MELBOURNE, Australia – The International Team of K.J. Choi and Adam Scott have just evened the match at 1-1 with a stunning 7 and 6 victory over Americans Steve Stricker and Tiger Woods.
Choi made a 6-footer for birdie at the 12th hole to seal the lopsided victory over the U.S. duo that went unbeaten in four matches at Harding Park two years ago.. The International team was 4 under while the Americans didn’t make a birdie all day.
“We just played well,” Scott told NBC’s Jimmy Roberts. “K.J. hit a lot of good shots. I hit a lot of good shots, and the other guys didn’t play their best.”
The Americans agreed.
“They got off to a quick start, and we just couldn’t keep up,” Woods said. “This golf course is so difficult, it’s hard to make up shots on it.”
Woods and Stricker only hit four fairways and six greens on Thursday. Not to mention, the Americans were 1 of 3 in sand saves.
“That’s the nature of this course,’ Stricker said. “It seems like we were always just a little bit off. We’ve got to do a better job of putting it in play.”