Jordan Spieth Dustin Johnson Presidents Cup 2015
Jordan Spieth and Dustin Johnson will team up for the US in the foursomesReuters

The Presidents Cup will begin on Thursday with the foursomes as USA look to defend their title against the International team in Incheon, South Korea.

It will be interesting to see how the Jack Nicklaus Golf Course plays and, more importantly, how the player adapt.

The foursomes will give everyone an idea on what to expect over the next few days, with the pressure firmly on the International team, who have lost eight of the last ten editions of the Presidents Cup.

"Some of the veterans who have played in numerous Presidents Cups, they have had a tough time in the past, because it's been a bit one-sided," International captain Nick Price said.

"So I think that's changed and with the points change now I think the guys are looking forward to this a lot more than any of the previous two or three.

"I think we've seen in the past that the Presidents Cup needs more excitement. It needs to be more closely contested. Certainly most of us on the International Team feel that that hasn't been the case the last five or six Presidents Cups."

What is always crucial in the foursomes is the pairings, and the US have gone with a couple of intriguing ones, none more so than the team of Jordan Spieth and Dustin Johnson. The superstar American duo will play Danny Lee and Marc Leishman on Thursday.

Foursomes is all about how well you play as a team, as it is in the alternate shot format, unlike the fourballs, so all the pressure will be on Spieth and Johnson to deliver a point for the USA from that matchup.

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

"Jay reached out to pretty much everybody on the team and asked what you're thinking, and there's a few players that we talked about that would be really good options in alternate-shot, as well as in best-ball," Spieth added on the pairing.

"And we both felt like we'd be a good alternate-shot team. We felt like it sets up really nicely on this golf course specifically for odds and evens. We wanted to try it."

From an Indian perspective, this Presidents Cup will be all about Anirban Lahiri, who is making his debut in the competition. Lahiri has been paired up with another debutant – Thongchai Jaidee – with Indian/Thai duo playing Rickie Fowler and Jimmy Walker.

Foursomes schedule for Thursday (US team first): Bubba Watson and JB Holmes vs Adam Scott and Hideki Matsuyama.

Matt Kuchar and Patrick Reed vs Louis Oosthuizen and Branden Grace

Rickie Fowler and Jimmy Walker vs Thongchai Jaidee and Anirban Lahiri

Phil Mickelson and Zach Johnson vs Jason Day and Steven Bowditch

Jordan Spieth and Dustin Johnson vs Danny Lee and Marc Leishman.

Where to Watch Live

Foursomes action in the Presidents Cup 2015 is scheduled for a 10 am local time (6.30 am IST, 2 am BST, 9 pm ET) start. Live TV coverage in India will be on Neo Sports.

Viewers in the USA can watch all the action live on the Golf Channel, with the online live streaming option on Golf Channel Live Extra.

Audience in the UK can watch the 2015 Presidents Cup foursomes take place live on Sky Sports 4, while the live stream option is on Sky Go.

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