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October 6 2013

8:36 AM

Match recap: Mickelson-Bradley (U.S.) halved with DeLaet-Day (Int'l)

DeLaet and Day

Graham DeLaet and Jason Day discuss their wild finish against Keegan Bradley and Phil Mickelson in their Foursomes match Sunday.

DUBLIN, Ohio -- Graham DeLaet and Keegan Bradley matched birdies on the final hole so the Americans and the Internationals each earned a half point in the first Foursomes match to conclude on Sunday morning.

QUICK LOOK

The International Team started quickly, winning three of the first five holes to go 3 up. But Mickelson made a 20-footer at the eighth hole and a 2-footer at the par-5 11th after a pinpoint approach by Bradley to notch their first wins of the match. An International bogey from the collar of the 13th green sent the two teams home when play was suspended Saturday evening all square. When play resumed Sunday morning, Bradley proceeded to make a 12-footer for birdie to give the U.S. side its only lead of the match. But the Americans gave that advantage back when Bradley found the water on the par-3 16th to set the stage for the dramatic finish at the 18th. The emotional DeLaet chipped in from 29 feet but an equally fired-up Bradley made the 12-footer to tie and keep the match square. Mickelson paved the way for Bradley's heroics with a phenomenal approach that he curved around a tree. "That's the most nervous I've ever been," Bradley said. "But I want everyone to know Phil's (approach) shot harder than my putt."

MAN OF THE MATCH

Graham DeLaet and Keegan Bradley: You can't pick just one after that dramatic and emotional finish.

BY THE NUMBERS

U.S. Category Int'l
4 Holes won 4
2 Holes led 12
0 Team eagles 0
5 Team birdies 4
3 Team bogeys/worse 2

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