Team USA Leads after Day One of ICONS Cup, But Team Rest of World Grabs Momentum Late
Fred Couples’ Lineup of Sporting Greats Jumps Out to 8-1 Lead, Only to See Darren Clarke’s Squad Make Spirited Rally to Trail by One Entering Tomorrow’s Final Day
With about two hours left in the inaugural ICONS Cup’s afternoon session, Team USA Captain Fred Couples’ proclamation that his squad “didn’t plan to lose” was looking quite prophetic.
After taking control early with an impressive 4-1 showing in the morning’s five alternate shot matches, Team USA seemed poised to make the inaugural ICONS Cup at Dubai Creek Golf Club a runaway.
The Red-White-and-Blue onslaught continued into the afternoon’s singles matches, with Team USA winning the first four tilts to take a commanding lead.
But Darren Clarke’s Team Rest of the World never gave up hope.
On the strength of timely shot-making, Clarke’s collection of football, rugby and cricket superstars rallied to win 6.5 points in the day’s final 7 matches, turning the Ryder Cup-style event from a rout into what promises to be an extremely compelling final day.
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