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Ryder Cup - Day two Morning Matchups

Posted on September 26, 2014 by admin

The matches for Saturday morning have been posted without many surprises but certainly Team Europe`s final pairing of McIlroy and Poulter is a pretty dynamic team!

The USA captain Tom Watson left Phil Mickelson and Keegan Bradley out of his pairings to compete in Saturday morning’s fourballs, putting the rookies back in the lineup instead. Furyk and Kuchar will get a chance to make amends for their Friday match just not together as Captain Watson tinkered with his lineup.

Watson opted to lead out with Bubba Watson this time with Matt Kuchar in the first match against Europe’s Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson, who won both of their matches on Friday.

Jamie Donaldson and Lee Westwood also tasted victory in their first pairing together and will face Jim Furyk and Hunter Mahan in the morning’s second match, while Thomas Bjorn and Martin Kaymer will be looking to make up for surrendering a two-hole advantage in the Friday foursomes to end up halving the match when they face the rookie pair Patrick Reed and Jordan Spieth.

The final match will see USA’s Jimmy Walker and Rickie Fowler take on McIlroy and Poulter, not an enviable task but the Walker/Fowler team have been playing great and nobody`s got a better demeanor under pressure then Ricky Fowler.

Saturday fourballs

Justin Rose/Henrik Stenson vs. Bubba Watson/Matt Kuchar

A tough match for Bubba and Kuchar but I like their personalities together and they`ll come through with an opening win for Team USA.

Jamie Donaldson/Lee Westwood vs. Jim Furyk/Hunter Mahan

Westwood has been remarkable in his Ryder Cup play and will continue in this match, Team Europe to win.

Thomas Bjorn/Martin Kaymer vs Patrick Reed/Jordan Spieth

The rookies come through again, taking a 1/2 point with an A/S match.

Rory McIlroy/Ian Poulter vs. Jimmy Walker/Rickie Fowler

The upset of the morning, Fowler and Walker pull it out at the wire with a win for Team USA.

Morning Results Team USA 2 1/2 Team Europe 1 1/2

Total Results       Team USA 5 1/2 Team Europe 6 1/2

Saturday is traditionally moving day on the tour and Team USA needs to do just that as they seek redemption for Medinah.


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