Friday, September 30

Europe Rallies to Win Afternoon Fourballs 3-1; USA Leads 5-3

THERE WAS NO PANIC by Team Europe after receiving a 4-0 thrashing in the Morning Foursomes on Day 1 of the 41st Ryder Cup. The reigning Ryder Cup champs won three of four afternoon fourball matches to close the gap against the inspired Americans.

"Historically Europe probably have been stronger in the foursomes and America have always been stronger in the fourballs," European Captain Darren Clarke said.

"And that was completely turned on its head. The guys were disappointed with the way they played this morning, the way they performed. But they showed tremendous bravery and heart and desire to go out and play the way they've done this afternoon. As a captain I'm certainly proud of them."

Friday Afternoon Fourball Results

Henrik Stenson/Justin Rose (EUR) defeated Jordan Spieth/Patrick Reed (USA) 5 & 4

Sergio Garcia/Rafa Cabrera Bello (EUR) defeated J.B. Holmes/Ryan Moore (USA) 3 & 2

Brandt Snedeker/Brooks Koepka (USA) defeated Martin Kaymer/Danny Willett (EUR) 5 & 4

Rory McIlroy/Thomas Pieters (EUR) defeated Dustin Johnson/Matt Kuchar (USA) 3 & 2

Session total: Europe 3, USA 1
Overall score: USA 5, Europe 3

Saturday Morning Foursomes Matches

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