The US dominates the Quartet on Day One to advance 4-1

The 14th Presidents Cup kicked off Thursday at the Quail Hollow Club with five (alternate) four-way matches.

The United States won the tournament, 4-1, to top the second day entry, which will feature five four-way matches (best ball). Here’s how opening day was in Charlotte, North Carolina:

Match 1: Patrick Cantlay beat Xander Shaveli (USA). Adam Scott/Hideki Matsuyama (INT), 6;

Scott hit the opening shot of these matches and the internationals only won the honor of one hole. Cantlay and Shaveli dominated this match from start to finish as they evenly won the third hole and then made four birdies on five holes, starting with fifth.

The American side built a 3-up advantage through 10 holes and the veteran international duo offered little resistance on the inside half. Scott and Matsuyama surprised the numbers 11-13 to give the United States the first point in the competition. Shaveli and Cantlay moved to 5-0 as a four-way team, in both the Ryder Cups and the President.

Full Match Scoring of the President’s Cup

Match 2: Jordan Spieth / Justin Thomas (USA) defeated. Sungjae Im / Corey Conners (INT), 2 and 1

Spieth and Thomas only met in two planes, but they were never late. It was parity, in fact, that provided the most compelling moment of the match.

driving 1 in 15The tenth Hole, Spieth slammed into a tee shot at level 4 to the left, jumping from danger to rough depth. Thomas played a superb shot that went across the firing surface (with the hole in the forward position) and then Spieth almost put the ball into the net. Thomas followed by making Appendix 27 on a par.

He was also good enough to win the holeshot and the spike 2. They locked it in with two more. Spieth is now 6-0 in the Presidents Cup quad.

Match 3: defeated Cameron Young / Colin Morikawa (USA). Tom Kim / KH Lee (INT), 2 and 1

Young and Morikawa scored 3-0 with the home team, despite being the only US team to fall behind in the first four and a half hours on Thursday.

They mistook the second hole to go down 1 and the match was no bigger than a two-hole teams. It was tied through 12 holes, when Young and Morikawa modified the par-4 13The tenth To take advantage of a feature they will never give up.

Rookie Young wrapped up the match with a 26-foot jumper at 17The tenth.

Match 4: Se-Woo Kim / Cam Davis (International) defeated. Scotty Scheffler / Sam Burns (USA) 2 up

This sounds like Match 1: Two good American friends channeling an international transcendent tandem. Schaeffler and Burns had a three-hole through seven-hole lead, but Kim and Davis kept shrinking.

Visitors won 15The tenth The hole thanks to a double bogey from the American side then won the 16The tenth A hole with a bird of their own. Another bird at 17The tenth Kim and Davis gave one lead with one to play.

Kim and Davis only needed a tie in the last game to win their fourth straight hole and give the international team their first point.

Match 5: defeats Tony Finau / Max Homa (USA). Taylor Pendrith / Mito Pereira (international), 1 up

It was this tightness all along, and its consequence was huge for both sides.

After tying it through 15 holes, Pendrith needed to make a 25-foot birdie into the 5 16 bar.The tenth to connect the hole. he did. Then Huma needed to make 4 appendices to equalize at 17The tenth to connect the hole. he did.

equal 4 18The tenth, Pereira pulled his shot to the left as Homma found the lane. After Pendrith put his second shot into a bunker green, Finau played his approach safely in the center of the green, 25 feet to the right of the hole.

Pereira scattered over 12 feet. Homma wasted his attempt to win, but secured a tie for his team, leaving Pendrith with a chance to tie the hole and match. He missed, giving the US a comfortable lead into entering the Four Balls.

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