"(But) we both played pretty well, especially on the back nine".
"It sucks sitting, there's no question", Hoffman said. "It's not what we wanted, but half a point is better than no points".
But if the play of Hoffman and Chappell was a pleasant surprise, Justin Thomas' performance has likely exceeded even his own lofty expectations.
Oosthuizen will team with Day against Spieth and Reed in the first afternoon match.
SHOT OF THE DAY: Thomas holed out from a bunker on No. 14 and wound up halving the hole when it looked as though the lead would be cut to 1 up.
"I think we saw the strength of the USA team come out today", Price said.
"It gave us a little more fire and momentum going into today".
And, finally, fellow rookie Kevin Kisner teamed with Phil Mickelson to claw out the day's final point for Stricker, a flag that just an hour earlier seemed improbable and likely put the finishing touches on an overmatched and seemingly out-of-answers worldwide team.
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Phil Mickelson and Kevin Kisner turned the screws even tighter with a 2&1 win over Venezuela's Jhonattan Vegas and Argentine Emiliano Grillo.
The United States Team continued to plow forward to victory with all the subtlety of a freight train, winning of three of the four foursome (alternate shot) matches Saturday over the International Team during the morning session of Day 3 at the 12th Presidents Cup, being contested at Liberty National Golf Club in Jersey City, N.J.
United States have won nine of 11 Presidents Cups. For the math-challenged, that means the event could be over before Sunday's singles session.
"Playing for my country", Reed said when asked what brings out the best in him on a team.
"A lot of close-knit guys there on that team. They are young, they are explosive, they have a lot of fun with one another".
Starting the day with a 3.5-1.5 advantage, the U.S. won four out of five fourballs in New Jersey on Friday.
"Yesterday, and then again today, losing the first two matches (it) would have been great if we could have posted a point with one of the first two matches, but you know, we've just got to keep plugging along".