Woods has lost only once to an global player in singles away from home - Mike Weir in Canada in 2007, when the Americans were well on their way to winning again.
There's no suggestion that the abuse was being directed at any specific players. It also had a three-point lead going into Sunday singles in South Africa in 2003, the famous tie.
Inspired, Woods and Justin Thomas, the only USA pair to win on Thursday, matched the exploits.
With the duel going down to the wire, Chilean Niemann produced a brilliant recovery from the rough on 18 to give An a birdie chance from within seven feet to claim a full point.
US captain Tiger Woods gave Reed and Simpson a third chance to get it right on day three but they were well beaten by East Asian aces Matsuyama and Pan, who attacked the greens and built a three-hole lead by the eighth. "We would have taken that at the start of the day". Leishman played better in his foursomes match while Fowler and Thomas, despite 18-hole heroics, have been mediocre at best.
A banner day for the Internationals was complete on the 18th, when Patrick Reed missed a long putt to halve the hole and concede a second 1-up win to the east Asian duo of Hideki Matsuyama and CT Pan.
"It's been four really great sessions, and today was some of the most exciting golf I've seen for a long time, " said Ernie Els, the worldwide captain.
"It was unbelievable, you talk about coming back from the dead", worldwide captain Ernie Els said. "I said, 'If I make a big putt today, I'm yelling it.' Today, that was a pretty big putt, so I thought it was the appropriate time to yell it".
Woods hit a great approach to 18 feet beyond the hole. "That's probably as good as I've felt on a golf course, and I only halved the match". "It's very early", Leishman said.
Australian debutant Cameron Smith sunk a monster birdie putt to put himself and partner Im Sung-jae one-up at the first against Gary Woodland and Rickie Fowler. "But we're excited about tomorrow and getting after it".
After a 4-1 drubbing in Thursday's fourballs, the US's 21-year stranglehold on the cup looked to be slipping as the Internationals appeared on track to win their first foursomes session since 2005.
The US have dominated foursomes' alternate shot format throughout the tournament's history. "It's unacceptable for us to get a half a point", said a crestfallen Thomas.
"Just because we lost the session doesn't mean the Cup's over", warned Woods.
Internationals captain Els, however, will be delighted with the home team's position and particularly the contributions of his East Asian aces.
Woods sat himself out for Saturday morning for the first time this week, sending Thomas out with Fowler.