Drawing players from the far-flung corners of the globe and trying to build a team just days before the Presidents Cup has been a factor in the Internationals` poor record in the event, but 2015 captain Nick Price has a few tricks up his sleeve to change things around.
Tiger Woods says he is keen to make the US team which will challenge to break Europe`s recent domination of the Ryder Cup when it returns to Scotland after a 41-year gap at Gleneagles in late September.
American golf star Tiger Woods has reportedly retained his world number one position, according to the latest world rankings which followed the Presidents Cup won by the USA and Seve Trophy won by Europe.
The United States opened up a commanding five-point lead over the Internationals before play was suspended at the 10th Presidents Cup on Saturday with four matches yet to be completed after another day of foul weather.
Two long rain delays have already forced a backlog of matches at the Presidents Cup on Saturday and the forecast for more showers on the weekend could send the event into a Monday finish, tournament director Steve Carman said.
With Phil Mickelson and Keegan Bradley setting the tone, the United States remained one point in front of the Internationals when Friday`s weather-hit foursomes were suspended for the day at the Presidents Cup.
As much as players and officials like to talk up the competitive nature of the Presidents Cup there was also an end-of-season party atmosphere at Muirfield Village on Thursday with even Tiger Woods joining in the fun.
Rookie Jordan Spieth had some nervy moments in his Presidents Cup debut but his fine form combined with veteran US team-mate Steve Stricker`s calming influence helped guide the pair to a 1-up victory over Ernie Els and Brendon De Jonge on Thursday.
The United States needed a par on the final hole to retain the overall lead over the Internationals on the first day of the Presidents Cup after almost throwing away a commanding advantage following a lengthy weather delay.