and a sunset.
Day 2 play never finished, so there is plenty of golf to be had on Saturday. Phil Mickelson and Keegan Bradley won the first match for the Americans, while Ernie Els and Brendon de Jonge won the second match for the International Team.
Each team has two leads with four matches to be completed.
Thanks to the rain delay on Friday, Day 2 play will continue at 7:35 a.m. ET, delaying the third round by one hour, according to Rex Hoggard of GolfChannel.com:
There will be a 7:35 a.m. restart @ the #PresCup on Saturday, followed by a 1 hr break before start of 3rd session.— Rex Hoggard (@RexHoggardGC) October 4, 2013
After the Day 2 matches are completed, there will be five four-ball matches and five foursome matches on Saturday before singles play finishes it all off on Sunday.
Here's a breakdown of the schedule and the top storylines so far at the 2013 Presidents Cup.
2013 Presidents Cup Day 3 Information
When: Saturday, Oct. 5; tee times—following one-hour break after 7:35 a.m. ET restart (four-ball), 1:21 p.m.-2:05 p.m. ET (foursome)
Where: Muirfield Village Golf Club, Dublin, Ohio
TV Coverage: NBC, 8 a.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 3
Who Will Come Out on Top on Moving Day?
The 2013 Presidents Cup has been highly competitive thus far.
After the International Team stormed back to get within one point of the Americans on Thursday, it was another back-and-forth battle on Friday.
Phil Mickelson and Keegan Bradley defeated Jason Day and Graham DeLaet first, 4 & 3. Then Ernie Els and Brendon de Jonge responded, emerging victorious over Bill Haas and Hunter Mahan, also 4 & 3.
Els and De Jonge appear to have built some chemistry, per the Presidents Cup:
Ernie Els on Brendon de Jonge: "He's just coming into his own. I played with him in Boston and said to Pricey, I found my partner." #GoINTL— The Presidents Cup (@PresidentsCup) October 4, 2013
One thing's for sure: The 2013 Presidents Cup is up in the air right now. There is still plenty of golf to be played, including 12 singles matches on Sunday.
Is Day 2 Showing a Sign of Things to Come for Phil Mickelson and Keegan Bradley?
After Louis Oosthuizen and Charl Schwartzel edged Phil Mickelson and Keegan Bradley 2 & 1 on Thursday, the American duo bounced back on Friday with a vengeance.
Jason Day and Graham DeLaet got off to a 1-up lead right away on the first hole, but Mickelson and Bradley stormed back beginning at hole No. 5, taking seven of the next eight holes (five birdies). Day and DeLaet were never able to recover, losing 4 & 3.
Jason Sobel of GolfChannel.com tweeted:
Overheard Phil Mickelson on the range earlier saying, "I feel great. So much better than I did after the delay yesterday." It shows.— Jason Sobel (@JasonSobelGC) October 4, 2013
The Americans certainly have some talent with Mickelson and Bradley, but the contrast between Day 1 and Day 2 makes you wonder if their roll will continue or simply end after Friday's play.
Will Tiger Woods and Matt Kuchar Continue to Roll?
After disposing of Angel Cabrera and Marc Leishman on Thursday, Tiger Woods and Matt Kuchar are leading Louis Oosthuizen and Charl Schwartzel through 12 holes, 3 up.
In four-ball matches on Thursday, Woods and Kuchar each won three holes en route to the 5 & 4 victory.
Oosthuizen and Schwartzel played solid golf on Friday. It's just that Woods and Kuchar were better.
How benign is Muirfield Village right now? Tiger Woods and Matt Kuchar are 6-under through eight holes -- and only lead 1 up.— Jason Sobel (@JasonSobelGC) October 4, 2013
This pairing of Woods and Kuchar has worked out mighty well for the Americans. If I were Tiger, I'd consider enlisting Kuchar as a high-priced caddie.