Updated Saturday, September 30, 2023 – 22:49
The local team beats the United States by 10.5 to 5.5 and needs four points in the 12 individual matches this Sunday to retain the title
Viktor Hovland celebra uno de sus puntos en Roma.ETTORE FERRARIEFE
Europe needs to add three and a half points in the singles this Sunday to retain the Ryder Cup. Of the 12 matches at stake, it needs at least to win three and draw one. The hosts managed to maintain their five-point lead after the second day of competition, which turned out to be hotter than expected.
The differences could have been definitive, but the United States miraculously managed to lift the afternoon’s fourballs with a 3-1 partial to provide a tiny bit of light to produce a miracle. It would be a comeback never before produced in the history of the competition. The day ended 10.5 points compared to 5.5 in favor of the European team.
The morning began with a beautiful tribute on the one-on-one tee. Severiano Ballesteros, unfolding a giant cloth with the figure of the Spanish legend that said Always in our hearts. To the emotional moment presided over by Kuke Donald, Jos Mara Olazbal and Javier Ballesterosson of Seve, was followed by the European beating, with three victories, one of them with the historic result of 9 and 7 of Hovland y Aberg and Scheffler y Koepka.
Already in the afternoon, Patrick Cantlay y y Whyndam Clark They were the architects of generating that focus of hope. They came losing one hole down on the 16th hole against Matt Fitzpatrick y Rory McIlroy and they managed to win two consecutive holes to achieve a final key final point that closed the fourballs day, an outcome where more than just sparks flew.
Apparently, according to what the North American press leaked, Patrick Cantlay is hot in this Ryder Cup and decided to express his protests about the fact that no player is paid in this competition. His tantrum materialized in him not posing with the team cap in the official photos. The public in Rome spent the entire day reminding the American of the incident. In the 18th she was his caddy, Joey Lacava, the one who faced the European public after his boss’s victory. Shane Lowry came out like a spring to reproach him for his attitude and they had to separate Rory Mcilroy so that things wouldn’t get any worse. This will not be the only controversy of the day.
Luke Donald decided to rest Jon Rahm in the afternoon after another splendid morning where again together with Tyrrel Hatton They won their point against Xander Schauffelele and Cantley.
Yesterday, Rahm received some unjustified criticism from the American Brooks Koepka, who called the Spaniard a child and for pouting when he got angry. Rahm responded on the field with a new victory and in front of the media he wanted to make light of the matter. Zach Johnson, American captain, hinted that his team had suffered a health problem… I feel grateful to have a doctor on the team, he said.
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