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Fast Facts from the Ryder Cup Day 1

September 28, 2018

• This is the first time that Europe have won all four points in a foursomes session

• Europe’s biggest ever total win (in holes) in a single session. Today Europe won by 17 – previous record 15 in 1985

• The last time Europe won all four points in one session was in 1989, at The Belfry

Sergio GARCIA (ESP) practice days during Ryder Cup Matches 2018,Le Golf National, Versailles, Paris,France, © Matthew Harris / TGPL
Sergio GARCIA (ESP) practice days during Ryder Cup Matches 2018,Le Golf National, Versailles, Paris,France

© Matthew Harris / TGPL

• In 1989 Europe trailed the Americans 3-1 after the first session and finished the day 5-3 ahead

• During the last seven foursomes sessions in European Ryder Cups (2006, 2010, 2014, 2018), the Europeans have won 20.5 points – the United States have won 7.5 points

• With his two wins today Tommy Fleetwood becomes the first European rookie to win their two opening matches in a Ryder Cup since Sergio Garcia in 1999

Tommy FLEETWOOD (ENG) during Day 1 afternoon Foursomes Ryder Cup Matches 2018,Le Golf National, Versailles, Paris,France, © Matthew Harris / TGPL
Tommy FLEETWOOD (ENG) during Day 1 afternoon Foursomes Ryder Cup Matches 2018,Le Golf National, Versailles, Paris,France

© Matthew Harris / TGPL

• Today Fleetwood became just the third European rookie to win two matches on the opening day of a Ryder Cup. The other two are Garcia (1999) and José María Olazábal (1987)

• With his victory today, Sergio Garcia overtakes Seve Ballesteros as the most successful Spaniard in Ryder Cup history with 23.5 points

• Garcia also joins Colin Montgomerie on 23.5 points – joint third in the European standings. He’s now one behind Langer and two behind Faldo