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Day delight for Internationals

Day/DeLaet delight for Internationals

The best the Internationals were able to muster Saturday was a formidable member-guest team, which either qualifies as gallows humor or underlines just how lopsided things got in the 10th Presidents Cup.

Both the morning four-ball and afternoon foursomes sessions (the latter spilling over to Sunday) were grimwith reaper not far behind for Nick Price’s squad. But for the performances of Jason Day and Graham DeLaet, the visiting side would have surrendered even the glimmer of hope they took into Sunday’s singles.

Day, a 25-year-old Australian who married an Ohio woman and now lives in nearby Westerville, is a member at Muirfield Village GC. DeLaet, heretofore a relatively obscure Canadian, was his partner who turned out to be a rather good ringer. Together they earned 1 1/2 of the meager 2 1/2 points the Internationals totaled in the two sessions and did so in dramatic fashion.

A Day birdie on the 18th hole sealed a 2-up victory over the previously undefeated duo of Steve Stricker and Jordan Spieth in four-ball, and a chip-in birdie by DeLaet at 18 gave them a half with Phil Mickelson and Keegan Bradley in alternate shot.

“I had no idea who I was going to be paired with,” Day said, “and then Captain Price put us together in the practice round and we kind of hit it off. I was read garmin approach G6 review at golfgpscenter.net. We played alternate shot and played really good.” Continue reading Day delight for Internationals