JERSEY CITY, N.J. — A capsule look at Saturday’s matches at the Presidents Cup:
Patrick Reed and Jordan Spieth, United States, def. Jason Day and Marc Leishman, International, 4 and 3.
Leishman began this match by driving into the water to fall behind the Americans early, and the match was square when Reed gunned a birdie putt some 12 feet by that led to a three-putt bogey. Day chipped in from below the seventh green for a 1-up lead, and the International team kept the lead with matching bogeys on No. 8 when the Americans three-putted again. The match was all square at the turn, and then it ended quickly. Day drove into a video board tower complex on the 12th. Spieth hit wedge to 6 feet on the 13th. Day drove into a bunker that led to bogey on the 14th. And the Americans closed them out when Spieth hit a wedge to 6 feet on the 15th.
Dustin Johnson and Matt Kuchar, United States, def. Adam Scott and Adam Hadwin, International, 4 and 3.
Johnson and Kuchar didn’t have to work very hard in this match. Starting at No. 5, the Americans won three straight holes with a bogey, par and birdie as Scott and Hadwin couldn’t put anything together. The Americans were 4 up at the turn when Adams tried to chip away. They won the 10th with a birdie and pulled to within 2 down with a birdie on the 13th. Scott drove into a fairway bunker on No. 14, Hadwin laid up and Scott was 50 feet right of the flag on the third shot. They three-putted for a double bogey to fall 3 down with four to play, and the Americans closed without with a birdie on the 15th.
Phil Mickelson and Kevin Kisner, United States, def. Jhonattan Vegas and Emiliano Grillo, International, 2 and 1.
Kisner holed a 15-foot putt on the first hole for an early lead that the Americans gave back with a bogey on No. 3. They fell behind with another bogey on the par-3 seventh, only to win the eighth with a birdie. The next five holes were halved until Mickelson and Kisner took control at No. 14 when the International team fell behind with a bogey. Mickelson hit wedge to 2 feet on the 15th for a 2-up lead, only for Grillo to stick his tee shot on the par-3 16th to 2 feet. Mickelson again delivered with a shot into 6 feet, which Kisner converted for a birdie and the victory.
Louis Oosthuizen and Branden Grace, International, halved with Justin Thomas and Rickie Fowler, United States.
The South African duo, coming off their first loss, opened with two birdies and a 2-up lead through three holes….