The United States team is receiving a tough test from the International squad as the Americans look to extend their Presidents Cup winning streak. They lead by just one point after the Day 2 matches, which encountered weather issues, were finished on Saturday morning.
It makes for a busy day of golf as the players are now on the course for a handful of fourball matches. Once those are completed, they will go right back at it this afternoon with five more matches, which will be of the foursome variety.
By day's end, the overall picture should be clearer heading into Sunday's singles play. Let's check out all the key information for the rest of the Day 3 action, followed by a closer look at some players to watch as they try to conquer Muirfield.
Where: Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio
Live Stream: NBC Sports Live Extra
Live Scoring: PresidentsCup.com
Players to Watch
Tiger Woods (United States)
It was a mixed bag type of season for Woods. He won five tournaments, three more than any other player on the PGA Tour, but didn't capture a major title and wasn't able to capitalize on his first-place standing during the FedEx Cup playoffs.
He seems to have put that disappointment behind him pretty quickly. Working in sync with partner Matt Kuchar, he's helped the American squad pick up two points with two dominant performances, including one to knock off the talented team of Charl Schwartzel and Louis Oosthuizen.
Since Woods is playing so well, the only question mark is his health. He battled a back injury during the playoffs and, with players being forced to play so many holes in such a short time, the United States has to hope its biggest star avoids any injury setbacks.
Adam Scott (International)
Scott is one of those players who always seems to finds another gear in big events. This season, he finished in the top five in three of the four majors, highlighted by his Masters triumph, and also won the first playoff event, The Barclays.
He's showcasing that type of form so far in the Presidents Cup. He's playing with Hideki Matsuyama, a 21-year-old rising star from Japan. The duo halved their first match and won their second, defeating the United States team of Jason Dufner and Zach Johnson.
If the International side is going to pull off the upset on American soil, Scott needs to lead the charge over the weekend. In the early part of Day 3, he and Matsuyama are out there trying to slow down the momentum of Woods and Kuchar.
Keegan Bradley (United States)
Nobody showcases the same type of enthusiasm for these team events than Bradley. He brings a type of intensity to the course that not only fires up the fans, but also Phil Mickelson, who benefits from the energy and focus his playing partner provides.
Captain Fred Couples kept them together after a loss on the opening day, and it paid off. Bradley and Mickelson bounced back to cruise past Jason Day and Graham DeLaet. They delivered some truly great shots in the win.
There will be a lot of tired golfers by the time Saturday's afternoon session ends. That's where having a player like Bradley, who will help energize the entire team with his exuberance, will really help the United States.
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