US team still leads through day 2 at Presidents Cup

Both teams made slight changes to their pairings on day two at the Presidents Cup in Melbourne Australia. Mixing things up still didn't give the International team the boost it needed to close the gap on the U.S. team.

After two days of competition, the U.S. side leads the Internationals 7-5.

Saturday brings a great opportunity for both teams with a double session of play, meaning twice as many points are up for grabs.

The Internationals can gain much needed ground on the U.S., however the U.S. team can pull even further into the lead with a big day on Saturday.

Tiger Woods continues to struggle at the 2011 Presidents Cup. At 0-2 so far in the competition, this is the first time in this event he has been win less.

Fred Couples made his switch and paired Woods with Dustin Johnson for Fridays matches. The two will remain together on Saturday when they face K.J. Choi and Adam Scott.

The wind and weather were completely different on day two than it was on the opening day of the competition.

All the players thought the conditions were some of the toughest they had been in and made Royal Melbourne really show her fury when the conditions went South.

“It’s carnage on a golf course like this today,” Adam Scott said after day two's round was over." Thank goodness it’s match play and we weren’t actually counting our strokes."

International captain Greg Norman said, "On a scale of 1 to 10, I'd give it an 11 today." Speaking of course about the weather conditions on day two.

Surprises for the U.S. squad continue to be the pairings of Bubba Watson and Webb Simpson as well as Phil Mickelson and Jim Furyk.

Both pairings are perfect on the score card through two days of competition.

Mickelson and Furyk closed out Adam Scott and Kyung Kim 2 and 1 on 17 holes. Watson and Simpson matched them by beating Ernie Els and Ryo Ishikawa in 17 holes as well.

The condition and the speed of the greens at Royal Melbourne continue to be a hot issue this week. They are probably the hardest and fastest any of the players have faced or will face in some time.

Scores have reflected just how difficult this course can be. 13 holes played during the six matches on day two were won with pars.

You don't see that too often in best ball matches with some of the best players in the world.

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