MELBOURNE – The United States rallied late in Friday's foursomes at the Presidents Cup to hold the Internationals to a 6.5-3.5 lead after Ernie Els' team threatened to run away with the event at Royal Melbourne.
Trailing in all five matches at one point, the Americans dug deep to share the day two honours, with captain Tiger Woods and his playing partner Justin Thomas leading from the front again.
Woods and Thomas were the only pair to score for the United States in the opening fourballs on Thursday and returned to claim a vital point in a 1-up win over Hideki Matsuyama and An Byeong-hun.
Thomas rolled in a 17-foot putt on the 18th to secure the win and celebrated wildly before being wrapped in a bear-hug by Woods.
"I'm speechless, I've been fortunate to make a lot of big putts and hit a lot of big shots," said Thomas.