PARIS – Europe heads into Day 2 of the 42nd Ryder Cup at Le Golf National in Paris with a 5-3 lead as the United States aims to defend the cup and win on European soil for the first time since 1993.
While the U.S. took a 3-1 lead over Europe in the opening fourball session on Friday, Europe stormed back with a 4-0 sweep in the afternoon foursomes.
It was the first time Europe swept that session in Ryder Cup history and its first sweep in a session since the opening day of the 1989 event at the Belfry. The USA needs 14 points and Europe needs 14 1/2 to gain the victory.
The U.S. pairings for Saturday morning’s session look a lot like the Friday’s as the Americans will put forth an identical lineup for fourballs including the pairing of Patrick Reed and Tiger Woods, who lost in Friday’s matchup against Francesco Molinari and Tommy Fleetwood. The same pairings will face off again at 2:40 a.m. ET on Saturday. The Europeans have only two of their pairings carrying over from Friday.
Tee times for Saturday morning fourballs (all times ET):
2:10 a.m. ET: Rory McIlroy and Sergio Garcia vs. Brooks Koepka and Tony Finau
2:25 a.m. ET: Paul Casey and Tyrrell Hatton vs. Dustin Johnson and Rickie Fowler
2:40 a.m. ET: Francesco Molinari and Tommy Fleetwood vs. Patrick Reed and Tiger Woods
2:55 a.m. ET: Ian Poulter and Jon Rahm vs. Justin Thomas and Jordan Spieth
–Field Level Media