The U.S. has won a session for the first time in the 44 th Ryder Cup at Marco Simone Golf & Country Club.
The U.S. trailed 10 1/2 to 51/2 after winning the Saturday afternoon’s fourballs by a score of 3-1. To retain the Cup, it will have to overcome the largest deficit ever in Ryder Cup History.
We’re saying that there is a chance to win the match, especially since Patrick Cantlay birdied both of his final holes, including an 18-foot birdie putting at 18.
Cantlay stated, “Hopefully we have a ray light and can build on the session to try and pull off an important victory tomorrow.”
The U.S. won 19-9 at Whistling Straights in 2009, after leading 11-5. The U.S. needs only 14 points to win the Cup. No team has ever recovered from a deficit greater than 10-6. Both in 1999 and 2012 the winning team earned 8 1/2 points at Sunday singles.
The U.S. showed a little life by winning the first two games, but the Euros came back to win the final match, and move closer to ending the U.S. loss streak in Europe, which dates back to 1993. The session looked to be split. Cantlay’s heroics changed everything.
Max Homa: “It feels like we are moving forward and we can go into the locker rooms a little bit laughing, which is just good.”
Here is a summary of the four matches.