Team USA are on course to maintain their Presidents Cup dominance as they extended their lead over the International team to 8-2 after day two at Quail Hollow.
Davis Love III’s team made a strong start to the biennial competition by taking a 4-1 lead after round one.
In Friday’s four-balls, Team USA won three of the five matches with the other two ending in a tie to move to within 7.5 points of victory.
The first team to 15.5 points wins.
The US have won the past eight editions of the Ryder Cup-style event against a team comprised of players from the rest of the world outside Europe.
Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas kicked things off in round two by beating Adam Scott and Cam Davis 2&1.
Patrick Cantlay/Xander Schauffele and Billy Horschel/Max Homa then won their respective matches to put Team USA in command heading into round three.