When another long day ended at the Presidents Cup on Saturday, the Americans were assured of the lead going into the final round of singles matches.
Zach Johnson took care of that with a wedge from 115 yards that disappeared into the cup for eagle on the 15th hole as he and Jason Dufner completed the only foursomes match with a 4-and-3 victory on another rainy day at Muirfield Village in Dublin, Ohio.
Tiger Woods and Matt Kuchar were doing their part, having won every match they played. Woods delivered another signature moment in the Presidents Cup, hitting a fairway metal on No. 15 that plopped four feet below the pin for an eagle that was conceded and a 2-up lead that allowed them to rally for a fourballs win earlier Saturday.
"This guy is a horse -- holy cow!" Kuchar said. "He played some incredible golf today."
Still to be determined was how big the lead was going to be.
The other four matches were to be completed Sunday morning, and the Americans were leading 111/2 -61/2. They were 2 up in one match, while the Internationals were 3 up and 2 up in two others. The fourth match was all square.
"Well, it's not over," International captain Nick Price said. "We've still got a lot of golf to play tomorrow, and I have the utmost confidence in these guys that they can turn those two games around."
Early in the foursomes session, the board was filled with blue International scores on the front nine. Steve Stricker and Bill Haas warmed up their putters and went from 1 down to a 2-up lead through 10 holes. Phil Mickelson and Keegan Bradley, who rallied earlier in a fourballs match to win, were 3 down through seven holes when Mickelson made two big putts that led to them squaring the match through 14 holes.
Louis Oosthuizen and Charl Schwartzel were 3 up over Webb Simpson and Brandt Snedeker through 12 holes.
The long day began with Angel Cabrera and Marc Leishman coming up with big shots late for a 2-and-1 win, which enabled the Internationals to scratch out a 3-3 draw in foursomes that began Friday.
But in fourballs, everything changed. Mickelson and Bradley made seven birdies in an eight-hole stretch to go from 2 down to a 2-and-1 win over Ernie Els and Brendon de Jonge. Woods and Kuchar were never in control of their match against Adam Scott and Hideki Matsuyama until Woods took over.
LPGA: China's Shanshan Feng shot a 9-under 64 to take a one-stroke lead over American Stacy Lewis after the third round of the Reignwood LPGA Classic in Beijing.
Feng carded nine birdies in a bogey-free round for a total of 21-under 198, boosting the chances of a home winner in the first LPGA tournament played in the country.
U.S. Mid-Amateur: Todd White and Kevin Marsh each shot a 4-under-par 66 to share the first-round lead in stroke-play qualifying for the men's U.S. Mid-Amateur in Birmingham, Ala.
The top 64 after the second round Sunday will advance to match play in the event for players 25 and older.
Ryan Sloane of Campbell, Daniel Griffiths of Redwood City and Eddie Davis of San Mateo are in a 26-way tie for 54th at 3-over 73.
In the U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur in Asheville, N.C., Julia Potter shot a 2-under 69 to open a five-stroke lead.
Renata Young of Walnut Creek is tied for 32nd at 10-over 81.