After the European golf team on the first day at the Ryder Cup ended with a 5-3 lead the team under the leadership of the Dane Thomas Björn in the lead on day two, doubled. At the Golf National in the French Guyancourt, near Paris, knew the Europeans five of the eight points to steal.
In the morning Four-ball matches Friday with 3-1 were won by the United States, had the American team, the game has undergone. So were the four European duos after seven holes to the pipe. The English duo of Tyrrell Hatton and Paul Casey drew a whopping nine birdies way that they, the Americans Dustin Johnson, the world’s number one, and Rickie Fowler 3&2 defeated.
The Italian Francesco Molinari and Englishman Tommy Fleetwood continued to be excellent. After two wins on day one they won with 4&3 of the American duo Tiger Woods and Patrick Reed. The Spaniard Sergio Garcia, where for the start of the Ryder Cup, many still doubted whether he was a wildcard deserve it, leaving it to the side of the North Irishman Rory McIllroy again to see that he is indeed the team to hear. With a number of handsome birdies put the duo are the Americans Brooks Koepka and Tony Finau with a 2&1 on the side. Only in the last Four-balls match was the American duo Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas have a point pilfer for the Americans.
In the Foursomes were the points shared. Fleetwood and Molinari won again their match and this is at the expense of Bryson Dechambeau and Woods. Also Rose and Swede Henrik Stenson continue to do well. The duo revealed itself with a 2&1 of the better about Johnson and Koepka. Garcia and Swede Alexander Noren were no match for Bubba Watson and Webb Simpson with a 3&2 the better showed. Also McIlroy and Englishman Ian Poulter had to bend your head for Spieth and Thomas that a smooth 4&3 victory booked.
The European team of the twelve remaining Single matchplay competitions there are four win and a tie out of the fire drag for the Ryder Cup back in European hands. The United States must have eight matches to win the Ryder Cup to retain.
“Despite the four point lead is the Cup has not yet arrived,” said captain Thomas Björn after. “The boys have so far done what they had to do. They are here for a mission. There must, however, still 4,5 points to be won. Now, we in the team build with the players and vice-captains. Everyone needs to feel comfortable for the start of the Singles.”
For Woods, who last week in the Tour Championship won, the Ryder Cup is a problem. As he had during the past two days, three times defeated and this against the most successful duo Fleetwood-Molinari. Fleetwood, with four points, as a newcomer to the record of Thomas Pieters matched.
Position after day two of the Europe – United States 10-6.
Europe – United States 3-1
R. McIlroy (NIe)/S. Garcia (Spa)2&1B. Koepka/T. Finau (VSt)
P. Casey (Eng)/T. Hatton (Eng)3&2D. Johnson/R. Fowler (VSt)
F. Molinari (Ita)/T. Fleetwood (Eng)4&3T. Woods/P. Reed (Usa)
J. Spieth/J. Thomas (Usa)2&1I. Poulter (Eng)/Jon Rahm (Spa)
Europe – United Staten2-2
H. Stenson (Swe)/J. Rose (Eng)2&1D. Johnson & B. Koepka (Usa)
B. Watson/W. Simpson (Usa)3&2S. Garcia (Spa)/A. Noren (Swe)
T. Fleetwood (Eng)/F. Molinari (Ita), 5&4T. Woods/B. Dechambeau (Usa)
J. Spieth/J. Thomas (Usa)4&3R. McIlroy (NIe)/I. Poulter (Eng)