The Empire Strikes Back: U.S. Am's All-International Final Four

Ryan Herrington tells us a little bit about the final four at Brookline, which ensures a non-American winner of the U.S. Amateur for the first time since 2009.

The two Aussies are products of Golf Australia's program (profiled in Golf World, not posted), while the Canadian and the Englishman represent the other quadrants of the empire.

Victories Friday in the quarterfinals by England's Matt Fitzpatrick (4 and 3 over Adam Ball), Canada's Corey Conners (5 and 3 over Neil Raymond) and Australia's Brady Watt (1 up over Scottie Scheffler) and Oliver Goss (5 and 3 over Brandon Matthews) ensured the all-international Final Four on grounds made hallowed by monumental performances from American golfers.

You can follow the matches here. NBC televises from 4-6 pm ET.