Johnson gives U.S. a 5-point lead at Presidents Cup

The Sports NetworkOctober 4, 2013 

Dublin, OH ( - Zach Johnson eagled the 15th hole to close out his match Saturday afternoon and give the United States a five-point lead at The Presidents Cup.

Johnson and Jason Dufner were 2-down after six holes against Richard Sterne and Marc Leishman. The Americans won six of eight holes from the eighth to roll to a 4 & 3 win.

That pushed the United States' lead over the Internationals to 11 1/2 - 6 1/2.

Parts of three sessions were played on Saturday after weather halted action on Friday at Muirfield Village. The Friday foursomes session wrapped up with the teams splitting the final four matches.

Saturday's four-ball session was completed despite another weather delay, and the Americans claimed four of the five matches to push their lead to four.

All five foursomes matches made it to the back nine before play was halted for the day Saturday. The round will resume at 7:35 a.m. (ET) on Sunday. The singles matches are now scheduled to start at 9:00 a.m. as they try to finish before more bad weather moves in later on Sunday.


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