U.S. Announces Pairings For The Ryder Cup - Here’s Tiger Woods’ Partner

Lawrence Kim
September 29, 2018

"It is right at the top".

"We'll get an update on her, but hopefully she's doing good".

"I think we had the momentum going into the afternoon, but we just didn't carry it in", said Furyk.

She was attended to by officials before being taken away for further treatment. "You feel awful for them".

History was made on a dramatic afternoon at the 42nd Ryder Cup on Friday as an incredible European fightback turned a 3-1 lunchtime deficit into a 5-3 lead.

None of the foursomes matches reached the 17th green, with two finishing on the 14th, as the Europeans bounced back superbly to give their fans plenty to cheer after they had been quietened by the morning setback at Le Golf National near Paris.

In his return to the Ryder Cup for the first time since 2012, Woods quickly added to his losing record.

Ian Poulter and Rory McIlory, who was badly off form in the morning, came from 2-down to triumph 4 and 2 over Webb Simpson and Bubba Watson as Poulter was yet again inspired to new heights by the emotion of team competition.

Francesco Molinari and Tommy Fleetwood vs. Justin Thomas and Jordan Spieth.

Spieth and Thomas would win three of the next five to get to 2 up with some precise ball striking, and they seemed to be the only American duo feeding off each other.

Jon Rahm was handed the stellar slot alongside FedExCup champion Justin Rose in the opening fourball against United States birdie machines Brooks Koepka and Tony Finau.

Not everyone can stay up through the night to watch every minute of the Ryder Cup action.

"It was a tough morning for me but a great afternoon - a bit of a roller coaster ride", said Bjorn.

Denmark's Olesen struck his first Ryder Cup tee shot into the water, but spent much of the match carrying four-time major victor McIlroy, who failed to make a single birdie or win a hole. He made foour straight birdies from 4-8, to flip the an all square match into 3 up European advantage, one they'd hold at the turn.

The talismanic Poulter all but ended the encounter as a contest with a dead-eyed birdie putt on the 13th, after an incredible recovery shot from McIlroy out of thick rough.

"We thought that this would be a good format for us, hitting a bunch of irons off tees", Mickelson said.

Three of Bjorn's four hugely experienced wild cards are ready to come into the fray in the foursomes - Sergio Garcia, Henrik Stenson and Ian Poulter - with French Open champion Alex Noren, the fifth rookie, a major weapon for the alternate-shot format. In fact, the last two times the US has won the Ryder Cup, it has started the morning matches on the first day a combined 7-1-0. "I think winning last week was very exciting. He's got a lot of experience, and I put that confidence in him", Furyk said.

Jordan Spieth rolled in a testy 3-footer for par at the 18th hole to close out a 1-up victory over Paul Casey and Tyrrell Hatton.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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