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Rain-delayed Day 2 set to resume Saturday morning

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DUBLIN, Ohio – The rain-suspended Day 2 of the Presidents Cup is scheduled to conclude Saturday morning at Muirfield Village.

Four of the six foursome matches were incomplete when darkness halted play Friday evening, with the U.S. leading 4½ to 3½. Heavy rain caused a 2-hour and 36-minute suspension of play, preventing the conclusion of the session.

The suspended foursome matches are scheduled to resume at 7:35 a.m. Saturday. Once they’re complete, there will be about an hour break before Day 3’s fourball matches begin at 8:33 a.m. The start of afternoon foursomes will follow the completion of fourballs.

The captains’ pairings were supposed to be announced Friday night, but because of the delay they decided to wait until after the completion of play Saturday morning.

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In the first of the two matches completed on Friday, Phil Mickelson and Keegan Bradley defeated Jason Day and Graham DeLaet, 4 and 3. In the other, Ernie Els and Brendon De Jonge defeated Bill Haas and Hunter Mahan, 4 and 3.

Saturday’s forecast calls for mostly cloudy skies with just 10 percent chance of rain in the morning. Some scattered thunderstorms are expected in the afternoon, though the chances of rain are just 30 percent. The forecast is more problematic on Sunday with a 50 percent chance of rain.

Play was suspended on Friday at 3:09 p.m. Almost an inch of rain fell before play was re-started at 5:45 p.m.