U.S. World Cup team not quite clicking


The American duo of Gary Woodland and Matt Kuchar have not quite been able to get in sync through two rounds of the World Cup. The pair trail Australia and Ireland by three shots heading into the weekend, though Woodland feels they could be closer.

'Just didn't seem like we played well together – when Matt hit it in there close, I missed it. Like I said, we didn't have enough opportunities, and when we did, we didn't capitalize on it,' he said.

The U.S. team shot 2-under 70 in the second round in the alternate-shot format. Teaming together for the first time this week, the pair are still getting acclimated to one another.

'It was the first time we played this format together, we are still getting used to golf balls. His ball is a little harder and mine is a little softer. We are working on that a little bit but that's the minor stuff,' Woodland said.

With their second-round effort only two worse than the best score posted on Friday, Woodland feels some fine tuning will have them in the hunt on Sunday.

'We both drove it pretty well. We hit it close a couple of times and didn't make putts but a couple of times early in the round where we made it too difficult on ourselves,' he said. 'Luckily we didn't shoot ourselves out of it.'