2013 Presidents Cup: Pairings, match schedule for Friday Foursomes

Andy Lyons

With the USA ahead one point, the lineups are now set for Friday Foursomes, a format the Americans have dominated.

The pairings and order are set for the second day at the 2013 Presidents Cup. Nick Price did not change a single pairing from Day 1 at Muirfield Village, but he did switch up the order a bit, deciding to anchor things with the duo of Adam Scott and Hideki Matsuyama.

American captain Fred Couples split up the first two groups from Thursday, placing Bill Haas with Hunter Mahan and Webb Simpson with Brandt Snedeker. Those are four of the more versatile and interchangeable guys on the American roster, with the other eight players pretty firmly locked into partnerships.

The format will change on Friday, transitioning from Four-ball to Foursomes, where the International team has typically had tremendous trouble staying competitive. It's an alternate shot system, with the two-man team playing one ball and each player getting nine tee shots (if the match goes 18 holes).

The International side faces great roster turnover from one Presidents Cup to the next, whereas the American side plays Foursomes every year with the Ryder Cup mixing in. Flying in from all over the world for the event, it puts an extra burden on the foreign players. When these guys, who are control freaks about every circumstance on every shot, have to now play a different ball with potentially different feel and distance control, it can get ugly. Nick Price admitted as much when announcing the pairings, so a draw tomorrow would be considered a success for the Internationals.

With that history under this format in mind, here's the lineup for Friday afternoon. The first group is scheduled to go off around 1:10 p.m. ET, with the last tee time approximately scheduled for 2:05 p.m. There are six more points up for grabs.

Match One

Jason DayGraham DeLaet vs. Phil MickelsonKeegan Bradley

Match Two

Ernie ElsBrendon de Jonge vs. Hunter MahanBill Haas

Match Three

Branden GraceRichard Sterne vs. Steve StrickerJordan Spieth

Match Four

Angel CabreraMarc Leishman vs. Webb SimpsonBrandt Snedeker

Match Five

Louis OosthuizenCharl Schwartzel vs. Matt KucharTiger Woods

Match Six

Adam ScottHideki Matsuyama vs. Jason DufnerZach Johnson

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