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Lahiri-Thongchai loses as Americans take handy lead

From the time the first pair of India’s Anirban Lahiri and Thongchai Jaidee of Thailand lost their match 5&4 to a sizzling Rickie Fowler and consistent Jimmy Walker, the United States team had a good beginning and they led against Internationals by 4-1 after the opening day’s foursome event in the Presidents Cup golf tournament in Incheon on Thursday the 8th October 2015. The Internationals have won only once in past 10 editions and tied another time and it will be a tough ask for them to make a comeback from a 1-4 deficit. Jay Haas is captaining the U.S. team, and Nick Price is captaining the International team

Lahiri and Jaidee lost quite a few opportunities, where in they could have made more putts and on the back nine let it all get away from them quickly. Lahiri and Thongchai struggled through the day and barely made a putt. The Internationals were always on the back foot, barring when the South African duo, Branden Grace and Louis Oosthuizen, took out Matt Kuchar and Patrick Reed 3&2. In the other matches, Bubba Watson and JB Holmes, who started of this year’s event, beat Adam Scott and a badly out-of-form Hideki Matsuyama 3&2, while the star pairing of Jordan Spieth and Dustin Johnson convincingly rode over Danny Lee and Marc Leishman 3&2.

The 2015 Presidents Cup is the 11th Presidents Cup, being played fo0r the first time in Asia at the Jack Nicklaus Golf Club Korea in Incheon, South Korea from 8–11 October. The United States team is the defending champions, having defeated the International team in 2013. The format is changed a bit from previous Cup play. The first two days consists of five matches of fourball and five matches of foursomes. The third day consists of four matches of fourball and four matches of foursomes. The host team captain will decide the order, fourball vs. foursomes, on the first three days. On the fourth and final day, twelve singles matches will be played. 30 matches will be played in all. All matches that are all-square after 18 holes will score ½ point for each team

The International Team will feature the top 10 players in the Official World Golf Ranking at the conclusion of the 2015 Deutsche Bank Championship and two captain’s picks. The captain’s picks were announced on 8 September 2015. The United States Team will feature the 10 players who earn the most official FedExCup points from the 2013 BMW Championship through to the 2015 Deutsche Bank Championship, with points earned in the calendar year 2015 counting double, and two captain’s picks. 

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