Tom Kim leads International team fightback at Presidents Cup

Tom Kim inspired a fightback from the Internationals at the Presidents Cup, reducing the US Teams lead to 11-7 on Saturday at Quail Hollow.

The South Korean helped his team outscore the heavily stacked US team 5-3 on a thrilling Saturday at the iconic Quail Hollow Club. First, Kim teamed up with fellow countryman Lee Kyoung-hoon in the morning foursomes to defeat world number one Scottie Sheffler and Sam Burns 2&1.

Kim holed several key putts throughout the day, including a mammoth 54-foot bomb, but the moment of the tournament so far came on the final hole of the afternoon fourball.

Going down the 18th with teammate Kim Si-woo, Kim was 60 yards behind his American opponents, some 240 yards from the pin. But the 20-year-old crushed a 2-iron to ten feet and made the putt for an unlikely 1up victory over Patrick Cantlay and Xander Shauffele. The celebrations were just as impressive, as Kim dropped his putter and spiked his cap on the ground before the putt even rolled in.

In the aftermath, International team captain Trevor Immelman had nothing but praise...

"He's been such a tremendous gift to our sport," said Immelman of Kim, as per pgatour.com.

"He has an ability to be a global superstar, this kid. We've seen he has the game. But what I've learned about his personality and his heart and what he stands for this week, man, I am a huge fan."

The teams of Im Sung-jae and Sebastian Munoz, as well as Australian duo Adam Scott and Cameron Davis also gave the International points as they won the afternoon fourballs 3-1.

The International team now look to continue their comeback in Sunday's Singles, with 12 points up for grabs.

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