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Breaking down the Sunday pairings for the Presidents Cup

Shane Bacon
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The Americans are up 13-9 after three days of great golf at the Presidents Cup, and with one day left, it's no more partners, and all on your own. Who are paired in the Sunday singles matches? Read on ...

Match No. 1: Webb Simpson vs. K.T. Kim: Webb has been out first all week, and Fred Couples decided not to change that. He's putting great, and despite a late afternoon loss on Saturday, has been a win machine, but he'll have to take down Kim, who has some new-found confidence after making some crucial putts to take down Woods and Johnson on Saturday afternoon.

Match No. 2: Dustin Johnson vs. Charl Schwartzel: The Masters champ has had a great week while Johnson will most likely want to forget it, but the bombers will have a chance to go head-to-head, and a win for the American here could really put the Cup away.

Match No. 3: Bubba Watson vs. Ryo Ishikawa: This will be one of those momentum swingers; Watson is expected to win, but if the Internationals are going to make a run, it'll have to come here from Ishikawa.

Match No. 4: Bill Haas vs. Geoff Ogilvy: Ogilvy has had the better of these two this week, beating Haas once and halving the other match they've faced each other.

Match No. 5: Hunter Mahan vs. Jason Day: Call this the big putt rematch, as Day drained a big putt on Saturday to try to extend the match only to see Mahan slam the match home with his lengthy birdie putt. This should be an emotional one.

Match No. 6: Nick Watney vs. K.J. Choi: Choi has snagged three points for his squad, while Watney was the only American without a point until the late Saturday matches.

Match No. 7: Phil Mickelson vs. Adam Scott: Probably the most anticipated match of this Sunday, Scott is the hottest player heading into these matches and Mickelson might just be the hottest player currently playing. Should be full of big swings and risk-reward possibilities.

Match No. 8: Matt Kuchar vs. Retief Goosen: A couple of "steady wins the race" guys, Kuchar might be the new-age Goosen.

Match No. 9: Jim Furyk vs. Ernie Els: If I had told you before the week that Furyk had a chance to go 5-0-0 in these matches, you would have said I was crazy. Still, he has to beat a reinvented Els who seems in control of his swing and confident on the greens.

Match No. 10: David Toms vs. Robert Allenby: Norman picked Allenby, and has him late in his draw. This could be the late swing match if things are going the Internationals way, so it shows the type of confidence the captain has in his pick to put him here.

Match No. 11: Tiger Woods vs. Aaron Baddeley: I was convinced Fred Couples was going to put Tiger in the anchor spot, but when Norman announced Baddeley here, you knew Couples was going to counter with his pick. I see another singles win for Tiger here.

Match No. 12: Steve Stricker vs. Y.E. Yang: Couples is a really good captain because he stands by his players, and putting Stricker in the final spot shows that. Either the Cup will be over here and this match won't matter, or he has a veteran player that can grind out some big putts to take it home for the Americans.

Live golf kicks off on The Golf Channel at 6:30 PM ET on Saturday.

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