The United States golf team has dominated the first day of the Ryder Cup, the biannual battle against Europe’s best golfers. The Americans took a 6-2 lead on the Whistling Straits golf course in Kohler (Wisconsin) with a convincing game after the first eight games.
Captain Steve Stricker’s team is trying to recapture the prestigious cup from Europe, which won the last edition of the Ryder Cup in Paris in 2018. Last year, the continental battle was canceled due to corona. Europe won four of the last five editions.
America already took the lead 3-1 in the first four matches of foursomes (where two players alternate with the same ball), thanks in part to strong victories by the couples Dustin Johnson/Collin Morikawa and Xander Schauffele/Patrick Cantlay. The only European point came in the name of the Spanish duo Jon Rahm/Sergio Garcia. For Garcia, in his tenth participation, it was his 23rd victory in the Ryder Cup.
In the second session of four games, finished in the format fourballs (both players of a team play their own ball), it again became 3-1 for America. The pairs Harris English/Tony Finau and Johnson/Schauffele brought in a full point with victories. Europe collected two half points with two draws.
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American golfers hand out first tap to Europe in Ryder Cup | Other sports
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