International Team Event

Ryder Cup 2018

September 28-30

Le Golf National, Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, France

Past winners

September 28-30

Le Golf National, Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, France

Past winners

Day 2

Europe lead US 10-6 heading into final day

September 29, 2018

Europe will head into Sunday's singles at the Ryder Cup holding a 10-6 lead over the United States as Tommy Fleetwood and Francesco Molinari again starred for the hosts at Le Golf National.

Europe lead US 10-6 heading into final day of Ryder Cup, © Matthew Harris / TGPL
Tiger Woods, Tommy Fleetwood, Francesco Molinari

© Matthew Harris / TGPL

Europe will head into Sunday's singles at the Ryder Cup holding a 10-6 lead over the United States as Tommy Fleetwood and Francesco Molinari again starred for the hosts at Le Golf National.

Fleetwood and Molinari defeated Tiger Woods, who played alongside Patrick Reed and then Bryson DeChambeau, in both the fourballs and foursomes on Saturday to become the first European pairing to claim four points from their opening four matches.

“A little bit emotional right now - we're only on Saturday,” Fleetwood said. “We were really, really good this afternoon."

“We played really solid, we played really well. The piece of history together - it's very special.”

“We came here to do a job," said Molinari, "and it wasn't to go in the records books or anything like that, it's about the team, it's about getting to 14 1/2. "

They were the first European couple to go 4-0 in team matches at the Ryder Cup, joining American duo Larry Nelson and Lanny Wadkins who did it at The Greenbrier in 1979.

Europe lead US 10-6 heading into final day of Ryder Cup, © Matthew Harris / TGPL
Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson during Day Two afternoon Foursomes

© Matthew Harris / TGPL

Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson continued their successful partnership with a tough 2 and 1 win over world number one Dustin Johnson and three-time major champion Brooks Koepka.

“Henrik and I have kind of owned that number one spot the last couple Ryder Cups,” Rose said.

“Henrik and I played such a steady, similar game, and obviously Henrik's statistics is unbelievable tee-to-green, foursomes he's so impressive, and he's a dream partner, really."

“We didn't play the dream golf. I don't think we kicked into gear 100 per cent, but we did enough.”

The US grabbed a share of the points in the afternoon foursomes as Bubba Watson and Webb Simpson downed Sergio Garcia 3 and 2, while Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas beat Rory McIlroy and Ian Poulter 4 and 3.

However, Jim Furyk's team will need to produce a monumental comeback, similar to that of Brookline in 1999 where they rallied from 10-6 down entering the last day to win, if they are to retain the trophy.

14½ to win
Points Needed
14 to retain
Europe
 
USA
10
Score
6
Saturday Results
Saturday Morning Fourballs
Sergio Garcia
Rory McIlroy
2&1
 
Tony Finau
Brooks Koepka
Paul Casey
Tyrell Hatton
3&2
 
Dustin Johnson
Rickie Fowler
Francesco Molinari
Tommy Fleetwood
4&3
 
Tiger Woods
Patrick Reed
Ian Poulter
Jon Rahm
2&1
Justin Thomas
Jordan Spieth
Saturday Afternoon Foursomes
Henrik Stenson
Justin Rose
2&1
Dustin Johnson
Brooks Koepka
Sergio Garcia
Alex Noren
3&2
Bubba Watson
Webb Simpson
Francesco Molinari
Tommy Fleetwood
5&4
Tiger Woods
Bryson DeChambeau
Ian Poulter
Rory McIlroy
4&3
Justin Thomas
Jordan Spieth