Sheboygan, Wes. — The United States finished on Saturday with a comfortable 11-5 lead in the Ryder Cup, their biggest advance after two days since 1975.
Bryson DeChambeau and Scotty Scheffler won the final on best ball to allow the Americans to split the titles into the afternoon’s four head-to-heads.
The United States is in a very good position to win the championship, on the eve of Sunday’s 12 singles encounter.
The US team would have to reach a total of 14 and a half points to steal the trophy from the Europeans. In the history of the tournament, no team has accumulated less than three and a half points in 12 singles matches.
DeChambeau and Scheffler defeated Tommy Fleetwood and Viktor Hovland 3-and-1. A few minutes ago, American duo Dustin Johnson and Colin Morikawa gave life to Ian Poulter and Rory McIlroy to win 4 and 3.
Johnson raised his record to 4-0 since the start of the tournament. McIlroy is 0-3 and the team he formed with one of his teammates has rarely been involved during two days of activities.
And Europe got another point thanks to Spaniards John Ram and Sergio Garcia, who were unbeaten in three matches. Ram and Garcia were on the Brooks Koepka and Jordan Spieth scale with a score of 2-1.
Shane Lowry gave the Europeans another take on the day when he saved a tie at the 18th Banner. Laurie and Terrell Hatton defeated Tony Fino and Harris English by a slot.
In addition to Ram and Garcia, who occupied the fort, European pairs struggled early in the day. The United States collected three points to complete the third session with a priority of 9-3.
It was the biggest controversy ever after three programs since the rest of Europe joined Great Britain and Ireland in the Ryder Cup in 1979.
Incidentally, there is still some good news for Garcia, who scored his 24th Ryder Cup win to overtake Nick Faldo for the top spot in tournament history in this regard.
The Americans are trying to get their hands on the trophy after losing in Paris three years ago. Europe has won the Ryder Cup in nine of the tournament’s last 12 displays.
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