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.
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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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