Where will the Ryder Cup be won and lost?


Current score: Europe 10-6 United States

Europe need 14½ points to win; US need 14 to retain

Rory McIlroy will open against American Justin Thomas in Sunday’s 12 concluding singles matches with leaders Europe holding a 10-6 advantage and needing another 4½ points to regain the Ryder Cup.

The first match tees off at 11:05 BST and you can follow all the action on the BBC, with our live page under way from 10:30 and Radio 5 live commentary from 11:00 (build-up from 06:00-09:00). Television highlights of the final day are on BBC Two at 19:30.

Sunday singles pairings: 1105: Rory McIlroy v Justin Thomas 1117: Paul Casey v Brooks Koepka 1129: Justin Rose v Webb Simpson 1141: Jon Rahm v Tiger Woods 1153: Tommy Fleetwood v Tony Finau 1205: Ian Poulter v Dustin Johnson 1217: Thorbjorn Olesen v Jordan Spieth 1229: Sergio Garcia v Rickie Fowler 1241: Francesco Molinari v Phil Mickelson 1253: Tyrrell Hatton v Patrick Reed 1305: Henrik Stenson v Bubba Watson 1317: Alex Noren v Bryson DeChambeau<!–

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Match-ups and 2018 Ryder Cup record

Rory McIlroy v Justin Thomas

McIlroy: Played 4, won 2, lost 2

Thomas: Played 4, won 3, lost 1

Paul Casey v Brooks Koepka

Casey: Played 2, won 1, lost 1

Koepka: Played 3, won 1, lost 2

Justin Rose v Webb Simpson

Rose: Played 3, won 2, lost 1

Simpson: Played 2, won 1, lost 1

Jon Rahm v Tiger Woods

Rahm: Played 2, won 0, lost 2

Woods: Played 3, won 0, lost 3

Tommy Fleetwood v Tony Finau

Fleetwood: Played 4, won 4, lost 0

Finau: Played 2, won 1, lost 1

Ian Poulter v Dustin Johnson

Poulter: Played 3, won 1, lost 2

Johnson: Played 4, won 1, lost 3

Thorbjorn Olesen v Jordan Spieth

Olesen: Played 1, won 0, lost 1

Spieth: Played 4, won 3, lost 1

Sergio Garcia v Rickie Fowler

Garcia: Played 3, won 2, lost 1

Fowler: Played 3, won 1, lost 2

Francesco Molinari v Phil Mickelson

Molinari: Played 4, won 4, lost 0

Mickelson: Played 1, won 0, lost 1

Tyrrell Hatton v Patrick Reed

Hatton: Played 2, won 1, lost 1

Reed: Played 2, won 0, lost 2

Henrik Stenson v Bubba Watson

Stenson: Played 2, won 2, lost 0

Watson: Played 2, won 1, lost 1

Alex Noren v Bryson DeChambeau

Noren: Played 2, won 1, lost 1

DeChambeau: Played 2, won 0, lost 2

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Ryder Cup 2018: Poulter, Fleetwood and Garcia feature in day two’s best shots

Results

Saturday Foursomes - Stenson amp; Rose 2amp;1 v Johnson amp; Koepka; Garcia amp; Noren v Watson amp; Simpson 3amp;2; Molinari amp; Fleetwood 5amp;4 v Woods amp; Dechambeau; Poulter amp; McIlroy v Thomas amp; Spieth 4amp;3<!–

Saturday fourballs final score - Europe 3 United States 1: McIlroy amp; Garcia 2amp;1 v Koepka amp; Finau, Casey amp; Hatton 3amp;2 v Johnson amp; Fowler, Molinari amp; Fleetwood 4amp;3 v Woods amp; Reed, Poulter amp; Rahm v Thomas amp; Spieth 2amp;1<!–

Friday foursomes final score - Europe 4 United States 0: Stenson amp; Rose 3amp;2 v Johnson amp; Fowler; Poulter amp; McIlroy 4amp;2 v Watson amp; Simpson; Garcia amp; Noren 5amp;4 v Mickelson amp; Dechambeau; Molinari amp; Fleetwood 5amp;4 v Thomas amp; Spieth<!–

Friday fourballs final scores - Europe 1 United States 3: Stenson amp; Rose 3UP v Johnson amp; Fowler; Poulter amp; McIlroy v Watson amp; Simpson 1UP; Garcia amp; Noren 2UP v Mickelson amp; Dechambeau; Molinari amp; Fleetwood 1UP v Thomas amp; Spieth<!–

How does the Ryder Cup work?

A total of 28 matches, each worth one point, will take place in France over three days, meaning the first team to reach 14½ points will win the Ryder Cup. If matches finish tied, each team scores half a point.

Should the competition finish 14-14, the USA will retain the trophy after winning on home soil at Hazeltine in 2016.

Fourball and foursome matches take place over the first two days. In the fourball matches, teams of two play each other and the player that shoots the lowest score on each hole wins it for their team – if the scores are tied then the hole is halved.

The foursome matches also involve two-man teams. However, only one ball per team is in play with players taking alternate shots. Again, the lowest score wins the hole.

The 12 singles matches take place on Sunday and also follow the matchplay format.

How are the players doing?

If you know your history…

The USA boast 26 victories in the 41 Ryder Cups played since 1927, though only eight of those have come since the addition of European players in 1979.

Europe have won 10 in that time, with the 1989 contest at the Belfry finishing as a tie, and have dominated since the turn of the century with victories in six of the eight matches played.

The visitors are looking for a first victory on European soil since 1993, but head to Le Golf National as holders having stopped a run of three successive defeats in 2016.

Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/golf/45676637

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