The fist pumps, the screaming and shouting, all of it belonged to the Individuals within the closing hour of the Presidents Cup.
They simply did not have the lead.
That is the great thing about these workforce occasions in golf. Momentum can change with one putt that results in one level. Patrick Cantlay and Justin Thomas offered these moments Friday in foursomes at Royal Melbourne, and the U.S. workforce walked off the course believing the Presidents Cup was about to show of their favour.
Marc Leishman wasn’t shopping for it.
“What are we, 6 1/2-Three half of up? It’s extremely early,” Leishman mentioned. “They made a pair good putts on 18, positively give them that, however I do not suppose you get momentum with two putts. We performed fairly effectively the primary two periods. Sure, right now most likely did not end off the way in which we needed to, however we nonetheless halved the session.
“They made a pair putts at an necessary time, but when they really feel that, that is nice,” he mentioned. “We most likely do not feel that manner, so, yeah.”
The Individuals had a proper to rejoice, for no different motive than it might have been worse.
Quite a bit worse.
“We dug ourselves out of what might have been an enormous gap,” Thomas mentioned.
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