The U.S. Presidents Cup team carries a huge 4-1 edge into Day 2 of the Presidents Cup after winning all but one of five alternate-shot matches on Thursday in South Korea. The format changes for the Friday (Thursday night in the U.S.) slate of matches, switching to fourballs, also known as best ball.
The strategy for American captain Jay Haas is pretty simple: keep his winners in action. All four winning U.S. teams play together again on Friday, while the lone losing duo of Matt Kuchar and Patrick Reed head to the bench so Haas' son Bill and Chris Kirk can team together.
International captain Nick Price slotted his only winning team, South Africans Louis Oosthuizen and Branden Grace, in the lead position to take on the American duo of Dustin Johnson and Jordan Spieth. Sangmoon Bae, the only man on the team who calls Korea home, gets in the lineup on Friday, teaming with Danny Lee, a New Zealander who was born in the host nation. Hideki Matsuyama and Anirban Lahiri head to the bench.
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