Saturday, September 27

2014 Ryder Cup: Europe Builds Commanding Lead

IT'S ALL OVER BUT THE SINGLES, and it's probably all over. The United States trails Europe 10-6 after a dismal Saturday afternoon foursomes session.

The Americans were only able to win a half point in four matches. Europe, winner of five of the last six Ryder Cups, has a nearly insurmountable lead going into the final day on their home soil at Gleneagles, Scotland.

"I have to give credit to the Europeans in the afternoons," U.S. captain Tom Watson said. "They performed the best."

Then Watson tried to sound a positive note.

"You might think that it's a given that the Europeans are going to win, but I sure as hell don't."

The European team only needs 4 of 12 points in Sunday's singles matches to retain the Ryder Cup.

Sunday Singles

Match 1: Graeme McDowell (EUR) vs. Jordan Spieth (USA)

Match 2: Henrik Stenson (EUR) vs. Patrick Reed (USA)

Match 3: Rory McIlroy (EUR) vs. Rickie Fowler (USA)

Match 4: Justin Rose (EUR) vs. Hunter Mahan (USA)

Match 5: Stephen Gallacher (EUR) vs. Phil Mickelson (USA)

Match 6: Martin Kaymer (EUR) vs. Bubba Watson (USA)

Match 7: Thomas Bjorn (EUR) vs Matt Kuchar (USA)

Match 8: Sergio Garcia (EUR) vs. Jim Furyk (USA)

Match 9: Ian Poulter (EUR) vs. Webb Simpson (USA)

Match 10: Jamie Donaldson (EUR) vs. Keegan Bradley (USA)

Match 11: Lee Westwood (EUR) vs. Jimmy Walker (USA)

Match 12: Victor Dubuisson (EUR) vs. Zach Johnson (USA)

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