Internationals take 4-1 lead over US in Presidents Cup

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The Presidents Cups takes place this week at Royal Melbourne in Australia. Tiger woods emphatically won his game, securing his teams only victory in the four-balls session. The International team established a healthy lead at Royal Melbourne, Australia leading 4-1.

The USA is defending Presidents Cup champion and has won 10 of the previous 12 events since its inception in 1994.

Woods, the 15-time major champion still has plenty of belief that his team can produce the goods come back against Ernie Els’ side, which features the cream of players outside Europe.

This is a long four days. I mean, we have to go earn this Cup. Just because we lost the session doesn’t mean the Cup’s over. There’s a long way to go. A lot of points available. The guys will regroup and we’ll come out tomorrow ready to go.”

Tiger Woods

International captain Ernie Els was beaming about his teams great start to the event:

This is an unbelievable start. We haven’t had a start like this for many years. It’s really nice to have some points on the board. There were a lot of tight matches and a lot of crucial putts, and great golf shots.”

Pairings for day two’s foursomes

Dustin Johnson and Matt Kuchar v Louis Oosthuizen and Adam Scott

Patrick Cantlay and Xander Schauffele v Adam Hadwin and Joaquin Niemann 

Patrick Reed and Webb Simpson v Marc Leishman and Abraham Ancer 

Tiger Woods and Justin Thomas v Hideki Matsuyama and Ben An

Gary Woodland and Rickie Fowler v Sungjae Im and Cam Smith

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17:52

Tampa Bay Downs

Lem Me Tel Ya To Win

He has won four times from 6f to 7f. A winner at 14-1 at Tampa Bay Downs over 6f on his latest outing last month, beating Resident. Expect another bold showing.

18:48

Tampa Bay Downs

Kalu To Win

Successful twice at 6f. Won on his latest outing when 11-10fav at Tampa Bay Downs over 6f last month, beating Minnesota Lucky. Another bold bid from the front beckons as he drops in class.

19:19

Tampa Bay Downs

Majestic Melody To Win

Won on his latest outing when 2-5fav at Tampa Bay Downs over 7f in February last year, beating Alfred The Great. The absence has to be a worry, but his stable is in form.

19:50

Tampa Bay Downs

Classy Of Course To Win

Successful twice at 1m on good ground. A winner at 5-1 at Tampa Bay Downs over 1m (good) on her latest outing last month, beating Don’t Fight by 3 1/2l. Expected to give another good account from on or near the pace.

20:20

Tampa Bay Downs

Speeding Starlet To Win

Winner of five races at 1m. Third of 7 behind Scarlet Bow beaten at 2-1 on her latest outing at Tampa Bay Downs over 1m in February. Having her first run for a new stable today, previously with Gerald Bennett. Goes well at this venue and a bold bid seems assured.

20:51

Tampa Bay Downs

Jais’s Solitude To Win

He has won three times from 7f to 1m 4f on good ground. Beaten 6l behind March To The Arch at 8-1 when last of 9 on his latest outing at Gulfstream over 1m (good) in January. Drops significantly in grade and it will be disappointing if he fails to make his presence felt.

Returns and odds correct at time of publishing.