Glorious start for Team Europe at the Ryder Cup: Team America is completely outclassed

Glorious start for Team Europe at the Ryder Cup: Team America is completely outclassed
Norwegian Viktor Hovland celebrates the winning hole during the four ball

NOS game

Team Europe has made a great start to the 44th Ryder Cup. After the first day of prestigious golf competition, the Europeans lead 6.5-1.5 against Team America. In the morning session, Europe was on top and they won all their matches.

The US recovered somewhat in the afternoon session. For long periods the US seemed to be holding on for a point or two, but Europe bounced back in the final holes. Team USA did not win a single match in the so-called match play format played in the Ryder Cup.

A point and a half for the US is three draws.

Rory McIlroy celebrates a point during the morning session

Alarm started in Rome. At 7.35am the golfers started the first holes in the sun. As the gates opened at the Marco Simone Golf & Country Club, thousands of golf fans flocked to the grandstands to get the best spot.

There was a football-like atmosphere in the stands, with European fans in particular cheering loudly on their continental counterparts. Tennis player Novak Djokovic also supported his home team in Italy. Here and there, fans from America stood dressed in stars and stripes, but there were plenty of them. And you can hear it. The European fans continued to cheer and cheer on the American fans.

Foursomes and fourballs

In the morning session, teams played in a four-man format. In four matches, two players from two teams play golf at a ball and take turns taking a shot.

Europe dominated. Won all four matches. A 4-0 lead after the first morning, A Great successIt was the best ever start for a European team in the Ryder Cup.

Golfers played four balls in the afternoon session. Both players in a team play their own ball and count the team’s best score. In this form, Americans were better able to get along with Europeans.

Americans Colin Morikawa and Sander Schaffel could do nothing against the European duo of Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland) and Matt Fitzpatrick (England). They were already six points behind after seven holes. It ended prematurely as he scored 5 points on the final hole.

But the Americans upped their game at the end of the day on the second nine holes of the course in Rome. At one point, the duos of Justin Thomas and Jordan Spieth, Scotty Scheffler and Brooks Koepke, and Max Homa and Wyndham Clark were all in the lead. But those guidelines were given.

  • Reuters

    Brooks Koepka (left) and Scotty Scheffler (right) in Rome.
  • Reuters

    Brahm goes mad during the four balls
  • Reuters

    Spain’s Jan Brahm was the man of the match on the first day of the Ryder Cup

As the shadows lengthened and the sun set on the golf course in Rome, Justin Rose completed a disastrous day for America. In the last run of the day, with the last point, Englishman Robert MacIntyre took a point against Max Homma and Wyndham Clarke.

The Ryder Cup continues on Saturday, with another four-ball session in the morning and a four-ball session in the afternoon.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back To Top