Afternoon foursomes: Woods, Kuchar paired again


DUBLIN, Ohio – Tiger Woods’ body is a little “beat up.”

Phil Mickelson had some issues with stiffness in his back after Thursday’s rain delay.

While the on-again, off-again nature of play through three weather suspensions is taking a toll at this Presidents Cup, U.S. captain Fred Couples said his team’s top two stars both told him they wanted to go right back out and play Saturday afternoon’s foursomes session.

“Both said, no question, they want to play all five matches,” Couples said after the captains’ pairing matchups were made for the last partnered matches before singles.

The nature of these weather-delayed sessions is increasing the physical challenges with the more than 36 holes scheduled for Saturday not likely to be completed.

“Tiger is a little sore, a little beat up,” Couples said.

Internationals captain Nick Price has similar issues.

“This is 36 holes of intense pressure for these guys,” Price said.

With five foursomes matches set up, two players from each side will sit out Saturday's last session. Rookie Jordan Spieth and Hunter Mahan will sit for the Americans, Angel Cabrera and Branden Grace for the Internationials. Cabrera has struggled with a shoulder and arm pain.

Here is the foursomes lineup:

Match 19 (3:52 p.m.): Jason Dufner-Zach Johnson (USA) vs. Richard Sterne-Marc Leishman (Internationals)

Match 18 (4:03 p.m.): Phil Mickelson-Keegan Bradley (USA) vs. Jason Day-Graham DeLaet (Internationals)

Match 20 (4:50 p.m.): Bill Haas-Steve Stricker (USA) vs. Adam Scott-Hideki Matsuyama (Internationals)

Match 21 (5:04 p.m.): Tiger Woods-Matt Kuchar (USA) vs. Ernie Els-Brendon De Jonge (Internationals).

Match 22 (4:25 p.m.): Webb Simpson-Brandt Snedeker (USA) vs. Louis Oosthuizen-Charl Schwartzel (Internationals)