November 18th, 2011 by Kristofer Anderson
The controversial move to use a captain’s pick on Tiger Woods is not working out well so far. After a 7 & 6 loss on Thursday, Tiger and partner Dustin Johnson lost again on Friday to Australians Jason Day and Aaron Baddeley. Fortunately the remainder of the American squad is playing well enough to hold a two point lead going into the Saturday matches.
In the first two days Woods found himself in what could have been some uncomfortable situations. Adam Scott, who picked up Steve Williams after Tiger fired him, played against Woods on Thursday. Woods was then paired with Dustin Johnson on Friday; Wood’s current caddy was hired away from Johnson this August.
Despite the captain’s pick faltering, the remainder of the team is playing well. Mickelson, Furyk, Watson, and Simpson have won both matches they have played and appear to be the best teams in the competition.
Saturday brings double duty with alternate shot in the morning and best-ball following in the afternoon. Mickelson and Furyk remain paired and Woods and Johnson will have one more chance to secure a point Saturday morning.