Presidents Cup Jordan Spieth and Dustin Johnson paired for Presidents Cup foursomes

Jordan Spieth and Dustin Johnson have been paired up for Thursday's foursomes at the Presidents Cup.

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World number one Jordan Spieth and Dustin Johnson have been paired up for Thursday's foursomes at the Presidents Cup.

The unlucky International duo of Danny Lee and Marc Leishman will have to come up against the formidable pairing of Team USA's Spieth and Johnson.

The Presidents Cup is played every two years between United States and a team of international players that does not include Europeans.

South Africans Louis Oosthuizen and Branden Grace come up against Matt Kuchar and Patrick Reed, while Indian Anirban Lahiri and Thai Thongchai Jaidee face the team of Rickie Fowler and Jimmy Walker.

Australian Adam Scott was paired with a familiar face in Hideki Matsuyama to face Bubba Watson and J.B. Holmes, while former world number one Jason Day will combine with compatriot Steven Bowditch against Phil Mickelson and Zach Johnson.

United States have a dominant record in the cup, winning eight of the previous 10 editions. Their only loss came in 1998 at Royal Melbourne, while the other finished as a tie in 2003.

U.S captain Jay Haas and his International counterpart Nick Price decided the match-ups and the former confirmed the pair of Spieth and Johnson asked to be put together.

"Jordan and Dustin, they have been wanting this for a while, wanting this pairing. And what Jordan wants, Jordan gets right now," Haas said.

"Patrick loves the match-play aspect of it and certainly wants Jordan at some time during the course of the matches. But again, we wanted to get Jordan what he wanted here early on and maybe that can happen down the road."

The foursomes will see the pairings use one ball and take alternate shots until the hole is completed.

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