Hazel Irvine presents highlights from the third and final day's play at the 41st Ryder Cup, held at Hazeltine National in Minnesota, USA.
Browse content similar to Final Day Round-Up. Check below for episodes and series from the same categories and more!
If it doesn't come bursting out of you, in spite of everything, don't
do it. Not 1 million miles away, is it? Unless it comes unasked out of
your heart. And your mind. And your mouth. And your gut. Hello, hello?
Don't do it. If you're doing it for money or fame, don't do it. If it's
hard work thinking about doing... He's done it. Don't do it. Europe
take the cup home. You little beauty. It's on its way back to
Europe. An incredible week here. What a comeback. When it is truly
time, when you feel like it has been chosen, it will do it by itself, and
it will keep on doing it, till you die or it dies in you. There is no
other way. And there never was. That video was shown to Team Europe
this week ahead of the 12 singles matches that will decide the outcome
of the 41st Ryder Cup in Minnesota. Not that Europeans need any extra
motivation. Three points behind going into the final 12 singles
matches, knowing they need to win seven and a half points to retain
the trophy. They have been in worse trouble before, four years ago at
Medinah, four points behind and pulling off one of the sporting
miracles. But with a more inexperienced team, it's a more
inexperienced ask, and against a US team and eight Minnesota crab that's
pumped, they believe they can smell a win here. Daryl Clark's team will
not go down without a fight. Final day at the Ryder Cup, let's do it.
-- Darren Clarke. No team has ever come down from a 4-0 opening session
whitewash. The odds were stacked against Europe from the opening
morning. By yesterday afternoon, Darren Clarke's team had drawn level
at 6-6, only for a rampant US team to regain momentum. Davis Love's
side Leeds. This time Europe looks to four time major winner in Rory
McIlroy for major inspiration, leadership and to keep the fight
alive. How he has revelled in that role so far. With the team here this
week, I don't need to pick them up. They know and understand they have a
big challenge ahead of them tomorrow. I think they will be up
for it and I won't have to do too much to lift them tonight.
Imperative for the strongest European players to deliver early
points at the top of the order if a comeback is to materialise. Captain
Clarke has front-loaded the order, some fabulous matches, not least
Patrick Reed against McIlroy and Mickelson and Garcia taking each
other on again in singles 12 years after their first match up. Davis
Love was in charge of the US team at Medinah and will take nothing for
granted, but five of the bottom six Europeans in the order have yet to
win a point at Hazeltine. At 11am local time, the match everyone
wanted, America's top man, feisty Texan Patrick Reed against Europe's
Rory McIlroy, unbeaten in three Ryder Cup singles so far.
ANNOUNCER: First on the tee, representing Europe, Rory McIlroy.
APPLAUSE COMMENTATOR: This is the nearest
thing I've ever seen to a cauldron of excitement. At the moment it's
pretty good-natured, but there have been one or two hot moments, and
this is a really hot match. Take it from me, this is heavyweight stuff
at its very best. Not too bad for an opening drive,
Ken. It's a cracker Jack, isn't it? Sends out a message. ANNOUNCER: On
the tee, representing the United States of America, Patrick Reed.
CHEERING AND APPLAUSE Patrick Reed and Rory McIlroy, never
been beaten in singles at the Ryder Cup.
Just OK, I think. Close to the tree. Some of the wives, wishing Rory
well. Reed seems to have all sorts of problems. A little nudge out.
Clipped a branch, clipped a leaf, just doesn't make the fairway. Their
for two. Advantage, McIlroy. Looking at the flags at the bottom
of the green, not moving at all. Humdinger of a drive for Rory.
Second to the first. My goodness. Was in the perfect spot, spinning
and nestling into the sand. With McIlroy going into the back
bunker, there is a scene change if he gets up close, could win the
hole. -- a sea change. Tiger Woods, giving Patrick Reed a
kindly word. McIlroy, a perfect tee shot, and hit his second into the
back traffic in the first. This is awkward, the ball settled into the
sand. Has to be cute with its one. That's magnificent. Absolutely
brilliant shot. I saw him on the practice ground hitting some scratch
shots, but that is ten out of ten, into the green and trickling towards
the hole. Superb. Captain Clarke out, trying to inspire. And
something has tickled his fancy! He was in contact with the players and
somebody must have said something down the radio that was funny.
Patrick Reed for his par. A tier in the green. What a start! In trouble
off the tee, cans it from 18 feet. Look at these scenes, unbelievable.
It's been frightening, Peter. , almost manic. Looks like being a
hard game. A little bit further away than it looks. The 1st hole, halved.
In four. Stenson, a free drop, going to clip
it over the trees and hope for the best. Quite a big green.
Can't see where it's gone. It's gone there, pretty good, a good recovery.
Just missed the green. Went boldly at the flag. Just tweaked it a
whisker. Patrick Reed, 137 to the hole. Third shot on the par-5. Looks
like he will hit first a locked into these greens. Carried it past,
looking for the spin. Wanting it to come back.
Henrik Stenson, a wayward tee shot, eventually found the first green
after a free drop. The greens look pretty slick this
morning. Should be in for a four. After two mighty blows, the third
shot of McIlroy. Bank behind the flag he can use. This could be good.
Could be good... Oh. Seen those being gobbled up in the past.
Nearly. Jordan Spieth looks like he will blade a wedge. Short iron,
surprising from him. Just blades it out, runs and runs. CHEERING
Great start for Spieth. Has struggled this week. Needed a good
start to get the crowd pumped up, get his focus. Reed and McIlroy,
Reed and McIlroy. So happy we got this matchup. I think everybody
wanted to see it. Really be two emotional leaders of the teams.
Patrick with a birdie putt... Oh. JB Holmes from the middle of the way a
break. From left pin today. -- from the middle of the fairway. Leaking a
little left, sits. Numerous balls long today at this hole. Settling
down in the fluffy stuff. Thomas Pieters' second to the first. A
couple of yards above a little rise in the green.
Please, no. Trickled the wrong way. Had to keep it under the branches of
the tree and it made it awkward. Rory had a chance to win the second
from this kind of distance and missed it. A chance at the 3rd to go
one up. Yes, right in the heart of the cup.
At last, something blue on the leaderboard. You can tell Rory will
be composed today, keep his emotions in check and just play golf. This is
awkward. A scruffy lie. A little bank to come up. Too far.
Darren talking to a couple of his assistant captains. Pieters, a
slightly nervy start for him. His fourth shot at the 1st, the par-4.
Got a chance. Oh, good try. Henrik Stenson, one down to the
Jordan Spieth chip in. Big, strong man, gives that a whack. Wow, great
shot. Wow! That is a narrow gap right there and he's right up it.
Great shot. JB Holmes here. Basically, two shots
to win the hole. He's going to Jordan Spieth this and played it
out, let it run and run. That should be good for a further W at the 1st.
US taking a quick one up lead. Jordan Spieth, a testy little wedge
here. Great shot, great touch. Great
response after Henrik's great second shot.
The single is underway. McIlroy with a lovely birdie at the 3rd goes
1-up. The next two match is going to the United States. Imported for
Europe to get off to a flying start and if they don't, a massive uphill
struggle. First to 14.5 points. JB, after a great drive, middle of the
fairway, second shot, wedge in his hand. Going right at the flag. Has
to fly it at least to the hole. Maybe past. Sit! Stay there. Great
shot by JB. This is not the best spot to be. We saw Rory hit an
incredible shot from here to about three feet. We will see what Rickie
can do. Rickie had trouble in the bunkers this week. Don't know what
it is but he hasn't figured it out. Never want to give a hole to the
opposition. Henrik to win the hole from the
front of the green. The fairway cuts so tight, guys will putt it from the
edge. Hello! Wow. Heck of a plot, Henrik burning the edges this
morning. Rose with two putts to win. I think he can manage that. In fact,
I think he will only need the one. Rickie dropped a stroke. Justin Rose
goes 1-up after one hole. JB Holmes, this is to win a second,
after winning the first. Into the heart of the cup. Two out of two
against Thomas Pieters. Jordan Spieth to halve the hole. Henrik
with a birdie four, actually three and a half. Hang in there, gosh.
Unlike Spieth. The 1st hole the United States have thrown away, or
slightly gifted. Yes, 100%. Rickie normally good with his short irons.
Yeah, has a great short game, great hands. Middle of the fairway, one
down, has to start putting pressure on Justin. He likes it. Great shot.
Six feet past the hole and spinning it back. Lovely shot. If you are one
down early you like to put pressure on your opponent to square up the
match as quickly as possible. Rose, Rickie Fowler in tight, second
to the second. Serenity going through there. He loved that, he
loved it, he loved it. Sit down, baby. Despite Justin being a bit
further away, it could be the slightly easier putt. Five match is
underway and not be start to Europe were looking for. Hoping to get
away, I'm sure, for a lot more blue on the right-hand side of the board.
It's still early days, it's tight, its tents, but we are under way.
Lots of good things going to happen today. And a few sad, I'm sure.
Sergio Garcia at the tee on one, playing Phil Mickelson, a classic
matchup. Two Ryder Cup veterans. They know each other very well. Both
players playing great golf this week. Sergio right down the middle.
One of the great drivers of the ball in the game today. On the tee,
representing United States of America, Phil Mickelson. CHEERING
AND APPLAUSE Great favourite with the crowd. You
can almost hear the campaign medals clinking as he walked up to the tee.
Played very well in the previous two days. Their veteran has played
better than our veteran. OK. That's not too bad, is it? Lovely
little chip and run from the front. Virtually assured of a three.
Yes. Two holes blade, two putts taken. McIlroy's birdie, priority is
to win a hole. Boom, Patrick Reed with an eagle two at five, squaring
up the match. He needed that. Easily could have been down two or three
coming into this hole. That really gets the crowd going. Look at the
guys behind him. If that's not patriotic, I don't know what is.
Faletau halve the hole. Rose holed his, and he does also. Hole halved.
-- Fowler to halve the hole. After a great drive from Sergio, right down
the middle of the fairway, he is staring right at this pin on one.
Bit of tricky wind, we have seen guys go over the green to the left.
You have to control your flight on the wedge shot, and your spin.
Excellent shot, did both right there. Great stuff from Sergio, the
Ryder Cup veteran. Thomas Pieters to win the hole. Two
down early to Jason -- JB Holmes. Well, he has been stellar with the
putter this week. Giving it to the crowd, I love it. That's what the
Ryder Cup is all about. After Phil rolled up his 30 footer,
Sergio now with a putt to win. Right in the middle.
What a belter. Tiptoed over the bunker, bit of check and run. Four
feet. Patrick Reed at the par-5 6th. After
the great eagle to get this match all square. He holed out here
yesterday. His wedges have just been awesome this week.
Jimmy Walker on the third, the match is all square.
Hello, rattles in the ground, kicks away down the hill. Lap of the gods.
Jordan Spieth, short of the green here, hitting his second on the
short par-4. Stabbing motion, runs up. Five feet for birdie.
McIlroy, two big shots to hear. This monster par-5. His opponent in
close. McIlroy is up to it pretty good. But not as good as Reed.
Pieters, after going two down very quickly against JB Holmes has
rebounded. Very well with two straight birdies. Great birdie, two
great shots. This match could be epic, a great 18 hole match. The
leaderboard at the moment, halfway through the last set of singles. A
touch of blue on the right, all squares on the left. A long way to
go but I think we are in for some superb games today.
McIlroy to go first here. This for birdie on the par 56. -- the par-5
6th. Patrick Reed's coin is sitting three feet from the hole. He needs
to make this. He has been up to the challenge all week. Reed, McIlroy,
Riether, McIlroy, we are all glad to see it. -- Reed, McIlroy. Spieth
missed a short one at the last. Needs to get his confidence back,
and he does. Pause it in. Short term memory. Focus on the next shot.
Spieth goes 1-up. 0- three in singles.
Reed pops it in. A touch of the theatrical about him.
Sergio, middle of the fairway on two. Already 1-up, wanting to add to
his lead. He has been in great form this week. And he continues with a
great shot there. Phil, one down. Sergio, already up
there about six feet. Phil needs to answer. He likes it. Watching it,
watching it. Great shot by Phil. Four feet to the hole. The US need
to get some momentum back, slipping ever so slightly.
Thomas Pieters, winning the last two holes against JB Holmes. Short par-4
here. Oops. He might have given JB the hole already. He will have to
hit another one. McIlroy on the tee. What a setting here on seven.
Mighty whack. Is it hanging right? Wow. That same monster drive right
there. Great drive. -- that's a monster drive.
Sergio, fill in their tight. 1-up in this match early. Once to keep the
pressure on Phil. He's had great touch with the putter this week, has
been a great leader for Team Europe. Now Fowler, Rose is in close. He's
one down. Not much room to get over the bunker
and stop by the flag, but the greens are very receptive. Just got over
the sand but into the grass, short. Cabrera-Bello to win the hole and
goal 1-up at the 3rd. Playing Jimmy Walker, and he has rolled it in.
Europe were missing a few serious putts yesterday. So far, they are
holing out nicely. Westwood to win the opening hole. If
only he could have done that on the 18th last night. Westwood starts
with a win at the 1st. Reed at the 7th. 12 feet for birdie. McIlroy has
about eight feet for birdie. Wow. Patrick Reed, getting pumped up.
With every birdie. Now McIlroy to halve the hole.
4-under in his last three. Gosh. These two are having fun with one
another. I think they are both bordering on incitement, I'm sorry!
This isn't going to please everybody.
Sullivan on the opening hole. Haven't seen much of him during this
Ryder Cup. Is he going to set us like today? Could be, look at this.
Well done my boy. Now McIlroy. Reed on the green, pin
I. Six or seven paces from the hole. Left half of the big tree is the
line. -- pin high. Certainly online, I fancy. Spinning back down the
hill. Not what the doctor ordered. They love it and cheer.
Mickelson at the 3rd. Two good hits to hear. Still quite a good pitch
up. He's played well considering he is now in his mid-40s. Look at that,
absolute belter. Sullivan at the opening hole. This a three. How are
his nerves? Not bad! Don't you start as well! One up. Let's see the
scores on the doors. Very interesting. Amazing. Not much in
it. McIlroy's ball ran way down the
green. It's left him with a monster putt. Down in two from here would be
brilliant. One might be better! Stop it! Stop it! Stop it! Needs to be
careful, Peart -- Peter. It could all end in tears. He's inciting them
to riot. It was a wonderful park am I would have enjoyed myself. Polter
enjoyed it! Full cricket patch -- cricket pitch length. Bang, right in
the middle. This is like a coliseum. The crowd right around you,
brilliant atmosphere. Throw yourself to the lions. How are your tonsils?
You'd better take out that upper mola! As Hunter would say, well...
Wow! This is unbelievable, isn't it? Unbelievable! A shake of the hands
would go down well now, I fancy. Well done! Back to the surrendered
the of the Garcia Mickelson game. -- surrender T. Short putt to win the
hole. All the way. Well done, Phil.
Playing well. Match all square. What a shot coming out of the rough.
Just going to the top of the rise. Beauty.
A little cut that started to the right, but he likes it. Does he like
it! Does he like it! From 303 yards and he's hit it to 12 feet. Pretty
impressive. A fair amount of waggling from Garcia. He's saying be
right. Usually good when he says that. Him and Mickelson find the
fourth green. Advantage Sergio. Dustin Johnson at the 1st, third
shot. Look out! Another birdie. For a two. Looks good. He has putted
well this week, the old-timer. Chris Wood at the 1st. This is to halve
the hole. Dustin Johnson holed from about 15 feet and Chris Wood follows
him in. Match all square. Beautiful, smooth greens here. Hasn't hit it. A
little bit wafting. 40 was quicker than it was. -- thought it was
quicker. Garcia for a half. Mickelson has already holed a nice
putt. Tickles it down the hill. Is it going to reach? No. Quiet little
smile. Mickelson goes one up. This is vital for Jimmy Walker. This is
to halve the hole. Just caught the edge of the cup. He remains two
down. McIlroy at the 9th, par-4, both of them making a bit of a mess
of this. Reed is not on the green in three. This is McIlroy's third shot,
from the sand. He plays a beauty. Ryan Moore. To win the hole and
square the match. He has. He missed one of the great match day days of
the competition, but if he carries on like this it will be fantastic.
Chris Wood. Second to the second. They halved the first with birdies.
Right at the flag. The standard of play is just marvellous. Henrik
Stenson at the 8th. Scrappy half in four at the last hole. Playing
Jordan Spieth. This looks good. It is good. Spieth's ball is 15 or 16
feet away on the other side. Two cracking shots. This to win the
hole. This is for his par, McIlroy. Has he? Picked the wrong line. They
both bogey the night. Both out in 32 and the match is all square. Some of
the Gulf has been just breathtaking. -- golf. A little bit more red on
the left of the leaderboard for the United States, but so far this is a
wonderful day's exhibition. Can they keep it up?
Birdie chance at the 6th form Rickie. He has holed it. Well done.
Chris Wood. To win the hole at the 2nd. Half the first in three with
Dustin Johnson. Knocked it in. The rookies are doing well. Sullivan.
One up. Playing Brandt Snedeker. He's played another belter, getting
better all the time. Justin Rose to halve the hole. Playing Rickie
Fowler, who's just holed a nice ten footer. Followed in by Rose.
Ding-dong! This for a two. We saw the lovely tee. Has he wafted it?
In! Just dropping in the front edge. The match goes all square against
Jordan Spieth. Pieters to win the hole at the 7th. Playing JB Holmes.
He drove it left. He's done it again. He's putting quite
beautifully. Powerful, good short game, a match for anyone. All
square. How are things looking? Up and down day. Europe up in four
matches and the United States only in one. It's the first to 14.5
points to take the Ryder Cup. Andy Sullivan. Little Andy. This to go
two up. What a start this would be for him. Playing Snedeker, whose
only played one match so far. Well done, Andy. A couple under after
three holes. Come on! Kept Kerr, a big drive down the second and just a
flick in for him. -- Brooks Koepka. He's played delightfully well.
Playing Danny Willett, match all square at the minute. Rafael
Cabrera-Bello. Maybe the surprise of the European team, he's been
awesome. Another great putt. He's been an absolute start this week for
Europe. -- starred. Snedeker. Hydro or shot. It's got a chance! --
hi draw shot. Could have been the first one of the week. The cheer
told him it was pretty darn close. Jimmy Walker, another good putt.
He's just hanging in. Two down. Could have been worse for him. Danny
Willett, Bertie putt, all square in this match. -- birdie. Good putt. We
saw that one missed earlier. Read it beautifully. These rookies for
Europe are playing very solid. Henrik on nine. Fairway bunker on
the left. Difficult hole this week. Wow! Incredible contact, straight up
into the air. Holy cow! One of the best shots I've seen all week. Heck
of a shot by Henrik. Pieters. On the eighth. 2-putts to win the hole
after JB hit it in the water. Excellent role. Good enough for the
win. Pieters goes one up through eight. Unusual place to leave the
flag! Westwood at the 5th. This to halve the hole. Good try. Ryan Moore
leads one up after five. The shot of Stenson's out of the trap, oh my
goodness. That was reminiscent of that Tiger Woods shot from a side
hill lie he hit at the PGA Championship. Straight up into the
air and stopped it 12 feet from the hole. Heck of a shot. This to win
the hole. Wow. Great stuff from Henrik Stenson. He goes one up
against Spieth. Massive tee shot from Pieters upped the ninth.
Perfect spot, perfect angle, just over 130 yards, second shot. JB
Holmes clung onto the back of the green so an opportunity here for
him. Kaymer against Kuchar. Putting first
for birdie. Excellent putt from Martin. Ryder Cup hero at Medinah.
Excellent stroke. Well done, Sergio. He squares the match against
Mickelson. The last hour or so has just been beyond belief as far as
birdies are concerned. 1st hole format. Thought he had it. -- for
Matt. Drops a stroke at the 1st. Zach Johnson goes one up, marching
off. All the singles matches out on the course and this is how it
stands. You'd have to say at the moment it's looking good for Europe,
but still a long, long way to go. Justin Rose. Par-3 8th. Opportunity
to win the hole and regain his lead, and he does. Justin putting well
today. Chris Wood. Slight mess. -- miss. All square.
JB Holmes, back of the green. Thomas Pieters about ten or 12 feet for
birdie. He would like to make this and put pressure on him. Get in
there! There it is! Great putt from JB. Trying to square up the match
after nine, but Pieters still has a putt to tie. He's just going in one
direction! After the long birdie from JB Holmes, Pieters has a putt
to tie. One of those ones you're so concerned with the line, you forget
to hit it. Brandt Snedeker with his interesting short backswing. Taps
it. He taps it in. A birdie to halve the hole. He birdies for and five to
get back to all square. -- four and five. Great drive from Sergio,
staring straight down the neck of the hole. Beautiful. Touch of class.
One hop and stop. Ryan Moore with a putt to win the
hole and go two up. He's finding something right now. Great stuff
from Ryan Moore. Great putt right there. A break of two feet, great
putt. Spieth after a terrible chip. A par putt. He loves these moments.
Great job. Able to focus and makes the putt. Great job by Jordan
Spieth. This is huge for Westwood. This is huge. A bit of confidence
needed and he drills it into the heart of the hole! Well done. He
halves in birdies and remains one down. Phil, all square with Sergio.
A putt for birdie. He's found some touch! That pairing with future
helped him focus and get his game back. -- Kuchar. Stenson to win the
hole, inside his playing partner. Is it? Half in four.
Garcia, a ticklish one down the slope. Quick. He pushed it a hair.
One against the head. JB, right rough at the 10th. He had
to dig it out a little. Should run out. Should trickle out coming out
of the rough. It duly does. Nicely controlled. Dustin Johnson.
Completely overborrowed that one, trying to slam dunk it.
JB Holmes's ball fairly tight to the cup, this is the approach from
Pieters. That's tidy! It looks stone dead to me. Excellent shot. Holmes
at ten for birdie. Pieters close. This for a half. Well, well, well.
The hole is like a bucket. Absolute bucket. Pieters's putt has just got
a little bit longer. Pieters for his half. Nicely done. Confidently done.
The match remains all square. Reed in the left bunker, McIlroy
right. These long bunker shots aren't easy. A little tricky to
judge. You have to get the trajectory and the strike just
right. Is he going for a runny one? A high one? That's not bad. A nice
sound. Just kicked a little right when it landed.
Reed from the other side, less green to play with so he will have to go
for a floater with spin. Two testing ones for par. Almost identical
distance away, they could go for halves. Not sure it's that friendly!
Not quite. Such a powerful 3-wood, but he just dragged it a fraction.
This could be a big turning point, Ken. You know as a player if you
cannot this in, it puts pressure on your opponent and this is a huge
moment in this match. Both players putting for par. He hasn't hit it! A
dropped stroke for Rory. A chance for Reed. Jordan Spieth, second shot
to 11. Third shot, rather. Always looks as though he is gouging
eight out of a bad lie. Huge amount of spin. That's a tough putt.
Jeepers creepers. Nearly back where he started! He's had such a long
look at this putt, Reed. He knows how important this hole is. Coming
from the left. He hasn't missed much. He goes one up for the first
time. On the 12th hole. Rory has some work to do.
Another look at the leaderboard. Patrick Reed takes the lead for the
first time against McIlroy. So close, all the matches. Three
matches all square. Anything can happen. 14.5 points is the magic
number. Projected score on the left. More
important for tense and, this is to win the hole. -- for Stenson.
Stenson wins the hole. He goes two up.
Cabrera Bello at nine. 2-putts to win the hole. This would put him
three up. He's done it so a little bit of daylight in this match.
Will it chase onto the green? Not bad. A nice bounce. Flirted with the
bunker. Rickie Fowler has made his par-4 at
ten. This four 810 one for Rose for a half. Match all square.
On the green, but miles from the cup for Justin Johnson. -- Dustin
Johnson. My goodness! Must be 100 feet. Dustin Johnson! The Kaymer
Kuchar match. For a half. At the 5th. Goodness. A few holes going
begging right now for the Europeans. Leaderboard changing. A chance for
Chris Wood to follow Dustin Johnson in. It's not going to get down
there. The match goes all square. Let's have a look at the
leaderboard. Things have tiptoed back towards the United States in
the last 20 minutes. Amazing how it is ding-dong, ding-dong. Reed out of
the left-hand bunker to about eight feet. McIlroy being put off by some
calling from the crowd, but stepped away and regrouped. This for a two
to win the hole. Just tailing off a bit. Stay there. My goodness, that's
creeping on. Another of these holes which could go either way.
He's got forearms like anvils, but he will need them to dig it out and
get it all the way to the pin. The flag is on the TV tower. He needs
all his power. Is it going to scuttle enough? Go on, keep
scuttling! He bullied that out of there with raw power. Reed for his
par after coming out of the sand. He's missed one. The first missed
putt today from short range for Reed.
Stenson at the front of the green. Spieth, a clearer shot under better
lie from the fairway. Two down. Sounded good. A nice flight. Solid
but nothing special. This to win the hole and tie the match. Come on,
Rory. He's pulled it. Two chances in a row he's missed. That was a bad
3-putt, Ken. JB Holmes. He's missed one. If you were playing against
him, you'd think you would never miss, Holmes. This for a bogey for
Reed to halve the hole. The standard in this match has tailed off a bit.
Pieters at the 11th. I'm pretty sure it's for a birdie to win the hole.
Aiming on the left edge. Well done. Well done, Thomas Pieters. He goes
one up. Snedeker on the seventh for a win.
And he's got it! One up now on Andy Sullivan. Sullivan was two up after
three, but three birdies for Snedeker since.
Koepka, one down, this to win the hole at six. Pushed to the bottom of
the cup. Superb. Suddenly, America turning the screws, the match all
square against Danny Willett. The next hour is going to be absolutely
crucial for Europe if they are going to drag something out of the match
because the United States are suddenly up in six matches, Europe
only up in three. Three matches all square. The United States only need
five points for victory. 12 hole, Stenson ripped it out of the
right-hand rough with his huge forearms. Want somebody to undo a
jar of pickled onions for you, he's your man. Trying to trickle it up
close. Well, a four out of ten. Jimmy Walker to win the hole at ten.
It's a long time since I've seen so many putts holed. Mostly by the
United States team. Time and time again, match is still very close, go
can either way very quickly, but a huge amount of long putts holed.
Snedeker to win against Sullivan on this hole. Another one goes in. The
United States side are holing putt after putt after putt. Snedeker,
2-up. 13th, halved in bogeys for the pairing of Reed and McIlroy. 14, a
lofted iron in. Pin back, tight left. Good shot from Reed, drawing
it in, using the contours and getting ever closer.
McIlroy, Patrick Reed played a beauty and got a good result, ten or
12 feet away. What can Rory do? Stenson, three to get down to the
front edge, this is to win the hole against Spieth and be just one down.
Oh, yes. What a putts from long range. Ryan
Moore match all square at the moment. Moore still to putt. McIlroy
for birdie. Reed 12 feet away. Needs to go left. No, it was a good
try. Now Stenson. Spieth has played and
gone in the water to the left. He's 1-up. Good, clean, straight shot,
and he should be 2-up. Like that. Clean and straight enough for
anyone. That'll do. Reed for birdie. This to go two up.
No, it will not borrow that much. McIlroy gets away with a half.
To win the tenth, Sergio Garcia against Mickelson. To get back to
all square, well played, Sergio. Both players with five birdies and
no bogeys. A fair old standard in this match. Spieth's third to the
13. Conceded. Dustin Johnson for birdie. Wood's
made free. Yes, great two, and Johnson goes 1-up again. Reed with
his second into 15. The pin is back right -ish. Good chance for Reed.
Fifth green, Fitzpatrick for birdie and the win. Get back to one down.
Well done, Matt Fitzpatrick. Haven't seen much of him.
There's the scoreboard, five scores in red, three in blue and so many
games all square or just won the hole in it. Very close, I think it
could go all the way. McIlroy's second to 15. Reed, 15
feet, uphill putt and a good chance. McIlroy, one down, time to stick one
in close. That was only just a little pitch. Needs to come and
trying best. Decided against it, turning away. But stops.
To win the ninth, Andy Sullivan. Currently two down to Brandt
Snedeker. Yeah, par and the win. Just one down. Right in this match.
Spieth, second to the 14th. Two down, and looked a bit agitated at
the last hole. Cross and agitated. This needs to be good, otherwise he
will be cross again, but it looks good. By golly, it is good. Right
untidy. -- right on tidy. McIlroy at the 15th. Big swinger on this. And
slippery. Didn't borrow enough. Chance for
Reed. Stenson's second to 14. Spieth into
about eight or ten feet. Stenson, 2-up.
Oh, yes, beautiful iron shot for Stenson. Not giving Spieth an inch.
Pieters from the greenside bunker at 13.
What a shot. Delicate, neat, tidy, beautiful shot. Par pretty certain.
-- par-3, pretty certain. Patrick Reed for birdie. Oh, no.
Captain Love, Davis Love of the United States. He was captain at
Medinah when Europe came through in the most amazing fashion.
Well, after all that commotion on the front nine, a nice, friendly
half. There is the situation. Not great
for Europe, up in three, a couple of 2-ups. US up in six matches. If you
took that projection now it would be about 17-11. So we need something to
happen and pretty darn quick. The mighty Mickelson to half the hole.
Having a great battle with Sergio Garcia. Oh, no. Well, a wonderful
putter, but he misses a fewer of them and Sergio doesn't mind at all.
Jimmy Walker here, birdied the last two holes to cut into Rafa's lead.
Three in a row, and he gets it. Moves to one down. Great match,
Jimmy showing signs of life for team USA. McIlroy's third shot. Reed in
the bunker on the right. McIlroy, one down. He doesn't like it. Got it
a little heavy. Not very close at all. Just lost a little bit of
steam. Henrik Stenson, a great drive. Jordan Spieth already up
there on five feet. Taking dead aim at this hole. Already two up in the
match. Staring it down, great shot. Looks like he's just outside Jordan.
Trying to put that in and put more pressure on the Texan.
Thomas Pieters for birdie at the 14th.
Looking good. I've seen some putting in my time, I might tell you, but I
don't think I've seen anything much better than the performance here
today. Jimmy Walker, three straight birdies. Back right pin, the long
par-3. Staring it down. Well done. Great shot. Gets it up there to
about ten feet. Trying to make his fourth birdie in a row.
This ball is lying perfectly. Reed needs a great touch and skill. And
he's done it. Everything, nerve, skill, touch. Delightful shot.
Rafa with a fairway metal. Jimmy Walker already up there with a heck
of a shot. He definitely wants to slow the momentum down of Team USA
right now. Excellent shot. Wow. This has got potential. This has got a
real. Great stuff, great shot after great shot between these two.
McIlroy has eight paces. Must hole this to halve the hole. Otherwise
he's two down. Well, he's being outgunned by Reed
at the moment still. All sorts of weird things happen in golf. Two up
with two to play. Great shot by Henrik. Jordan is in
their close. Trying to get in for a birdie first to put the pressure on
Jordan Spieth. Excellent role and great putt. Henrik is playing some
great golf. Not giving Jordan an inch. Not even going to give him one
hole. Jimmy Walker to halve the hole.
No, he didn't. Cabrera-Bello played a wonderful tee shot to within a
foot. Gives him some breathing space. Two up again. A few deep
breaths. All those good shots you hit, just one more. Just three more.
This and the last. It's coming down, getting closer.
Not bad. Phil Mickelson, one down, got this
putt to win the hole. Trying to get back to all square with Sergio
Garcia. Roll link, and made. The putts are dropping at Hazeltine. --
rolled in. No lead is safe. Great stuff from Phil. Patrick Reed has
surveyed this chip from all angles. Trying to force... Oh, no. Oh no.
Wow, he might still be away. They'd Henrik, after a big drive. His
second shot. Jordan in the water. Beautiful long iron player. That was
thick, hoisted right into the air. Awesome shot. Henrik Stenson, just a
fantastic player. Rory McIlroy, after just watching Patrick Reed
chip through the green to the rough on the other side. Just going to
nestle this up to the hole. Hopefully just get a three and move
on to 18. Needs to hustle... That's not going to be good. Wow. It just
isn't easy sometimes. Garcia at the par second shot. -- at
the par-3, second shot. What a super shot. Oh, Sergio.
Patrick Reed. Very simple, if he makes it he wins. If not, they will
go to 18. Came out with a little check, a little slow. It might give
Rory what he needs. A little burst of energy to extend and maybe tied
the match. This is not a fanciable putt. Down the hill like lightning.
Got to hole it. And does. Nervous. Onto the last, US. I can step into
it, right? Not if it's about eight feet deep! Jordan thinks he moved
his ball when he stepped into the water.
I can see... -- I concede. Jordan Spieth concedes the 16th, ends up
losing 32. Great ankles showing, he has great calves. .
Rafa, birdie putt. He's two up in the match. Wow. Rafa has been
awesome, the big surprise for me in this Ryder Cup. He has handled every
moment. Back to the eighth, the par-3. The last match, Fitzpatrick
and Zach Johnson. Fitzpatrick one down, but this is to win the hole.
And it's in. Well, well, well. Match all square. Patrick Reed down the
middle of the fairway at 18. Emotional, tense match with Rory.
It's a great shot. Trying to end it with birdie. Any hope for the
Irishman is pumped. The first win for Europe, 32, Stenson beatings
speak. But it looks as though Rory McIlroy will be done on the 18th. --
Stenson beatings speak. As in all sorts of weird things, so you never
know. -- have seen all sorts. Looking very much like it will go
the US's way. Rory McIlroy. Patrick Reed already up there, about six
feet past the hole. Rory has 123 to the hole. He will take dead aim and
fly it right to the hole if he can. Watching it closely. Great shot.
Great shots, these two have put on a show for anyone in the world. Great
stuff. Glad to be a part of it, glad to see all these great shots. Kaymer
to win the hole. Needs something, he's three down. He two down.
Playing Matt Kuchar. Kuchar, the strongman down the bottom of the
field. The penultimate match. Kaymer is still alive. Danny Willett losing
control of this match a little bit. Two down against Brooks. Oh, no. He
goes three down to Brooks Koepka. Thomas Pieters.
His opponent has gone way left. Not sure if he's in the water, over the
water, or where he is. But Pieters is on the green. Very much in the
driving seat. Ryan Moore, at the 13th, all square.
Playing Lee Westwood. Westwood hit a good one, Moore has
hit one better. Patrick Reed and Rory McIlroy, a
battle all week. This is to win the match and get the first point for
the US. He makes it. Incredible match with Rory McIlroy.
These two have put on a show for everyone. An absolute show. Thank
you, guys, that was awesome. Mickelson has played out of the
bunker and put it within a few feet of the hole. Garcia following in
from the rough. Mickelson has played a majestic shot. Sergio answers him.
That just stopped absolutely stone dead. Remarkable, some of the best
stuff I've seen for years. Wonderful. Just look how close all
the matches are, left and right. Quite extraordinary. The last five
matches, certainly three of them, something could just happen, the
turn of a coin, a bit of good luck or bad luck. It could all change in
the blink of an eye. The match all square here, Garcia
and Mickelson. If he can tickle this one in... Just too high. Good try,
Sergio. Tricky that will putt. The Master putter now has the chance to
go one ahead. Thomas Pieters with a birdie putt.
His opponent, JB Holmes, missed the green miles to the left and pitched
up. He has played three, only a little bit closer than Pieters. You
feel Pieters has two putts. What are you doing? That was a little
heavy-handed. The last match out to halve the
hole. Zach Johnson goes one up. Playing Andy Sullivan, tap sit down
and in. He's got the quivers! Has hardly missed anything today,
the Americans. Most extraordinary exhibition. A great day's golf.
Mickelson has this to break the deadlock with Garcia. His putting
has been dynamite as well. What a cheer. Phil is putting on a show.
Seventh birdie on the card. One up against Sergio Garcia will stop Ryan
Moore to win the hole. Go up against Lee. No, Sir.
Pieters to win the match. Why did I hit it so hard, the first one? But
all is forgiven if this goes on. And it has. Well done, Thomas Pieters.
Wonderful debut in the Ryder Cup. Setting all sorts of records. Played
quite beautifully. Three and two. JB Holmes, the first rookie to make
four points in his debut. -- 32 over JB Holmes. Pieters is the first
rookie to make four points in his debut. Rory in a titanic battle with
Patrick Reed. We can hear from the two victorious Europeans. Always a
big ask in the singles. But we have done it before and I will go out to
support my team-mates. It's been a great week with the team is always
and we will never give up until it's over. I was nervous off the first
tee. Didn't really hit good shots, and then JB was making a lot of
putts on me. After that, played some really good golf and hit a lot of
birdies. Koepka to win the hole at 11. Danny
Willett, not having the best of days on the greens. Koepka now four up.
Phil Mickelson, 1-up. In his match against Sergio Garcia. He's in the
middle of the fairway, about 83 yards out. Has to fire this to the
hole or past and let it spin back. Going low. Just right of the flag.
Excellent chance. Sergio in the right rough will have to respond to
that. Must make the Justin Rose. Has about 12 feet, left to right. We'll
give it a good run. Excellent putt. Wow, just never moved. Wow, a good
putt. Rickie with a putt to take the lead and go one up with two to play.
Europe will need to turn some matches around and quite quickly.
Garcia has the chance. He's one down. His approach to the 15th.
Mickelson in quite close. Sweetly struck. It should run out. Sit down.
Delightfully played from Garcia. Left himself a fast turning left to
right. For Europe to have any chance,
Peter, all these tight matches, they have to win. Yes, Fowler has to miss
this putt. But they are not missing anything. They are putting
absolutely magnificently. Just sneaking ahead. It's all still very
close. It's been a wonderful day so far. Still might be a twist in the
tale, but they are going well. Darren Clarke, the European captain,
he must be thinking it's all slipping away.
Sergio at the 15th. Having a great battle with Mickelson. Little bit of
swing on this, and he's done it. Well done Sergio.
Zach Johnson, realistically down into Macron here wouldn't be too
bad, but we have seen some monsters holed today. -- down in two from
here. It's been almost ridiculous, laughable. It's almost as if they
are doing it on purpose to show. Extraordinary. Need a touch of a
pickpocket down here. It's greased lightning, just to halve the 15th.
Down the glazier, in the heart of the cup. An exceptional display from
Mickelson. 1-up, halves with birdie threes. Chris Wood at the 13th, two
down playing Dustin Johnson. Johnson has also holed some massive putts.
It looks good. It is good. It's a beauty.
Westwood... Two putts. Not being generous, isn't it? Jeepers,
creepers. He was shaky yesterday. Steady. That's all right.
Anxious team-mates looking on. Justin Rose putting at the 17th.
This for two to win the hole and get the match back all square. Fowler is
four or five feet away. Good stroke, just too hard. That will not be
conceded. Still some work to do here.
The fourth shot of Jimmy Walker. A visit to the water, court that a bit
clean. Cabrera-Bello on the green, 2-up.
A chance at the 13th for a two, but Johnson remains two up. Rose to keep
the match alive, and he does. He's one down with the 18th to play.
Not home and hosed yet, Davis, but looking very good. Jimmy Walker on
16 with a bogey putt. This match is over. Great play by Rafa this week.
Impressive rookie debut. Really great job, him and Sergio, a great
partnership. He's played three matches, winning two and halving the
other. Really good. He came out a real rookie and he's come out a real
pro. You look at the bottom scoreboard, Peter, 10.5 against 9.5,
but the matches remaining look rather read. They do indeed, but
it's been a hell of a day. Let's hear from Rafa. It's been a tough
day, Jimmy is an excellent player, but I really had fun, I played my
best and fortunately enough luck was on my side and I could bring the
point for Europe. Not looking too good for captain Clarke, but you
never know. Phil Pickett Wainwright off the tee, Sergio down the middle.
-- Phil hit it. Cutting it a little bit. Great shot from Sergio. Europe
has played this hole very well today. Sergio trying to square up
this match. Phil laid up to here, his third shot. Needs this to get
close. Didn't even hit inside Sergio's
second shot. It will be tough for the US on this hole. Rickie's
bullpen high on the left. His caddy has handed over his last round of
ammunition. Low trajectory, this may skid a little. He's done well, he
has a chance. Westwood, about the easiest eight
you get on this green, up the slope. Hit it! He did. Nicely done. He
moves to two up against Ryan Moore. Garcia, 2-putts to win. He should be
able to manage that from 35 feet. He should come of this should be an
easy win for Europe. Good touch, he is tied up the match with two to go.
It's been an interesting little ten minutes. Rickie Fowler on 18. 35
feet, this to win your match and add another point to the US. Didn't
quite hit it. I think he had the line. Justin Rose will have a putt
to halve this match. 17th and Garcia playing Mickelson. Match all square.
A must win point for us, I think, if we are going to win. Be good. The
good. It is good. Particularly that side of the cup to give you an
uphill putt. You little beauty. If Europe is going to have any
chance for the back half to come back, Justin has to make this. They
will need this half point in a very big way. Uphill. Rickie with two
feet for par. What is that! I'm not sure what that was. Wow. Just it and
would love to have that one back. Terrible putt, really. -- Justin.
After a fantastic shot by Sergio, Phil Mickelson needs to respond
after losing the last hole. A lot of get in the holes as usual. Great
shot by Phil. He will be putting first. Great shots by two Ryder Cup
veterans. Rickie Fowler, one up. This for a full point for the US.
Pause it right in the middle. Great win for Rickie Fowler against a
great player in Justin Rose. Vital point for America.
Disappointment for Europe. Could have done with that one. It's taken
-- taking a long time over this one and why not. Big swing. Very fast.
He's at it magnificently today. -- he's parted. So have all the United
States team. Another one! Absolutely pulverised Europe on the greens
today. Europe have played wonderfully well, but they've been
totally outgunned on the greens. His ninth birdie today. Amazing. They've
all been at it. Bubba is slightly agitated. Garcia. Mickelson holed
that beauty. Can he pour this one in? He has! Brave as a lion. A half
in two at 17. All square. This is a titanic battle.
Sullivan. Two in a row, hole grazers. Snedeker delighted to give
it to him. Two up with only three to play. Kuchar to halve the hole at
the 13th, he's two up. Kuchar and Kaymer. He's missed one. A little
too shot. -- Sharp. Ryan Moore. Westwood just missed the green. Ryan
Moore is two down and needs to make something happen on 16. Going for
it. His caddy said be good, baby. Great shot from Ryan Moore! He will
have that for eagle. Great shot, great stuff by Ryan Moore, just when
he needed something great to happen. Fitzpatrick to halve the hole. Good
effort. No. Europe just haven't holed enough putts today. Outgunned.
Three down to Zach Johnson. Brooks to win the match and give the US
another point. Inching closer to 14.5. Got it! Brooks, rookie for the
US. Great stuff, impressive stuff. Three points for Brooks in his first
Ryder Cup. Great stuff. Coming to the end of this year 's matches.
Still a bit of golf to be played. It's moved very much towards the
United States, and richly deserved. They've played well today and holed
the putts. Europe are not dead and buried yet, but the core Taj is
warming up. Justin Rose lost to master Rickie Fowler selective from
him. A decent match, it was close, but it wasn't scintillating golf.
Just disappointed. I haven't made a putt all week and I'm disappointed.
Matt Kuchar, this match getting interesting now. Only one up, losing
the last hole to Martin Kaymer. Back left pane, have to fly it there. A
high, soft shot would do it nicely. And he's done it. Nice stuff from
future, stopping the European momentum. -- Kuchar. This match all
square, Mickelson and Garcia. Mickelson's second shot into the
final hole. Only a short iron. Very receptive, loves it. Very good shot.
Ryan Moore. 16th, after an amazing approach. This for eagle. And he's
got it. Ryan Moore showing emotion for the first time this week. Great
stuff from the American OK. Westwood now only one up. -- American rookie.
Mickelson on the green, six or seven paces beyond the hole. Match all
square. Does he love it? Does he like it? He adores it!
Kuchar up their close, Martin Kaymer only one down in this match. Wanting
to respond to Kuchar's great shot. Very good shot. Inside Matt Kuchar.
Kaymer coming into form. This match getting a little tight. Dustin
Johnson, a putt to win the hole. Everyone seems a bit low on this
putt. Can he get it high enough? Yes! Bottom lip, made it. He goes
two up with three to go against Chris Wood. Kuchar first to putt.
This for a birdie at the 14th. He's one up. On the high side. A for
Kaymer. -- a chance for Kaymer. We won't be laughing if the holes
this. Not as much swing as you might think from right to left.
He's gone the other way and he's done it! Would you believe it? I
thought it came from the other side, but he didn't. Well worth the wait.
Incredible putt. Poor old so Geo has to hole his for a half. -- Sergio.
His tenth birdie of the day. Amazing performance from Mickelson.
He's got it! He was three down and he's tiptoeing back. All square
against Matt Kuchar. Can Sergio do it? A little
particular. Can he? Glorious exhibition! Absolutely stunning.
Half point for the US, a crucial half point. A glorious match.
That was the most impressive match I've ever seen. Like the old days.
Fantastic performance, particularly from Garcia, because he was against
it most of the time. Well done, Sergio. Ryan Moore after a great
approach shot. This to win the hole. He read it beautifully. Ryan Moore!
Eagle, birdie, 16 and 17. Going to 18 all square. Snedeker to halve the
hole at the 16th. He's two up. A jab of a stroke but it works wonders.
Two up with two to play. The scoreboard shows us it's moving
America's way, but the matches are so close and so wonderfully
entertaining. 13-10 at the moment with more to come. Ryan Moore on the
tee at 18. He eagled 16, birdied 17. He has closed in on Lee Westwood.
All square now. A lot of fireworks in the last 30 minutes in this Ryder
Cup. He likes it. Strikes it down the middle.
Snedeker. Trying to work the ball from right-to-left on the 17th.
That's magnificent. He's putted so well it's almost a gimme. Westwood
at the 18th. Match all square. Ryan Moore up the middle the fairway.
A little bit up the right-hand side. I don't know. May have found
trouble. Sullivan is going the other way with
a bit of fade. OK. Sit down. The fringe is never easy to chip out of.
Chris Wood. Two down and having a shy at the 16th with his second.
Water left, bunkers right. A bit fiery, but he finds... Just off the
back of the dance floor. A little unlucky, came in a bit hot. Dustin
Johnson after a booming drive. Iron into 16, two up. Trying to end it
right here for USA. Hanging right. Just going to go through the green
in the right rough. A tough little quick chip. US closing in. Sullivan
needs this. A bit skinny. Hasn't got inside Snedeker's approach shot.
Currently 13-10 so if Sullivan loses, 14-10. Wood, third shot at
the 16th. Wade to the left. -- wave. Awkward
putt from there. Kaymer for birdie to win the hole.
Straight up, probably the easiest putt on this green. Right in the
middle. Kaymer goes one up. This has to find the bottom of the
cup or Snedeker will take the point. Andy Sullivan, Andy Sullivan. He's
missed it. He's come up against Brandt Snedeker, putting so hot.
14-10. Only half a point more needed for the United States. Splendid
display. Westwood in trouble at the 18th.
A bit heavy, I fancy. Dustin Johnson's third. This is a delicate,
delicate, delicate little shot. Green running away. Where will he
land it? That was Freddie must shot! Ryan Moore middle of the fairway on
18, all square. Lee Westwood in the right bunker. He's got a short iron,
not much wind. He will be real aggressive with this shot and try to
fly it right to the hole. Left edge, I would say, this putt.
Not much outside the cup. This to go two up with two to play.
Well done, Chris Wood. Just one up with two holes left to play. It
comes down to this one, Peter. This has to find the cup or I think it's
all over. Yes, he's just been missing a cylinder or two. But you
never know. Just a gentle little up and running and checking...
They think they've done it. Virtually over. Considering we gave
them a 4-0 start, which you can't afford to do. Opening day, opening
series. This has to go in from Westwood. The final hole.
It's in. It tripled at the end! -- dribbled. After it detailing the
16th and birdie in the 17th, Ryan Moore has two putts. There will be a
cavalry charge. It's been a terrific performance. It shows you the
pressure. 2-putts from here, which should be the simplest of jobs, but
he's making sure he doesn't do anything silly. That will do. Thank
you very much for the game. Well done, Ryan Moore. Well done to the
United States. 15 points in the bag. Good enough to take the Ryder Cup.
What stuff we've seen today. Absolutely wonderful. A putting
exhibition like I've never seen before. The United States just holed
the more crucial ones. It's been a wonderful three days. It's not quite
over. The weather has been good, the crowds came. Huge success. Can't
wait for Paris in two years' time. It has been quite a week. Great golf
by all. The US without 4-0 start was able to put the pressure on Europe
and they lead on that all week. There is something to be said in
Ryder Cup singles matches that you do want to win for yourself. You
have to battle as a team, but to get a single point for yourself in a
Ryder Cup singles match really means something to the individual. I
remember Phil Mickelson taught us that. You want to battle and compete
and to get that one point, it's special. Very rereleased Davis Love.
After the drama of the last time he was captain. -- very relieved. This
time he leads his troops to victory. Confirmation that the United States
have got more than the 14.5 points required to win the trophy. Still a
few matches on the course. It's been a tremendous day of golf.
So the cup officially regained after an eight year wait for America, but
three matches still on the course. No one on the US site has waited
longer than Zach Johnson to win. His fifth time. He completed a four and
three victory over Matt Fitzpatrick. Chris Wood took Duns and Jock --
Dustin Johnson to the 18th. Martin Kaymer got his first win of the week
over Matt Kuchar, one up at the last. The final score, 17-11. Their
largest margin of victory since the Walton Heath match in 1981, 35 years
ago. The champagne about to float for only the second time this
century. The biggest thing is not really the win, it's the fact that
we were all pulling together in the same direction. Obviously Sunday
night will be a lot more fun this year than two years ago. I think we
are going in a great direction. The veteran players have shown the
younger players what we want them to do for the next 20 years so
hopefully they can carry it on. We congratulate you for your grace and
respect and sportsmanship. Well it's following great men like Darren
Clarke. I feel awful for him and friends like Lee Westwood and Rory.
They are the class of the game. With great victories there is always some
sadness. It will be hard for me to look at Darren for a while. I thank
him for his friendship. A long time coming. Yeah, I've always wanted to
be part of one of these, I've been on Tour for a while. To be a part of
it and have the week like we've had and get the clinching point, I mean,
you couldn't write it any better. You guys gave them a hell of a
fight, I know you see the bigger picture for the Ryder Cup. For sure.
We are very disappointed to lose, but at the same time it keeps the
Ryder Cup interesting and gives it a great narrative going into Paris in
two years. What do you think has made the difference this time? If
you take a look at a lot of recent Ryder Cups, the difference is
marginal and it's usually around the greens. Europe have had a number
liveable run of winning that battle on the greens. -- unbelievable run.
This week is gone the way of the Americans. We were dealing with
players of such high standards. We have to say congratulations to
Hunter Mahan. You were on the last winning side at Valhalla when you
made your debut in the Ryder Cup. What is the main reason the US
excess this time around? From 2014, we realised Europe had a system and
they just go from one to the other and each captain is a part of
something. I felt like the US have a captain that isn't part of something
coming he's his own entity. We've now created something. Davis Love,
so close in 2012. We wanted to go back to that team atmosphere and
build from each Ryder Cup. You saw it in the pairings, starting on
Tuesday. They were all the same guys, they've created a bond with
each other and they went out and played great. It was a team effort,
one through 12. Possibly a new era for the United States. When you look
at the quality of golf today, it was truly breathtaking at times. It
really was, is started with Rory and Reed, that was such an important
point. The golf was of exceptional standard, the excitement, the
adrenaline. Exceptional match. Mickelson and Garcia was a match and
a half. 19 birdies between them. Europe needed to win those close
matches and one or two slipped away. Davis Love and his men will rightly
celebrate a night. They deserved the victory and they sure have already.
They couldn't wait to get their hands back on the Ryder Cup.
Eight years since their last triumph at Valhalla. Davis collect the
elegant little trophy that means so much to golfers on both continents.
As Darren Clarke's men look on those scenes, it will only fuel the fire
to reclaim it in Paris in two years. Ryder Cup rivalry is alive and well.
When we look at some of the new blood flowing, the likes of Patrick
Reed, we saw him at Gleneagles, but for Europe, Darren Clarke had to
blood six rookies. The likes of Rafael Cabrera Bello and the
wonderful Thomas Pieters, so much to look forward to in the next few
editions. They were exceptional and played beautifully. Rather put it
nicely and Thomas Pieters was expanded. Thomas played five matches
and won four points. Really impressive. They put in with Rory
McIlroy for a reason, they knew he could handle it. Thank you so much
for sharing it with us, Hunter. The American fans believed they would
win and they have. The Americans have reclaim the Ryder Cup. It's
been a very long wait for them. Here at Hazeltine, scenes, matches that
the great Arnold Palmer would certainly have proved. I hope you've
a joint -- enjoyed this wonderful match in America.
Hazel Irvine presents highlights from the third and final day's play at the 41st Ryder Cup, held at Hazeltine National in Minnesota, USA.
Europe took a third consecutive Ryder Cup victory in 2014 with a dominant 161/2-111/2 win at Gleneagles. Having led 10-6 going into the final day, they reached the 141/2 needed to win the cup outright when Welsh rookie Jamie Donaldson beat Keegan Bradley.