MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Americans have set off in their bid to win a fourth straight Presidents Cup in gorgeous weather and before a massive gallery at Royal Melbourne.
Even with Tiger Woods winning only one point, the Americans had a 13-9 lead over the International team going into the 12 singles matches. They need to win five of them to keep the cup.
Webb Simpson led off for the Americans against K.T. Kim.
The feature matches are Phil Mickelson against Adam Scott — Mickelson doesn’t like caddie Steve Williams, either — and Woods facing Aaron Baddeley.
An International win would match the largest comeback in any team competition. The Americans also came from four points down to win the 1999 Ryder Cup.