Ryder Cup 2021, Day Two: Team Europe fight back, but US lead 11-5

26-Sep-2021

The Ryder Cup 2021, Whistling Straits, Wisconsin, 24-26 September: Day Two


The US Team heads into singles with 11-5 lead

From the PGA TOUR Staff:

The United States took its largest lead since 1975 into the afternoon Four-balls session at Whistling Straits. The home team had the opportunity to put one hand on the Ryder Cup with another strong session, while Europe was hoping to claw its way back to at least 10-6, a deficit from which it has come back before.

For recaps from each match of the last team session, Read more.

 From Yahoo!Sports, by Brentley Romine:

Team USA began Saturday afternoon's Ryder Cup fourballs session with a 9-3 lead and teammates Justin Thomas and Daniel Berger shotgunning beers on the first tee.

It quickly appeared that maybe that kind of celebration was premature, as Europe led three matches quickly, but the Americans held off an afternoon charge by the Europeans to split the fourth and final team-play session, 2-2. The U.S. will now enter Sunday's 12-match singles session with an 11-5 lead and will need just three-and-a-half points to win back the cup.  Read more

From Olympics.com, by Rory Jiwani:

The USA are within touching distance of victory at the 43rd Ryder Cup after enjoying another excellent day at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin.

They take an 11-5 lead into Sunday's singles and require just 3.5 points out of 12 to regain the most prestigious team trophy in men's golf.  Read more

From the Evening Standard, by Phil Casey:

Europe will have to exceed their ‘Miracle at Medinah’ heroics to retain the Ryder Cup with USA taking an 11-5 lead into Sunday’s action at Whistling Straits.

World number one Jon Rahm and compatriot Sergio Garcia evoked memories of the great partnership between the late Seve Ballesteros and 2012 captain Jose Maria Olazabal as they made it three wins out of three in Wisconsin.

But it took until the fourth session of the contest for someone else to win a full point... Read more

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