USA Grabs 6-2 Lead Over Europe After First Day Of Ryder Cup
Faizan Hashmi 26 days ago Sat 25th September 2021 | 05:20 AM
Kohler, United States, Sept 24 (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 25th Sep, 2021 ) :The United States seized a 6-2 lead over Europe after Friday's opening day of the 43rd Ryder Cup, thanks in part to a 3-1 edge in afternoon four-balls matches.
The Americans, boasting nine of the world's 11 top-ranked players, went 3-1 in morning foursomes matches at Whistling Straits.
Americans Tony Finau and Harris English birdied to win the eighth, ninth and 10th holes for a 3-up lead and rolled over four-time major winner Rory McIlroy and 2019 British Open winner Shane Lowry 4&3.
It's the first time McIlroy has lost two Ryder Cup matches on the same day.
England's Tyrrell Hatton sank a seven-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole to leave himself and top-ranked Jon Rahm tied with Americans Bryson DeChambeau and Scottie Scheffler. Neither duo led by more than 1-up in the match.
Europe's Tommy Fleetwood and Viktor Hovland tied with US PGA playoff champion Patrick Cantlay and US compatriot Justin Thomas.