U.S. one point ahead in President's Cup foursomes
That put the U.S. ahead, 4½-3½ overall in their bid to win the trophy for an eighth time, and they led in two of the four remaining matches while trailing in two.
Steve Stricker and 20-year-old rookie Jordan Spieth were three up on South Africans Branden Grace and Richard Sterne after 14 holes while Tiger Woods and Matt Kuchar were two up on South Africans Louis Oosthuizen and Charl Schwartzel after 11 in the day's marquee match.
Argentina's Angel Cabrera and Australian Marc Leishman were one up on Webb Simpson and Brandt Snedeker after 13 holes while Masters champion Adam Scott and Japan's Hideki Matsuyama were four up on Zach Johnson and Jason Dufner after 11.
Left-hander Mickelson sparked the fightback by sinking a 15-foot eagle putt from the fringe at the par-five fifth before hitting a stunning approach to inside two feet at the par-four sixth in the alternate-shot format.
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