The USA had driven 4-1 overnight at the Jack Nicklaus club in Incheon, South Korea, taking after Thursday’s foursomes.
Be that as it may, the defending champions won just one match on day two, while Phil Mickelson and Zach Johnson disputably divided their match.
The pair were given an one-opening punishment after Mickelson wrongfully changed the kind of ball he was playing mid-match.
The opposition proceeds on Saturday with foursomes and fourballs.
Mickelson and Johnson were all square through six against Jason Day and Adam Scott when the five-time real champ changed to a harder-ball to get additional separation from the tee-going into the standard five 7th.
Mickelson teed off yet supposing he may have broken a standard he counseled US captain Jay Haas and a ref, who raised the issue with the rules committee.
They educated Mickelson he had broken the rules and he was excluded from the gap as Day checked a birdie to put the International team one-up.
However, authorities then acknowledged they had inaccurately connected the punishment and the best possible approval was the “adjustment” of one opening, which means the US went two-down.
In spite of being inaccurately precluded Mickelson was denied the opportunity to backtrack and complete the opening.
“The strange thing was I’ve never known about a match adjustment punishment,” said Mickelson, who has played 49 matches in the 21 years since the Presidents Cup started.
International team’s fight back
After Friday’s match – which proceeded with Mickelson raking home a long birdie putt on the eleventh gap and dunking a methodology shot from the fairway shelter for falcon on the twelfth before Day secured a half-point for every squad with a 7-foot putt on the last green – Mickelson was requested his thoughts on the circumstance.
Home most loved Bae Sang moon a 12 foot birdie put as he and accomplice New Zealand player Danny Lee hit Jimmy Walker and Rickie Fowler by a gap.
Branden Grace and Louis Oosthuizen beat Jordan Spieth and Dustin Johnson 4&3, with Charl Schwartzel and Thongchai Jaidee pushing out Chris Kirk and Bill Haas 2&1.
The defending champions’ sole four ball triumph saw Bubba Watson and JB Holmes go two-up on Steven Bowditch and Marc Leishman.
Bae said: “I was truly edgy to assist the International team and after the keep going shot on the eighteenth opening today I was extremely glad.
“I had an inclination that I accomplished something for the team and I additionally made force for alternate players, so I was extremely glad and it was an exceptionally exciting minute.”