Internationals lead Presidents Cup for 1st time since 2005 after Day 1
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The Internationals lead the Americans 4-1 after Day 1 of the Presidents Cup to hold their first advantage after a session in the team competition since 2005.

The best players for Ernie Els' side showed up Thursday. With the help from their rookie partners, Louis Oosthuizen, Hideki Matsuyama, and Adam Scott all earned a full point for the Internationals. Oosthuizen and Abraham Ancer stunned Dustin Johnson and Gary Woodland with a 4-and-3 victory.

Tiger Woods and Justin Thomas were the only winning pairing for the United States. Captain Woods played the best of all the Americans, making six birdies in 15 holes to secure his team a point.

Here's the scoreboard from Day 1:

Americans Score Internationals
Justin Thomas
Tiger Woods
4 & 3 Marc Leishman
Joaquin Niemann
Xander Schauffele
Patrick Cantlay
1 UP Adam Hadwin
Sungjae Im
Bryson DeChambeau
Tony Finau
2 & 1 Adam Scott
Byeong Hun An
Webb Simpson
Patrick Reed
1 UP Hideki Matsuyama
C.T. Pan
Dustin Johnson
Gary Woodland
4 & 3 Abraham Ancer
Louis Oosthuizen

*Winning pair in bold

Webb Simpson and Patrick Reed were tied with Matsuyama and C.T. Pan with two holes to play. However, Matsuyama drilled a clutch birdie on No. 17, which ultimately sealed the lopsided Day 1 lead.

The format switches to foursomes (alternate shot) for Friday's session.

Internationals lead Presidents Cup for 1st time since 2005 after Day 1
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