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U.S. keeps lead as rain interrupts Presidents Cup
United States' Phil Mickelson, right, and team captain Fred Couples laugh together while walking down the first tee during a foursome match against the International team at the Presidents Cup golf tournament at Muirfield Village Golf Club Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, in Dublin, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)
October 4, 2013, 7:15 pm

DUBLIN, Ohio -- Another rain delay cut short some exceptional golf Friday in the Presidents Cup.

Phil Mickelson and Keegan Bradley shot 30 on the front nine at Muirfield Village, an astounding performance in foursomes. Only some sloppy play allowed the match to go 15 holes and a 4-and-3 win for the Americans. Right behind them, Brendon de Jonge began to emerge as a star of the International team. He teamed with Ernie Els in a 4-and-3 win over Hunter Mahan and Bill Haas.

Those were the only two of six matches that were completed. The Americans, still a point ahead, led in two matches, while the Internationals were ahead in the other two. They will be completed Saturday morning.

For the second straight day, storms interrupted the Presidents Cup and left a bleak outlook for finishing Sunday.

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