Presidents Cup resumes at soggy Muirfield Village
Matt Kuchar of the US Team hits his tee shot on the 15th hole during the weather delayed Day Two Foursome Matches at the Muirfield Village Golf Club on October 5, 2013 in Dublin, Ohio
The United States led the Internationals 6 1/2-5 1/2 with five four-ball matches on the soggy course. Golfers were using lift, clean and place rules and at times playing in heavy downpours.
"It's testing everyone's patience," Internationals captain Nick Price said. "As soon as we dry out, the next squall comes through. I just hope we can finish so we can get a result."
American duos led in three matches. The Internationals were ahead in one and another was all square when play was halted with bunkers flooded, pools on greens and rivers in fairways.
"I feel bad for both teams," US captain Fred Couples said. "The players are getting poured on. The golf is incredible. Hopefully we'll get this done sooner rather than later."
While course workers made the Jack Nicklaus-designed layout playable again, the delay means five alternate-shot afternoon matches will not be completed by sunset.
Teams split four alternate-shot foursomes matches that had to be finished Saturday morning after Friday's storm.
Severe thunderstorms and up to three inches of rain are predicted in the region on Sunday, when 12 concluding singles matches are scheduled.
Reigning Masters champion Adam Scott of Australia and Japan's 21-year-old Hideki Matsuyama led world number one Tiger Woods and Matt Kuchar 1-up after 11 holes in a showdown of unbeaten duos.
Matsuyama opened with a birdie and added another from 15 feet at the third hole for a 2-up lead. Woods answered with a four-foot birdie at the par-3 fourth and his third birdie in a row won the sixth to square the match.
But Matsuyama sank a five-foot par putt to win the 10th hole and a 10-footer to halve the par-5 11th.
Woods, a 14-time major champion and PGA Player of the Year after five wins this season, has won a record 22 Presidents Cup matches.
Kuchar, this year's WGC Match Play winner, is defending champion at the Memorial, the US PGA event at Muirfield Village. He is the 19th different Presidents and Ryder Cup partner for Woods, a five-time Memorial winner.
Reigning British Open champion Phil Mickelson, a five-time major winner, and Keegan Bradley were 2-up after 14 holes over South African Ernie Els and Zimbabwe's Brendon de Jonge.
Steve Stricker and Jordan Spieth, the event's oldest and youngest players at 46 and 20 respectively, were even with Aussie Jason Day and Canada's Graham DeLaet after 14 holes.
Bill Haas and Webb Simpson were 4-up on Argentina's Angel Cabrera and South African Branden Grace after 13 holes while Hunter Mahan and Brandt Snedeker led South African major winners Charl Schwartzel and Louis Oosthuizen 2-up after 12 holes.
The Internationals earned a 3-3 foursomes split early, the first session in the format since 2005 they had not lost, when Scott and Maruyama beat major winners Zach Johnson and Jason Dufner 2 and 1.
Also in the morning, Woods and Kuchar beat Schwartzel and Oosthuizen 4 and 2; Stricker and Spieth beat South Africans Grace and Richard Sterne 2 and 1; and Cabrera and Aussie Marc Leishman beat Simpson and Snedeker 2 and 1.