Americans take largest lead against Europe in Ryder Cup

Americans take largest lead against Europe in Ryder Cup

9/26/2021 5:15:00 AM

Americans take largest lead against Europe in Ryder Cup

The pressure and drama so typical of the Ryder Cup finally arrived on Saturday, with one big difference. The suspense was whether Europe could try to make a game of it.

That staked them to an 11-5 lead, their largest ever against Europe and their biggest in the Ryder Cup since 1975.No one has ever come back from more than a four-point deficit in Ryder Cup history. That's the order facing Europe, which has yet to win a session at Whistling Straits.

Vaccines, masks? Japan puzzling over sudden virus success All the Details on Travis Barker's 'Emotional' Proposal to Kourtney Kardashian - E! Online Travis Barker and Kourtney Kardashian Are Engaged: ‘Forever’

CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COMThe Europeans tried, getting another big win from Jon Rahm and a clutch moment from Shane Lowry, who holed a 10-foot par putt on the 18th green and was pumping his arms so furiously in celebration that he finally dropped his putter on the ground.

So much was as stake. So little was gained."We’re not in a good position and it’s going to take a beyond monumental effort," said Ian Poulter, who has failed to deliver a point in two matches."So we need a couple of miracles.""We’re out there fighting as hard as we can," Lowry said. headtopics.com

The Americans routed Europe again in foursomes Saturday morning — a third straight 3-1 margin — to build a 9-3 lead. And while Europe was ahead in three of the afternoon fourballs, Scheffler's 15-foot birdie putt on the 15th hole and his nifty up-and-down for birdie on the next hole carried him and Bryson DeChambeau to victory in the final match on the course.

Next up is the final session of 12 singles matches, historically an American strength. They need to reach 14 1/2 points to win back that gold trophy."I think we have a lot of guys on this team that really hate losing, and so individual matches tomorrow, I think guys are going to be fired up and ready to play," Scheffler said."Hopefully, finish this thing off."

The U.S. team led 12 1/2-3 1/2 going into Sunday in 1975 when it played against only Britain and Ireland. Dating to the modern era of 1979, when continental Europe joined the party, its largest lead was 10 1/2 -5 1/2 in 1981 at Walton Heath.The six-point lead ties the modern record Europe set in 2004 at Oakland Hills in a record rout.

Rahm was unbeaten in team play. The world's No. 1 player, looking every bit the part, teamed with Ryder Cup record-setter Sergio Garcia to win foursomes in the morning and then hold out to beat Brooks Koepka and cold-putting Jordan Spieth in fourballs. headtopics.com

Kim Kardashian Shared First Look at Kourtney’s Engagement Ring From Travis Barker Afghan Taliban's victory boosts Pakistan's radicals J&J recipients should 'feel good' about booster recommendation: Fauci

Right when it looked as though the Americans might square the match, Rahm made a 30-foot birdie on the 16th hole and Spieth missed from 12 feet — the sixth time in fourballs he missed from that range or closer, including one that mysteriously circled the entire cup and came out.

Even so, the climb is steeper than some of the wild dunes dotting the landscape of this rugged terrain along the Lake Michigan shores.The top five players in the world have gone 15-0-2 in team play at this Ryder Cup. The problem for Europe is four of those players are Americans.

Johnson became the first American since Larry Nelson in 1979 to go 4-0 in team play. He went out twice with Collin Morikawa, the two-time major champion who drove the sixth green and delivered plenty of big putts of his own in the afternoon fourballs.

Johnson was the only American to play all four matches. A 9-3 lead through three sessions made it easy for U.S. captain Steve Stricker to rest Xander Schauffele and Patrick Cantlay, who won another foursomes match, and Justin Thomas, who delivered another clutch shot into the par-5 16th to set up a foursome win with Spieth. headtopics.com

The goal for the Americans after their best opening day in 46 years was to wipe the slate clean and play as though the Ryder Cup was just starting.For a time, it started to feel as if this Ryder Cup was over.Johnson and Morikawa never trailed in either of their two matches. Schauffele and Cantlay flipped their match during a six-hole stretch in the middle of their round. Spieth and Thomas rallied from an early 3-down deficit.

Already the leading points-scorer in Ryder Cup history, Garcia won both his matches with Rahm, the latest European version of a Spanish Armada. He now has won 25 matches, breaking the record held by Nick Faldo."What we did is not enough, not (with) the situation we are in," Garcia said after his morning foursomes match.

Powerful gang behind kidnapping of 17 missionaries, security source says 'It's going to be within our capability' to prevent another coronavirus surge, Fauci says At least 22 people killed after torrential rain in India's Kerala state triggers landslides and floods Read more: Fox News »

Vegetable Hot-and-Sour Soup Recipe

This healthy Vegetable Hot-And-Sour Soup gets flavor from mushrooms, tofu, ginger, and more. Get the recipe at Food & Wine.

Ryder Cup: Jon Rahm nails long-range birdie attempt for EuropeJon Rahm and Sergio Garcia looked to give Team Europe a point in their foursome pairing against Justin Thomas and Jordan Spieth on Friday in the Ryder Cup.

Europe drop McIlroy for Saturday's foursomes line-up in Ryder CupRory McIlroy has been left out of a Ryder Cup session for the first time in his career after Team Europe captain Padraig Harrington dropped the four-time major champion from Saturday's foursomes lineup against the United States. this is terrible news 24/09/2021 | MEGA VIGÍLIA GLOBAL DE SEXTA-FEIRA - OS PROFETAS DO SENHOR | AnnouncementOfRapture

United States overwhelm Europe to grab control of Ryder CupA red wave washed over the Ryder Cup on Friday as the United States dominated both foursome and fourball sessions to grab a commanding 6-2 lead over holders Europe for their largest opening-day advantage in the biennial event in a nearly half-century. Over before it started

The 417-Yard Drive That Explains the Americans’ Lead at the Ryder CupThe U.S. raced out to a 6-2 opening day lead over Europe on the first day of the Ryder Cup. They did it by overpowering the wind at Whistling Straits—and then overpowering the Europeans. If bitcoin prices don't drop, we may need to ban exchanges

Actor Tom Felton collapses during celebrity Ryder Cup matchTom Felton, best known for portraying Draco Malfoy in the Harry Potter films, suffered a 'medical incident' while playing in a celebrity golf match at Whistling Straits, Wisconsin, ahead of the Ryder Cup. Please be alright TomFelton! SUPERSTAR “Medical incident” = alcohol poisoning

The weird and wonderful outfits of fans at the Ryder CupFormer world No. 1 Rory McIlroy throws a foam slice of cheese into a crowd of fans while 2019 Open champion Shane Lowry walks around with one on his head. This is how cnn negative propaganda against Ethiopia reshaping the HOA. The American fans are going to ruin this competition