It took American-Australian golfer Aaron Baddeley a day to turn things around at the Presidents Cup on the same hole.
Baddeley’s three-wood off the 18th hole in Thursday’s foursome cost the Internationals a victory. Baddeley and his partner Jason Day lost one shot lead as a result, allowing Matt Kuchar and Dustin Johnson to get away with a halve.
On Friday, the situation was quite the opposite – Day made a poor shot, and Baddeley saved the day by firing a four-foot putt. The pair eventually beat Tiger Woods and Johnson 1-up.
This comeback brought the International team squad which is two points behind the US team a huge lift.
Baddeley’s partner, Jason Day, was happy with Aaron. He said that their victory over Woods and Johnson was even more satisfying, considering the bad conditions at Royal Melbourne on that day – it was very windy and it was quite difficult to play in slick greens.
Though the Internationals are trailing behind, if other International players pick up Baddeley’s initiative on Saturday, things might level out.