Presidents Cup 2017: Top Scores, Standings Review and Predictions for Saturday

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The USA are on course to win a seventh consecutive Presidents Cup after dominating Friday's fourballs to move into an 8-2 lead at Liberty National.

The United States were marching toward a 10th Presidents Cup crown on Saturday, winning three of four morning foursomes and halving another against an global team fighting for survival.

So complete has been the United States dominance that they can clinch the Cup on Saturday, leaving Sunday's singles nothing more than dead rubbers.

In Friday's other matches, Americans Kevin Chappell and Charley Hoffman take on South African Charl Schwartzel and Anirban Lahiri of India while the United States duo of Dustin Johnson and Brooks Koepka face Aussie Adam Scott and Venezuela's Jhonattan Vegas - who will be trying to bounce back from a narrow defeat on Thursday.

Team USA's win by Matt Kuchar and Dustin Johnson over Jhonattan Vegas of Venezuela and Adam Scott of Australia was much closer, going the full 18 holes in a 1-up victory.

World Number 1 Johnson caught fire on the back 9 and wrapped up the match for the USA on the 16th winning 3 & 2. 6 and 8 to go 2-up through 10.

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Further wins arrived for the hosts after Dustin Johnson and Brooks Koepka beat Jhonattan Vegas and Adam Scott 3&2, while Kevin Kisner and Phil Mickelson edged Marc Leishman and Jason Day with a one up triumph.

Mickelson again came up trumps on the Presidents Cup stage, all square before a clutch birdie on the 18th from the veteran stole the match from the Aussie's 1up.

Needing to mount an early charge to battle back into contention, the worldwide team instead got the day off to a foreboding start when Leishman sent his opening tee shot into the water in the alternate shot event handing Spieth and Reed a 1-up lead. "I'm pumped that we took that team down". It will take a total miracle from an worldwide team that was already overwhelming underdogs before a ball was struck. "This guy (Kisner) made three birdies the first eight holes to keep us in it, and it feels incredible to finish this match like this". Barring something insane, expect the afternoon four-ball to send Chappell and Hoffman out first, with the morning pairings somewhere behind. "We took it seriously today like we do every match, but it was a little bit more fun than yesterday's victory".

Entering Friday, Louis Oosthuizen and Branden Grace were ideal at the Presidents Cup. Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reed are now 6-1-2 as a pair in the Ryder and Presidents Cups. Matsuyama ran off three birdies on the front nine for a 2-up lead at the turn, and Hadwin's birdie at the 13th restored the lead to 2 up.

Price will hope a big performance from Day and Leishman in the top match can spark something from those players following on later in the session and in the afternoon.

Hoffman and Chappell are Presidents Cup rookies and promptly earned a point. The International team rallied with wins on the 10th and 13th, but Kuchar's 20-foot birdie putt provided the needed margin for victory. The ensuing birdie would get the match back to All Square with just two holes to go. Thomas holed his bunker shot for the Americans to stay 2 up, and Thomas birdied the next hole for a 3-up lead.

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