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U.S. outlasts rally to lead Presidents Cup
U.S. outlasts rally to lead Presidents Cup

The Americans survived a late rally Thursday and put the International team in a familiar hole in the Presidents Cup at Dublin, Ohio. Steve Stricker blasted out of a plugged lie in the face of a bunker to three feet to save par as he and 20-year-old Jordan Spieth hung on for a 1-up win in the final match on the course at Muirfield Village. That win gave the Americans a 31/2-21/2 lead, the fourth straight time they have led after the opening session. The Americans led in every match early in the fourballs session and were ahead in five of them when thunderstorms and a few bursts of rain stopped play for 11/2 hours. None of the matches had gone more than 10 holes, though the delay at least...

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