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Woods sits, International lead now 10-8

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MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The International team has the lead going into the final day of the Presidents Cup for the first time in 16 years, and it has a trio of rookies to thank for that.

Marc Leishman and unbeaten rookie Abraham Ancer staged a remarkable rally Saturday afternoon in foursomes, going from 5 down with eight holes to play to earn a most unlikely halve against Justin Thomas and Rickie Fowler.

Byeong Hun An and Joaquin Niemann never led in the final match and scratched out another half-point against Matt Kuchar and Tony Finau.


Reed's caddie shoves fan, off bag

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The caddie for Patrick Reed will not be on the bag for the final session of the Presidents Cup after shoving a spectator who he felt was encroaching too close to Reed while cursing him.

The tour announced the decision after Saturday's dual session, which ended with the International team holding a 10-8 lead. Reed said in a statement he respected the decision and that everyone was focused on winning. Read More...

Asian players shining for Internationals

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) C.T. Pan was only 7 years old in Taiwan when the International team won the Presidents Cup at Royal Melbourne for its only victory in the event. So a video of the historic occasion was essential viewing ahead of matches against the Americans.

"I watched it a couple times, because I love it," Pan said. "It's been 21 long years ... that video definitely pumped and excited everyone." Read More...

Leishman, Ancer stage unlikely comeback

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Marc Leishman said it was probably the best he's ever felt on a golf course. Abraham Ancer said he never gave up hope.

The Internationals pair staged the most improbable of comebacks at the Presidents Cup on Saturday, stealing a half-point when they finished all square in their foursomes match against Americans Justin Thomas and Rickie Fowler despite being 5-down after 10 holes at Royal Melbourne. Read More...

Todd-Horschel share lead in QBE Shootout

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) Brendon Todd and Billy Horschel shot a 6-under 66 in modified alternate shot Saturday for a share of the second round lead on the QBE Shootout.

Rory Sabbatini-Kevin Tway (67), Harold Varner III-Ryan Palmer (70), Jason Kokrak-J.T. Poston (68) and Charles Howell III-Bubba Watson (66) also were 19 under. Ian Poulter and Graeme McDowell (65) were a stroke back. The tournament will close Sunday with a best-ball round. Read More...

Gainey arrested in prostitution sting

BARTOW, Fla. (AP) A professional golfer was one of 124 people arrested in Florida in a prostitution and human-trafficking sting.

Tommy “Two Gloves" Gainey, 44, was arrested Sunday and charged with first-degree misdemeanor solicitation, news outlets reported. Read More...

Scott optimistic about ending Cup losses

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) No one at Royal Melbourne has more playing experience in the Presidents Cup than Adam Scott.

Not much of it is positive.

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