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Not much change in Presidents Cup Friday foursomes

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HUMBLE, TX - APRIL 01: Hunter Mahan holds the winners trophy with his wife, Kandi, on the green of the 18th hole after the final round of the Shell Houston Open at Redstone Golf Club on April 1, 2012 in Humble, Texas. (Photo by Matt Sullivan/Getty Images)  - 

DUBLIN, Ohio – Neither captain at the Presidents Cup felt concerned enough to dramatically alter their lineups following Thursday’s fourball play, which the U.S. won 3 ½ to 2 ½.

International captain Nick Price sent out the same six teams for Friday’s foursomes play as he did on Day 1, and U.S. captain Fred Couples altered just two of his groups.

“They have played three days now, so to split them up or start changing things around, I don't think would be a wise move now, especially after we had that nice momentum, that bit of momentum on the back nine today,” Price said.

Couples split up Haas and Simpson, who halved their match against Scott and Matsuyama, and Mahan and Snedeker, who lost to Day and DeLaet on Thursday.

“We changed a couple teams, and to be honest, once you start changing more than one team, then it becomes a whole mix match of everybody,” Couples said.

Match 7 (1:10 p.m.): Phil Mickelson and Keegan Bradley (USA) vs Jason Day and Graham DeLaet (International)

Match 8 (1:21 p.m.): Bill Haas and Hunter Mahan (USA) vs Ernie Els and Brendon de Jonge (International)

Match 9 (1:32 p.m.): Steve Stricker and Jordan Spieth (USA) vs Branden Grace and Richard Sterne(International)

Match 10 (1:43 p.m.): Webb Simpson and Brandt Snedeker (USA) vs Angel Cabrera and Marc Leishman (International)

Match 11 (1:54 p.m.): Tiger Woods and Matt Kuchar (USA) vs Louis Oosthuizen and Charl Schwartzel (International)

Match 12 (2:05 p.m.): Jason Dufner and Zach Johnson (USA) vs Adam Scott and Hideki Matsuyama (International)