Saturday, October 01, 2016

Ryder Cup: Only one point between teams after 3 sessions of play

 USA 6.5, Europe 5.5 after Saturday foursomes

Spaniards Rafa Cabrera Bello and Sergio Garcia produced a stunning comeback against Patrick Reed and Jordan Spieth in the Day 2 four-balls to steal a half point and help Europe cut the United States' lead to one point on day two of The Ryder Cup.
The duo had claimed a point in the four-balls on Friday but today were four down with six holes to play against the home side's star pairing at Hazeltine National.
Cabrera Bello and Garcia then won four holes out of five from the 13th to take the match up the last and a closing half meant Europe took the morning session 2½-1½ to take the overall score to 6½-5½, a remarkable fightback after surrendering yesterday's foursomes 4-0.
Rory McIlroy and Thomas Pieters continued their excellent partnership with a 4 and 2 win over Rickie Fowler and Phil Mickelson to initially cut the gap to one point but Brooks Koepka and Brandt Snedeker were 3 and 2 winners over Matthew Fitzpatrick and Henrik Stenson.
Justin Rose and Chris Wood were then taken up the last by Zach Johnson and Jimmy Walker as they prevailed one up before the Spanish duo's late heroics.



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