US remain in front

With Phil Mickelson and Keegan Bradley setting the tone, the United States remained one point in front of the Internationals when Friday’s weather-hit foursomes were suspended for the day at the Presidents Cup.

Mickelson and Bradley completed a 4&3 win over Australian Jason Day and Canada’s Graham DeLaet in the top match, before South African Ernie Els and Zimbabwean Brendon de Jonge triumphed by the same margin against Bill Haas and Hunter Mahan.

That put the United States ahead by 4-1/2 points to 3-1/2 overall in their bid to win the trophy for an eighth time in the biennial team competition. They led in two of the four remaining matches and trailed in two.

Only two encounters were able to finish at Muirfield Village Golf Club on Friday following a weather delay of just over two-and-a-half hours due to a thunderstorm.

Play was scheduled to resume early morning on Saturday in what could be a marathon day, with five fourball matches and five more foursomes also on the schedule, though further thunderstorms have been forecast.

In a worst case scenario, the 10th Presidents Cup could spill over into a Monday finish.

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