Captains Colin Montgomerie and Corey Pavin agreed to change the schedule to try and complete the matches on Sunday evening. The players will still by vying for the 28 tournament points at stake.
The new format has six foursome (alternate shot) matches in the second session instead of the scheduled four, and two foursome and four fourball matches in the third session. The 12 singles matches will be preserved.
Basically, for the remaining matches, all 12 players on both teams will play — neither team can “hide” any players that would have been benched. This might be seen as a disadvantage to the Americans because of the inconsistency of the many bombers on the team that presumably would have sat out the foursome matches.
Good news is that NBC’s coverage will no longer be aired on tape delay. ESPN will start its telecast at 3am Saturday and NBC will show live golf from 8am to 6pm. Woohoo!