Rory McIlroy whelmed by The Open
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The Ryder Cup is without doubt the finest golf on TV. International team golf features the cream of the crop and sets up some high drama for fans of the sport to watch. Scottie Scheffler weeping in the arms of his wife after he and Brookes Koepka were totally outclassed in the morning foursomes on day two. There are not many other sporting contests where you will witness such scenes. The Ryder Cup rumble in Rome is one of those rare sporting events where everything is on the table for all to see. Golf does not get much better than this.

Jordan Spieth

Day 2 Ryder Cup Fortunes Won & Lost

Those cold blooded Scandinavians, Viktor Hovland and Ludvig Aberg, sliced and diced Scheffler and Koepka 9 & 7. Yes, you read it right, 9 & 7. It is hard to believe that the world number one and a multiple major winner could be so comprehensively thrashed. It does make your blood run cold, if you are an American, to see such things. At the end of the morning session on day two in the Ryder Cup it was Europe 9.5 and USA 1.5. Woe betide thee golfing gods, what has Zak Johnson done to deserve such misfortune at Marco Simone golf course in Rome?

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Rory, Tommy & Victory on 17 At The Ryder Cup On Day Two

Rory McIlroy and Tommy Fleetwood – Fleetwood Mac – beat Spieth and Thomas 2 & 1 on the 17th. High drama was on display as Fleetwood knocked it 20 feet past from the fringe, after Spieth had got it back in play from the deep rough and the American pair looked to salvage a half. Cometh the moment, cometh the man, and Rory calmly stepped up and drilled a putt into the back of the hole. McIlroy let out a triumphant cry and that game was done and dusted in favour of Europe. The thousands of on-course fans went ballistic.

Rahm Very Nearly Holes Out On 17 At Ryder Cup

Max Homa has been the best of the Americans by a country mile. He has been winning and keeping USA teams in the mix every session he has played. Homa and Harman won 4 & 2 on day 2 in the morning foursome session. They accounted for Sep Straka and Shane Lowry. Jon Rahm and Tyrrell Hatton claimed victory on the 17th 2 & 1 in fine style with a special shot from Rahm. Virtually a hole in one, Rahm’s shot finished inches from the cup. Xander Schaufelle missed a short one after a great shot from Patrick Cantlay to hand victory to the Europeans.

“For the 12th time in the last 20 Ryder Cups, Europe will head into Sunday’s singles session with the lead. After a historic first day, the competition evened out on Saturday with the United States rebounding the split the eight matches 4 to 4 as homestanding Europe maintained its margin with a significant 10.5 to 5.5 lead. 

Only 12 matches remain Sunday with four points separating Europe from reclaiming the Ryder Cup and continuing its three-decade streak of victories on its home soil.

Saturday started much like Friday as the U.S. was slow out the gate. Getting trounced in morning foursomes to 3 to 1, the Americans were in disarray low-lighted by their formidable duo of Scottie Scheffler & Brooks Koepka falling 9&7 to the Scandinavian super team of Viktor Hovland & Ludvig Aberg. The margin of defeat was the largest in Ryder Cup history in the foursomes format.”


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