Scott-Day pairing a Presidents Cup preview


ATLANTA – The duo didn’t get the Aussie redo on Saturday at the Tour Championship, but there is a good chance Americans will be getting their fill of Adam Scott-Jason Day pairings in the future.

Scott, who is one stroke clear of the field at East Lake following a second-round 65, and Day, two shots back at 6 under, are a much-anticipated pairing of International captain Greg Norman for November’s Presidents Cup matches. On Friday, the two were paired and carded a best-ball 13 under at East Lake.

“Hopefully we get paired together at Royal Melbourne,” said Day, who signed for a 67 despite a three-putt bogey at the 17th hole. “I’ve been playing with Adam since I was 15 years old.”

For Norman the duo is a no-brainer pairing considering their similar games and the fact that Scott is something of a Presidents Cup veteran while Day will be making his first start in the matches.

“With the little bit of experience I have in it I think I could make him feel comfortable very quickly,” said Scott, who will be making his fifth Presidents Cup appearance. “I think we’d be a good pairing.”

The Scott-Day tandem will probably be a rare lock for Norman, whose team currently features players from five different countries.