The American's lead heading into Sunday is four points — the same number of points Spieth and Thomas earned in a perfect week.

An issue that became a big part of the story four years ago seems almost trivial now. A win seems to take care of everything when there is a controversy like this. Team USA lost then and is now in control.

Remember when Patrick Reed publicly complained at the 2018 Ryder Cup that captain Jim Furyk had separated him from his successful partnership with Jordan Spieth?

It seems like ages ago in the golf world that Reed failed to capture his past Ryder Cup and Presidents Cup glory and has now moved on to LIV Golf,

Meanwhile, Spieth got the partner he wanted in Paris that year, Justin Thomas, and while the Americans suffered a crushing defeat,

For now, Davis Love III is breathing a little easier as this team is the difference between the United States and the internationals at the Presidents Cup.

A lot has changed since then, but there were some eerie similarities to the Ryder Cup 10 years ago, as the International took the last two games to close the gap to four points.

Thomas and Spieth were the only American team to win Saturday afternoon's four-ball event and are 4-0 overall - having played two holes in total.