Team Europe heads into the Ryder Cup on Saturday with a comfortable 6.5-1.5 odds.
In history, no team has lost a 4-0 lead. However, Europeans are being warned about the women’s counterpart to the Ryder Cup. The US women lost 4-0 in the Solheim Cup at the beginning of September.
After the afternoon games of Fourball, which Sepp Straka was allowed to watch, that didn’t seem to be the case. Rory McIlroy/Matt Fitzpatrick scored another point against Collin Morikawa/Xander Scheufele. The remaining three duels ended in draws.
Shane Lowry cautioned against being too optimistic, saying: “There is still a long way to go.” Four more duels in both foursomes and fourballs follow on Saturday.
Disease among Americans
It was announced Friday evening that Straka will compete again with Lowry at 8:05 a.m. The duo meets Max Homa/Brian Harman. The Europeans want to regain the title in 2021 after the clear historic defeat 9:19.
Late in the evening, another interesting detail became known: US captain Zach Johnson did not want to make any excuses, but revealed that an illness had spread among his team and that they were happy to have a doctor available.
Johnson declined to go into detail, but admitted the situation had an impact on the slow start and his decisions. But every one of their teams wants to play, which is encouraging.
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