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At one point in the Saturday morning session of the Presidents Cup, Team USA led all four matches — but the internationals struggled to find early separation. Dismissal in the first two days.

Afternoon session, the The Internationals made it a ball game..

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South Korea's Tom Kim and the international team celebrate a putt to win the 1st hole with South Korean teammate Si Woo Kim on September 24, 2022 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

South Korea’s Tom Kim and the international team celebrate a putt to win the 1st hole with South Korean teammate Si Woo Kim on September 24, 2022 in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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The internationals gave themselves at least a shot at winning their first Presidents Cup since 1998, earning three points for the USA on the afternoon. Team USA now leads 11-7.

Tom Kim is only 20 years old, but he sure shines, and he loves the attention. The Presidents Cup rookie knocked down big putts all day, but no one was better than he and Si Woo Kim’s birdies of 10 feet over Patrick Cantley and Xander Schauffele. Two days dominating fashion.

Kim told the media that he wanted Put to enter “more than anything else in the world.”

It was the first match that started in the afternoon and the last one was over. Sam Burns and Billy Horschel were undefeated through 15 holes, along with Adam Scott and Cam Davis. But they lost back-to-back holes with a 1-up lead going into 16.

All four golfers drilled iron shots on 18 within 10 feet of the hole — Burns was within 3 feet — but Davis’ birdie won the game, allowing the international to finish the day four points behind the U.S.

After losing the first two matches of the tournament, Scott went 2-0-0 on the day – a much-needed return for one of the veterans on the team.

Justin Thomas and Jordan Spieth continued to dominate their Saturday matches, winning both 4 and 3. Thomas is 10-0-2. including Ryder Cup matches in group matches at the Presidents Cup and 14-2-3 in group match play. Spieth is 20-6-3 in team play and 12-2-1 in the Presidents Cup. He and Spieth improved to 8-2 as a partnership, and 4-0-0 in this tournament.

South Korea's Tom Kim and the International team celebrate as the International team celebrates after winning Game 1 on September 24, 2022 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

South Korea’s Tom Kim and the International team celebrate as the International team celebrates after winning Game 1 on September 24, 2022 in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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Team USA needs 4.5 points to secure its eight straight title streak – the two teams split in 2003. They need 8.5 to win the International Cup.

South Korea's Tom Kim and South Korea's Si Woo Kim and the international team celebrate Tom Kim's hole-in-one victory on September 24, 2022 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

South Korea’s Tom Kim and South Korea’s Si Woo Kim and the international team celebrate Tom Kim’s hole-in-one victory on September 24, 2022 in Charlotte, North Carolina.
(Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

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But anything is possible with 12 singles on Sunday, and the momentum, despite a healthy mountain to climb, is on the side of the road team – by which point international captain Trevor Immelman was in tears.

2012 Shades in Medina, anyone?

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