Just as the Internationals appeared set to create some significant breathing space, the USA mounted a late charge on Friday.
Public enemy number one in Melbourne after his antics at the Hero World Challenge, Patrick Reed responded to fans on Friday.
The International team – already leading – are projected to score another four points in Friday's second session.
Trailing 4-1 at the end of the first day in Melbourne on Thursday, USA captain Tiger Woods discussed what is ahead for his team.
International captain Ernie Els reflected on a stunning day against defending champions the USA at Royal Melbourne Golf Club.
Rickie Fowler and Matt Kuchar have been named by the United States for Friday's foursomes.
The International team took a first-day lead at the Presidents Cup for just the fourth time.
Tiger Woods and Justin Thomas will team up for the United States to begin the Presidents Cup.
Cameron Smith's friendship with Patrick Reed is over after the controversy at the Hero World Challenge.
Returning from knee surgery at the Presidents Cup, Dustin Johnson said he was ready to go.