October 6 2013
DeLaet chips in
By Brian Wacker, PGATOUR.COM
DUBLIN, Ohio -- Graham DeLaet had already validated himself in his first Presidents Cup.
A chip-in for birdie on the 18th hole of his foursomes match Sunday morning simply provided a rare highlight on an otherwise gloomy day for the International Team.
"It was unbelievable," the Canadian said. "Just one of the coolest feelings in my life really."
It didn't last long.
Keegan Bradley followed by making his birdie putt as he and Mickelson halved with DeLaet and Jason Day.
"They made some really good putts down the stretch," DeLaet said. "You had to play well to get a half point against those guys and that's the way it is."
The U.S. won three of five foursomes matches in the fourth session of the week and lost only one.
Still, DeLaet won't soon forget the moment.
"This is what we practice for," he said. "We put in a lot of time around the greens, and it was a little grainy and it was super soft. I just did all the technique we've been practicing with (my coach) and it paid off."
Going into Sunday's singles, DaLaet was 2-1-1 for the week.