The Americans bench the top pair of Patrick Cantlay and Xander Schauffele for Saturday morning foursomes

The Americans bench the top pair of Patrick Cantlay and Xander Schauffele for Saturday morning foursomes

CHARLOTTE, NC — If the Internationals don’t earn some points early on Saturday, the 2022 Presidents Cup could end before Sunday’s singles.

The Americans hold a commanding 8-2 lead after dominating Thursday and Friday at the Quail Hollow Club and will enter Saturday’s pivotal double session of matches with a dangerous level of confidence and momentum.

The fun begins at 7:12 a.m. ET with the second round of foursomes matches (think alternate shot), but the morning will be without one of America’s most dominant pairings after captain Davis Love III chose to rest Patrick Cantlay and Xander Schauffele, who are a perfect 5-0-0 in the format dating back to the 2019 Presidents Cup. Meanwhile, Scottie Scheffler and Sam Burns, who are 0-1-1 this week and were the quartet’s only loss on Thursday, they are paired for the third consecutive session.

This is how the pairings move for the morning of day 3 in the 2022 Presidents Cup.

Saturday quartet pairings

7:12 a.m. ET: Sungjae Im-Corey Conners (international) vs. Jordan Spieth-Justin Thomas (U.S)

7:24 a.m. ET: Adam Scott-Hideki Matsuyama (international) vs. Cameron Young-Collin Morikawa (U.S)

7:36 a.m. ET: KH Lee-Tom Kim (international) vs. Scottie Scheffler-Sam Burns (U.S)

7:48 a.m. ET: Yes Woo Kim-Cam Davis (international) against Tony Finau-Max Homa (U.S)

On the bench

With just four matches instead of five, that means four players will ride the pine pony on Saturday morning. For the Internationals, they would be: Christiaan Bezuidenhout, Sebastian Muñoz, Taylor Pendrith and Mito Pereira. On the American side, Kevin Kisner, Billy Horschel, Patrick Cantlay and Xander Schauffele.

How to watch, stream, listen

Saturday, September 24

NBC/Peacock: 8 a.m.-6 p.m. ET
PGA Tour Radio: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. ET

Ready

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The story originally appeared on GolfWeek

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