Final Day Round-Up Golf: Ryder Cup


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Final Day Round-Up

Hazel Irvine presents highlights from the third and final day's play at the 41st Ryder Cup, held at Hazeltine National in Minnesota, USA.


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If it doesn't come bursting out of you, in spite of everything, don't

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do it. Not 1 million miles away, is it? Unless it comes unasked out of

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your heart. And your mind. And your mouth. And your gut. Hello, hello?

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Don't do it. If you're doing it for money or fame, don't do it. If it's

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hard work thinking about doing... He's done it. Don't do it. Europe

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take the cup home. You little beauty. It's on its way back to

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Europe. An incredible week here. What a comeback. When it is truly

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time, when you feel like it has been chosen, it will do it by itself, and

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it will keep on doing it, till you die or it dies in you. There is no

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other way. And there never was. That video was shown to Team Europe

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this week ahead of the 12 singles matches that will decide the outcome

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of the 41st Ryder Cup in Minnesota. Not that Europeans need any extra

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motivation. Three points behind going into the final 12 singles

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matches, knowing they need to win seven and a half points to retain

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the trophy. They have been in worse trouble before, four years ago at

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Medinah, four points behind and pulling off one of the sporting

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miracles. But with a more inexperienced team, it's a more

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inexperienced ask, and against a US team and eight Minnesota crab that's

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pumped, they believe they can smell a win here. Daryl Clark's team will

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not go down without a fight. Final day at the Ryder Cup, let's do it.

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-- Darren Clarke. No team has ever come down from a 4-0 opening session

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whitewash. The odds were stacked against Europe from the opening

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morning. By yesterday afternoon, Darren Clarke's team had drawn level

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at 6-6, only for a rampant US team to regain momentum. Davis Love's

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side Leeds. This time Europe looks to four time major winner in Rory

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McIlroy for major inspiration, leadership and to keep the fight

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alive. How he has revelled in that role so far. With the team here this

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week, I don't need to pick them up. They know and understand they have a

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big challenge ahead of them tomorrow. I think they will be up

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for it and I won't have to do too much to lift them tonight.

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Imperative for the strongest European players to deliver early

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points at the top of the order if a comeback is to materialise. Captain

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Clarke has front-loaded the order, some fabulous matches, not least

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Patrick Reed against McIlroy and Mickelson and Garcia taking each

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other on again in singles 12 years after their first match up. Davis

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Love was in charge of the US team at Medinah and will take nothing for

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granted, but five of the bottom six Europeans in the order have yet to

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win a point at Hazeltine. At 11am local time, the match everyone

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wanted, America's top man, feisty Texan Patrick Reed against Europe's

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Rory McIlroy, unbeaten in three Ryder Cup singles so far.

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ANNOUNCER: First on the tee, representing Europe, Rory McIlroy.

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APPLAUSE COMMENTATOR: This is the nearest

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thing I've ever seen to a cauldron of excitement. At the moment it's

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pretty good-natured, but there have been one or two hot moments, and

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this is a really hot match. Take it from me, this is heavyweight stuff

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at its very best. Not too bad for an opening drive,

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Ken. It's a cracker Jack, isn't it? Sends out a message. ANNOUNCER: On

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the tee, representing the United States of America, Patrick Reed.

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CHEERING AND APPLAUSE Patrick Reed and Rory McIlroy, never

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been beaten in singles at the Ryder Cup.

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Just OK, I think. Close to the tree. Some of the wives, wishing Rory

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well. Reed seems to have all sorts of problems. A little nudge out.

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Clipped a branch, clipped a leaf, just doesn't make the fairway. Their

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for two. Advantage, McIlroy. Looking at the flags at the bottom

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of the green, not moving at all. Humdinger of a drive for Rory.

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Second to the first. My goodness. Was in the perfect spot, spinning

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and nestling into the sand. With McIlroy going into the back

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bunker, there is a scene change if he gets up close, could win the

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hole. -- a sea change. Tiger Woods, giving Patrick Reed a

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kindly word. McIlroy, a perfect tee shot, and hit his second into the

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back traffic in the first. This is awkward, the ball settled into the

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sand. Has to be cute with its one. That's magnificent. Absolutely

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brilliant shot. I saw him on the practice ground hitting some scratch

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shots, but that is ten out of ten, into the green and trickling towards

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the hole. Superb. Captain Clarke out, trying to inspire. And

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something has tickled his fancy! He was in contact with the players and

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somebody must have said something down the radio that was funny.

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Patrick Reed for his par. A tier in the green. What a start! In trouble

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off the tee, cans it from 18 feet. Look at these scenes, unbelievable.

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It's been frightening, Peter. , almost manic. Looks like being a

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hard game. A little bit further away than it looks. The 1st hole, halved.

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In four. Stenson, a free drop, going to clip

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it over the trees and hope for the best. Quite a big green.

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Can't see where it's gone. It's gone there, pretty good, a good recovery.

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Just missed the green. Went boldly at the flag. Just tweaked it a

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whisker. Patrick Reed, 137 to the hole. Third shot on the par-5. Looks

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like he will hit first a locked into these greens. Carried it past,

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looking for the spin. Wanting it to come back.

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Henrik Stenson, a wayward tee shot, eventually found the first green

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after a free drop. The greens look pretty slick this

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morning. Should be in for a four. After two mighty blows, the third

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shot of McIlroy. Bank behind the flag he can use. This could be good.

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Could be good... Oh. Seen those being gobbled up in the past.

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Nearly. Jordan Spieth looks like he will blade a wedge. Short iron,

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surprising from him. Just blades it out, runs and runs. CHEERING

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Great start for Spieth. Has struggled this week. Needed a good

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start to get the crowd pumped up, get his focus. Reed and McIlroy,

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Reed and McIlroy. So happy we got this matchup. I think everybody

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wanted to see it. Really be two emotional leaders of the teams.

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Patrick with a birdie putt... Oh. JB Holmes from the middle of the way a

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break. From left pin today. -- from the middle of the fairway. Leaking a

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little left, sits. Numerous balls long today at this hole. Settling

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down in the fluffy stuff. Thomas Pieters' second to the first. A

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couple of yards above a little rise in the green.

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Please, no. Trickled the wrong way. Had to keep it under the branches of

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the tree and it made it awkward. Rory had a chance to win the second

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from this kind of distance and missed it. A chance at the 3rd to go

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one up. Yes, right in the heart of the cup.

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At last, something blue on the leaderboard. You can tell Rory will

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be composed today, keep his emotions in check and just play golf. This is

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awkward. A scruffy lie. A little bank to come up. Too far.

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Darren talking to a couple of his assistant captains. Pieters, a

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slightly nervy start for him. His fourth shot at the 1st, the par-4.

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Got a chance. Oh, good try. Henrik Stenson, one down to the

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Jordan Spieth chip in. Big, strong man, gives that a whack. Wow, great

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shot. Wow! That is a narrow gap right there and he's right up it.

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Great shot. JB Holmes here. Basically, two shots

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to win the hole. He's going to Jordan Spieth this and played it

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out, let it run and run. That should be good for a further W at the 1st.

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US taking a quick one up lead. Jordan Spieth, a testy little wedge

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here. Great shot, great touch. Great

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response after Henrik's great second shot.

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The single is underway. McIlroy with a lovely birdie at the 3rd goes

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1-up. The next two match is going to the United States. Imported for

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Europe to get off to a flying start and if they don't, a massive uphill

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struggle. First to 14.5 points. JB, after a great drive, middle of the

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fairway, second shot, wedge in his hand. Going right at the flag. Has

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to fly it at least to the hole. Maybe past. Sit! Stay there. Great

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shot by JB. This is not the best spot to be. We saw Rory hit an

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incredible shot from here to about three feet. We will see what Rickie

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can do. Rickie had trouble in the bunkers this week. Don't know what

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it is but he hasn't figured it out. Never want to give a hole to the

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opposition. Henrik to win the hole from the

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front of the green. The fairway cuts so tight, guys will putt it from the

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edge. Hello! Wow. Heck of a plot, Henrik burning the edges this

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morning. Rose with two putts to win. I think he can manage that. In fact,

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I think he will only need the one. Rickie dropped a stroke. Justin Rose

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goes 1-up after one hole. JB Holmes, this is to win a second,

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after winning the first. Into the heart of the cup. Two out of two

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against Thomas Pieters. Jordan Spieth to halve the hole. Henrik

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with a birdie four, actually three and a half. Hang in there, gosh.

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Unlike Spieth. The 1st hole the United States have thrown away, or

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slightly gifted. Yes, 100%. Rickie normally good with his short irons.

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Yeah, has a great short game, great hands. Middle of the fairway, one

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down, has to start putting pressure on Justin. He likes it. Great shot.

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Six feet past the hole and spinning it back. Lovely shot. If you are one

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down early you like to put pressure on your opponent to square up the

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match as quickly as possible. Rose, Rickie Fowler in tight, second

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to the second. Serenity going through there. He loved that, he

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loved it, he loved it. Sit down, baby. Despite Justin being a bit

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further away, it could be the slightly easier putt. Five match is

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underway and not be start to Europe were looking for. Hoping to get

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away, I'm sure, for a lot more blue on the right-hand side of the board.

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It's still early days, it's tight, its tents, but we are under way.

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Lots of good things going to happen today. And a few sad, I'm sure.

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Sergio Garcia at the tee on one, playing Phil Mickelson, a classic

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matchup. Two Ryder Cup veterans. They know each other very well. Both

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players playing great golf this week. Sergio right down the middle.

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One of the great drivers of the ball in the game today. On the tee,

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representing United States of America, Phil Mickelson. CHEERING

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AND APPLAUSE Great favourite with the crowd. You

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can almost hear the campaign medals clinking as he walked up to the tee.

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Played very well in the previous two days. Their veteran has played

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better than our veteran. OK. That's not too bad, is it? Lovely

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little chip and run from the front. Virtually assured of a three.

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Yes. Two holes blade, two putts taken. McIlroy's birdie, priority is

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to win a hole. Boom, Patrick Reed with an eagle two at five, squaring

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up the match. He needed that. Easily could have been down two or three

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coming into this hole. That really gets the crowd going. Look at the

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guys behind him. If that's not patriotic, I don't know what is.

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Faletau halve the hole. Rose holed his, and he does also. Hole halved.

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-- Fowler to halve the hole. After a great drive from Sergio, right down

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the middle of the fairway, he is staring right at this pin on one.

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Bit of tricky wind, we have seen guys go over the green to the left.

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You have to control your flight on the wedge shot, and your spin.

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Excellent shot, did both right there. Great stuff from Sergio, the

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Ryder Cup veteran. Thomas Pieters to win the hole. Two

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down early to Jason -- JB Holmes. Well, he has been stellar with the

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putter this week. Giving it to the crowd, I love it. That's what the

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Ryder Cup is all about. After Phil rolled up his 30 footer,

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Sergio now with a putt to win. Right in the middle.

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What a belter. Tiptoed over the bunker, bit of check and run. Four

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feet. Patrick Reed at the par-5 6th. After

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the great eagle to get this match all square. He holed out here

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yesterday. His wedges have just been awesome this week.

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Jimmy Walker on the third, the match is all square.

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Hello, rattles in the ground, kicks away down the hill. Lap of the gods.

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Jordan Spieth, short of the green here, hitting his second on the

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short par-4. Stabbing motion, runs up. Five feet for birdie.

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McIlroy, two big shots to hear. This monster par-5. His opponent in

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close. McIlroy is up to it pretty good. But not as good as Reed.

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Pieters, after going two down very quickly against JB Holmes has

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rebounded. Very well with two straight birdies. Great birdie, two

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great shots. This match could be epic, a great 18 hole match. The

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leaderboard at the moment, halfway through the last set of singles. A

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touch of blue on the right, all squares on the left. A long way to

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go but I think we are in for some superb games today.

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McIlroy to go first here. This for birdie on the par 56. -- the par-5

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6th. Patrick Reed's coin is sitting three feet from the hole. He needs

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to make this. He has been up to the challenge all week. Reed, McIlroy,

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Riether, McIlroy, we are all glad to see it. -- Reed, McIlroy. Spieth

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missed a short one at the last. Needs to get his confidence back,

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and he does. Pause it in. Short term memory. Focus on the next shot.

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Spieth goes 1-up. 0- three in singles.

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Reed pops it in. A touch of the theatrical about him.

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Sergio, middle of the fairway on two. Already 1-up, wanting to add to

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his lead. He has been in great form this week. And he continues with a

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great shot there. Phil, one down. Sergio, already up

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there about six feet. Phil needs to answer. He likes it. Watching it,

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watching it. Great shot by Phil. Four feet to the hole. The US need

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to get some momentum back, slipping ever so slightly.

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Thomas Pieters, winning the last two holes against JB Holmes. Short par-4

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here. Oops. He might have given JB the hole already. He will have to

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hit another one. McIlroy on the tee. What a setting here on seven.

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Mighty whack. Is it hanging right? Wow. That same monster drive right

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there. Great drive. -- that's a monster drive.

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Sergio, fill in their tight. 1-up in this match early. Once to keep the

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pressure on Phil. He's had great touch with the putter this week, has

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been a great leader for Team Europe. Now Fowler, Rose is in close. He's

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one down. Not much room to get over the bunker

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and stop by the flag, but the greens are very receptive. Just got over

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the sand but into the grass, short. Cabrera-Bello to win the hole and

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goal 1-up at the 3rd. Playing Jimmy Walker, and he has rolled it in.

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Europe were missing a few serious putts yesterday. So far, they are

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holing out nicely. Westwood to win the opening hole. If

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only he could have done that on the 18th last night. Westwood starts

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with a win at the 1st. Reed at the 7th. 12 feet for birdie. McIlroy has

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about eight feet for birdie. Wow. Patrick Reed, getting pumped up.

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With every birdie. Now McIlroy to halve the hole.

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4-under in his last three. Gosh. These two are having fun with one

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another. I think they are both bordering on incitement, I'm sorry!

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This isn't going to please everybody.

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Sullivan on the opening hole. Haven't seen much of him during this

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Ryder Cup. Is he going to set us like today? Could be, look at this.

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Well done my boy. Now McIlroy. Reed on the green, pin

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I. Six or seven paces from the hole. Left half of the big tree is the

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line. -- pin high. Certainly online, I fancy. Spinning back down the

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hill. Not what the doctor ordered. They love it and cheer.

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Mickelson at the 3rd. Two good hits to hear. Still quite a good pitch

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up. He's played well considering he is now in his mid-40s. Look at that,

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absolute belter. Sullivan at the opening hole. This a three. How are

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his nerves? Not bad! Don't you start as well! One up. Let's see the

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scores on the doors. Very interesting. Amazing. Not much in

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it. McIlroy's ball ran way down the

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green. It's left him with a monster putt. Down in two from here would be

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brilliant. One might be better! Stop it! Stop it! Stop it! Needs to be

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careful, Peart -- Peter. It could all end in tears. He's inciting them

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to riot. It was a wonderful park am I would have enjoyed myself. Polter

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enjoyed it! Full cricket patch -- cricket pitch length. Bang, right in

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the middle. This is like a coliseum. The crowd right around you,

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brilliant atmosphere. Throw yourself to the lions. How are your tonsils?

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You'd better take out that upper mola! As Hunter would say, well...

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Wow! This is unbelievable, isn't it? Unbelievable! A shake of the hands

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would go down well now, I fancy. Well done! Back to the surrendered

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the of the Garcia Mickelson game. -- surrender T. Short putt to win the

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hole. All the way. Well done, Phil.

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Playing well. Match all square. What a shot coming out of the rough.

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Just going to the top of the rise. Beauty.

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A little cut that started to the right, but he likes it. Does he like

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it! Does he like it! From 303 yards and he's hit it to 12 feet. Pretty

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impressive. A fair amount of waggling from Garcia. He's saying be

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right. Usually good when he says that. Him and Mickelson find the

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fourth green. Advantage Sergio. Dustin Johnson at the 1st, third

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shot. Look out! Another birdie. For a two. Looks good. He has putted

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well this week, the old-timer. Chris Wood at the 1st. This is to halve

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the hole. Dustin Johnson holed from about 15 feet and Chris Wood follows

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him in. Match all square. Beautiful, smooth greens here. Hasn't hit it. A

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little bit wafting. 40 was quicker than it was. -- thought it was

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quicker. Garcia for a half. Mickelson has already holed a nice

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putt. Tickles it down the hill. Is it going to reach? No. Quiet little

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smile. Mickelson goes one up. This is vital for Jimmy Walker. This is

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to halve the hole. Just caught the edge of the cup. He remains two

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down. McIlroy at the 9th, par-4, both of them making a bit of a mess

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of this. Reed is not on the green in three. This is McIlroy's third shot,

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from the sand. He plays a beauty. Ryan Moore. To win the hole and

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square the match. He has. He missed one of the great match day days of

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the competition, but if he carries on like this it will be fantastic.

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Chris Wood. Second to the second. They halved the first with birdies.

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Right at the flag. The standard of play is just marvellous. Henrik

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Stenson at the 8th. Scrappy half in four at the last hole. Playing

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Jordan Spieth. This looks good. It is good. Spieth's ball is 15 or 16

:36:50.:36:55.

feet away on the other side. Two cracking shots. This to win the

:36:56.:37:03.

hole. This is for his par, McIlroy. Has he? Picked the wrong line. They

:37:04.:37:14.

both bogey the night. Both out in 32 and the match is all square. Some of

:37:15.:37:19.

the Gulf has been just breathtaking. -- golf. A little bit more red on

:37:20.:37:28.

the left of the leaderboard for the United States, but so far this is a

:37:29.:37:32.

wonderful day's exhibition. Can they keep it up?

:37:33.:37:38.

Birdie chance at the 6th form Rickie. He has holed it. Well done.

:37:39.:37:57.

Chris Wood. To win the hole at the 2nd. Half the first in three with

:37:58.:38:03.

Dustin Johnson. Knocked it in. The rookies are doing well. Sullivan.

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One up. Playing Brandt Snedeker. He's played another belter, getting

:38:11.:38:28.

better all the time. Justin Rose to halve the hole. Playing Rickie

:38:29.:38:37.

Fowler, who's just holed a nice ten footer. Followed in by Rose.

:38:38.:38:50.

Ding-dong! This for a two. We saw the lovely tee. Has he wafted it?

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In! Just dropping in the front edge. The match goes all square against

:39:01.:39:07.

Jordan Spieth. Pieters to win the hole at the 7th. Playing JB Holmes.

:39:08.:39:16.

He drove it left. He's done it again. He's putting quite

:39:17.:39:21.

beautifully. Powerful, good short game, a match for anyone. All

:39:22.:39:28.

square. How are things looking? Up and down day. Europe up in four

:39:29.:39:34.

matches and the United States only in one. It's the first to 14.5

:39:35.:39:41.

points to take the Ryder Cup. Andy Sullivan. Little Andy. This to go

:39:42.:39:47.

two up. What a start this would be for him. Playing Snedeker, whose

:39:48.:39:51.

only played one match so far. Well done, Andy. A couple under after

:39:52.:40:03.

three holes. Come on! Kept Kerr, a big drive down the second and just a

:40:04.:40:08.

flick in for him. -- Brooks Koepka. He's played delightfully well.

:40:09.:40:15.

Playing Danny Willett, match all square at the minute. Rafael

:40:16.:40:25.

Cabrera-Bello. Maybe the surprise of the European team, he's been

:40:26.:40:30.

awesome. Another great putt. He's been an absolute start this week for

:40:31.:40:31.

Europe. -- starred. Snedeker. Hydro or shot. It's got a chance! --

:40:32.:40:51.

hi draw shot. Could have been the first one of the week. The cheer

:40:52.:40:56.

told him it was pretty darn close. Jimmy Walker, another good putt.

:40:57.:41:02.

He's just hanging in. Two down. Could have been worse for him. Danny

:41:03.:41:11.

Willett, Bertie putt, all square in this match. -- birdie. Good putt. We

:41:12.:41:18.

saw that one missed earlier. Read it beautifully. These rookies for

:41:19.:41:27.

Europe are playing very solid. Henrik on nine. Fairway bunker on

:41:28.:41:31.

the left. Difficult hole this week. Wow! Incredible contact, straight up

:41:32.:41:42.

into the air. Holy cow! One of the best shots I've seen all week. Heck

:41:43.:41:50.

of a shot by Henrik. Pieters. On the eighth. 2-putts to win the hole

:41:51.:41:59.

after JB hit it in the water. Excellent role. Good enough for the

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win. Pieters goes one up through eight. Unusual place to leave the

:42:05.:42:14.

flag! Westwood at the 5th. This to halve the hole. Good try. Ryan Moore

:42:15.:42:28.

leads one up after five. The shot of Stenson's out of the trap, oh my

:42:29.:42:32.

goodness. That was reminiscent of that Tiger Woods shot from a side

:42:33.:42:40.

hill lie he hit at the PGA Championship. Straight up into the

:42:41.:42:44.

air and stopped it 12 feet from the hole. Heck of a shot. This to win

:42:45.:42:51.

the hole. Wow. Great stuff from Henrik Stenson. He goes one up

:42:52.:43:03.

against Spieth. Massive tee shot from Pieters upped the ninth.

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Perfect spot, perfect angle, just over 130 yards, second shot. JB

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Holmes clung onto the back of the green so an opportunity here for

:43:17.:43:17.

him. Kaymer against Kuchar. Putting first

:43:18.:43:42.

for birdie. Excellent putt from Martin. Ryder Cup hero at Medinah.

:43:43.:43:54.

Excellent stroke. Well done, Sergio. He squares the match against

:43:55.:44:01.

Mickelson. The last hour or so has just been beyond belief as far as

:44:02.:44:10.

birdies are concerned. 1st hole format. Thought he had it. -- for

:44:11.:44:18.

Matt. Drops a stroke at the 1st. Zach Johnson goes one up, marching

:44:19.:44:23.

off. All the singles matches out on the course and this is how it

:44:24.:44:33.

stands. You'd have to say at the moment it's looking good for Europe,

:44:34.:44:38.

but still a long, long way to go. Justin Rose. Par-3 8th. Opportunity

:44:39.:44:48.

to win the hole and regain his lead, and he does. Justin putting well

:44:49.:45:00.

today. Chris Wood. Slight mess. -- miss. All square.

:45:01.:45:14.

JB Holmes, back of the green. Thomas Pieters about ten or 12 feet for

:45:15.:45:24.

birdie. He would like to make this and put pressure on him. Get in

:45:25.:45:31.

there! There it is! Great putt from JB. Trying to square up the match

:45:32.:45:37.

after nine, but Pieters still has a putt to tie. He's just going in one

:45:38.:45:51.

direction! After the long birdie from JB Holmes, Pieters has a putt

:45:52.:45:59.

to tie. One of those ones you're so concerned with the line, you forget

:46:00.:46:07.

to hit it. Brandt Snedeker with his interesting short backswing. Taps

:46:08.:46:14.

it. He taps it in. A birdie to halve the hole. He birdies for and five to

:46:15.:46:24.

get back to all square. -- four and five. Great drive from Sergio,

:46:25.:46:31.

staring straight down the neck of the hole. Beautiful. Touch of class.

:46:32.:46:35.

One hop and stop. Ryan Moore with a putt to win the

:46:36.:46:50.

hole and go two up. He's finding something right now. Great stuff

:46:51.:46:56.

from Ryan Moore. Great putt right there. A break of two feet, great

:46:57.:47:11.

putt. Spieth after a terrible chip. A par putt. He loves these moments.

:47:12.:47:18.

Great job. Able to focus and makes the putt. Great job by Jordan

:47:19.:47:28.

Spieth. This is huge for Westwood. This is huge. A bit of confidence

:47:29.:47:34.

needed and he drills it into the heart of the hole! Well done. He

:47:35.:47:38.

halves in birdies and remains one down. Phil, all square with Sergio.

:47:39.:47:50.

A putt for birdie. He's found some touch! That pairing with future

:47:51.:47:58.

helped him focus and get his game back. -- Kuchar. Stenson to win the

:47:59.:48:07.

hole, inside his playing partner. Is it? Half in four.

:48:08.:48:21.

Garcia, a ticklish one down the slope. Quick. He pushed it a hair.

:48:22.:48:27.

One against the head. JB, right rough at the 10th. He had

:48:28.:48:57.

to dig it out a little. Should run out. Should trickle out coming out

:48:58.:49:07.

of the rough. It duly does. Nicely controlled. Dustin Johnson.

:49:08.:49:19.

Completely overborrowed that one, trying to slam dunk it.

:49:20.:49:28.

JB Holmes's ball fairly tight to the cup, this is the approach from

:49:29.:49:37.

Pieters. That's tidy! It looks stone dead to me. Excellent shot. Holmes

:49:38.:49:49.

at ten for birdie. Pieters close. This for a half. Well, well, well.

:49:50.:49:57.

The hole is like a bucket. Absolute bucket. Pieters's putt has just got

:49:58.:50:08.

a little bit longer. Pieters for his half. Nicely done. Confidently done.

:50:09.:50:13.

The match remains all square. Reed in the left bunker, McIlroy

:50:14.:50:25.

right. These long bunker shots aren't easy. A little tricky to

:50:26.:50:31.

judge. You have to get the trajectory and the strike just

:50:32.:50:36.

right. Is he going for a runny one? A high one? That's not bad. A nice

:50:37.:50:45.

sound. Just kicked a little right when it landed.

:50:46.:50:56.

Reed from the other side, less green to play with so he will have to go

:50:57.:51:09.

for a floater with spin. Two testing ones for par. Almost identical

:51:10.:51:14.

distance away, they could go for halves. Not sure it's that friendly!

:51:15.:51:25.

Not quite. Such a powerful 3-wood, but he just dragged it a fraction.

:51:26.:51:36.

This could be a big turning point, Ken. You know as a player if you

:51:37.:51:42.

cannot this in, it puts pressure on your opponent and this is a huge

:51:43.:51:47.

moment in this match. Both players putting for par. He hasn't hit it! A

:51:48.:51:55.

dropped stroke for Rory. A chance for Reed. Jordan Spieth, second shot

:51:56.:52:02.

to 11. Third shot, rather. Always looks as though he is gouging

:52:03.:52:15.

eight out of a bad lie. Huge amount of spin. That's a tough putt.

:52:16.:52:26.

Jeepers creepers. Nearly back where he started! He's had such a long

:52:27.:52:42.

look at this putt, Reed. He knows how important this hole is. Coming

:52:43.:52:47.

from the left. He hasn't missed much. He goes one up for the first

:52:48.:52:55.

time. On the 12th hole. Rory has some work to do.

:52:56.:53:02.

Another look at the leaderboard. Patrick Reed takes the lead for the

:53:03.:53:10.

first time against McIlroy. So close, all the matches. Three

:53:11.:53:17.

matches all square. Anything can happen. 14.5 points is the magic

:53:18.:53:19.

number. Projected score on the left. More

:53:20.:53:31.

important for tense and, this is to win the hole. -- for Stenson.

:53:32.:53:48.

Stenson wins the hole. He goes two up.

:53:49.:54:01.

Cabrera Bello at nine. 2-putts to win the hole. This would put him

:54:02.:54:09.

three up. He's done it so a little bit of daylight in this match.

:54:10.:54:22.

Will it chase onto the green? Not bad. A nice bounce. Flirted with the

:54:23.:54:37.

bunker. Rickie Fowler has made his par-4 at

:54:38.:54:52.

ten. This four 810 one for Rose for a half. Match all square.

:54:53.:55:13.

On the green, but miles from the cup for Justin Johnson. -- Dustin

:55:14.:55:23.

Johnson. My goodness! Must be 100 feet. Dustin Johnson! The Kaymer

:55:24.:55:33.

Kuchar match. For a half. At the 5th. Goodness. A few holes going

:55:34.:55:41.

begging right now for the Europeans. Leaderboard changing. A chance for

:55:42.:55:52.

Chris Wood to follow Dustin Johnson in. It's not going to get down

:55:53.:56:01.

there. The match goes all square. Let's have a look at the

:56:02.:56:06.

leaderboard. Things have tiptoed back towards the United States in

:56:07.:56:15.

the last 20 minutes. Amazing how it is ding-dong, ding-dong. Reed out of

:56:16.:56:22.

the left-hand bunker to about eight feet. McIlroy being put off by some

:56:23.:56:30.

calling from the crowd, but stepped away and regrouped. This for a two

:56:31.:56:36.

to win the hole. Just tailing off a bit. Stay there. My goodness, that's

:56:37.:56:41.

creeping on. Another of these holes which could go either way.

:56:42.:56:52.

He's got forearms like anvils, but he will need them to dig it out and

:56:53.:56:59.

get it all the way to the pin. The flag is on the TV tower. He needs

:57:00.:57:08.

all his power. Is it going to scuttle enough? Go on, keep

:57:09.:57:13.

scuttling! He bullied that out of there with raw power. Reed for his

:57:14.:57:26.

par after coming out of the sand. He's missed one. The first missed

:57:27.:57:31.

putt today from short range for Reed.

:57:32.:57:39.

Stenson at the front of the green. Spieth, a clearer shot under better

:57:40.:57:45.

lie from the fairway. Two down. Sounded good. A nice flight. Solid

:57:46.:58:05.

but nothing special. This to win the hole and tie the match. Come on,

:58:06.:58:12.

Rory. He's pulled it. Two chances in a row he's missed. That was a bad

:58:13.:58:29.

3-putt, Ken. JB Holmes. He's missed one. If you were playing against

:58:30.:58:32.

him, you'd think you would never miss, Holmes. This for a bogey for

:58:33.:58:41.

Reed to halve the hole. The standard in this match has tailed off a bit.

:58:42.:58:54.

Pieters at the 11th. I'm pretty sure it's for a birdie to win the hole.

:58:55.:59:06.

Aiming on the left edge. Well done. Well done, Thomas Pieters. He goes

:59:07.:59:11.

one up. Snedeker on the seventh for a win.

:59:12.:59:28.

And he's got it! One up now on Andy Sullivan. Sullivan was two up after

:59:29.:59:33.

three, but three birdies for Snedeker since.

:59:34.:59:42.

Koepka, one down, this to win the hole at six. Pushed to the bottom of

:59:43.:59:51.

the cup. Superb. Suddenly, America turning the screws, the match all

:59:52.:59:57.

square against Danny Willett. The next hour is going to be absolutely

:59:58.:00:01.

crucial for Europe if they are going to drag something out of the match

:00:02.:00:06.

because the United States are suddenly up in six matches, Europe

:00:07.:00:10.

only up in three. Three matches all square. The United States only need

:00:11.:00:18.

five points for victory. 12 hole, Stenson ripped it out of the

:00:19.:00:22.

right-hand rough with his huge forearms. Want somebody to undo a

:00:23.:00:26.

jar of pickled onions for you, he's your man. Trying to trickle it up

:00:27.:00:30.

close. Well, a four out of ten. Jimmy Walker to win the hole at ten.

:00:31.:00:46.

It's a long time since I've seen so many putts holed. Mostly by the

:00:47.:00:51.

United States team. Time and time again, match is still very close, go

:00:52.:00:56.

can either way very quickly, but a huge amount of long putts holed.

:00:57.:01:03.

Snedeker to win against Sullivan on this hole. Another one goes in. The

:01:04.:01:11.

United States side are holing putt after putt after putt. Snedeker,

:01:12.:01:19.

2-up. 13th, halved in bogeys for the pairing of Reed and McIlroy. 14, a

:01:20.:01:26.

lofted iron in. Pin back, tight left. Good shot from Reed, drawing

:01:27.:01:31.

it in, using the contours and getting ever closer.

:01:32.:01:50.

McIlroy, Patrick Reed played a beauty and got a good result, ten or

:01:51.:01:53.

12 feet away. What can Rory do? Stenson, three to get down to the

:01:54.:02:19.

front edge, this is to win the hole against Spieth and be just one down.

:02:20.:02:22.

Oh, yes. What a putts from long range. Ryan

:02:23.:02:55.

Moore match all square at the moment. Moore still to putt. McIlroy

:02:56.:03:00.

for birdie. Reed 12 feet away. Needs to go left. No, it was a good

:03:01.:03:12.

try. Now Stenson. Spieth has played and

:03:13.:03:25.

gone in the water to the left. He's 1-up. Good, clean, straight shot,

:03:26.:03:39.

and he should be 2-up. Like that. Clean and straight enough for

:03:40.:03:40.

anyone. That'll do. Reed for birdie. This to go two up.

:03:41.:03:56.

No, it will not borrow that much. McIlroy gets away with a half.

:03:57.:04:07.

To win the tenth, Sergio Garcia against Mickelson. To get back to

:04:08.:04:16.

all square, well played, Sergio. Both players with five birdies and

:04:17.:04:20.

no bogeys. A fair old standard in this match. Spieth's third to the

:04:21.:04:25.

13. Conceded. Dustin Johnson for birdie. Wood's

:04:26.:04:44.

made free. Yes, great two, and Johnson goes 1-up again. Reed with

:04:45.:04:57.

his second into 15. The pin is back right -ish. Good chance for Reed.

:04:58.:05:07.

Fifth green, Fitzpatrick for birdie and the win. Get back to one down.

:05:08.:05:15.

Well done, Matt Fitzpatrick. Haven't seen much of him.

:05:16.:05:21.

There's the scoreboard, five scores in red, three in blue and so many

:05:22.:05:28.

games all square or just won the hole in it. Very close, I think it

:05:29.:05:30.

could go all the way. McIlroy's second to 15. Reed, 15

:05:31.:05:45.

feet, uphill putt and a good chance. McIlroy, one down, time to stick one

:05:46.:05:49.

in close. That was only just a little pitch. Needs to come and

:05:50.:05:56.

trying best. Decided against it, turning away. But stops.

:05:57.:06:07.

To win the ninth, Andy Sullivan. Currently two down to Brandt

:06:08.:06:15.

Snedeker. Yeah, par and the win. Just one down. Right in this match.

:06:16.:06:25.

Spieth, second to the 14th. Two down, and looked a bit agitated at

:06:26.:06:34.

the last hole. Cross and agitated. This needs to be good, otherwise he

:06:35.:06:37.

will be cross again, but it looks good. By golly, it is good. Right

:06:38.:06:48.

untidy. -- right on tidy. McIlroy at the 15th. Big swinger on this. And

:06:49.:06:53.

slippery. Didn't borrow enough. Chance for

:06:54.:06:58.

Reed. Stenson's second to 14. Spieth into

:06:59.:07:15.

about eight or ten feet. Stenson, 2-up.

:07:16.:07:23.

Oh, yes, beautiful iron shot for Stenson. Not giving Spieth an inch.

:07:24.:07:33.

Pieters from the greenside bunker at 13.

:07:34.:07:41.

What a shot. Delicate, neat, tidy, beautiful shot. Par pretty certain.

:07:42.:07:57.

-- par-3, pretty certain. Patrick Reed for birdie. Oh, no.

:07:58.:08:07.

Captain Love, Davis Love of the United States. He was captain at

:08:08.:08:13.

Medinah when Europe came through in the most amazing fashion.

:08:14.:08:18.

Well, after all that commotion on the front nine, a nice, friendly

:08:19.:08:22.

half. There is the situation. Not great

:08:23.:08:35.

for Europe, up in three, a couple of 2-ups. US up in six matches. If you

:08:36.:08:41.

took that projection now it would be about 17-11. So we need something to

:08:42.:08:47.

happen and pretty darn quick. The mighty Mickelson to half the hole.

:08:48.:08:53.

Having a great battle with Sergio Garcia. Oh, no. Well, a wonderful

:08:54.:09:04.

putter, but he misses a fewer of them and Sergio doesn't mind at all.

:09:05.:09:14.

Jimmy Walker here, birdied the last two holes to cut into Rafa's lead.

:09:15.:09:21.

Three in a row, and he gets it. Moves to one down. Great match,

:09:22.:09:25.

Jimmy showing signs of life for team USA. McIlroy's third shot. Reed in

:09:26.:09:36.

the bunker on the right. McIlroy, one down. He doesn't like it. Got it

:09:37.:09:45.

a little heavy. Not very close at all. Just lost a little bit of

:09:46.:09:51.

steam. Henrik Stenson, a great drive. Jordan Spieth already up

:09:52.:09:57.

there on five feet. Taking dead aim at this hole. Already two up in the

:09:58.:10:03.

match. Staring it down, great shot. Looks like he's just outside Jordan.

:10:04.:10:08.

Trying to put that in and put more pressure on the Texan.

:10:09.:10:13.

Thomas Pieters for birdie at the 14th.

:10:14.:10:19.

Looking good. I've seen some putting in my time, I might tell you, but I

:10:20.:10:31.

don't think I've seen anything much better than the performance here

:10:32.:10:37.

today. Jimmy Walker, three straight birdies. Back right pin, the long

:10:38.:10:47.

par-3. Staring it down. Well done. Great shot. Gets it up there to

:10:48.:10:56.

about ten feet. Trying to make his fourth birdie in a row.

:10:57.:11:00.

This ball is lying perfectly. Reed needs a great touch and skill. And

:11:01.:11:10.

he's done it. Everything, nerve, skill, touch. Delightful shot.

:11:11.:11:22.

Rafa with a fairway metal. Jimmy Walker already up there with a heck

:11:23.:11:30.

of a shot. He definitely wants to slow the momentum down of Team USA

:11:31.:11:38.

right now. Excellent shot. Wow. This has got potential. This has got a

:11:39.:11:44.

real. Great stuff, great shot after great shot between these two.

:11:45.:11:54.

McIlroy has eight paces. Must hole this to halve the hole. Otherwise

:11:55.:11:55.

he's two down. Well, he's being outgunned by Reed

:11:56.:12:14.

at the moment still. All sorts of weird things happen in golf. Two up

:12:15.:12:17.

with two to play. Great shot by Henrik. Jordan is in

:12:18.:12:27.

their close. Trying to get in for a birdie first to put the pressure on

:12:28.:12:31.

Jordan Spieth. Excellent role and great putt. Henrik is playing some

:12:32.:12:39.

great golf. Not giving Jordan an inch. Not even going to give him one

:12:40.:12:43.

hole. Jimmy Walker to halve the hole.

:12:44.:12:49.

No, he didn't. Cabrera-Bello played a wonderful tee shot to within a

:12:50.:12:57.

foot. Gives him some breathing space. Two up again. A few deep

:12:58.:13:06.

breaths. All those good shots you hit, just one more. Just three more.

:13:07.:13:09.

This and the last. It's coming down, getting closer.

:13:10.:13:18.

Not bad. Phil Mickelson, one down, got this

:13:19.:13:37.

putt to win the hole. Trying to get back to all square with Sergio

:13:38.:13:46.

Garcia. Roll link, and made. The putts are dropping at Hazeltine. --

:13:47.:13:52.

rolled in. No lead is safe. Great stuff from Phil. Patrick Reed has

:13:53.:14:00.

surveyed this chip from all angles. Trying to force... Oh, no. Oh no.

:14:01.:14:12.

Wow, he might still be away. They'd Henrik, after a big drive. His

:14:13.:14:21.

second shot. Jordan in the water. Beautiful long iron player. That was

:14:22.:14:26.

thick, hoisted right into the air. Awesome shot. Henrik Stenson, just a

:14:27.:14:37.

fantastic player. Rory McIlroy, after just watching Patrick Reed

:14:38.:14:40.

chip through the green to the rough on the other side. Just going to

:14:41.:14:45.

nestle this up to the hole. Hopefully just get a three and move

:14:46.:14:52.

on to 18. Needs to hustle... That's not going to be good. Wow. It just

:14:53.:14:57.

isn't easy sometimes. Garcia at the par second shot. -- at

:14:58.:15:13.

the par-3, second shot. What a super shot. Oh, Sergio.

:15:14.:15:20.

Patrick Reed. Very simple, if he makes it he wins. If not, they will

:15:21.:15:32.

go to 18. Came out with a little check, a little slow. It might give

:15:33.:15:40.

Rory what he needs. A little burst of energy to extend and maybe tied

:15:41.:15:45.

the match. This is not a fanciable putt. Down the hill like lightning.

:15:46.:15:56.

Got to hole it. And does. Nervous. Onto the last, US. I can step into

:15:57.:16:08.

it, right? Not if it's about eight feet deep! Jordan thinks he moved

:16:09.:16:13.

his ball when he stepped into the water.

:16:14.:16:19.

I can see... -- I concede. Jordan Spieth concedes the 16th, ends up

:16:20.:16:31.

losing 32. Great ankles showing, he has great calves. .

:16:32.:16:45.

Rafa, birdie putt. He's two up in the match. Wow. Rafa has been

:16:46.:16:53.

awesome, the big surprise for me in this Ryder Cup. He has handled every

:16:54.:17:01.

moment. Back to the eighth, the par-3. The last match, Fitzpatrick

:17:02.:17:07.

and Zach Johnson. Fitzpatrick one down, but this is to win the hole.

:17:08.:17:13.

And it's in. Well, well, well. Match all square. Patrick Reed down the

:17:14.:17:21.

middle of the fairway at 18. Emotional, tense match with Rory.

:17:22.:17:27.

It's a great shot. Trying to end it with birdie. Any hope for the

:17:28.:17:38.

Irishman is pumped. The first win for Europe, 32, Stenson beatings

:17:39.:17:42.

speak. But it looks as though Rory McIlroy will be done on the 18th. --

:17:43.:17:50.

Stenson beatings speak. As in all sorts of weird things, so you never

:17:51.:17:55.

know. -- have seen all sorts. Looking very much like it will go

:17:56.:18:04.

the US's way. Rory McIlroy. Patrick Reed already up there, about six

:18:05.:18:10.

feet past the hole. Rory has 123 to the hole. He will take dead aim and

:18:11.:18:14.

fly it right to the hole if he can. Watching it closely. Great shot.

:18:15.:18:23.

Great shots, these two have put on a show for anyone in the world. Great

:18:24.:18:28.

stuff. Glad to be a part of it, glad to see all these great shots. Kaymer

:18:29.:18:35.

to win the hole. Needs something, he's three down. He two down.

:18:36.:18:42.

Playing Matt Kuchar. Kuchar, the strongman down the bottom of the

:18:43.:18:46.

field. The penultimate match. Kaymer is still alive. Danny Willett losing

:18:47.:18:53.

control of this match a little bit. Two down against Brooks. Oh, no. He

:18:54.:19:01.

goes three down to Brooks Koepka. Thomas Pieters.

:19:02.:19:09.

His opponent has gone way left. Not sure if he's in the water, over the

:19:10.:19:17.

water, or where he is. But Pieters is on the green. Very much in the

:19:18.:19:22.

driving seat. Ryan Moore, at the 13th, all square.

:19:23.:19:28.

Playing Lee Westwood. Westwood hit a good one, Moore has

:19:29.:19:42.

hit one better. Patrick Reed and Rory McIlroy, a

:19:43.:20:00.

battle all week. This is to win the match and get the first point for

:20:01.:20:01.

the US. He makes it. Incredible match with Rory McIlroy.

:20:02.:20:15.

These two have put on a show for everyone. An absolute show. Thank

:20:16.:20:18.

you, guys, that was awesome. Mickelson has played out of the

:20:19.:20:38.

bunker and put it within a few feet of the hole. Garcia following in

:20:39.:20:47.

from the rough. Mickelson has played a majestic shot. Sergio answers him.

:20:48.:20:54.

That just stopped absolutely stone dead. Remarkable, some of the best

:20:55.:20:58.

stuff I've seen for years. Wonderful. Just look how close all

:20:59.:21:03.

the matches are, left and right. Quite extraordinary. The last five

:21:04.:21:09.

matches, certainly three of them, something could just happen, the

:21:10.:21:14.

turn of a coin, a bit of good luck or bad luck. It could all change in

:21:15.:21:16.

the blink of an eye. The match all square here, Garcia

:21:17.:21:30.

and Mickelson. If he can tickle this one in... Just too high. Good try,

:21:31.:21:38.

Sergio. Tricky that will putt. The Master putter now has the chance to

:21:39.:21:39.

go one ahead. Thomas Pieters with a birdie putt.

:21:40.:21:52.

His opponent, JB Holmes, missed the green miles to the left and pitched

:21:53.:21:56.

up. He has played three, only a little bit closer than Pieters. You

:21:57.:22:02.

feel Pieters has two putts. What are you doing? That was a little

:22:03.:22:05.

heavy-handed. The last match out to halve the

:22:06.:22:11.

hole. Zach Johnson goes one up. Playing Andy Sullivan, tap sit down

:22:12.:22:23.

and in. He's got the quivers! Has hardly missed anything today,

:22:24.:22:46.

the Americans. Most extraordinary exhibition. A great day's golf.

:22:47.:22:53.

Mickelson has this to break the deadlock with Garcia. His putting

:22:54.:22:58.

has been dynamite as well. What a cheer. Phil is putting on a show.

:22:59.:23:04.

Seventh birdie on the card. One up against Sergio Garcia will stop Ryan

:23:05.:23:12.

Moore to win the hole. Go up against Lee. No, Sir.

:23:13.:23:21.

Pieters to win the match. Why did I hit it so hard, the first one? But

:23:22.:23:29.

all is forgiven if this goes on. And it has. Well done, Thomas Pieters.

:23:30.:23:38.

Wonderful debut in the Ryder Cup. Setting all sorts of records. Played

:23:39.:23:46.

quite beautifully. Three and two. JB Holmes, the first rookie to make

:23:47.:23:54.

four points in his debut. -- 32 over JB Holmes. Pieters is the first

:23:55.:24:00.

rookie to make four points in his debut. Rory in a titanic battle with

:24:01.:24:06.

Patrick Reed. We can hear from the two victorious Europeans. Always a

:24:07.:24:10.

big ask in the singles. But we have done it before and I will go out to

:24:11.:24:14.

support my team-mates. It's been a great week with the team is always

:24:15.:24:17.

and we will never give up until it's over. I was nervous off the first

:24:18.:24:24.

tee. Didn't really hit good shots, and then JB was making a lot of

:24:25.:24:28.

putts on me. After that, played some really good golf and hit a lot of

:24:29.:24:29.

birdies. Koepka to win the hole at 11. Danny

:24:30.:24:41.

Willett, not having the best of days on the greens. Koepka now four up.

:24:42.:24:51.

Phil Mickelson, 1-up. In his match against Sergio Garcia. He's in the

:24:52.:25:00.

middle of the fairway, about 83 yards out. Has to fire this to the

:25:01.:25:06.

hole or past and let it spin back. Going low. Just right of the flag.

:25:07.:25:17.

Excellent chance. Sergio in the right rough will have to respond to

:25:18.:25:24.

that. Must make the Justin Rose. Has about 12 feet, left to right. We'll

:25:25.:25:34.

give it a good run. Excellent putt. Wow, just never moved. Wow, a good

:25:35.:25:39.

putt. Rickie with a putt to take the lead and go one up with two to play.

:25:40.:25:44.

Europe will need to turn some matches around and quite quickly.

:25:45.:25:48.

Garcia has the chance. He's one down. His approach to the 15th.

:25:49.:26:00.

Mickelson in quite close. Sweetly struck. It should run out. Sit down.

:26:01.:26:07.

Delightfully played from Garcia. Left himself a fast turning left to

:26:08.:26:11.

right. For Europe to have any chance,

:26:12.:26:19.

Peter, all these tight matches, they have to win. Yes, Fowler has to miss

:26:20.:26:26.

this putt. But they are not missing anything. They are putting

:26:27.:26:33.

absolutely magnificently. Just sneaking ahead. It's all still very

:26:34.:26:37.

close. It's been a wonderful day so far. Still might be a twist in the

:26:38.:26:43.

tale, but they are going well. Darren Clarke, the European captain,

:26:44.:26:47.

he must be thinking it's all slipping away.

:26:48.:26:53.

Sergio at the 15th. Having a great battle with Mickelson. Little bit of

:26:54.:27:00.

swing on this, and he's done it. Well done Sergio.

:27:01.:27:13.

Zach Johnson, realistically down into Macron here wouldn't be too

:27:14.:27:19.

bad, but we have seen some monsters holed today. -- down in two from

:27:20.:27:27.

here. It's been almost ridiculous, laughable. It's almost as if they

:27:28.:27:31.

are doing it on purpose to show. Extraordinary. Need a touch of a

:27:32.:27:38.

pickpocket down here. It's greased lightning, just to halve the 15th.

:27:39.:27:45.

Down the glazier, in the heart of the cup. An exceptional display from

:27:46.:27:56.

Mickelson. 1-up, halves with birdie threes. Chris Wood at the 13th, two

:27:57.:28:07.

down playing Dustin Johnson. Johnson has also holed some massive putts.

:28:08.:28:12.

It looks good. It is good. It's a beauty.

:28:13.:28:18.

Westwood... Two putts. Not being generous, isn't it? Jeepers,

:28:19.:28:34.

creepers. He was shaky yesterday. Steady. That's all right.

:28:35.:28:43.

Anxious team-mates looking on. Justin Rose putting at the 17th.

:28:44.:28:50.

This for two to win the hole and get the match back all square. Fowler is

:28:51.:28:57.

four or five feet away. Good stroke, just too hard. That will not be

:28:58.:29:01.

conceded. Still some work to do here.

:29:02.:29:11.

The fourth shot of Jimmy Walker. A visit to the water, court that a bit

:29:12.:29:21.

clean. Cabrera-Bello on the green, 2-up.

:29:22.:29:33.

A chance at the 13th for a two, but Johnson remains two up. Rose to keep

:29:34.:29:47.

the match alive, and he does. He's one down with the 18th to play.

:29:48.:29:59.

Not home and hosed yet, Davis, but looking very good. Jimmy Walker on

:30:00.:30:13.

16 with a bogey putt. This match is over. Great play by Rafa this week.

:30:14.:30:24.

Impressive rookie debut. Really great job, him and Sergio, a great

:30:25.:30:29.

partnership. He's played three matches, winning two and halving the

:30:30.:30:33.

other. Really good. He came out a real rookie and he's come out a real

:30:34.:30:40.

pro. You look at the bottom scoreboard, Peter, 10.5 against 9.5,

:30:41.:30:47.

but the matches remaining look rather read. They do indeed, but

:30:48.:30:52.

it's been a hell of a day. Let's hear from Rafa. It's been a tough

:30:53.:30:57.

day, Jimmy is an excellent player, but I really had fun, I played my

:30:58.:31:03.

best and fortunately enough luck was on my side and I could bring the

:31:04.:31:09.

point for Europe. Not looking too good for captain Clarke, but you

:31:10.:31:20.

never know. Phil Pickett Wainwright off the tee, Sergio down the middle.

:31:21.:31:28.

-- Phil hit it. Cutting it a little bit. Great shot from Sergio. Europe

:31:29.:31:35.

has played this hole very well today. Sergio trying to square up

:31:36.:31:43.

this match. Phil laid up to here, his third shot. Needs this to get

:31:44.:31:46.

close. Didn't even hit inside Sergio's

:31:47.:31:59.

second shot. It will be tough for the US on this hole. Rickie's

:32:00.:32:08.

bullpen high on the left. His caddy has handed over his last round of

:32:09.:32:17.

ammunition. Low trajectory, this may skid a little. He's done well, he

:32:18.:32:19.

has a chance. Westwood, about the easiest eight

:32:20.:32:34.

you get on this green, up the slope. Hit it! He did. Nicely done. He

:32:35.:32:38.

moves to two up against Ryan Moore. Garcia, 2-putts to win. He should be

:32:39.:32:57.

able to manage that from 35 feet. He should come of this should be an

:32:58.:33:01.

easy win for Europe. Good touch, he is tied up the match with two to go.

:33:02.:33:07.

It's been an interesting little ten minutes. Rickie Fowler on 18. 35

:33:08.:33:22.

feet, this to win your match and add another point to the US. Didn't

:33:23.:33:28.

quite hit it. I think he had the line. Justin Rose will have a putt

:33:29.:33:37.

to halve this match. 17th and Garcia playing Mickelson. Match all square.

:33:38.:33:42.

A must win point for us, I think, if we are going to win. Be good. The

:33:43.:33:52.

good. It is good. Particularly that side of the cup to give you an

:33:53.:33:55.

uphill putt. You little beauty. If Europe is going to have any

:33:56.:34:09.

chance for the back half to come back, Justin has to make this. They

:34:10.:34:14.

will need this half point in a very big way. Uphill. Rickie with two

:34:15.:34:25.

feet for par. What is that! I'm not sure what that was. Wow. Just it and

:34:26.:34:33.

would love to have that one back. Terrible putt, really. -- Justin.

:34:34.:34:40.

After a fantastic shot by Sergio, Phil Mickelson needs to respond

:34:41.:34:48.

after losing the last hole. A lot of get in the holes as usual. Great

:34:49.:34:54.

shot by Phil. He will be putting first. Great shots by two Ryder Cup

:34:55.:35:03.

veterans. Rickie Fowler, one up. This for a full point for the US.

:35:04.:35:08.

Pause it right in the middle. Great win for Rickie Fowler against a

:35:09.:35:10.

great player in Justin Rose. Vital point for America.

:35:11.:35:22.

Disappointment for Europe. Could have done with that one. It's taken

:35:23.:35:31.

-- taking a long time over this one and why not. Big swing. Very fast.

:35:32.:35:41.

He's at it magnificently today. -- he's parted. So have all the United

:35:42.:35:48.

States team. Another one! Absolutely pulverised Europe on the greens

:35:49.:35:53.

today. Europe have played wonderfully well, but they've been

:35:54.:35:59.

totally outgunned on the greens. His ninth birdie today. Amazing. They've

:36:00.:36:08.

all been at it. Bubba is slightly agitated. Garcia. Mickelson holed

:36:09.:36:18.

that beauty. Can he pour this one in? He has! Brave as a lion. A half

:36:19.:36:29.

in two at 17. All square. This is a titanic battle.

:36:30.:36:39.

Sullivan. Two in a row, hole grazers. Snedeker delighted to give

:36:40.:36:55.

it to him. Two up with only three to play. Kuchar to halve the hole at

:36:56.:37:03.

the 13th, he's two up. Kuchar and Kaymer. He's missed one. A little

:37:04.:37:17.

too shot. -- Sharp. Ryan Moore. Westwood just missed the green. Ryan

:37:18.:37:21.

Moore is two down and needs to make something happen on 16. Going for

:37:22.:37:28.

it. His caddy said be good, baby. Great shot from Ryan Moore! He will

:37:29.:37:36.

have that for eagle. Great shot, great stuff by Ryan Moore, just when

:37:37.:37:42.

he needed something great to happen. Fitzpatrick to halve the hole. Good

:37:43.:37:53.

effort. No. Europe just haven't holed enough putts today. Outgunned.

:37:54.:38:02.

Three down to Zach Johnson. Brooks to win the match and give the US

:38:03.:38:07.

another point. Inching closer to 14.5. Got it! Brooks, rookie for the

:38:08.:38:13.

US. Great stuff, impressive stuff. Three points for Brooks in his first

:38:14.:38:28.

Ryder Cup. Great stuff. Coming to the end of this year 's matches.

:38:29.:38:37.

Still a bit of golf to be played. It's moved very much towards the

:38:38.:38:41.

United States, and richly deserved. They've played well today and holed

:38:42.:38:48.

the putts. Europe are not dead and buried yet, but the core Taj is

:38:49.:38:55.

warming up. Justin Rose lost to master Rickie Fowler selective from

:38:56.:38:59.

him. A decent match, it was close, but it wasn't scintillating golf.

:39:00.:39:07.

Just disappointed. I haven't made a putt all week and I'm disappointed.

:39:08.:39:12.

Matt Kuchar, this match getting interesting now. Only one up, losing

:39:13.:39:20.

the last hole to Martin Kaymer. Back left pane, have to fly it there. A

:39:21.:39:26.

high, soft shot would do it nicely. And he's done it. Nice stuff from

:39:27.:39:31.

future, stopping the European momentum. -- Kuchar. This match all

:39:32.:39:41.

square, Mickelson and Garcia. Mickelson's second shot into the

:39:42.:39:46.

final hole. Only a short iron. Very receptive, loves it. Very good shot.

:39:47.:39:57.

Ryan Moore. 16th, after an amazing approach. This for eagle. And he's

:39:58.:40:09.

got it. Ryan Moore showing emotion for the first time this week. Great

:40:10.:40:16.

stuff from the American OK. Westwood now only one up. -- American rookie.

:40:17.:40:27.

Mickelson on the green, six or seven paces beyond the hole. Match all

:40:28.:40:32.

square. Does he love it? Does he like it? He adores it!

:40:33.:40:47.

Kuchar up their close, Martin Kaymer only one down in this match. Wanting

:40:48.:40:57.

to respond to Kuchar's great shot. Very good shot. Inside Matt Kuchar.

:40:58.:41:04.

Kaymer coming into form. This match getting a little tight. Dustin

:41:05.:41:11.

Johnson, a putt to win the hole. Everyone seems a bit low on this

:41:12.:41:17.

putt. Can he get it high enough? Yes! Bottom lip, made it. He goes

:41:18.:41:23.

two up with three to go against Chris Wood. Kuchar first to putt.

:41:24.:41:32.

This for a birdie at the 14th. He's one up. On the high side. A for

:41:33.:41:35.

Kaymer. -- a chance for Kaymer. We won't be laughing if the holes

:41:36.:41:50.

this. Not as much swing as you might think from right to left.

:41:51.:42:04.

He's gone the other way and he's done it! Would you believe it? I

:42:05.:42:10.

thought it came from the other side, but he didn't. Well worth the wait.

:42:11.:42:17.

Incredible putt. Poor old so Geo has to hole his for a half. -- Sergio.

:42:18.:42:25.

His tenth birdie of the day. Amazing performance from Mickelson.

:42:26.:42:33.

He's got it! He was three down and he's tiptoeing back. All square

:42:34.:42:40.

against Matt Kuchar. Can Sergio do it? A little

:42:41.:42:58.

particular. Can he? Glorious exhibition! Absolutely stunning.

:42:59.:43:04.

Half point for the US, a crucial half point. A glorious match.

:43:05.:43:12.

That was the most impressive match I've ever seen. Like the old days.

:43:13.:43:23.

Fantastic performance, particularly from Garcia, because he was against

:43:24.:43:28.

it most of the time. Well done, Sergio. Ryan Moore after a great

:43:29.:43:38.

approach shot. This to win the hole. He read it beautifully. Ryan Moore!

:43:39.:43:50.

Eagle, birdie, 16 and 17. Going to 18 all square. Snedeker to halve the

:43:51.:44:03.

hole at the 16th. He's two up. A jab of a stroke but it works wonders.

:44:04.:44:15.

Two up with two to play. The scoreboard shows us it's moving

:44:16.:44:21.

America's way, but the matches are so close and so wonderfully

:44:22.:44:28.

entertaining. 13-10 at the moment with more to come. Ryan Moore on the

:44:29.:44:39.

tee at 18. He eagled 16, birdied 17. He has closed in on Lee Westwood.

:44:40.:44:44.

All square now. A lot of fireworks in the last 30 minutes in this Ryder

:44:45.:44:53.

Cup. He likes it. Strikes it down the middle.

:44:54.:45:03.

Snedeker. Trying to work the ball from right-to-left on the 17th.

:45:04.:45:17.

That's magnificent. He's putted so well it's almost a gimme. Westwood

:45:18.:45:21.

at the 18th. Match all square. Ryan Moore up the middle the fairway.

:45:22.:45:33.

A little bit up the right-hand side. I don't know. May have found

:45:34.:45:38.

trouble. Sullivan is going the other way with

:45:39.:45:54.

a bit of fade. OK. Sit down. The fringe is never easy to chip out of.

:45:55.:46:05.

Chris Wood. Two down and having a shy at the 16th with his second.

:46:06.:46:15.

Water left, bunkers right. A bit fiery, but he finds... Just off the

:46:16.:46:21.

back of the dance floor. A little unlucky, came in a bit hot. Dustin

:46:22.:46:29.

Johnson after a booming drive. Iron into 16, two up. Trying to end it

:46:30.:46:35.

right here for USA. Hanging right. Just going to go through the green

:46:36.:46:40.

in the right rough. A tough little quick chip. US closing in. Sullivan

:46:41.:46:54.

needs this. A bit skinny. Hasn't got inside Snedeker's approach shot.

:46:55.:47:02.

Currently 13-10 so if Sullivan loses, 14-10. Wood, third shot at

:47:03.:47:09.

the 16th. Wade to the left. -- wave. Awkward

:47:10.:47:15.

putt from there. Kaymer for birdie to win the hole.

:47:16.:47:33.

Straight up, probably the easiest putt on this green. Right in the

:47:34.:47:35.

middle. Kaymer goes one up. This has to find the bottom of the

:47:36.:47:54.

cup or Snedeker will take the point. Andy Sullivan, Andy Sullivan. He's

:47:55.:48:00.

missed it. He's come up against Brandt Snedeker, putting so hot.

:48:01.:48:12.

14-10. Only half a point more needed for the United States. Splendid

:48:13.:48:18.

display. Westwood in trouble at the 18th.

:48:19.:48:24.

A bit heavy, I fancy. Dustin Johnson's third. This is a delicate,

:48:25.:48:37.

delicate, delicate little shot. Green running away. Where will he

:48:38.:48:47.

land it? That was Freddie must shot! Ryan Moore middle of the fairway on

:48:48.:48:55.

18, all square. Lee Westwood in the right bunker. He's got a short iron,

:48:56.:49:03.

not much wind. He will be real aggressive with this shot and try to

:49:04.:49:06.

fly it right to the hole. Left edge, I would say, this putt.

:49:07.:49:46.

Not much outside the cup. This to go two up with two to play.

:49:47.:49:59.

Well done, Chris Wood. Just one up with two holes left to play. It

:50:00.:50:12.

comes down to this one, Peter. This has to find the cup or I think it's

:50:13.:50:19.

all over. Yes, he's just been missing a cylinder or two. But you

:50:20.:50:27.

never know. Just a gentle little up and running and checking...

:50:28.:50:36.

They think they've done it. Virtually over. Considering we gave

:50:37.:50:46.

them a 4-0 start, which you can't afford to do. Opening day, opening

:50:47.:50:51.

series. This has to go in from Westwood. The final hole.

:50:52.:51:00.

It's in. It tripled at the end! -- dribbled. After it detailing the

:51:01.:51:15.

16th and birdie in the 17th, Ryan Moore has two putts. There will be a

:51:16.:51:22.

cavalry charge. It's been a terrific performance. It shows you the

:51:23.:51:27.

pressure. 2-putts from here, which should be the simplest of jobs, but

:51:28.:51:31.

he's making sure he doesn't do anything silly. That will do. Thank

:51:32.:51:42.

you very much for the game. Well done, Ryan Moore. Well done to the

:51:43.:51:49.

United States. 15 points in the bag. Good enough to take the Ryder Cup.

:51:50.:51:55.

What stuff we've seen today. Absolutely wonderful. A putting

:51:56.:52:00.

exhibition like I've never seen before. The United States just holed

:52:01.:52:04.

the more crucial ones. It's been a wonderful three days. It's not quite

:52:05.:52:09.

over. The weather has been good, the crowds came. Huge success. Can't

:52:10.:52:16.

wait for Paris in two years' time. It has been quite a week. Great golf

:52:17.:52:22.

by all. The US without 4-0 start was able to put the pressure on Europe

:52:23.:52:28.

and they lead on that all week. There is something to be said in

:52:29.:52:32.

Ryder Cup singles matches that you do want to win for yourself. You

:52:33.:52:38.

have to battle as a team, but to get a single point for yourself in a

:52:39.:52:43.

Ryder Cup singles match really means something to the individual. I

:52:44.:52:46.

remember Phil Mickelson taught us that. You want to battle and compete

:52:47.:52:51.

and to get that one point, it's special. Very rereleased Davis Love.

:52:52.:53:01.

After the drama of the last time he was captain. -- very relieved. This

:53:02.:53:07.

time he leads his troops to victory. Confirmation that the United States

:53:08.:53:12.

have got more than the 14.5 points required to win the trophy. Still a

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few matches on the course. It's been a tremendous day of golf.

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So the cup officially regained after an eight year wait for America, but

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three matches still on the course. No one on the US site has waited

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longer than Zach Johnson to win. His fifth time. He completed a four and

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three victory over Matt Fitzpatrick. Chris Wood took Duns and Jock --

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Dustin Johnson to the 18th. Martin Kaymer got his first win of the week

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over Matt Kuchar, one up at the last. The final score, 17-11. Their

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largest margin of victory since the Walton Heath match in 1981, 35 years

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ago. The champagne about to float for only the second time this

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century. The biggest thing is not really the win, it's the fact that

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we were all pulling together in the same direction. Obviously Sunday

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night will be a lot more fun this year than two years ago. I think we

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are going in a great direction. The veteran players have shown the

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younger players what we want them to do for the next 20 years so

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hopefully they can carry it on. We congratulate you for your grace and

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respect and sportsmanship. Well it's following great men like Darren

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Clarke. I feel awful for him and friends like Lee Westwood and Rory.

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They are the class of the game. With great victories there is always some

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sadness. It will be hard for me to look at Darren for a while. I thank

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him for his friendship. A long time coming. Yeah, I've always wanted to

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be part of one of these, I've been on Tour for a while. To be a part of

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it and have the week like we've had and get the clinching point, I mean,

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you couldn't write it any better. You guys gave them a hell of a

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fight, I know you see the bigger picture for the Ryder Cup. For sure.

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We are very disappointed to lose, but at the same time it keeps the

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Ryder Cup interesting and gives it a great narrative going into Paris in

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two years. What do you think has made the difference this time? If

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you take a look at a lot of recent Ryder Cups, the difference is

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marginal and it's usually around the greens. Europe have had a number

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liveable run of winning that battle on the greens. -- unbelievable run.

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This week is gone the way of the Americans. We were dealing with

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players of such high standards. We have to say congratulations to

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Hunter Mahan. You were on the last winning side at Valhalla when you

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made your debut in the Ryder Cup. What is the main reason the US

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excess this time around? From 2014, we realised Europe had a system and

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they just go from one to the other and each captain is a part of

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something. I felt like the US have a captain that isn't part of something

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coming he's his own entity. We've now created something. Davis Love,

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so close in 2012. We wanted to go back to that team atmosphere and

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build from each Ryder Cup. You saw it in the pairings, starting on

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Tuesday. They were all the same guys, they've created a bond with

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each other and they went out and played great. It was a team effort,

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one through 12. Possibly a new era for the United States. When you look

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at the quality of golf today, it was truly breathtaking at times. It

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really was, is started with Rory and Reed, that was such an important

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point. The golf was of exceptional standard, the excitement, the

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adrenaline. Exceptional match. Mickelson and Garcia was a match and

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a half. 19 birdies between them. Europe needed to win those close

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matches and one or two slipped away. Davis Love and his men will rightly

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celebrate a night. They deserved the victory and they sure have already.

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They couldn't wait to get their hands back on the Ryder Cup.

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Eight years since their last triumph at Valhalla. Davis collect the

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elegant little trophy that means so much to golfers on both continents.

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As Darren Clarke's men look on those scenes, it will only fuel the fire

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to reclaim it in Paris in two years. Ryder Cup rivalry is alive and well.

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When we look at some of the new blood flowing, the likes of Patrick

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Reed, we saw him at Gleneagles, but for Europe, Darren Clarke had to

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blood six rookies. The likes of Rafael Cabrera Bello and the

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wonderful Thomas Pieters, so much to look forward to in the next few

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editions. They were exceptional and played beautifully. Rather put it

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nicely and Thomas Pieters was expanded. Thomas played five matches

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and won four points. Really impressive. They put in with Rory

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McIlroy for a reason, they knew he could handle it. Thank you so much

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for sharing it with us, Hunter. The American fans believed they would

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win and they have. The Americans have reclaim the Ryder Cup. It's

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been a very long wait for them. Here at Hazeltine, scenes, matches that

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the great Arnold Palmer would certainly have proved. I hope you've

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a joint -- enjoyed this wonderful match in America.

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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.