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Ryder Cup LIVE: Latest news, updates and scores from Sunday's singles

Hello and welcome to our LIVE coverage of the 44th Ryder Cup!

We'll have all the news, odds, updates and scores from Sunday from the 44th Ryder Cup.

What

44th Ryder Cup

Where

Marco Simone Golf & Country Club, Guidonia Montecelio, Italy

When

Friday 29th September - Sunday 1st October, 2023

How to watch

bet365 Live Golf Tracker, Sky Sports Golf & Sky Sports Main Event

Odds

Europe 1/28, Tie 20/1, USA 18/1

Schedule

Greatest Ryder Cups

Steve Palmer's Tips

Ryder Cup Preview Show

Day One LIVE

Day Two LIVE

Day Three LIVE

 

 

Ryder Cup results

Friday's foursomes results:

Rahm/Hatton 4&3 Scheffler/Burns (F)
Hovland/Aberg 4&3 Homa/Harman (F)
Lowry/Straka 2&1 Morikawa/Fowler (F)
McIlroy/Fleetwood 2&1 Schauffele/Cantlay (F)

Friday's four-ball results:

Hovland/Hatton A/S Thomas/Spieth (F) 
Rahm/Hojgaard A/S Scheffler/Koepka (F) 
MacIntyre/Rose A/S Homa/Clark (F) 
McIlroy/Fitzpatrick 5&3 Morikawa/Schauffele (F)

Saturday's foursomes results:

McIlroy/Fleetwood 2&1 Spieth/Thomas (F)
Hovland/Aberg 9&7 Scheffler/Koepka (F)
Lowry/Straka 4&2 Homa/Harman (F)
Rahm/Hatton 2&1 Schauffele/Cantlay (F)

Saturday's four-ball results:

Hovland/Aberg v Burns/Morikawa 4&3 (F)
Fleetwood/Hojgaard v Homa/Harman 2&1 (F)
Rose/MacIntyre 3&2 Spieth/Thomas (F)
Fitzpatrick/McIlroy v Cantlay/Clark 1UP (F)

Golf

Day 3 
 

16:05 - EUROPE WIN THE RYDER CUP!

Fleetwood cosies his putt up and that's conceded for birdie and Europe are assured of a half point to get over the line! Europe will win the Ryder Cup!

Thomas is on the green in 3, Straka splashes out, but Thomas should win the match from there... and he does. It's taken four matches but Thomas finally has a full point on the board.

Spieth and Lowry are back on the green with par putts, Spieth a little further out and he misses... Lowry doesn't!!! Incredible! And what a celebration! Lowry is assured of half a point as well going up the last, he knows his job is done 

Captain Donald is in tears on the 18th green. He's done a perfect job as captain. The singles haven't been easy, but getting to 10.5 points meant they had a hand on the trophy on Saturday night. What a week.

Rahm A/S Scheffler (F)
Hovland 4&3 Morikawa (F)
Rose v Cantlay 2&1 (F)
McIlroy 3&1 Burns (F)
Fitzpatrick v Homa 1UP (F)
Hatton 3&2 Harman (F)
Aberg v Koepka 3&2 (F)
Straka v Thomas 2UP (F)
Hojgaard v Schauffele 3&2 (F)
Lowry 1UP Spieth (17)
Fleetwood 2UP Fowler (16)
MacIntyre 1UP Clark (15)

16:00 - Tommy Fleetwood!

Thomas lays up out of the bunker - remember he only needs a half to win the point. 

Straka's in the greenside bunker but that's fine there, good chance of an up and down.

Lowry gets aggressive on 17 but is just short and just left and that's gone. 

Fowler on 16... He's in the water! And he might have just taken the Ryder Cup for a swim with him! Fleetwood can play it safe from here, but finds the back of the green! He's 25 feet away. If he can win this hole he'll be dormie 2, assured of the half point that seals the Ryder Cup for Europe. 

It is surely now just a matter of time!

Rahm A/S Scheffler (F)
Hovland 4&3 Morikawa (F)
Rose v Cantlay 2&1 (F)
McIlroy 3&1 Burns (F)
Fitzpatrick v Homa 1UP (F)
Hatton 3&2 Harman (F)
Aberg v Koepka 3&2 (F)
Straka 1DN Thomas (17)
Hojgaard v Schauffele 3&2 (F)
Lowry A/S Spieth (16)
Fleetwood 1UP Fowler (15)
MacIntyre A/S Clark (14)

15:55 - Fleetwood with a big chance...

Fleetwood misses his chance to win the hole, Fowler two-putts to tie and remain 1DN. That was a huge chance.

MacIntyre has a long putt for the win on 14 but is three feet short... and then sees the par putt horseshoe out! An awful three-putt to give the hole to Clark, and to give the lead away.

This is suddenly getting a little twitchy. 

Thomas looks to have driven into a bunker on the last with Straka down the middle. 

Lowry gets in close with his chip on 16 for birdie. Spieth has a similar shot... and fluffs it! Even his touch couldn't handle that lie and this needs to go in now for a half... and to be fair it's close. Good effort but not good enough. 

Remember, Europe just need half a point from somewhere.

Rahm A/S Scheffler (F)
Hovland 4&3 Morikawa (F)
Rose v Cantlay 2&1 (F)
McIlroy 3&1 Burns (F)
Fitzpatrick v Homa 1UP (F)
Hatton 3&2 Harman (F)
Aberg v Koepka 3&2 (F)
Straka 1DN Thomas (17)
Hojgaard v Schauffele 3&2 (F)
Lowry A/S Spieth (16)
Fleetwood 1UP Fowler (15)
MacIntyre A/S Clark (14)

15:50 - Schauffele 3&2 Hojgaard (F)

Schauffele does enough on 16 and that's another point for the USA.

And on 15, Spieth drains a long one! That will hurt Lowry. His approach was miles right but with an excellent touch got to gimme range only to see Spieth hole his birdie putt and retake the lead.

Thomas has a putt to win and it just leaks right so he'll go down the 18th needing a half. 

Fowler finds the bunker off the tee and is looking at going 2DN thru 15, meaning he'll have to win the last three holes to stop Europe winning.

Rahm A/S Scheffler (F)
Hovland 4&3 Morikawa (F)
Rose v Cantlay 2&1 (F)
McIlroy 3&1 Burns (F)
Fitzpatrick v Homa 1UP (F)
Hatton 3&2 Harman (F)
Aberg v Koepka 3&2 (F)
Straka 1DN Thomas (17)
Hojgaard v Schauffele 3&2 ()
Lowry 1DN Spieth (15)
Fleetwood 1UP Fowler (14)
MacIntyre 1UP Clark (13)

15:40 - Europe 14-9 USA; projected 16.5-11.5

Excellent putt from Schauffele for the win and he's 2UP thru 15. He and Thomas should get the USA to 11. It's been a reasonable turnaround from the States after being 6.5-1.5 down after the first day. The projection is 16.5-11.5 which would mean they've taken 10 from the following 20, but the fact is you can't hope to win a Ryder Cup when being thrashed so resoundingly so early.

Clark gets a hole back against MacIntyre in the anchor and follows that with a drive into the thick rough. 

Fowler drains a long one to get back to 1DN against Fleetwood, but Straka! From the rough, chips in for eagle! He's back to 1DN against Thomas with two to play.

Rahm A/S Scheffler (F)
Hovland 4&3 Morikawa (F)
Rose v Cantlay 2&1 (F)
McIlroy 3&1 Burns (F)
Fitzpatrick v Homa 1UP (F)
Hatton 3&2 Harman (F)
Aberg v Koepka 3&2 (F)
Straka 1DN Thomas (16)
Hojgaard 2DN Schauffele (15)
Lowry A/S Spieth (14)
Fleetwood 1UP Fowler (14)
MacIntyre 1UP Clark (13)

15:30 - Fitzpatrick with a chance to win the Ryder Cup...

Homa's approach gets buried to the lip of a greenside bunker and he's forced to take an unplayable. He now needs to get up and down for par while Fitzpatrick has 20 feet for birdie. That is incredible from Homa! The hands of a surgeon to get to about seven feet, but Fitzpatrick will have one - maybe two - to win.

His first putt is a little strong and misses high, but Homa needs his putt to win the hole and secure a point. Miss and it's all over. Homa from seven feet... IN! Nerves. Of. Steel. A huge roar from Homa who's had a massive week. 

Europe need a half point and it's likely going to come after the USA get a few more points on the board. 

Koepka gets a win against Aberg who's had a solid week; he's got plenty more to come. 

Rahm A/S Scheffler (F)
Hovland 4&3 Morikawa (F)
Rose v Cantlay 2&1 (F)
McIlroy 3&1 Burns (F)
Fitzpatrick v Homa 1UP (F)
Hatton 3&2 Harman (F)
Aberg v Koepka 3&2 (F)
Straka 2DN Thomas (15)
Hojgaard 2DN Schauffele (15)
Lowry A/S Spieth (14)
Fleetwood 2UP Fowler (13)
MacIntyre 2UP Clark (12)

15:10 - Hatton 3&2 Harman (F)

Excellent performance from Hatton. He went out fifth and kept blue on the board from the very first hole. He's now got Europe to 14 points. Just half a point needed. Not quite there - Fitzpatrick can win the last hole for that, or either Fleetwood or MacIntyre in the final two matches. But with four red matches above them, there's still golf to be played.

Rahm A/S Scheffler (F)
Hovland 4&3 Morikawa (F)
Rose v Cantlay 2&1 (F)
McIlroy 3&1 Burns (F)
Fitzpatrick 1DN Homa (17)
Hatton 3&2 Harman (F)
Aberg 3DN Koepka (15)
Straka 2DN Thomas (14)
Hojgaard 2DN Schauffele (13)
Lowry 1DN Spieth (13)
Fleetwood 1UP Fowler (11)
MacIntyre 2UP Clark (11)

15:00 - McIlroy 3&1 Burns

Incredible. Simply incredible. After the heartbreak of 2021, being sat out of a session in one of Europe's weakest teams in years, to getting a point on Sunday in the losing effort and giving those emotional interviews, to this. Playing in all five matches and winning four and never really sweating in those four wins. 

But Europe still need two points. Hatton should deliver one then it's up to likely Fleetwood or MacIntyre - the bottom two matches. Unless Fitzpatrick can get a half from his match, but Europe are 2DN or 3DN in the rest.

Rahm A/S Scheffler (F)
Hovland 4&3 Morikawa (F)
Rose v Cantlay 2&1 (F)
McIlroy 3&1 Burns (F)
Fitzpatrick 1DN Homa (16)
Hatton 2UP Harman (15)
Aberg 3DN Koepka (14)
Straka 2DN Thomas (13)
Hojgaard 2DN Schauffele (12)
Lowry 2DN Spieth (10)
Fleetwood 2UP Fowler (10)
MacIntyre 1UP Clark (10)

14:50 - Cantlay 2&1 Rose

A somewhat untidy putt for the match from McIlroy and Burns gets to dormie 2. 

Rose has 20 feet for a birdie to half and keep his hopes of winning the match alive... Incredible! How does he keep doing this?! He stays 1DN with two left.

His tee shot on 17 is bang on line but a little short. Cantlay's is right but he catches a nice break and is just about within birdie range. Rose first with a big swinger from right to left... excellent effort, just lacking pace. Cantlay for the win... superb! The USA's best player this week gets a deserved singles win.

Those bottom matches are just starting to get away from the US though.

Rahm A/S Scheffler (F)
Hovland 4&3 Morikawa (F)
Rose v Cantlay 2&1 (F)
McIlroy 2UP Burns (16)
Fitzpatrick 1DN Homa (15)
Hatton 3UP Harman (14)
Aberg 3DN Koepka (14)
Straka 2DN Thomas (12)
Hojgaard 1DN Schauffele (12)
Lowry 2DN Spieth (11)
Fleetwood 1UP Fowler (10)
MacIntyre 2UP Clark (9)

14:35 - McIlroy dormie 3

Brilliant from Rose! Drains one from 15 feet to win and he's back to 1DN thru 15. Against one of the best players in the world the 43-year-old won't go away.

And brilliant from Fleetwood! From the bunker, Fleetwood holes out for eagle and the win to go 1UP.

Things are looking much for comfortable for Europe now. McIlroy should deliver a point soon with Hatton and MacIntyre looking good and four other matches close. McIlroy gets to dormie 3 and his point is coming.

Rahm A/S Scheffler (F)
Hovland 4&3 Morikawa (F)
Rose 1DN Cantlay (15)
McIlroy 3UP Burns (14)
Fitzpatrick 1DN Homa (14)
Hatton 3UP Harman (13)
Aberg 2DN Koepka (12)
Straka 1DN Thomas (11)
Hojgaard 1DN Schauffele (10)
Lowry 1DN Spieth (9)
Fleetwood 1UP Fowler (9)
MacIntyre 2UP Clark (8)

14:30 - Rahm A/S Scheffler (F)

Terrific try from Rahm but it's no good. Similar from Scheffler for the match but that's two pars. Rahm is down dormie 1.

Scheffler's drive is right on 18 but he's left a nice angle with his second, Rahm finds the green but might need eagle.

Scheffler digs one out of the rough but that is so heavy handed he nearly runs into the water. A two-putt birdie could be enough for Rahm now... A putt to tie the match... my word what an effort!! Almost in! That's given for birdie and Scheffler now needs to chip in. He misses, what a half for Rahm; what a match. Europe now need 2.5 points and McIlroy will deliver one of them soon.

Fitzpatrick is pin high to eight feet on 13; Homa with a brilliant reply to five feet. Two birdie looks there and Fitz will go first to put the pressure on... he misses low. But so does Homa! What a chance to go 2UP thru 13 for the American.

Rose's shortish putt for a half misses and he's got it all to do again against Cantlay.

Hatton has a big chance to go 3UP but he misses too. Europe's hopes may hinge on him winning his match...

Rahm A/S Scheffler (F)
Hovland 4&3 Morikawa (F)
Rose 2DN Cantlay (13)
McIlroy 4UP Burns (12)
Fitzpatrick 2DN Homa (11)
Hatton 2UP Harman (11)
Aberg 2DN Koepka (10)
Straka 2DN Thomas (9)
Hojgaard A/S Schauffele (8)
Lowry 1DN Spieth (8)
Fleetwood A/S Fowler (7)
MacIntyre 3UP Clark (6)

14:05 - Hovland 4&3 Morikawa (F)

Really good from Rose - back-to-back birdies and he's hauled Cantlay back to 1UP with four to play.

A Hatton birdie and he's back to 2UP - more comfortable.

Scheffler and Rahm with excellent shots for kick-in birdies on 16 - Rahm now needs to win the last two to take the match. This would be a huge point if Scheffler can turn it around. Rahm's left himself too much to do there

Morikawa has a par putt from 15 feet to extend the match... poor putt, Hovland coasts to a 4&3 win and that's the first point on the board. Europe need three more points. 

Rahm 1DN Scheffler (15)
Hovland 4&3 Morikawa (F)
Rose 2DN Cantlay (13)
McIlroy 4UP Burns (12)
Fitzpatrick 2DN Homa (11)
Hatton 2UP Harman (11)
Aberg 2DN Koepka (10)
Straka 2DN Thomas (9)
Hojgaard A/S Schauffele (8)
Lowry 1DN Spieth (8)
Fleetwood A/S Fowler (7)
MacIntyre 3UP Clark (6)

13:55 - Projected score 16-12

This isn't over yet. Europe are only really comfortable in two matches - Hovland and McIlroy are 4UP and 3UP and that should get Europe to 12.5, meaning they need 2.5 more from somewhere.

Brilliant from Hovland! He gets to three feet but Morikawa has a long one for the win. In it goes! It's unlikely to matter but he'll feel good about that.

Now Scheffler from 20 feet for birdie and the win... In! What a putt! Scheffler leads again thru 14. What a match this is.

Fowler has a good chance to get back to A/S against Fleetwood but his putt lips out. 

Big move in the bottom match as MacIntyre gets to 3UP thru 5 and that's more of what Europe need.

Harman from off the 10th green... chips in! What a shot for a half!

Rahm 1DN Scheffler (15)
Hovland 3UP Morikawa (14)
Rose 2DN Cantlay (12)
McIlroy 4UP Burns (11)
Fitzpatrick 2DN Homa (10)
Hatton 1UP Harman (10)
Aberg 2DN Koepka (10)
Straka 2DN Thomas (8)
Hojgaard A/S Schauffele (8)
Lowry 2DN Spieth (7)
Fleetwood 1UP Fowler (6)
MacIntyre 3UP Clark (5)

13:40 - US up in 6...

Koepka's running away with his match against Aberg and he's not having to do very much. The Swede has lost three holes - all to bogey and he's 3DN thru 8. But on the 9th he's sent a ridiculous shot from 272 yards to six feet for eagle. What a response!

There is red on the board but it's at the bottom. The US desperate need to turn one or two of the early matches. Homa and Cantlay are doing their bit; Scheffler will need to turn his match back around, but Morikawa and Burns are 3DN on the back nine.

Near the bottom, Spieth is rolling against Lowry, 3UP thru 5. He had a tap-in birdie on 1, a 10-foot birdie on 3 and an eagle on 5.

It was a tough start for Scheffler but he's not quitting. He knocks one stone dead on 14 and should be getting back to A/S... Rahm's putt misses just low and it's back to A/S in the top match.

Projected score: 16-12..,

Rahm A/S Scheffler (14)
Hovland 4UP Morikawa (12)
Rose 3DN Cantlay (11)
McIlroy 3UP Burns (10)
Fitzpatrick 1DN Homa (9)
Hatton 1UP Harman (9)
Aberg 2DN Koepka (9)
Straka 2DN Thomas (7)
Hojgaard 1DN Schauffele (7)
Lowry 2DN Spieth (6)
Fleetwood A/S Fowler (5)
MacIntyre 2UP Clark (4)

13:25 - Scheffler momentum halted

Scheffler's momentum is finally halted as he can only make par on the par-5 12th and Rahm gets back to A/S. He follows that with a tee shot to three feet. Scheffler has eight feet for a half... he misses low and in no time at all he goes from 1UP to 1DN.

There's also a bit of a backlog on the course with Rose and Cantlay still on the 10th with the match ahead - Hovland and Morikawa - on the 12th...

The projected score is 18-10 meaning the US need 4 points extra from somewhere. Again, change the A/S matches to red and get the 1DNs to 1UPs... 

Technically the US only need seven holes...

Rahm 1UP Scheffler (12)
Hovland 3UP Morikawa (11)
Rose 2DN Cantlay (9)
McIlroy 2UP Burns (9)
Fitzpatrick 1UP Homa (9)
Hatton 2UP Harman (8)
Aberg 2DN Koepka (7)
Straka 2DN Thomas (6)
Hojgaard 1UP Schauffele (5)
Lowry 3DN Spieth (5)
Fleetwood A/S Fowler (4)
MacIntyre 1UP Clark (2)

13:20 - USA still fighting

They need everything to go their way but it's not quite over yet. They're up in five. Win them and the two tied matches and that's 7 of the required 8.5 points. Turn the two matches they're 1DN in to 1.5 points and that's your lot.

They're also 2UP in four.

Rahm 1DN Scheffler (11)
Hovland 3UP Morikawa (11)
Rose 2DN Cantlay (9)
McIlroy 2UP Burns (9)
Fitzpatrick A/S Homa (8)
Hatton 2UP Harman (7)
Aberg 2DN Koepka (7)
Straka 2DN Thomas (5)
Hojgaard 1UP Schauffele (4)
Lowry 2DN Spieth (4)
Fleetwood 1UP Fowler (3)
MacIntyre A/S Clark (1)

12:55 - All matches on the course

Straka from absolutely miles away! But Thomas has a long one of his own to halve... and in it goes! He tips his imaginary cap to the crowd, cups his hear, big fist pump, loud cheers - he is fired up. 

Speaking of imaginary hats, it looks like in show of how united the US team is, exactly three of them - Thomas, Morikawa and best bud Schauffele - have gone out without hats, and the other eight are wearing them. That's the spirit.

Scheffler has two for the win against Rahm and walks in his first - he now leads in the top match.

All matches are now on the course - Europe up in 5, US up in 5, A/S in 2. Projected score: 16.5-11.5.

Rahm 1DN Scheffler (11)
Hovland 2UP Morikawa (10)
Rose 2DN Cantlay (9)
McIlroy 3UP Burns (8)
Fitzpatrick A/S Homa (8)
Hatton 2UP Harman (7)
Aberg 2DN Koepka (6)
Straka 2DN Thomas (5)
Hojgaard 2UP Schauffele (4)
Lowry 2DN Spieth (3)
Fleetwood 1UP Fowler (2)
MacIntyre A/S Clark (1)

12:40 - US up in 4

Remember they need 8.5 points to retain the cup and Europe are up in 5.

A six-footer for birdie for Scheffler to get back to A/S... and in it goes. An hour ago it seemed impossible that Scheffler would reach the turn all-square but here we are.

McIlroy has another putt for a win and in goes another. What an incredible performance this has been from McIlroy after the heartbreak of 2021. 

Harman gets one back on Hatton at the 5th, and Rahm's in a spot of bother off the tee on the 10th almost finding the hazard... but what an incredible recovery. That's why he's one of the best players in the world. Horrible lie, horrible stance, still finds the green.

Rahm A/S Scheffler (9)
Hovland 2UP Morikawa (8)
Rose 2DN Cantlay (7)
McIlroy 3UP Burns (7)
Fitzpatrick 1UP Homa (6)
Hatton 2UP Harman (5)
Aberg 1DN Koepka (4)
Straka 1DN Thomas (3)
Hojgaard 1UP Schauffele (1)
Lowry 1DN Spieth (1)

12:30 - Europe up in 6

Nine matches on the course and it's all going Europe's way.

Harman has a six-footer for a half and shaves the edge - Harman is on the US team via his Open win making him an automatic pick, and Johnson would've been desperate to see his excellent putting make him a good match player this week. He had a good day yesterday but he's found himself 3DN thru 4 to Hatton.

Fitzpatrick has a 15-footer for eagle on 5 and in that goes!

Hovland now has 15 feet for the half and... no! Morikawa wins his first hole of the day.

Hojgaard on the 1st for the win and that's more blue on the board.

Rahm 1UP Scheffler (8)
Hovland 2UP Morikawa (8)
Rose 1DN Cantlay (6)
McIlroy 2UP Burns (5)
Fitzpatrick 1UP Homa (5)
Hatton 3UP Harman (4)
Aberg 1DN Koepka (2)
Straka A/S Thomas (1)
Hojgaard 1UP Schauffele (1)

12:20 - Couple of holes for the US

Morikawa makes a hash of a chip that rolls back to his feet so Hovland's birdie putt is conceded. Hovland stripes a 6-iron to around 15 feet and in goes another! He needed that with Morikawa inside five feet, and that's halved with two very good birdies.

Rose made his putt for a half on four but half a similar length on 5 for the win but leaves it just short. 

Burns has one for birdie from 10 feet on four and in it goes - he gets one back against McIlroy, but McIlroy gets up and down for birdie on 5 to re-establish his cushion.

Aberg on 1 can't save his par and he needed that with Koepka to six feet for birdie.

Rahm 1UP Scheffler (8)
Hovland 3UP Morikawa (7)
Rose 1DN Cantlay (6)
McIlroy 2UP Burns (5)
Fitzpatrick A/S Homa (4)
Hatton 1UP Harman (3)
Aberg 1DN Koepka (2)
Straka A/S Thomas (1)

11:55 - Europe up in 5

Burns misses another fairway and he's trying to make the green in 3. It leaves McIlroy with a tickler downhill for birdie and the win... in it goes!

Hovland drives the green on 5 and has an eagle putt for the win... he's not given it a chance and it's halved in birdie after Morikawa holes out from six feet.

Rahm has a birdie putt from 20 feet on 6... another good try but Scheffler's now got five feet for birdie... finally! Let's see if that sparks something in the world number one.

Hatton's excellent approach on one sets up a birdie chance and in goes another! Europe have holed everything this morning.

Rose is the only one struggling out there at the moment, missing the 4th green and chipping to about eight feet for par and the half.

Fitzpatrick has 10 feet for a half against Homa... and in goes another one!

Rahm 1UP Scheffler (6)
Hovland 2UP Morikawa (5)
Rose 1DN Cantlay (3)
McIlroy 2UP Burns (3)
Fitzpatrick 1UP Homa (2)
Hatton 1UP Harman (1)

10:40 - Europe up in 4

Fitzpatrick on 1... that'll do - in to 10 feet and you fancy him to make that one for birdie. Homa doesn't reach the green and this should be some blue... there it is. Opening birdie. 

Scheffler tries to drive the green on 5 but just comes up short... he chips up close for birdie and a tie... he's missed again! He's having a stinker on the greens.

Hovland has a 10-footer to win another hole... he walks it in! What a start this is for Europe. That momentum from last night has been quickly extinguished. It was imperative that the States got off to a quick start and the exact opposite has happened. It's now feeling like this will not only be won by Europe but won very very early.

Rahm 2UP Scheffler (5)
Hovland 2UP Morikawa (4)
Rose 1DN Cantlay (3)
McIlroy 1UP Burns (2)
Fitzpatrick 1UP Homa (1)

11:30 - McIlroy 1UP

Burns is punished for his tee shot. He can't reach the green, McIlroy makes a straightforward par; Burns can't. 

Scheffler has a long birdie putt on 4 but he's run this a long way past. He's not got to grips with the speed of the greens at all. Nice try from Rahm but he'll walk off with a par. Is it enough to take the hole? It is! Scheffler's par putt misses right. A bad three-putt.

Cantlay's got a 25-foot arcing putt for the win... in it goes! He misses the tiddler and rolls that one in.

Hovland's approach is to 10 feet and Morikawa misses the green. He might have two putts for the win here... he only needs one! Europe are up in three and down in one.

Rahm 1UP Scheffler (4)
Hovland A/S Morikawa (3)
Rose 1DN Cantlay (2)
McIlroy 1UP Burns (1)

11:20 - Chance for Cantlay

Excellent approach from Cantlay to around four feet; Rose to around 25. That should finally be some red... no! A horrible miss. The USA cannot afford to miss those today. Everything has to drop. 

Rose ran his attempt a few feet by but cleans up nicely for the half.

Great shot from Hovland on 2 to 15 feet, but his birdie try runs by.

A mistake by Rahm on 3 and Scheffler has two for the win - he takes both of them and that's back to A/S.

Rahm A/S Scheffler (3)
Hovland A/S Morikawa (2)
Rose A/S Cantlay (1)

11:05 - Hovland/Morikawa and Rose/Cantlay underway

Very impressive response from Scheffler. He leaves himself 10 feet for birdie, inside Rahm's 25 feet. But it's an important one to make. The US heads will drop if they see much blue on the board; it's crucial it's red early.

It's right in the heart but he's left it short! It looked good but that's two Scheffler's left short now and that was a good chance to get a hole back.

Hovland has a long one for birdie up the slope... terrific attempt, missing ever so slightly low. That was looking good all the way. Morikawa has around 15 feet for the win but that doesn't really trouble the hole.

Rose and Cantlay are up next and there'll be plenty of eyes on that match. Both send their balls down the middle.

Rahm 1UP Scheffler (2)
Hovland A/S Morikawa (1)

10:50 - Perfect start for Rahm!

Two excellent drives set up wedges into the green; Rahm safely finds the middle; it's important the Europeans make the Americans work for holes; nothing can be given away. 

Scheffler also finds the middle but too far away for birdie and this should be halved in par.

Scheffler putts first and that's a nervy one. Nowhere near the hole and that won't be given. Not that it matters! Rahm pours a long birdie putt in! What a start!

Hovland and Morikawa get their match underway; Morikawa with a dead pull well left. So far left he's probably got a better lie. Hovland goes 3-wood and finds the fairway - again, don't be the one to make the mistakes.

Rahm 1UP Scheffler (1)

10:35 - Rahm v Scheffler is underway!

Let's be honest, the chances are the USA aren't going to be able to get the 8.5 points needed to retain the Ryder Cup, but captain Johnson has surely told them they one need to win one match - their own match. Break it down to the individual, win just your match and don't worry about anything else, then see what happens.

We've had the Miracle at Medinah and another miracle is needed - the Miracle of Marco Simone? The Italian Job?

Of course, there's also a chance Europe win 8.5-3.5 on the day and match the USA's record from 2021, which is a 7/1 shot; perhaps more likely than the 18/1 on the USA winning.

10:00 - Welcome to day three of the Ryder Cup!

Everyone over last night yet? Imagine if this thing was close and we'd seen Rory McIlroy ready to scrap with Patrick Cantlay's caddie? It's quite something that emotions were running so high despite Europe having such a good lead All the Americans waving their hats, Cantlay's monster putt to keep it just about interesting.

If you can make a case for the Americans, it's that any questions of unity must be out of the window after hat-gate. Cantlay's ridiculous three-hole stretch at the end was genuinely reminiscent of Ian Poulter at Medinah in 2012. His finish gave them a glimmer of hope then and they rode that momentum into Sunday morning getting blue on the board early. 

Cantlay's done the same and they know if they can get red on the board early, things might get a little twitchy down the order.

Speaking of which, here's the line-up for Sunday's singles:

Time (BST)EuropeUSA
10:35Jon RahmScottie Scheffler
10:47Viktor HovlandCollin Morikawa
10:59Justin RosePatrick Cantlay
11:11Rory McIlroySam Burns
11:23Matt FitzpatrickMax Homa
11:35Tyrrell HattonBrian Harman
11:47Ludvig ÅbergBrooks Koepka
11:59Sepp StrakaJustin Thomas
12:11Nicolai HøjgaardXander Schauffele
12:23Shane LowryJordan Spieth
12:35Tommy FleetwoodRickie Fowler
12:47Robert MacIntyreWyndham Clark

Day 2
 

17:55 - Cantlay/Clark 1UP Fitzpatrick/McIlroy (F)

Cantlay's down there, Fitzpatrick not so far.

Clark meanwhile makes the exact same mistake as yesterday. Fair enough, there's water left, but there's just no up and down from where he is on the right. McIlroy's out of the rough and near the green but in the bunker and that's a tough up and down. Fitzpatrick will need to get close with his third...

Nice from Fitzpatrick, he's left a reasonable birdie look. McIlroy's out of the bunker but a bit too far away. Clark, once again, has made a real mess. It's easy to throw the word 'bottled' around when people perform below their best when under pressure, but his efforts down the stretch have left so much to be desired over the last two days. 

Over to Cantlay, and he does high tariff, launching the ball in the air but he's too heavy handed and has 40 feet for a must-make birdie. HE MAKES IT! What a putt! And he lets out a visceral roar! 

Reports that Cantlay is behind a fractured dressing room, wanting to be paid to play in the Ryder Cup and refusing to wear a hat in protest has been picked up by the European fans who are waving their hats at him and the US team respond in kind! They're all greenside waving their hats.

If there is any truth in the rumours, they don't certainly don't seem to be affecting team unity.

But McIlroy and Fitzpatrick have birdie putts for a half.

McIlroy is far away and misses. Fitzpatrick is in close and doesn't even give it a chance. USA take the last two holes and it's all down to Cantlay. What a turnaround.

17:40 - To the final hole

Clark to tee off first and that is absolutely miles down there. 350+ He'll be desperate to make amends for yesterday when he could've really turned things around for the USA.

Cantlay next and he's not as far but right down the middle. The gauntlet has been thrown down.

Fitzpatrick first for Europe and he's thrown himself into it but he's in the rough and won't reach the green from there. Over to you, Rory... And he's in the rough left. 

Advantage USA. 

Will it be 11.5-4.5 going into the singles? 11-5? or 10.5-5.5? 

11-5 is insurmountable, but 10.5-5.5 has the potential to at least make things interesting if the USA get off to a hot start.

Let's find out...

17:30 - Huge from Cantlay!

Fitzpatrick finds the bunker and McIlroy misses left. Door wide open for Cantlay and Clark... Clark follows McIlroy down the bank.

Cantlay steps up... what a shot. He really has delivered on this hole today; this time to 10 feet.

McIlroy can only make par so this is a massive putt. In it goes! Clutch from Cantlay and the USA are A/S going down the last!

Hovland/Aberg v Burns/Morikawa 4&3 (F)
Fleetwood/Hojgaard v Homa/Harman 2&1 (F)
Rose/MacIntyre 3&2 Spieth/Thomas (F)
Fitzpatrick/McIlroy 1UP Cantlay/Clark (17)

17:20 - Fitzpatrick/McIlroy stay 1UP

McIlroy finds the green, Fitzpatrick's off the back with a tough up and down.

Clark first for the States and that is one almighty pull. Miles left into the gallery and he takes an almighty swipe at the air.

Cantlay to make amends? Not quite, he's off the back and the best the USA will be doing here is halving.

Strangely enough, Clark's miss might have actually been better than Cantlay's. He's far back enough to work with the green and because of how left he was he probably has a decent lie. 

He's made a good fist of it but can't get any spin and runs well past. Fitzpatrick does the same from a tough lie, but this was always about McIlroy and Cantlay. 

Cantlay does well to get inside 15 feet but it'll have to go in and that's if McIlroy fails to hole his eagle putt that he's waited a long time for... What a try, just a fraction too much pace. 

Cantlay for a half to avoid going down dormie 2... excellent putt. He's actually played very well. A handful of players on the US side have but they've not had the partnerships and not had the breaks.

Go back to the first day, the US ought to have won the afternoon session 3-1 and conspired to lose it 2.5-1.5. Win and the score's 9-6 now and the mindset is a little different.

Hovland/Aberg v Burns/Morikawa 4&3 (F)
Fleetwood/Hojgaard v Homa/Harman 2&1 (F)
Rose/MacIntyre 3&2 Spieth/Thomas (F)
Fitzpatrick/McIlroy 1UP Cantlay/Clark (16)

17:00 - Rose/MacIntyre 3&2 Spieth/Thomas

Spieth drops and gets in close but he'll only be in for par and they need to win this hole.

It's quite untidy all round, really. MacIntyre and Rose are further away than they'd like for birdie but so is Thomas. Rose will be first to go to win the match... never in doubt! 

Marvellous putt, marvellous performance. Europe need four more points to win. Cantlay and Clark simply must win the last match and they're 1DN thru 15.

Hovland/Aberg v Burns/Morikawa 4&3 (F)
Fleetwood/Hojgaard v Homa/Harman 2&1 (F)
Rose/MacIntyre 3&2 Spieth/Thomas (F)
Fitzpatrick/McIlroy 1UP Cantlay/Clark (15)

16:45 - Rose/MacIntyre dormie 3

Thomas has 60 feet for birdie and it's a marvellous try, excellent weight.

MacIntyre is plugged in the bunker but splashes out superbly and he's got a very good chance of par with Rose some way away. From five feet... dead centre and that is dormie 3.

Rose is the first to congratulate his partner and he has never looked this animated at a Ryder Cup. He's so amped up. Perhaps he knows this is his last appearance.

On the 16th, MacIntyre swings a power fade onto the green, Rose finds the bunker.

Remember, Spieth/Thomas need to win every hole to halve the match... and Spieth finds the water! Dear, oh dear. Thomas is in the rough and needs some magic.

Hovland/Aberg v Burns/Morikawa 4&3 (F)
Fleetwood/Hojgaard v Homa/Harman 2&1(F)
Rose/MacIntyre 3UP Thomas/Spieth (15)
Fitzpatrick/McIlroy 1UP Cantlay/Clark (14)

16:30 - Homa/Harman 2&1 Fleetwood/Hojgaard

Homa's run his birdie try a long way past. No guarantee of a par there.

Fleetwood from off the green with a LONG way to the hole... closer... closer... just misses! That was to extend the match. It's up to Homa now. He's been the USA's best player and has the chance to secure another point here from around six feet... in it goes. Terrific performance from the American pairing, though Fleetwood made them work for it at the end.

And in the anchor match, McIlroy touches his birdie putt and... in it goes! Europe lead again!

Hovland/Aberg v Burns/Morikawa 4&3 (F)
Fleetwood/Hojgaard v Homa/Harman 2&1 (F)
Rose/MacIntyre 3UP Thomas/Spieth (14)
Fitzpatrick/McIlroy 1UP Cantlay/Clark (14)

16:25 - Rose/MacIntyre 3UP

What an up and down from Rose for par! Thomas to follow? No! Rose and MacIntyre are 3UP with four to play. 

Fleetwood loses his tee shot right and Hojgaard's on a great line... but short and plugged in the bunker. This match could be over. 

McIlroy gets to 10 feet for birdie on 14 with Cantlay 30 feet away. Another chance to level the session here...

Hovland/Aberg v Burns/Morikawa 4&3 (F)
Fleetwood/Hojgaard 2DN Homa/Harman (16)
Rose/MacIntyre 1UP Thomas/Spieth (14)
Fitzpatrick/McIlroy A/S Cantlay/Clark (13)

16:20 - Homa/Harman dormie 2

Homa fails to even make birdie on the 16th and before Hojgaard has his eagle putt, Fleetwood will hack out of the rough... it's tracking... it's in!! Eagle for Fleetwood! Incredible!

It actually looked like a mis-hit, but it trickles down the green and the match is still alive!

Clark on the 14th tee goes the same way as Spieth, hitting the cart path and over the fence. Fitzpatrick does exactly the same. You simply must keep the ball in play when you see that, though he does have McIlroy miles down the fairway.

Hovland/Aberg v Burns/Morikawa 4&3 (F)
Fleetwood/Hojgaard 2DN Homa/Harman (16)
Rose/MacIntyre 1UP Thomas/Spieth (13)
Fitzpatrick/McIlroy A/S Cantlay/Clark (13)

16:10 - Big putt from Fitzpatrick!

Fleetwood goes long on 16 but Hojgaard slaps one right at the pin; he's inside 10 feet for eagle. Harman doesn't reach the green and Homa is in the rough. Big chance for Europe to further extend the match.

Spieth might have actually left the course from the 14th tee. Wretched drive. He reloads and it'll be over to Thomas. Rose finds the bunker on approach and it might be advantage USA with MacIntyre 40 yards behind Thomas.

Thomas makes a big mistake with MacIntyre having to punch out of the rough - he fails to find the green with a short iron.

On 13, Fitzpatrick holes one from 20 feet for birdie for Clark in close. Terrific putt. Cantlay can't follow him in but Clark has six feet for birdie to halve... no worries there. Still A/S

Hovland/Aberg v Burns/Morikawa 4&3 (F)
Fleetwood/Hojgaard 3DN Homa/Harman (15)
Rose/MacIntyre 2UP Thomas/Spieth (13)
Fitzpatrick/McIlroy A/S Cantlay/Clark (13)

16:00 - Homa/Harman dormie 3

MacIntyre and Rose make up for their missed putts with excellent tee shots on 13. Both inside 10 feet, with Spieth a little further out. Thomas shouldn't be troubling the hole from there.

Spieth first... it's right in the heart... but short! How has he left that short?! That's criminal.

Rose next... and he misses low. Big moment again for MacIntyre to win... dead centre! What a moment for the young Scot. He puts Europe 2UP thru 13 and they close in on a point.

Another moment for Homa, who pops a pitch out of the rough and in! And he's VERY animated! It's only for par, but Hojgaard misses his putt, meaning Fleetwood has a short one to extend the match... no troubles. 

Hovland/Aberg v Burns/Morikawa 4&3 (F)
Fleetwood/Hojgaard 3DN Homa/Harman (15)
Rose/MacIntyre 2UP Thomas/Spieth (13)
Fitzpatrick/McIlroy A/S Cantlay/Clark (12)

15:45 - Cantlay/Clark A/S

McIlroy misses a mid-range birdie putt and Cantlay has a short one for the win. In it goes, and the bottom match is tied for the first time since the fourth hole.

It's starting to get a little too close for comfort.

In the one match that Europe lead, Spieth has 10 feet for birdie; as does Rose; MacIntyre's slightly closer. This is suddenly a big hole.

Rose first, just shaves the hole. Spieth next - possibly for the win... nope, that's no good either. So finally MacIntyre to double Europe's lead... same miss as Spieth. As you were.

Hovland/Aberg v Burns/Morikawa 4&3 (F)
Fleetwood/Hojgaard 3DN Homa/Harman (14)
Rose/MacIntyre 1UP Thomas/Spieth (12)
Fitzpatrick/McIlroy A/S Cantlay/Clark (11)

15:35 - Burns/Morikawa 4&3 Hovland/Aberg

Aberg fires at the flag and is 10 feet away for a needed birdie. Morikawa is too far away so it's over to Burns who airmails the green. Chance to get to 3DN here but it'll have to be Aberg with Hovland in the bunker and short-sided. 

It's a lovely pitch out of the rough from Burns, that should be a par. Hovland goes and nearly holes his bunker shot but it needed to drop. Aberg to keep the match alive... he misses low.

Burns's putt isn't given but there are no issues there. A big, unexpected win for the US.

Fleetwood makes a mid-range birdie putt, but Homa follows him in for the halve and has a message for the crowd. Rare to see him so animated. The visitors are sensing something.

Hovland/Aberg v Burns/Morikawa 4&3 (F)
Fleetwood/Hojgaard 4DN Homa/Harman (13)
Rose/MacIntyre 1UP Thomas/Spieth (11)
Fitzpatrick/McIlroy 1UP Cantlay/Clark (10)

15:15 - Hovland/Aberg take another

Well. Aberg holes his birdie putt, Morikawa misses his, and Europe win back-to-back holes. Dormie 4.

Homa stuffs a 4-iron for a given eagle to move to 4UP.

Suddenly the bottom two matches become a bit more important. Europe are only 1UP in both and need to see at least one home. If the USA turn those around they're only three points behind with all the momentum. 

Spieth and Thomas will always back themselves; while the four players in the top two matches have played well and will feel good going into Sunday.

Very important Europe hang on here.

Hovland/Aberg 4DN Burns/Morikawa (14)
Fleetwood/Hojgaard 4DN Homa/Harman (12)
Rose/MacIntyre 1UP Thomas/Spieth (10)
Fitzpatrick/McIlroy 1UP Cantlay/Clark (10)

15:00 - Rose with the win!

What a putt Justin Rose!

At the start of the year it seemed impossible he'd make this team. Then he won at Pebble Beach and even that looked like a one-off, but his form's been decent throughout the year and he's played a big role here. He's helped blood MacIntyre and was excellent yesterday and has made more big putts today.

Europe now lead in the bottom two and the projection moves to 11.5-4.5.

In the top however, which has been long gone, the US are dormie 6. What a remarkable turnaround for the Scandinavians from this morning. Morikawa and Burns have putts to win, both of which lip out and the match continues.

Hovland/Aberg 5DN Burns/Morikawa (13)
Fleetwood/Hojgaard 3DN Homa/Harman (11)
Rose/MacIntyre 1UP Thomas/Spieth (10)
Fitzpatrick/McIlroy 1UP Cantlay/Clark (9)

14:35 - Burns/Morikawa extend lead

The decision to lay-up vindicated by Morikawa, walking in his 10-foot birdie putt. Hovland now needs to hole his again for the half. From a similar distance... he misses low. 5DN thru 11. Wow. It's not dormie yet, but this will be a point for the US.

On 10, Fleetwood has a birdie putt to win the hole... in! Back to 3DN thru 10

On 9, Thomas has 15 feet for birdie and it'll need to drop with Rose in close... he misses; MacIntyre misses his birdie try, but Rose makes his birdie from three feet to get back to A/S.

Hovland/Aberg 5DN Burns/Morikawa (11)
Fleetwood/Hojgaard 3DN Homa/Harman (10)
Rose/MacIntyre A/S Thomas/Spieth (9)
Fitzpatrick/McIlroy 1UP Cantlay/Clark (8)

14:20 - Finally for Hovland

But it's only for a half in pars. Europe just aren't getting any momentum together and hopefully that can kick-start something. McIlroy/Fitzpatrick aren't having to work too hard to stay ahead in the anchor match, but no one's giving the crowd anything to get behind. The US have been much improved in the afternoon.

The Americans take the interesting decision to lay-up on the 309-yard par-4. Hovland is just short of the green while Aberg is tugged left, short-sided in the bunker.

You might be starting to see why Europe typically finish with foursomes; Keep the US at bay in the morning and then put them to the sword in the afternoon. There's always a lot of talk about momentum and starting well, but you have to go back to 2002 for the last time the eventual winners lost the Saturday afternoon session. 

Hovland/Aberg 4DN Burns/Morikawa (10)
Fleetwood/Hojgaard 4DN Homa/Harman (9)
Rose/MacIntyre 1DN Thomas/Spieth (8)
Fitzpatrick/McIlroy 1UP Cantlay/Clark (7)

14:10 - Hovland/Aberg struggles continue

Europe were 1/40 a few short hours ago; home and hosed. Suddenly it's 1/10 v 10/1. Still massive favourites, but it doesn't feel like miracle territory any more for the States.

Hojgaard pulls his approach and finds water on 9 and the US close in on another hole with Homa facing a birdie putt from eight feet.

Burns finally makes a mistake, missing the 10th green but Aberg can't capitalise. They've been given the odd chance and haven't taken any. Morikawa's in the heart of the green. Hovland then finds the bunker. All the magic appears to have been used up over the first three sessions.

Hovland/Aberg 4DN Burns/Morikawa (8)
Fleetwood/Hojgaard 3DN Homa/Harman (8)
Rose/MacIntyre 1DN Thomas/Spieth (7)
Fitzpatrick/McIlroy 1UP Cantlay/Clark (6)

14:00 - Burns/Morikawa 4UP at the turn

You might have seen Burns/Morikawa winning but no one would've seen this coming. 

A birdie for Morikawa at the par-5 and a par for Hovland and the Americans are running away with it.

It's only worth one point like every other match, but taking down Europe's record-breaking pairing would be a huge scalp and a huge confidence booster.

The projected score is 10.5-5.5 so Europe would only need four points from Sunday, but the team suddenly looks more vulnerable and America might start to quietly fancy their chances.

Thomas gets too ambitious from the rough on the 8th and finds the water. With Spieth in a greenside bunker, the door's ajar for Europe. 

Hovland/Aberg 4DN Burns/Morikawa (9)
Fleetwood/Hojgaard 3DN Homa/Harman (8)
Rose/MacIntyre 1DN Thomas/Spieth (7)
Fitzpatrick/McIlroy 1UP Cantlay/Clark (6)

13:50 - Huge break for Thomas

That is the break of all breaks for Thomas. On the 7th he's gone way right into the thick, thick rough, but somehow gets a big kick left and he's finished six feet away. 

MacIntyre's excellent tee shot only results in a par, Thomas for the hole... oh, the cheek of it. To get that break and then hole the putt? Horrible for Rose/MacIntyre.

Hovland/Aberg 3DN Burns/Morikawa (8)
Fleetwood/Hojgaard 3DN Homa/Harman (8)
Rose/MacIntyre 1DN Thomas/Spieth (7)
Fitzpatrick/McIlroy 1UP Cantlay/Clark (6)

13:40 - Rose/MacIntyre back to A/S

Burns lags up close for par; Aberg's par putt misses, as does Morikawa's, but Hovland's in and secures the half.

McIlroy has a good look at eagle... but misses low; that was a good chance to extend the lead. Europe remain up against it in the afternoon matches.

MacIntyre sends a terrific wedge in that hits the pin and spins away! He's ended up 12 feet away and would've been closer but for that break. Still, a chance to get back to all-square. Rose putts first for birdie... and in!! Huge putt! Spieth's putt for a half never troubles the hole and that's back to A/S. Rose looks so pumped up; he's never seemed this animated before but is revelling in the atmosphere.

Hovland/Aberg 3DN Burns/Morikawa (8)
Fleetwood/Hojgaard 3DN Homa/Harman (7)
Rose/MacIntyre A/S Thomas/Spieth (6)
Fitzpatrick/McIlroy 1UP Cantlay/Clark (5)

13:25 - Rose with a big half!

Hovland's drive is way right and that will likely be a testing lie. Aberg is on the other side and what looked like a good drive might have run out of fairway. All four balls in the rough on 8.

Aberg has to punch out, Burns finds the green but nowhere near the hole. Morikawa, too, punches out. Hovland finds the green but also nowhere near the hole. Potentially three-putt territory though...

Rose has a bunker shot for eagle to win the hole but leaves himself a decent birdie chance, but this one's to halve the hole... he walks it in! Fist pumps the crowd! There's life in the old dog yet.

Hovland/Aberg 3DN Burns/Morikawa (7)
Fleetwood/Hojgaard 3DN Homa/Harman (6)
Rose/MacIntyre 1DN Thomas/Spieth (5)
Fitzpatrick/McIlroy 1UP Cantlay/Clark (4)

13:15 - Europe lead!

Finally a putt drops for Europe! A really solid birdie from McIlroy; an excellent tee shot and a good putt. 

Aberg pops out of the rough and holes a confident par putt to halve the 6th. 

Harman drains a massive one for par but Homa will have a birdie putt to win - he can have a good run at this... terrific. Played with pace and into the heart of the hole. 

Hovland/Aberg 3DN Burns/Morikawa (7)
Fleetwood/Hojgaard 3DN Homa/Harman (6)
Rose/MacIntyre 1DN Thomas/Spieth (4)
Fitzpatrick/McIlroy 1UP Cantlay/Clark (3)

13:10 - Spieth/Thomas lead

Rose misses his putt, Spieth makes his. The USA are now up in three, and the projected score is 10-6, the same score going into the Sunday in 1999 and 2012 and we know how they turned out...

Burns and Morikawa err off the tee but Hovland makes the same mistake, missing right. 

Aberg takes dead aim but is a touch long, though he's perhaps in the best position of the four. These two need to stop the bleeding. There's plenty of time left but they need a hole or two fast.

Superb again from Burns to save par from off the green; this was so hard to see after his performance yesterday. Had his colleagues played better in the last two sessions he might not have got this chance.

Hovland/Aberg 3DN Burns/Morikawa (6)
Fleetwood/Hojgaard 2DN Homa/Harman (5)
Rose/MacIntyre 1DN Thomas/Spieth (4)
Fitzpatrick/McIlroy A/S Cantlay/Clark (3)

13:00 - Burns/Morikawa win another

This was always likely to happen at some point; putts drop for the US and don't for Europe, especially considering we've had three sessions of the opposite, but it feels surprising nonetheless.

Thomas pulls his tee shot on the 4th into the rubbish but Spieth bails him out. Rose responds well. He's on Spieth's line but a touch further out so will give Spieth the read, but does have the chance to get in first.

Burns is playing really well right now. He's got a kick-in birdie and Hovland and Aberg are too far to trouble him. They're 3DN thru 6. What's happening?! Burns taps in for birdie, and cups his ears to the crowd saying 'I can't hear you'. Someone remind him of the score, please.

Hovland/Aberg 3DN Burns/Morikawa (6)
Fleetwood/Hojgaard 2DN Homa/Harman (5)
Rose/MacIntyre A/S Thomas/Spieth (3)
Fitzpatrick/McIlroy A/S Cantlay/Clark (3)

12:45 - Hovland/Aberg lose another

Brilliant from Burns. He pops one out of the rough and runs it down towards the hole, inside five feet for birdie, and it's a good job as Morikawa fails to get past the slope.

Aberg's near the hazard but digs one high into the air, effortlessly leaving himself a simple enough birdie putt. Hovland splashes out of the bunker and lips his birdie try out. Strange decision for him to putt there to give Burns a read. But Aberg has a chance... and he misses! The putts aren't dropping right now. 

On 4, Hojgaard sticks one to six feet for a good chance to win the hole with Homa and Harman a long way back... but Homa drains it! Excellent putt, and there's now a bit of pressure on this putt... and Hojgaard misses too! Proper match play golf.

Hovland/Aberg 2DN Burns/Morikawa (5)
Fleetwood/Hojgaard 2DN Homa/Harman (4)
Rose/MacIntyre A/S Thomas/Spieth (2)
Fitzpatrick/McIlroy A/S Cantlay/Clark (2)

12:35 - Top match reaches the 5th

Opportunities missed for Hovland and Aberg on the 5th. Both are left - Hovland in the bunker, Aberg someway left of that. Burns is right and in the rough, Morikawa straight over the back into the bunker. 

Spieth holes a lengthy one for a half against Rose and MacIntyre; the Europeans could be in for a testing afternoon there.

Hojgaard has a shortish one for the win and never gives it a chance; poor effort.

Hovland/Aberg 1DN Burns/Morikawa (4)
Fleetwood/Hojgaard 1DN Homa/Harman (3)
Rose/MacIntyre A/S Thomas/Spieth (2)
Fitzpatrick/McIlroy A/S Cantlay/Clark (1)

12:30 - Hovland pulls one back

McIlroy catches an awful lie off the tee and won't be scoring. Fitzpatrick has a chance of par after a good pitch. Clark's well out of the bunker and should also make par but Cantlay has five feet for the win.

Fitz up first... never missing. Cantlay to win... shaves the hole.

Burns and Morikawa are safely on the 4th green, but Hovland sticks one to four feet! Aberg is nowhere so over to Hovland... also never missing. That's one back.

Hovland/Aberg 1DN Burns/Morikawa (3)
Fleetwood/Hojgaard 1DN Homa/Harman (2)
Rose/MacIntyre A/S Thomas/Spieth (1)
Fitzpatrick/McIlroy A/S Cantlay/Clark (1)

12:20 - Hovland/Aberg 2DN

Did anyone see this coming? Hovland and Aberg make a bit of a mess and lose the hole to par. Very sloppy to not have one par in a four-ball match, and Burns holes a 10-footer just to secure his par.

It was always going to be tough to maintain the energy, but this has been a very damp start from Europe.

Hovland/Aberg 2DN Burns/Morikawa (3)
Fleetwood/Hojgaard 1DN Homa/Harman (2)
Rose/MacIntyre A/S Thomas/Spieth (1)
Fitzpatrick/McIlroy A/S Cantlay/Clark

12:10 - Spieth in tight

Spieth is almost within gimme range on 1; Rose is inside 20 feet and MacIntyre is a similar distance, but one will need to make their putt... and MacIntyre does! Pick your coin up, Justin. 

On 2, Homa and Harman are out of position, but Fleetwood is in the bunker off the tee and can't make the green.

Hovland/Aberg 1DN Burns/Morikawa (2)
Fleetwood/Hojgaard 1DN Homa/Harman (1)
Rose/MacIntyre A/S Thomas/Spieth (1)

12:00 - Europe down in two

Homa converts his birdie chance on the first. 

Morikawa's putt doesn't trouble the hole but neither Aberg nor Hovland can capitalise with the Swede lipping out. Not the most promising start for the Scandinavians.

The States lead in two...

Hovland/Aberg 1DN Burns/Morikawa (2)
Fleetwood/Hojgaard 1DN Homa/Harman (1)

11:55 - Hovland and Aberg in close

Harman's in the rough off the 1st tee and can't find the green but Homa send one to six feet for birdie.

It's a one-handed finish for Hojgaard and he spins off the green and into rough with Fleetwood off the back.

Morikawa inside 10 feet on 2 and Aberg matches him; he might even get to putt first. Hovland up next... and that's just as good! Two superb iron shots in response and Europe have two looks at birdie.

 

11:50 - Hovland/Aberg are behind

Well, well. For the first time as a team, Hovland and Aberg lose a hole. Burns confidently rolls his birdie putt in; Hovland's never gets near the hole, and Aberg made a bit of a mess of things. 

It's the perfect start for the States, 

Hovland/Aberg 1DN Burns/Morikawa (1)

11:45 - Match two underway

Homa and Harman are back out together. They finished about 90 minutes ago so should be reasonably well rested. Harman will feel settled after a poor first day. Hojgaard was excellent on the front nine yesterday but fell away on the back nine with Rahm carrying him through to a half. 

It's a small thing and it's perhaps silly to read too much into it, but it's striking to see how many of the Europeans have their arms around each other on the first tee. Rahm and Fleetwood both did it yesterday to Hojgaard. Again, it's a small thing but taps further into that European unity.

And in the top match, Burns and Hovland both play their shots to about 10 feet. Hovland is just made for this stuff. His driving and ball-striking are so consistently excellent, and he's much improved around the greens. He'll win the Ryder Cup this year, and he needs to win a major next.

Aberg hacks out but he won't be scoring on this hole. Morikawa can't quite make the green and finds the rough.

Putting contest to decide the first hole.

11:25 - The four-balls are underway!

Burns and Hovland find the fairway; Morikawa and Aberg pull their drives left.

Here we go again!

11:00 - Rahm/Hatton 2&1 Schauffele/Cantlay

It's worth repeating: Ryder Cups are won on greens, and Schauffele has missed so, so many putts from around six feet. And he's missed them all low. Unforgivable really not to be hitting putts to tie holes, and he's sat out of the afternoon session.

Europe lead 9.5-2.5. They need exactly five points to win the Ryder Cup. Who on earth saw this coming 36 hours ago?

McIlroy/Fleetwood 2&1 Spieth/Thomas (F)
Hovland/Aberg 9&7 Scheffler/Koepka (F)
Lowry/Straka 4&2 Homa/Harman (F)
Rahm/Hatton 2&1 Schauffele/Cantlay (F)

11:00 - Saturday's four-balls announced

No Fowler, who's reported to have been unwell all week. Schauffele is missing; but the big omissions are Scheffler and Koepka.

Homa and Harman go back out together, as does Spieth and Thomas, with Clark partnering with Cantlay. Burns, after his horror show yesterday goes out with Morikawa.

Hovland and Aberg are sent out first, fresh after their early finish. Rahm is surprisingly rested with Fleetwood taking his place alongside Hojgaard with Hatton also sitting a session.

Rose and MacIntyre are sent out again, as are Fitzpatrick and McIlroy.

EuropeUSA
Hovland/AbergBurns/Morikawa
Fleetwood/HojgaardHoma/Harman
Rose/MacIntyreThomas/Spieth
Fitzpatrick/McIlroyCantlay/Clark

10:55 - Rahm with a near ace!

What about that then! He's been absolutely fantastic, Europe's best player this week. His tee shot on 17 is inches away from an ace and that's a guaranteed birdie.

Cantlay needs to get in close for a chance of a half to keep the match alive... and does just that. Brilliant from Cantlay to get inside five feet and give his partner another chance, but Europe are now assured of another half point.

10:50 - Europe lead!

Nerves of steel from Hatton! Tremendous birdie putt and all the pressure is on Schauffele now.

He's an excellent putter... but misses! Slightly low, and it lips out. What should've perhaps been 1UP to the States is 1UP to Europe and there are just two holes to play. What a moment.

McIlroy/Fleetwood 2&1 Spieth/Thomas (F)
Hovland/Aberg 9&7 Scheffler/Koepka (F)
Lowry/Straka 4&2 Homa/Harman (F)
Rahm/Hatton 1UP Schauffele/Cantlay (16)

10:50 - Two birdie putts coming up

There's a bit of confusion around who's playing first; both are about 60 feet away, but it's Cantlay who steps up...

He's hit a nice pitch that skids about five/six feet past but it's a testing downhill putt left for birdie.

Rahm is next from a tougher angle and runs his about 12 feet past. But it's makeable, certainly for Hatton, and he can get in first here.

10:40 - Massive putt

There are a couple of 10-footers here. Hatton for the win first, and if he misses, Cantlay for the half...

Hatton's just misses left... Cantlay for the half... what a putt that is. The USA somehow rescue the half and there are three huge, huge holes still to play.

McIlroy/Fleetwood 2&1 Spieth/Thomas (F)
Hovland/Aberg 9&7 Scheffler/Koepka (F)
Lowry/Straka 4&2 Homa/Harman (F)
Rahm/Hatton A/S Schauffele/Cantlay (16)

10:35 - US momentum halted

Cantlay hooks his drive into the rough, Schauffele only advances the ball into more rough, Cantlay then can't find the green in three. Rahm will have a chip from greenside rough and par will be enough to retake the lead.

McIlroy/Fleetwood 2&1 Spieth/Thomas (F)
Hovland/Aberg 9&7 Scheffler/Koepka (F)
Lowry/Straka 4&2 Homa/Harman (F)
Rahm/Hatton A/S Schauffele/Cantlay (14)

10:25 - Bottom match A/S

They were 3DN thur 8 and 3DN thru 11, but Cantlay and Schauffele have reeled off three wins in a row and are back to A/S.

Hatton misses the green left; Rahm can't get it close, and Cantlay and Schauffele move to -4 over their last three holes.

10:20 - McIlroy/Fleetwood 2&1 Spieth/Thomas

They were made to work for it but McIlroy and Fleetwood emerge victorious again and it's 3-3 for McIlroy. Redemption after Whistling Straits, which now feels a lifetime ago.

A putt for the win and he holes it. Excellent stuff.

The USA at the 10th time of asking win a match through Homa and Harman who've played well enough to go back out this afternoon, while the bottom match is still alive.

McIlroy/Fleetwood 2&1 Spieth/Thomas (F)
Hovland/Aberg 9&7 Scheffler/Koepka (F)
Lowry/Straka 4&2 Homa/Harman (F)
Rahm/Hatton 1UP Schauffele/Cantlay (13)

10:15 - Stop that, Max Homa!

It's going to be a long weekend for the Americans, but that is glorious from Homa. He only needs to chip up close to see out the match; he walks off as it's trundling down the green and has his hat off before the ball goes in the hole! What an eagle.

Spieth is getting very well acquainted with rules officials and is asking for another ruling before shooting past the green. 

It leaves Europe with two putts to win the match and Fleetwood has raced one past! A good 15 feet past the hole, admittedly downhill.

And in the anchor match, Cantlay launches a dart and that one is not over.

McIlroy/Fleetwood 1UP Spieth/Thomas (16)
Hovland/Aberg 9&7 Scheffler/Koepka (F)
Lowry/Straka v Homa/Harman 4&2 (F)
Rahm/Hatton 1UP Schauffele/Cantlay (13)

10:10 - Schauffele/Cantlay back to 1DN

Bad miss from Thomas. Right into the cabbage, leaving Spieth to chip out down the hill without much green to work with. Par is miraculous from there, even with Spieth.

McIlroy just needs to find the green but his shot leaks a little right... and pops out of the rough. There's a par from there, likely for the match.

Harman has a 12-footer for par and the half... and he makes it! The putter than won The Open serving him well here. They're dormie 3 and the US are assured of half a point.

On 13, Hatton misses his putt and Schauffele makes his - that's two in a row and the States are back to 1DN.

McIlroy/Fleetwood 1UP Spieth/Thomas (16)
Hovland/Aberg 9&7 Scheffler/Koepka (F)
Lowry/Straka 3DN Homa/Harman (15)
Rahm/Hatton 1UP Schauffele/Cantlay (13)

10:00 - Spieth/Thomas take one back again

Credit to Spieth, after a horror start he's found his touch on and around the greens and made some good putts. He knocks in a short one for birdie and the Americans are back to 1DN again.

Lowry and Straka are up against it in their match but do have a birdie look from 20 feet with the Americans on in three.

And in the anchor match, Rahm and Cantlay are both inside 15 feet for birdie on 13.

McIlroy/Fleetwood 1UP Spieth/Thomas (16)
Hovland/Aberg 9&7 Scheffler/Koepka (F)
Lowry/Straka 3DN Homa/Harman (15)
Rahm/Hatton 2UP Schauffele/Cantlay (12)

09:50 - McIlroy holes a long one!

Spieth hacks out but can't find the green and McIlroy has a long birdie putt for the win... and in it goes! McIlroy has his moment and Europe are 2UP with three to play.

We've also just seen Scheffler in tears. There's always been a bit of a suggestion that it doesn't quite mean as much to the Americans as the Europeans; that they don't have that bond and unity and that they're a team of individuals. There's probably an element of truth in much of that, but they certainly want to win and it hurts to lose, and it hurts more to lose this badly.

Scheffler knows that much of the American under-performance is on him, and he likely knows that the Ryder Cup has been lost on Saturday morning. Will he even be in any frame of mind to play this afternoon? 

On 11, Rahm rolls in a birdie putt and that's back to 3UP.

McIlroy/Fleetwood 2UP Spieth/Thomas (15)
Hovland/Aberg 9&7 Scheffler/Koepka (F)
Lowry/Straka 3DN Homa/Harman (14)
Rahm/Hatton 3UP Schauffele/Cantlay (11)

09:45 - Pair of 2s in match three

Brilliant from Straka. 3DN with the Americans in close, he launches an absolute dart over the flag - that'll be conceded for birdie. Harman steps up and confidently drains his birdie putt. It looks like the US will finally have a point on the board. And it makes Johnson's life a little easier - does he send the same pair back out this afternoon?

Thomas fails to build on the momentum they've built, driving right into rough. McIlroy takes 3-wood and finds the fairway.

McIlroy/Fleetwood 1UP Spieth/Thomas (14)
Hovland/Aberg 9&7 Scheffler/Koepka (F)
Lowry/Straka 3DN Homa/Harman (13)
Rahm/Hatton 2UP Schauffele/Cantlay (10)

09:35 - Spieth/Thomas take another hole

There'll be plenty of stats to come out of this Ryder Cup and here's one around our new record-breakers: Hovland and Aberg have played 26 Ryder Cup holes together; they've won 13 of them, and halved the other 13. And of those 26 holes, they've led for 25 of them. 

Meanwhile Spieth and Thomas have won the last two holes with birdie and par and they're back to 1DN with four to play. 

In match three, Homa and Harman are keeping their foot down, 3UP thru 12 with a chance of another birdie.

McIlroy/Fleetwood 1UP Spieth/Thomas (14)
Hovland/Aberg 9&7 Scheffler/Koepka (F)
Lowry/Straka 3DN Homa/Harman (10)
Rahm/Hatton 2UP Schauffele/Cantlay (10)

09:20 - Record in sight

Let's be honest, the Ryder Cup is over. We've not even completed three sessions and this is as good as finished. This wouldn't just be the greatest comeback in the history of the Ryder Cup, or even golf, but in sporting history if the USA won from here.

The goal now for Europe has to be properly avenging the 2021 record defeat. The USA won 19-9 at Whistling Straits with Rahm, Hatton, Hovland, Lowry, McIlroy and Fitzpatrick all there. Rahm aside, the rest combined for a total of three wins over the week. They must have revenge on their minds.

Forget 19; 20 has to be the goal now.

It's now 11/5 that Europe match or better the USA's record score from 2021.

09:10 - Hovland/Aberg win 9&7

The previous record foursomes win was 7&6; Hovland and Aberg have smashed that. They were of course helped by their woeful opponents, but there has to be a temptation to send them back out this afternoon. After all, it's not like they'll be tired. Aberg his just five tee shots.

They played 11 holes against Scheffler and Koepka and won nine of them. Ridiculous.

Elsewhere Fleetwood has rolled in his second eagle putt of the day... and Spieth follows him in - credit where it's due, that keeps some interest in the match but still plenty of work to do.

McIlroy/Fleetwood 3UP Spieth/Thomas (10)
Hovland/Aberg 9&7 Scheffler/Koepka (F)
Lowry/Straka 1DN Homa/Harman (10)
Rahm/Hatton 3UP Schauffele/Cantlay (8)

09:05 - Dormie 8

You read that right: Hovland/Aberg are dormie 8. It means Scheffler and Koepka have to win the final eight holes to halve the match. 

Thomas doesn't quite reach the green on the 11th - McIlroy certainly does. His drive is to about 10 feet. We've not seen much of vintage McIlroy but we saw some of it there. Fleetwood has 10 feet for eagle and you fancy him to make it - he'll have to as Spieth chips up close. And he does! What a hole.

There's another European win in the bottom match as Hatton rolls in an eight-footer for birdie. Europe are surely going to take at least three more points from this session.

McIlroy/Fleetwood 3UP Spieth/Thomas (11)
Hovland/Aberg 8UP Scheffler/Koepka (1)
Lowry/Straka A/S Homa/Harman (9)
Rahm/Hatton 3UP Schauffele/Cantlay (8)

08:55 - Spieth/Thomas get one back

Fleetwood and McIlroy make a bit of a hash of things. Not a good drive, not a good approach, not a good bunker shot. Spieth/Thomas get one back.

In match two, Aberg finds the fairway, Koepka misses with a wood. In the bottom match, Hatton finds the fairway, Schauffele misses. In match three - where the US were leading, Harman pushes his approach to the par-5 leaving Homa in trouble, and they end up losing the hole with a bogey 6.

McIlroy/Fleetwood 2UP Spieth/Thomas (10)
Hovland/Aberg 7UP Scheffler/Koepka (9)
Lowry/Straka A/S Homa/Harman (9)
Rahm/Hatton 2UP Schauffele/Cantlay (7)

08:45 - 7UP*

There's nothing else to say about Scheffler and Koepka. The concerning thing now is this was likely an afternoon pairing, but Johnson must be rethinking things. Koepka finds water on the par-5 and Hovland/Aberg take another hole.

The one positive for the states is that Homa/Harman have won three holes (though they've lost two), and are keeping some red on the board.

McIlroy/Fleetwood 3UP Spieth/Thomas (9)
Hovland/Aberg 7UP Scheffler/Koepka (9)
Lowry/Straka 1DN Homa/Harman (8)
Rahm/Hatton 2UP Schauffele/Cantlay (6)

08:30 - Hovland/Aberg 6UP

It's hard to really contextualise what we're seeing. Hovland/Aberg were +1 thru 3 and found themselves 3UP. Since then, they've gone -3 thru 5 and taken three more holes.

They're 6UP thru 8 and this could be a very, very early finish. 

But also, what about the American team room? Surely they were looking at Scheffler, 2.5 points from three matches in the 2021 Ryder Cup, now the number one player in the world, as the leader? He lost 4&3 in the top match yesterday before throwing a dormie 1 lead away. He's now edging towards a record defeat.

Same for Cantlay and Schauffele who were broken up for the afternoon. Who are the Americans looking to if not their big three?

On 9, Fleetwood is looking at six feet for birdie while Thomas has 15 feet for par.

McIlroy/Fleetwood 2UP Spieth/Thomas (8)
Hovland/Aberg 6UP Scheffler/Koepka (8)
Lowry/Straka A/S Homa/Harman (7)
Rahm/Hatton 1UP Schauffele/Cantlay (5)

08:20 - Spieth/Thomas finally get something going

Good drive from Thomas, good wedge from Spieth, good putt from Thomas. An easy birdie in the end, capitalising on another missed putt from McIlroy.

Whisper it, but despite being the only European on two points, McIlroy hasn't actually been that good this week. His irons were largely solid in the foursomes but he didn't really hole many putts, and he was able to lean heavily on Fitzpatrick in the four-balls. Not that McIlroy has been bad by any means, but Hovland and Rahm have been Europe's shining lights.

McIlroy/Fleetwood 2UP Spieth/Thomas (8)
Hovland/Aberg 5UP Scheffler/Koepka (7)
Lowry/Straka A/S Homa/Harman (7)
Rahm/Hatton 1UP Schauffele/Cantlay (4)

08:15 - Successful first day for punters

All the late money came for Europe in the run-up to the event and it's looking like a good week for the punters.

bet365's Steve Freeth said: "We saw lots of love for Viktor Hovland for top points scorer, and right now only Rory McIlroy has more than his 1.5 points after day one. Europe were also well backed in the days prior to the event and it's tough to see any way back for the USA.

"We also had a Super Boost on Europe winning day one from 21/20 to 7/4 which was snapped up.

"It could be a similar story today with the USA showing little signs of life, with another foursomes whitewash on the cards."

08:00 - Europe up in three

It's a birdie for Hovland/Aberg and they move to 5UP. 

Par is enough for the hole in the bottom match for Rahm and Hatton to take the lead, and McIlroy and Fleetwood's birdie trumps Spieth and Thomas's double bogey. All going Europe's way at the moment. 

McIlroy/Fleetwood 3UP Spieth/Thomas (6)

Hovland/Aberg 4UP Scheffler/Koepka (5)

Lowry/Straka A/S Homa/Harman (3)

Rahm/Hatton 1UP Schauffele/Cantlay (2)

07:50 - The red is quickly gone

Scheffler hits his first good shot of the day, driving the 5th green to about 25 feet, but Hovland sends on right over the pin to about 15 feet. A big putt coming for Aberg to likely extend the lead, but Koepka will go first... never troubling the hole.

Aberg is next... he's not quite hit it down the slope. Koepka/Scheffler finally halve a hole.

The Ryder Cup is won and lost on the greens. Spieth is absolutely all over the place but a missed putt from McIlroy and a made on from Thomas is why they're only 2DN and not 4DN. They're now having trouble with the rules, suggesting the ball is embedded after Spieth finds the cabbage from the 6th tee. Thomas can't hack the ball out of the rough and this should be a lost hole.

Elsewhere the red on the leaderboard lasted one hole, with Straka/Lowry winning the third from Homa/Harman.

McIlroy/Fleetwood 2UP Spieth/Thomas (5)
Hovland/Aberg 4UP Scheffler/Koepka (5)
Lowry/Straka A/S Homa/Harman (3)
Rahm/Hatton A/S Schauffele/Cantlay (1)

07:45 - Hovland/Aberg 4UP thru 4

We know what talent Aberg is off the tee and with an iron in hand and he lasers one to about six inches on the 4th. Koepka responds to about 15/20 feet, but this could well be four holes, four wins...

The good news for Koepka/Scheffler is they've finally made a par. The bad news is they needed a birdie. The world number one and the six-time major winner, the team alpha, the reigning PGA champion - they're 4DN thru 4.

McIlroy/Fleetwood 2UP Spieth/Thomas (5)
Hovland/Aberg 4UP Scheffler/Koepka (4)
Lowry/Straka 1DN Homa/Harman (2)
Rahm/Hatton A/S Schauffele/Cantlay (1)

07:35 - Red on the board

Inexcusably, inexplicably bad from Scheffler. Hovland comes short of the green with his chip, and instead of capitalising on the mistake, Scheffler does the exact same thing, failing to reach the green and seeing the ball trickle back to him. Aberg gets up close with Europe's second attempt for bogey and Scheffler misses and it's a double for the USA. Europe have won a hole with bogey and that's just not good enough for America. 

The driveable par-4 5th sees Fleetwood pop a pitch in the air and it's angling towards the hole and... just lips out! Some effort. Spieth meanwhile makes another mess of things leaving Thomas a tough birdie putt, but he makes it! Impressive from Thomas and they desperately needed that. McIlroy has a short one and... misses low. Bad putt and the States have one back.

Harman rolls a nice birdie putt on 2 after Homa's good approach in and there is finally some red on the board.

McIlroy/Fleetwood 2UP Spieth/Thomas (5)
Hovland/Aberg 3UP Scheffler/Koepka (3)
Lowry/Straka 1DN Homa/Harman (2)
Rahm/Hatton A/S Schauffele/Cantlay (1)

07:25 - Match four is underway

The USA finally find the first fairway through Cantlay.

Going into today, from an entertainment perspective if nothing else, it would've been nice to see the States make a go of it, but that doesn't look like happening.

Europe matching - or bettering - the USA's record score from 2021 wouldn't be so bad though, would it?

Europe are 10/3 to win 19-9 or better. 

07:15 - More trouble for the States

Only Spieth knows what shot he was attempting on 3, but he's missed the green by miles. After how he played yesterday, fielding him in foursomes was always a huge gamble and it doesn't look like it's paying off. 

Fleetwood safely finds the green; McIlroy will have a birdie putt but likely has two for another win.

Thomas pitches high out of the rough and runs about 10 feet by - decent shot, but odds are against them... Spieth runs another putt by and Europe take a third straight hole.

On 2, Scheffler airmails the green and that is awful; there's no easy route to par there, though Hovland is just off the back leaving a tricky chip.

Koepka pops one out to about 10 feet - as good as he could've done from there, but Scheffler misses and it's another bogey. Hovland chips up close enough and Hovland tidies up for a par and another win.

There's a safe, opening par for Lowry/Straka, with Harman cleaning up - the USA have halved a hole!

McIlroy/Fleetwood 3UP Spieth/Thomas (3)
Hovland/Aberg 2UP Scheffler/Koepka (2)
Lowry/Straka A/S Homa/Harman (1)

07:05 - Europe 2UP!

It looked like a straightforward enough two-putt for Fleetwood from around 40 feet - he goes one better and rolls in for birdie! What a start.

Koepka from miles away cosies one up to five feet leaving Hovland the chance to get in close for a conceded par.

Not the greatest lag putt from Hovland leaving Aberg four feet but it'll be the Americans to putt first and putt some pressure on... and Scheffler doesn't even trouble the hole.

It's a miserable, miserable start for the Americans.

McIlroy/Fleetwood 2UP Spieth/Thomas (2)
Hovland/Aberg 1UP Scheffler/Koepka (1)

07:00 - USA in trouble on 1

Koepka doesn't even advance the ball halfway to the green. A strong start was imperative for the USA and it looks like they'll hand the first two holes over in bogeys.

Aberg has a pitching wedge from the middle of the fairway. Safely finds the green but nowhere near the hole; not that he'll need to be. Two putts will win the first hole.

On 2, Thomas takes a wood out of the rough and finds the front edge; McIlroy also finds the green but no birdie looks there.

McIlroy/Fleetwood 1UP Spieth/Thomas (1)

06:55 - Match two is underway

Scheffler pulled his opening tee shots yesterday and he's pushed this one where Thomas did.

Hovland steps up and stripes one down the middle.

So important for the Americans to get red on the board early - or at least deny the blue, but McIlroy takes his two putts to win the first hole, and things don't look great for the USA in match two...

McIlroy/Fleetwood 1UP Spieth/Thomas (1)

06:50 - Europe lead

"Keep it tight, nice and early."

Spieth had around 150 yards to the green and opts to lay up out of the thick rough. Fleetwood is about 25 yards closer with a better lie so can go for the green. 

No real risks taken, Fleetwood gets to 15 feet while Spieth/Thomas may need to get up and down for a half.

Thomas gives Spieth around 15 feet and the putt looks good but slips by, and Europe will have two putts for the win.

McIlroy/Fleetwood 1UP Spieth/Thomas (1)

06:35 - Day two is underway!

Based on how Jordan Spieth hit the ball yesterday, it's tough to make a case for the Americans in the opening match; you'd also fancy Fleetwood to start holing some putts which he struggled to do on Friday.

Thomas goes out first and hits a bit of a slice towards the fans; McIlroy tugs a little and also finds the rough. 

06:00 - Welcome to day two of the Ryder Cup

Here's a thought: Europe can win the Ryder Cup today. And after what we saw yesterday, it's not impossible, though it is a 150/1 shot.

Zach Johnson was given headache after headache yesterday with nobody playing well enough. His big three of Scheffler, Cantlay and Schauffele all failed to live up to expectations. On the flip side, Rahm and Hovland had huge moments; as did the likes of Nicolai Hojgaard and Justin Rose.

However, a word of caution; today can't go as well for Europe as it did yesterday. The history books won't show that the USA should've won the afternoon 3-1; it will show that they lost it 2.5-1.5, but the USA were in the four-balls yesterday. But for miracles on the 18th, the USA could well be 5-3 down and the narrative shifts.

It's unlikely we hear Brooks Koepka complaining about Jon Rahm; it's unlikely we hear Zach Johnson bemoan his team being ill; and the US come into today full of confidence.

But what's a good result for them in foursomes? A tie? Not to lose any more ground? If they can keep within five going into four-balls, then close to within three, they might feel momentum is with them and we have something to play for.

As it is, we're looking at another blowout.

The first match will be with you shortly!

Day 1
 

19:00 - Saturday's foursomes announced

No big surprises as far as Europe are concerned; they name the same teams as Friday with the only change seeing McIlroy and Fleetwood swap places with Rahm and Hatton.

Zach Johnson is leading with Spieth and Thomas which feels a huge gamble considering how Spieth hit the ball today.

Scheffler goes back out with Koepka which looks a more solid pairing. Homa and Harman go back out together which also looks risky considering how Harman played today, with Schauffele and Cantlay out last once again.

Saturday's foursomes:

EuropeUSA
Rory McIlroy/Tommy FleetwoodJordan Spieth/Justin Thomas
Viktor Hovland/Ludvig AbergScottie Scheffler/Brooks Koepka
Shane Lowry/Sepp StrakaMax Homa/Brian Harman
Jon Rahm/Tyrrell HattonXander Schauffele/Patrick Cantlay

18:00 - Day one recap

Well, well, well. What about that then? This was meant to be the closest Ryder Cup in more than a decade and Europe have taken a bigger lead than the US did at Whistling Straits. 

The youthful all-star American team that had eight players in their 20s - six of whom are back this year - that looked like dominating the Ryder Cup have been found wanting. 

The US haven't really turned up, but when they've needed to, Europe have pulled out all of the big, big moments. Rahm making two eagles in the final three holes, Justin Rose's birdie on 18, Viktor Hovland's birdie on 18.

The holders will lick their wounds tonight and wonder how on earth they've not won a single match, especially considering the position they were in. In the top three matches, one was 2UP thru 13, one was dormie 1 and the other was dormie 2. They all ended up all-square, and what perhaps should've been 5-3 has finished 6.5-1.5 - as big as 80/1 in-play.

Even if the US win the two Saturday sessions 2.5-1.5 - a huge ask - they'd still be 9.5-6.5 down on foreign soil and would be bordering on miracle territory.

You can read our recap of day one here.

17:35 - Rose/MacIntyre A/S Homa/Clark

What a mess Clark made of that. Remember, this is someone who held his nerve to win the US Open earlier in the year; the Ryder Cup, however, is different. 

He barely stays dry after running past the green and needs to hole his pitch and misses that. Over to Homa...

And it's low! As it's been all day for so many Americans, it's missed low.

Now it's the veteran Justin Rose, with a chance to secure another half for Europe from around 10 feet...

IT'S IN!

One of the biggest celebrations you'll ever see from Rose, who secures another half point for Europe!

What a day!

Hovland/Hatton A/S Thomas/Spieth (F)
Rahm/Hojgaard A/S Scheffler/Koepka (F)
MacIntyre/Rose A/S Homa/Clark (F)
McIlroy/Fitzpatrick 5&3 Morikawa/Schauffele (F)

17:25 - Rose and Homa trading blows!

Wow! Clark was in pole position in the fairway but arrows one right at the gallery.

Homa was out of position off the tee but an excellent wedge with his third set up a birdie chance before Rose replied in kind to set up an even better birdie chance.

Remember, Rose needs to win the hole for Europe to secure a half point. A missed putt and the USA take the point...

17:10 - Homa/Clark dormie 1

It ain't over just yet. A series of poor tee shots from all four players on the 17th, but Clark's par putt misses and the match continues.

The pressure's really on now; the Americans simply can't afford to let this lead slip after the top two matches saw likely points dwindle into halves.

Hovland/Hatton A/S Thomas/Spieth (F)
Rahm/Hojgaard A/S Scheffler/Koepka (F)
MacIntyre/Rose 1DN Homa/Clark (17)
McIlroy/Fitzpatrick 5&3 Morikawa/Schauffele (F)

17:05 - JON. RAHM.

Have yourself a day, Jon Rahm.

Koepka gets close enough with a high-tariff shot to take the pressure off Scheffler, and he's also in reasonably close for birdie.

But Rahm had a look at eagle to win though and take the half. He runs his putt up the slope, dead centre at the cup - at pace - the ball hits the back of the cup, pops in the air and dunks in the hole.

It's Happy Gilmore stuff and he's doing it at the Ryder Cup.

Reminder: Jon Rahm made two eagles to win two of the last three holes to secure a half point. Ridiculous.

Hovland/Hatton A/S Thomas/Spieth (F)
Rahm/Hojgaard A/S Scheffler/Koepka (F)
MacIntyre/Rose 2DN Homa/Clark (16)
McIlroy/Fitzpatrick 5&3 Morikawa/Schauffele (F)

17:00 - USA dormie 2

MacIntyre raced an eagle putt past and missed coming back. A disappointing three-putt to lose the hole and the US team of Homa and Clark, who've been solid this afternoon, are dormie 2. Some turnaround for the States after this morning.

Hovland/Hatton A/S Thomas/Spieth (F)
Rahm/Hojgaard 1DN Scheffler/Koepka (17)
MacIntyre/Rose 2DN Homa/Clark (16)
McIlroy/Fitzpatrick 5&3 Morikawa/Schauffele (F)

16:55 - McIlroy/Fitzpatrick win 5&3

It's another wayward one from Hojgaard and Rahm might have to rescue another hole, and that is outstanding! 

After Scheffler leathers one down the hill but bails out right somewhat, Rahm takes dead aim and has an eagle chance to secure a half point.

A missed Schauffele putt and McIlroy has his second win of the day, and Fitzpatrick finally registers a Ryder Cup point and, boy, he earned it. Two or three more rounds like that will be hard to stop.

Hovland/Hatton A/S Thomas/Spieth (F)
Rahm/Hojgaard A/S Scheffler/Koepka (17)
MacIntyre/Rose 1DN Homa/Clark (14)
McIlroy/Fitzpatrick 5&3 Morikawa/Schauffele (F)

16:45 - Viktor Hovland!!!

What a putt!!!

Spieth somehow finds the water with his third shot and the pressure - again - is on Thomas. He has a pitch for eagle... and it shaves the hole! For a moment it looks like it's going in, and it means Hovland has a 25-footer for birdie which stops agonisingly on the lip of the hole... and topples in!!

Thomas has just a few feet to tie the match... nerveless putt, and a well earned half for both teams. A terrific match that didn't deserve a loser, and it's fair to say Thomas has justified his pick.

On 16, MacIntyre and Clark land within about 12 inches of each other, MacIntyre slightly outside so it looks like birdies will be made.

McIlroy's approach to 15 is excellent and their match is finally coming to end.

Hovland/Hatton A/S Thomas/Spieth (F)
Rahm/Hojgaard A/S Scheffler/Koepka (17)
MacIntyre/Rose 1DN Homa/Clark (15)
McIlroy/Fitzpatrick 4UP Morikawa/Schauffele (14)

16:35 - Scheffler/Koepka dormie 1

Rahm will give Scheffler a read here from 10 feet or so... and he hasn't hit it! How has that happened? Inexplicably shy of the hole from Rahm.

It was a putt he probably needed to make to go down the last A/S; now Scheffler has a one inside 10 feet to get to dormie 1... and he makes it! A huge roar from the former Masters champion. What a moment.

Rose has a lengthy putt to win but misses. Homa has a mid-ranger for a half and he misses. Clark follows and he misses too. One back for Europe...

Hovland/Hatton A/S Thomas/Spieth (17)
Rahm/Hojgaard 1DN Scheffler/Koepka (17)
MacIntyre/Rose 1DN Homa/Clark (15)
McIlroy/Fitzpatrick 4UP Morikawa/Schauffele (14)

16:30 - Rahm and Scheffler close

He's had some really bad misses today and it's why he won't appear in foursomes but Hojgaard has made some really important birdies.

He's relying on his partner again and from 200+ yards Rahm almost slam dunks it. He's got a very makeable birdie putt. They've been a great duo.

And that is even better from Scheffler. Pitches even closer than Rahm and gets inside him. Just a crazy standard and Koepka is still to come.

Schauffele has a short one for birdie to close the gap further, but he has holed nothing all day and the trend continues. One of the best putters in the world but he's just not made a thing.

16:25 - Jon Rahm!!!

He has made some shots today. He's chipped in three times! And this time for eagle with Koepka and Scheffler in tight for birdie.

Koepka's bunker shot was inch perfect, as was Scheffler's, but neither was enough.

Excellent effort from the rough from Spieth but this one's all down to Thomas again. Hovland's birdie putt misses and Thomas has one for the hole but misses low.

And not that it'll matter, but Morikawa's drive almost leaves the property. Fitzpatrick does exactly the same.

Hovland/Hatton A/S Thomas/Spieth (17)
Rahm/Hojgaard A/S Scheffler/Koepka (16)
MacIntyre/Rose 1DN Homa/Clark (14)
McIlroy/Fitzpatrick 4UP Morikawa/Schauffele (13)

16:20 - Thomas, Hovland and Hatton with birdie chances

Hovland and Hatton with two superb tee shots from 200 yards. Both over the flag, both inside 20 feet, and more pressure is heaped on the Americans.

That's brilliant from Thomas after the last hole. He might be inside both. It's a good job as Spieth flays one well right; unlikely he'll be scoring here

On the 16th, Koepka and Scheffler drive into the same bunker while Hojgaard hits the power fade onto the green.

16:15 - Hole back for Europe

That's a brilliant shot from Thomas. He opts to almost slice across his ball and it checks and spins sideways towards the hole. He shouldn't be losing it from there.

Hovland and Hatton are close enough for birdie so over to Thomas... he's missed! Never even troubled the hole. Those celebrations from Thomas were short-lived and the lead is gone.

Hovland/Hatton A/S Thomas/Spieth (16)
Rahm/Hojgaard 1DN Scheffler/Koepka (15)
MacIntyre/Rose 2DN Homa/Clark (13)
McIlroy/Fitzpatrick 4UP Morikawa/Schauffele (13)

16:05 - Scheffler/Koepka lead

Well, well. Rahm was having to take Scheffler and Koepka on by himself and it proves to be too much

Koepka with a 30-footer for birdie and the States are up in three. For now.

Hovland drives into the greenside bunker while Hatton takes an ultra-aggressive line, just short of the green. Thomas is on a similar line but further back.

Spieth then takes the most aggressive line of them all, and to the delight of the fans, dunks one in the water.

Pressure on Thomas who'll likely need an up-and-down for a half.

Morikawa has two putts for the win and uses them both - surely too little too late for them though.

Hovland/Hatton 1DN Thomas/Spieth (15)
Rahm/Hojgaard 1DN Scheffler/Koepka (15)
MacIntyre/Rose 2DN Homa/Clark (13)
McIlroy/Fitzpatrick 4UP Morikawa/Schauffele (12)

15:55 - Big moment for Thomas

This is quite the unravelling from Spieth and Thomas. Again, both miss the green and Hovland this time is in birdie range, and he may well have two putts to win the hole. 

Thomas clips one up the slope onto the green and he may well save par, but will he get chance? Hovland has a putt first to win and... how does it stay out?! It looks like it's just going to topple in but it hangs out.

Thomas is distracted by something and backs off his putt to cheers from the crowd. He re-addressed the ball and... makes it! Big putt, he turns to silently face the crowd, then turns away and unleashed so much emotion. He knows how big that putt might turn out to be.

Big moment, and we've got the driveable par-4 next...

Clark then holes a long one on 13 and they double their lead.

Hovland/Hatton 1DN Thomas/Spieth (15)
Rahm/Hojgaard A/S Scheffler/Koepka (14)
MacIntyre/Rose 2DN Homa/Clark (13)
McIlroy/Fitzpatrick 5UP Morikawa/Schauffele (11)

15:40 - Koepka and Rahm launching darts

Superb from Koepka, sticking his approach from 187 yards to about four feet in the crucial second match. Scheffler can take dead aim and finishes around 12 feet away. Two birdie chances and Rahm needs to respond... and what about that! That should be a hole halved in birdies. Brilliant from Rahm.

Hojgaard is further out, but makes an excellent birdie! Pick that up, Jon. Koepka follows in and these four still can't be separated.

Homa and MacIntyre miss their eagle chances and Europe remain 1DN.

Hovland/Hatton 1DN Thomas/Spieth (14)
Rahm/Hojgaard A/S Scheffler/Koepka (14)
MacIntyre/Rose 1DN Homa/Clark (12)
McIlroy/Fitzpatrick 5UP Morikawa/Schauffele (11)

15:35 - Hovland/Hatton back to 1DN

They didn't win the hole; Spieth and Thomas lost it; really bad match play from the American pair.

It's taken 11 holes, but Morikawa and Schauffele finally win a hole and they're back to 5DN - still seven holes to play remember, gents.

Hovland/Hatton 1DN Thomas/Spieth (13)
Rahm/Hojgaard A/S Scheffler/Koepka (13)
MacIntyre/Rose 1DN Homa/Clark (11)
McIlroy/Fitzpatrick 6UP Morikawa/Schauffele (10)

15:30 - Trouble for Spieth and Thomas

It's an absolute horror show for Spieth and Thomas. Spieth leaves himself an awful up and down, and Thomas fails to even find the green, leaving himself maybe a tougher up and down.

Hatton gets to 10 feet in response.

Spieth splashes out of the cabbage to find the green and that's good enough, but Thomas runs out to about 15 feet. Superb shot, but unlikely to be enough to save the hole.

Birdie chances on the par-3 go begging for Koepka and Rahm but Hojgaard is in closer with a good chance to take the lead... and it's almost a mis-hit. His worst putt of the day and the match remains A/S.

Hovland/Hatton 2DN Thomas/Spieth (13)
Rahm/Hojgaard A/S Scheffler/Koepka (13)
MacIntyre/Rose 1DN Homa/Clark (11)
McIlroy/Fitzpatrick 6UP Morikawa/Schauffele (10)

15:15 - Eagle chances on 12

Rahm has an eagle putt, not dissimilar from Hatton's and Hovland's earlier but also misses short.

Scheffler's eagle chance also misses and the hole is halved in birdies.

Lots has been made of the heat and the elevation and is that playing a factor? Many of the best players this afternoon - Clark, Thomas, Spieth, Fitzpatrick, Hojgaard - were all missing this morning, while the likes of Hovland, Rahm and Hatton haven't quite looked at the same level as they were.

Hovland/Hatton 2DN Thomas/Spieth (13)
Rahm/Hojgaard A/S Scheffler/Koepka (12)
MacIntyre/Rose 1DN Homa/Clark (11)
McIlroy/Fitzpatrick 6UP Morikawa/Schauffele (10)

15:10 - Another USA hole

Rose has one inside six feet for the win and in it goes, the deficit is halved on the 10th

Thomas and Spieth have looks on the short par-3 13th but both could've been closer. Hovland follows inside 20 feet but Hatton makes a bit of a mess of what's quite a straightforward shot.

Thomas's attempt is decent enough but misses slightly left. Hovland follows and is similarly close, leaving it up to Spieth to double the States' lead in the top match... and he does just that! Excellent putt that never leaves the hole.

Hovland/Hatton 2DN Thomas/Spieth (13)
Rahm/Hojgaard A/S Scheffler/Koepka (11)
MacIntyre/Rose 1DN Homa/Clark (10)
McIlroy/Fitzpatrick 6UP Morikawa/Schauffele (9)

15:00 - USA up in two

Spieth and Thomas both have eagle looks on 12; Spieth falls short and that won't be given. Thomas's putt is underwhelming too and that won't be given either, but there's a birdie there for one of them.

Hovland's birdie putt is well short; Hatton short too. There is now red on the board in two matches!

Rahm's in tight for birdie and Scheffler has a lengthy one to halve... and in it goes!

The Americans desperately need big performances from their big players. Nobody has really made a statement today, certainly on the greens, but there's a big few holes coming for Scheffler and Koepka.

Hovland/Hatton 1DN Thomas/Spieth (12)
Rahm/Hojgaard A/S Scheffler/Koepka (11)
MacIntyre/Rose 2DN Homa/Clark (9)
McIlroy/Fitzpatrick 6UP Morikawa/Schauffele (9)

14:50 - Four-balls finely poised...

McIlroy ties the par-5 9th with a birdie. If Zach Johnson is picking which matches he wants his players to win holes in, it's not the bottom one; that one's long gone.

Scheffler and Koepka win 9 and 10 to get back to A/S without doing a great deal.

The top three matches remain close and it's not impossible that the US take the session 3-1

Hovland/Hatton A/S Thomas/Spieth (11)
Rahm/Hojgaard A/S Scheffler/Koepka (10)
MacIntyre/Rose 2DN Homa/Clark (9)
McIlroy/Fitzpatrick 6UP Morikawa/Schauffele (9)

14:35 - Homa/Clark 2UP

A chance to go 2UP lips out for Clark. They could really do with extending that lead considering the bottom match is as good as lost before the turn and the first two are in the balance. But MacIntyre misses his putt and Clark gets a second bite. These two have played well and need to win.

It goes without saying the USA simply have to win at least two matches here.

Hovland/Hatton A/S Thomas/Spieth (10)
Rahm/Hojgaard 1UP Scheffler/Koepka (9)
MacIntyre/Rose 2DN Homa/Clark (9)
McIlroy/Fitzpatrick 6UP Morikawa/Schauffele (8)

14:20 - Records in sight

The record win in a Ryder Cup match is 8&7, but that's in singles. In team play, the earliest a match has been won is after the 12th hole; for Europe it's the 13th hole.

The biggest win in four-balls for Europe was 6&5 (7&5 for the US) and hasn't been achieved for 30 years. McIlroy and Fitzpatrick might not be aware of that, but it's within their sights and they'll achieve it if they simply halve their remaining holes.

14:05 - Rory McIlroy enters the game

Fitzpatrick misses! But not by much. McIlroy has a similar putt and makes it. We're now looking at record margins of victory.

Birdie on the par-5 9th for Thomas, and Hovland from further out follows him in.

You're waiting for the momentum to shift and it just isn't happening. Whatever level the Americans have been at, the Europeans have ensured they're one step ahead. You do wonder how long this can last. It may be that it lasts just long enough.

Hovland/Hatton A/S Thomas/Spieth (9)
Rahm/Hojgaard 2UP Scheffler/Koepka (8)
MacIntyre/Rose 1DN Homa/Clark (7)
McIlroy/Fitzpatrick 6UP Morikawa/Schauffele (7)

13:55 - Red alert!!

There is red on the board! Clark gets a deserved birdie after his tee shot on 7. Will it last longer than one hole?

Hojgaard watched Koepka and Scheffler miss on his line, and he makes no mistake. He's playing superbly.

Hovland/Hatton A/S Thomas/Spieth (8)
Rahm/Hojgaard 2UP Scheffler/Koepka (8)
MacIntyre/Rose 1DN Homa/Clark (7)
McIlroy/Fitzpatrick 5UP Morikawa/Schauffele (6)

13:50 - You-know-who again!

Homa and MacIntyre are on great lines but ever so slightly long off the tee while Clark has launched an absolute dart on the 7th.

Speaking of darts, you-know-who is at it again, inside a few feet. Remember, he's -5 thru 5 on his ball.

Schauffele needed to get in tight and does just that and that should prevent Europe taking another hole, but needing birdies (and the odd eagle) to halve holes will get very tiring for the US... and he doesn't even manage that. Missed low again.

Over on 8, Hojgaard might actually be upstaging Rahm. The Spaniard finds the water and Hojgaard again gives himself another birdie chance.

Hovland/Hatton A/S Thomas/Spieth (8)
Rahm/Hojgaard 1UP Scheffler/Koepka (7)
MacIntyre/Rose A/S Homa/Clark (6)
McIlroy/Fitzpatrick 5UP Morikawa/Schauffele (6)

13:40 - Hojgaard birdie

The Americans were well off it this morning, but to their credit, they've played some decent golf; they're simply being outplayed right now.

Hojgaard wins the 7th with birdie.

Homa makes a huge birdie on 6 with Rose in close - the Englishman follows in and they remain A/S.

Hovland/Hatton A/S Thomas/Spieth (8)
Rahm/Hojgaard 1UP Scheffler/Koepka (7)
MacIntyre/Rose A/S Homa/Clark (5)
McIlroy/Fitzpatrick 4UP Morikawa/Schauffele (5)

13:35 - Fitzpatrick! Again!

This is something else from Fitzpatrick. Not only has he driven the 5th, he's left himself about 10 feet for eagle. Tap-in range the way he's been putting.

Credit to Morikawa, he follows up with a similar drive, and his eagle putt misses agonisingly low.

Fitzpatrick for eagle and the win... and in! The cheers and fist pumps from Fitzpatrick are getting bigger, and all McIlroy can do is wryly shake his head and laugh. He's contributed nothing to them being 4UP thru 5, which is surely a concern for the Americans...

Two nice approaches from Spieth and Hovland to give themselves looks on 8, though both settle for pars, while all four are on the dancefloor at 7 with chances of birdie - Hojgaard, of course, is closest of the four.

Rose is the latest player to go close on 6 and he's got a great birdie chance, with Clark following in similar fashion.

Hovland/Hatton A/S Thomas/Spieth (8)
Rahm/Hojgaard A/S Scheffler/Koepka (6)
MacIntyre/Rose 1UP Homa/Clark (5)
McIlroy/Fitzpatrick 4UP Morikawa/Schauffele (5)

13:20 - Fitzpatrick again!

He is just not missing! Another one from 15 feet and he's walking them in now. Europe 3UP thru 4 and he's won the lot.

Elsewhere, Nicolai Hojgaard could so easily have hidden behind Jon Rahm today but he's stood up and been counted. He made a huge putt on the first to win the hole and has stuck one in close on 6.

There are four birdie chances here. Rahm is first from around 20 feet and misses left; Scheffler is next and makes his birdie. Hojgaard follows in. It's been a really impressive debut so far. He won't play foursomes tomorrow morning unless something really dramatic happens, but he's earning his place for tomorrow afternoon.

Hovland/Hatton A/S Thomas/Spieth (7)
Rahm/Hojgaard A/S Scheffler/Koepka (5)
MacIntyre/Rose A/S Homa/Clark (4)
McIlroy/Fitzpatrick 3UP Morikawa/Schauffele (3)

13:15 - Aaaand it's gone

Thomas's tee shot is inside 20 feet; Hovland follows up inside five feet. Spieth and Hatton are in the rough so it looks to be whether or not Thomas can hole his putt.

It's a poor effort considering Spieth got in close for par so Thomas could have a run at it and he misses low. Hovland doesn't - he's in for birdie.

The lead that the Americans have spent all day waiting for lasts exactly one hole. And the red is gone.

Hovland/Hatton A/S Thomas/Spieth (7)
Rahm/Hojgaard A/S Scheffler/Koepka (5)
MacIntyre/Rose 1UP Homa/Clark (4)
McIlroy/Fitzpatrick 2UP Morikawa/Schauffele (3)

13:05 - Fitzpatrick holes another!

He's on fire on the greens! He's had three putts from around 10-15 feet and holed them all.

There may have been a lot of talk about Thomas's place on the team being undeserved but so far he's held his own. Hovland and Hatton have a fight on their hands.

Rose's tee shot gave him a decent look at birdie but his try runs by and the par-3 is halved.

Hovland/Hatton 1DN Thomas/Spieth (6)
Rahm/Hojgaard A/S Scheffler/Koepka (5)
MacIntyre/Rose 1UP Homa/Clark (4)
McIlroy/Fitzpatrick 2UP Morikawa/Schauffele (3)

13:00 - The USA lead!!

Careless from Spieth, coming short of the green with a wedge on approach. He's put pressure on his partner, but Thomas sticks one to 10 feet for a good look at birdie with Hatton and Hovland both on the green with a chance at birdie.

Hovland misses, Thomas doesn't, and the United States of America are ahead in a match!

All four balls are in play on the 5th with Koepka driving the green. Rahm nearly chips in but he's got his birdie sewn up.

Hovland/Hatton 1DN Thomas/Spieth (6)
Rahm/Hojgaard A/S Scheffler/Koepka (4)
MacIntyre/Rose 1UP Homa/Clark (3)
McIlroy/Fitzpatrick A/S Morikawa/Schauffele (2)

12:50 - Birdie for Fitzpatrick!

What a start for Fitzpatrick! One of the best putters in the world, he's holed a longish one for par and and a similar one for birdie and the win. Two holes, two big putts.

Koepka on the 3rd clips the pin from off the green and his par is assured.

Hovland/Hatton A/S Thomas/Spieth (4)
Rahm/Hojgaard 1UP Scheffler/Koepka (2)
MacIntyre/Rose 1UP Homa/Clark (2)
McIlroy/Fitzpatrick A/S Morikawa/Schauffele (1)

12:45 - Two holes for the USA

And they're back to A/S in the top two matches. Rahm and Hojgaard can't make par, Koepka can and they're level.

Hovland's short game comes to the fore again. Out of thick rough he pitches up to concession range, and one of Spieth or Thomas need a birdie. Thomas's bunker shot is in close and the hole will be halved.

Hovland/Hatton A/S Thomas/Spieth (5)
Rahm/Hojgaard A/S Scheffler/Koepka (2)
MacIntyre/Rose 1UP Homa/Clark (2)
McIlroy/Fitzpatrick A/S Morikawa/Schauffele (1)

12:35 - Spieth chips in!

Excellent tries for birdie from Hovland and MacIntyre on 4 and 2, but Spieth goes one better! Out of the thick rough he chunks one out and in.

Pressure on Hatton to follow now... and his putt misses low.

Homa's birdie putt misses slightly low and it's a big chance for Rose to take the lead... and he does just that! Early fist raise to the crowd, never missing.

Hovland/Hatton A/S Thomas/Spieth (4)
Rahm/Hojgaard 1UP Scheffler/Koepka (2)
MacIntyre/Rose 1UP Homa/Clark (2)
McIlroy/Fitzpatrick A/S Morikawa/Schauffele (1)

12:25 - Par save for Fitzpatrick

On the first, Fitzpatrick has around 12 feet for par and a half and it never leaves the middle. That looked like a chance for the States.

A nice look for Hatton for birdie on 4 from about 10 feet; it looks good all the way, but just lips out around the hole. Europe remain 1UP there.

On 3, Rose sticks one to five feet from the fairway and the pressure is really on with the Americans responding well.

The question at this point isn't when the USA will win a match but when will they actually lead? We're now eight matches in and not for one single hole have we seen red on the leaderboard. 

Hovland/Hatton 1UP Thomas/Spieth (3)
Rahm/Hojgaard 1UP Scheffler/Koepka (2)
MacIntyre/Rose A/S Homa/Clark (1)
McIlroy/Fitzpatrick A/S Morikawa/Schauffele (1)

12:15 - Birdie start for MacIntyre

MacIntyre and Homa stick their approaches inside 10 feet for birdie looks. Homa holes his but gives MacIntyre a perfect read and he follows him in. Some start.

And the final match is underway. It's a dead pull left - again - from Morikawa who's not had any part of his game together. Schauffele bails him out with one down the middle though.

Fitzpatrick smashes one up the left side but just finds the rough and McIlroy goes one further, hooking one well left. He might actually have a decent shot in from there.

Koepka meanwhile burns the edge for a birdie and win on the second.

Hovland/Hatton 1UP Thomas/Spieth (2)
Rahm/Hojgaard 1UP Scheffler/Koepka (2)
MacIntyre/Rose A/S Homa/Clark (1)

11:55 - Match three underway

What a start for Hojgaard! With Rahm battling to make par, Hojgaard sinks one from 40-50 feet for birdie. Koepka doesn't get near the hole in response.

To match three, Homa will be hoping his new partner Wyndham Clark will be able to offer more support than Brian Harman did this morning, though his drive is tugged. Clark booms a big fade down the centre.

What a feeling this must be for Robert MacIntyre. The boy from Oban would've been 16 years old when watching Justin Rose hole that putt at Medinah in 2012, now he's making his Ryder Cup debut alongside him.

It's a nice low fade into the fairway for the lefty with Rose following. Good starts.

It's worth remembering that Europe were 4-0 down after the first session of the Solheim Cup and came back to tie 14-14. This is also a preferred format for the USA, though you do feel they need to win this session to have a chance. 6-2 down after day one is trouble.

Hovland/Hatton 1UP Thomas/Spieth (2)
Rahm/Hojgaard 1UP Scheffler/Koepka (1)

11:45 - Early lead for Hovland/Hatton

Hovland seems hell bent on getting all of his bad shots out of the way on the first hole. Not that it matters as Hatton's in for birdie and neither Thomas nor Spieth can match.

Scheffler cuts loose back on the first tee but as he did this morning, pulls his opening drive left. Koepka splits the middle with an excellent drive.

Hojgaard goes first for Europe and his drive sails past Koepka's, splitting the middle but running out of fairway and finding the bunker.

Rahm takes a wood and finds the fairway.

This is where the States have a chance. It's important to be able to cover for your partner's mistakes, something that's much harder to do when you're sharing a ball, and they made a lot of mistakes this morning.

Hovland/Hatton 1UP Thomas/Spieth (1)

11:40 - Advantage Europe

Thomas does little more than find the green; Spieth hacks out impressively just shy of the green.

Hatton strikes a crisp iron out of the sand, flies it right over the pin and spins back to five feet. After those tee shots, few would've backed Europe taking the hole but they're in pole position now.

Hovland gets out of the rough but finds more rough off the back of the green. Over to you, Tyrrell...

11:30 - Four-balls underway

Right, straight back to it.

Looking at the pairings and this looks like Europe's best chance of a point considering how both men played today, not to mentioned the form of Spieth/Thomas.

How must Thomas be feeling now? He's been given a huge vote of confidence by Zach Johnson and it appears Jordan Spieth has said he was desperate to play with his old buddy. Time to repay that faith.

To his credit he's leathered one down the middle, much better than the nasty pull Spieth's followed up with.

Hovland's absolutely nailed one too but it's not a good strike. The same pull as Spieth and he's put a bit of pressure on Hatton to find the fairway here. He finds the right bunker - not a good start for Europe.

11:10 - Four-balls odds

Hovland/Hatton go off 10/11 favourites against the fresh but out-of-form Thomas/Spieth (7/5).

Rahm/Hojgaard are exactly the same price (23/20) as Scheffler/Koepka, while MacIntyre/Rose (7/5) are slight underdogs against Homa/Clark (10/11).

McIlroy/Fitzpatrick are Evs in the bottom match against Morikawa/Schauffele (13/10).

Latest four-ball odds

11:00 - McIlroy/Fleetwood win 2&1

For the first time in Ryder Cup history, Europe win an opening session 4-0.

It's also worth noting Europe are now 17-3 in the last five foursomes sessions on home soil.

There has been a combination of stellar play from the Europeans and subpar play by the Americans and it's prompted a bit of a shake-up.

Cantlay and Schauffele have been split up, while Scheffler goes out with Brooks Koepka.

Rahm/Hatton 4&3 Scheffler/Burns 
Hovland/Aberg 4&3 Homa/Harman
Lowry/Straka 2&1 Morikawa/Fowler 
McIlroy/Fleetwood 2&1 Schauffele/Cantlay 

11:00 - Friday's four-balls announced

And it's safe to say there are some surprising calls on both sides...

Europe

USA

Viktor Hovland/Tyrrell HattonJustin Thomas/Jordan Spieth
Jon Rahm/Nicolai HojgaardScottie Scheffler/Brooks Koepka
Robert MacIntyre/Justin RoseMax Homa/Wyndham Clark
Rory McIlroy/Matt FitzpatrickCollin Morikawa/Xander Schauffele

10:55 - What a shot, Rory McIlroy!

Cantlay finds the green, but McIlroy launches an absolute dart to about 18 inches. It's likely he'll have that to win 2&1. What a time to produce that.

10:50 - Schauffele gets a hole back

A poor tee shot from Fleetwood left McIlroy with an impossible lie. Schauffele was left with a birdie putt from slightly longer than what he just missed, but makes no mistake this time and the deficit is halved.

Rahm/Hatton 4&3 Scheffler/Burns 
Hovland/Aberg 4&3 Homa/Harman
Lowry/Straka 2&1 Morikawa/Fowler 
McIlroy/Fleetwood 1UP Schauffele/Cantlay (16)

10:35 - Lowry/Straka win 2&1

Schauffele finds the middle of the green in two while McIlroy makes the green in three.

The US may have two putts for the win and they'll need them both with Cantlay running his putt by a good five feet.

Neither team have really gathered any speed in this match with no big putts being made.

Until now!! Fleetwood is left with a long par putt, likely for a half and makes it! Brilliant putt to stay 1UP.

Schauffele now has a five-footer for par.. and misses! What a turnaround!

On the 17th, Morikawa fails to find the green while Straka goes with the safe play - remember, a halved hole will be a European point, but Fowler nearly holes the bunker shot! Remarkable shot but it's two putts for a European win... and Lowry's asked plenty of his partner! 

Straka has four feet for the win... and makes it! Fantastic performance from these two when few would've given them a chance yesterday.

Rahm/Hatton 4&3 Scheffler/Burns 
Hovland/Aberg 4&3 Homa/Harman
Lowry/Straka 2&1 Morikawa/Fowler
McIlroy/Fleetwood 2UP Schauffele/Cantlay (15)

10:30 - Door opening for the USA?

Lowry and Straka are guaranteed a half, but taking half a point from dormie 3, when they had a putt to win the match on the 15th will feel like a loss.

Straka can't hold the green and puts Lowry back in the rough while Morikawa gives Fowler a look at birdie. Fowler won't get a look as Straka can't make his par putt.

On the 14th, Cantlay finds the fairway off the tee while McIlroy misses right. 

These matches aren't done just yet...

10:25 - Straka in trouble...

Well, well. Do we have a bit of drama coming in the Lowry/Straka match?

The 16th - which we're seeing for the first time this week - will be a fantastic hole (if matches go that far...) for match play. 

Lowry picks 3-wood but slices it horrifically. There's water right, but he's so far right he's cleared the water.

Fowler is next on the tee and lands one just short of the green but that's a good birdie chance.

Meanwhile Schauffele and Cantlay get one back and that one's not over yet.

Rahm/Hatton 4&3 Scheffler/Burns 
Hovland/Aberg 4&3 Homa/Harman
Lowry/Straka 3UP Morikawa/Fowler (15)
McIlroy/Fleetwood 1UP Schauffele/Cantlay (14)

10:20 - Lowry/Straka reach dormie 3

A hugely disappointing effort from Lowry and Straka who face the ignominy of going all the way to the 16th hole to see their match out against Morikawa and Fowler.

But a handshake is surely coming soon. They've had a great on-course relationship and there's a good chance they're sent back out tomorrow morning. 

Fowler and Morikawa have been well below their best, but Straka and Lowry have made seven birdies or better thru 15 holes and haven't made things easy. 

Rahm/Hatton 4&3 Scheffler/Burns 
Hovland/Aberg 4&3 Homa/Harman
Lowry/Straka 3UP Morikawa/Fowler (15)
McIlroy/Fleetwood 2UP Schauffele/Cantlay (13)

10:10 - Europe to sweep the session?

Never in Ryder Cup history have Europe swept the opening session - a 20/1 shot pre-tournament.

bet365's Steve Freeth said: "Europe are off to a flier and so are punters. Viktor Hovland and Ludvig Aberg both attracted money in the top European points market and got off to a great start, winning 4&3.

"Luke Donald's men were as big as 15/8 back in June but were a shade of odds-on as Jon Rahm hit the first tee shot at 6:35am this morning."

But it's what we're looking at right now and it gives Luke Donald a headache. Nicolai Hojgaard's game seems more suited for four-balls, Matt Fitzpatrick will play, but who gets left out? Despite their performance, Lowry and Straka will be unlikely to go out again, and while McIlroy and Fleetwood have actually been two of Europe's weaker players, they look like a strong four-ball pairing.

Morikawa has a par putt to tie the hole and leaves it unforgivably short; you have to have a go at them. It's another hole lost.

Rahm/Hatton 4&3 Scheffler/Burns 
Hovland/Aberg 4&3 Homa/Harman
Lowry/Straka 3UP Morikawa/Fowler (14)
McIlroy/Fleetwood 2UP Schauffele/Cantlay (13)

10:00 - Hovland/Aberg win 4&3

A bad mistake from Aberg from the fairway. He just needed to find the green to likely win the match with Harman hooking one miles right. Homa finds the green impressively and could win the hole to extend the match with Hovland in the bunker...

Hovland splashes out to one foot and that is the match! A magnificent performance.

There were early nerves from Aberg, but it'd be great to see those two out together in four-balls this afternoon.

Two good approaches set up eagle putts on the 12th for Schauffele and Fleetwood; Schauffele's is close and the birdie is given leaving a chance for Fleetwood, but he leaves his look low.

Rahm/Hatton 4&3 Scheffler/Burns 
Hovland/Aberg 4&3 Homa/Harman
Lowry/Straka 2UP Morikawa/Fowler (13)
McIlroy/Fleetwood 2UP Schauffele/Cantlay (12)

09:55 - Rahm/Hatton win 4&3

A fantastic performance by Rahm and Hatton who never really looked like losing. 

Rahm will surely go back out this afternoon and he might go back out with Hatton. It's hard to see Sam Burns being sent back out this afternoon. He might not play again until Sunday.

The world number one and WGC Match Play champion has had to carry his partner all morning and it's too much to do in foursomes. Scheffler will be back out this afternoon - but who with?

Rahm/Hatton 4&3 Scheffler/Burns 
Hovland/Aberg 4UP Homa/Harman (14)
Lowry/Straka 3UP Morikawa/Fowler (13)
McIlroy/Fleetwood 2UP Schauffele/Cantlay (11)

09:50 - Hovland/Aberg dormie 4

Hovland started like a house on fire while it took Aberg a little time to find his feet but he's grown into this match. A good birdie putt and the Scandinavian pairing move to dormie 4 - Europe are assured of at least one point from the first two matches and it's soon to be two.

Elsewhere what a putt by Rickie Fowler! From a long way back, Fowler makes a magnificent birdie and that door creeps ajar.

Rahm/Hatton 4UP Scheffler/Burns (14)
Hovland/Aberg 4UP Homa/Harman (14)
Lowry/Straka 2UP Morikawa/Fowler (13)
McIlroy/Fleetwood 2UP Schauffele/Cantlay (11)

09:45 - McIlroy/Fleetwood extend lead

A terrific approach from Morikawa sets up an eagle chance to win the hole, but Fowler misses again, and Lowry/Straka secure a half. 

Schauffele taps in for par, McIlroy taps in for birdie, and it's another comfortable match for Europe.

It's becoming a real issue for Zach Johnson. The thinking was that the four left out this morning would go out together in the afternoon, but Fowler, Morikawa, Harman and Burns will be lucky to feature again, meaning some pairings will need switching up.

Rahm/Hatton 4UP Scheffler/Burns (14)
Hovland/Aberg 3UP Homa/Harman (13)
Lowry/Straka 3UP Morikawa/Fowler (12)
McIlroy/Fleetwood 2UP Schauffele/Cantlay (11)

09:40 - Europe close in on their first point

Hatton pleads with his ball to go on 14; it listens. Pitching to pin high it spins back to three feet. This could be a 5&4 win against the USA's number one player...

Scheffler can't reach the green after Burns's wayward drive but the USA make par to tie the hole but it's dormie 4.

Marvellous shot from Fleetwood after McIlroy's error; he sends a wedge in tight and that will be a par, with Cantlay making a good par putt of his own.

Rahm/Hatton 4UP Scheffler/Burns (14)
Hovland/Aberg 3UP Homa/Harman (12)
Lowry/Straka 3UP Morikawa/Fowler (11)
McIlroy/Fleetwood 1UP Schauffele/Cantlay (10)

09:30 - Chances go begging for both

Aberg is down the middle on the par-5 but Hovland doesn't capitalise, missing left and finding the rough. Opportunity missed after Harman found the bunker off the tee.

Harman makes amends for his poor tee shot with a nice wedge in close to set up birdie with Aberg in a spot of bother. The Swede plays nicely in response and there are two birdie looks. Hovland's putt lips out, Homa doesn't even find the lip. A surprise to see two pars there.

Sam Burns really hasn't had it today. You can talk about his friendship with Scheffler or even the compatibility of their games, but when a player is so off it, it's not worth persisting with; Scheffler could do with a new partner quickly with Burns almost finding Vatican City off the 14th tee.

Rahm/Hatton 4UP Scheffler/Burns (13)
Hovland/Aberg 3UP Homa/Harman (12)
Lowry/Straka 3UP Morikawa/Fowler (11)
McIlroy/Fleetwood 1UP Schauffele/Cantlay (9)

09:20 - Schauffele/Cantlay get one back

An untidy hole from McIlroy and Fleetwood but they remain 1UP at the turn

Hatton and Rahm's eagle putt is conceded in the top match and they're now 4UP and cruising. Hovland and Aberg aren't really being challenged by Homa and Harman, while Fowler and Morikawa remain well off the pace.

You need your best players to stand up at the Ryder Cup, and in Rahm and Hovland, Europe have just that. 

Rahm/Hatton 4UP Scheffler/Burns (12)
Hovland/Aberg 3UP Homa/Harman (11)
Lowry/Straka 3UP Morikawa/Fowler (10)
McIlroy/Fleetwood 1UP Schauffele/Cantlay (9)

09:05 - Tough going for the Americans

They've won exactly four of the first 37 holes. The bottom pair of Schauffele and Cantlay haven't won one and McIlroy and Fleetwood haven't even played especially well. 

Morikawa and Fowler are +3 at the turn and in all kinds of trouble.

Foursomes typically suits Europe, but the US can't really afford a 4-0 session.

08:55 - A mess on the 8th

Par has been a good score here today but the final match are making a real hash of it. Fleetwood drives into the rough, McIlroy lays up into more rough, while Cantlay from the fairway chunks one into the middle of the drink. Awful shot.

Fleetwood will be going for the green in three; Schauffele in four.

Cantlay will likely need to make a long putt for par while McIlroy has a shortish one for par.

On the 10th, Aberg barely escapes the water and puts Hovland in trouble, but the brilliant Norweigian hacks a terrific shot onto the green.

On the 9th, Lowry tickles in a five-footer for another hole; it's all too easy for them right now.

Rahm/Hatton 2UP Scheffler/Burns (10)
Hovland/Aberg 3UP Homa/Harman (9)
Lowry/Straka 4UP Morikawa/Fowler (9)
McIlroy/Fleetwood 1UP Schauffele/Cantlay (7)

08:50 - Jon Rahm!!!

What have you done, Jon Rahm?!

Off the green, Rahm digs a chip up the green and it's racing well past, but it hops and skips and checks, dunking into the hole for par!

Scheffler who surely had a putt for the win now has a putt for the half and that hole gets a little bit smaller... but it's an excellent putt. It's only a half though, and that will sting.

Rahm/Hatton 2UP Scheffler/Burns (10)
Hovland/Aberg 3UP Homa/Harman (9)
Lowry/Straka 3UP Morikawa/Fowler (8)
McIlroy/Fleetwood 1UP Schauffele/Cantlay (7)

08:45 - Aberg with birdie!

Terrific putt from Aberg! The par-5 is causing a lot of problems with the pin position, but a nice pitch from Hovland sets up a birdie look for the Swede who pours one in.

Fowler nowhere near with his shot after taking a penalty drop so that's another hole lost

Fleetwood and Schauffele both miss birdies putts with Europe 1UP there.

Rahm/Hatton 2UP Scheffler/Burns (9)
Hovland/Aberg 3UP Homa/Harman (9)
Lowry/Straka 3UP Morikawa/Fowler (8)
McIlroy/Fleetwood 1UP Schauffele/Cantlay (7)

08:35 - Burns saves par

A couple of outbursts from Hatton; we've waited long enough. He didn't like his approach which put Rahm in a tough spot and he now misses his putt.

"These greens are so bad" - there was a word missing as you can imagine and you can probably imagine what it was.

Burns makes par and that's a big half for the States after finding the water. Hatton will know that's one that's got away from Europe and it's on his shoulders.

Morikawa from the rough on the tough 8th finds the water and there's every chance Europe go 3UP in that one.

Rahm/Hatton 2UP Scheffler/Burns (9)
Hovland/Aberg 2UP Homa/Harman (8)
Lowry/Straka 2UP Morikawa/Fowler (7)
McIlroy/Fleetwood 1UP Schauffele/Cantlay (6)

08:30 - Lowry and Straka win another

Fowler and Morikawa looked like the USA's best chance of a point but they've had very little going for them so far this morning. Fowler runs his birdie putt well past and Morikawa misses on the way back. It's another hole for Lowry and Straka.

Burns did indeed find the water and Scheffler's forced to drop but plays it terrifically and leaves a chance for par. Rahm was left with a tricky pitch and it looks like a five for Europe.

Rahm/Hatton 2UP Scheffler/Burns (8)
Hovland/Aberg 2UP Homa/Harman (8)
Lowry/Straka 2UP Morikawa/Fowler (7)
McIlroy/Fleetwood 1UP Schauffele/Cantlay (5)

08:20 - Burns in trouble

Harman's birdie putt is just short leaving Aberg with another birdie chance, but he misses ever so slightly low.

We've seen most people go over the back of the green on the 5th to take water out of the equation - not Rory McIlroy. Wood in hand, he finds the green, Cantlay is back right with a tough up and down for birdie. But Schauffele pops one up out of the rough to kick-in range, terrific shot.

Burns going for the green in two on the par-5 and it looks like he's found water. Scheffler carrying his partner at the moment.

Fowler has a birdie chance to get back to A/S but he misses. The Ryder Cup is so often decided on the greens, and Europe have had the better of things so far.

Rahm/Hatton 2UP Scheffler/Burns (8)
Hovland/Aberg 2UP Homa/Harman (7)
Lowry/Straka 1UP Morikawa/Fowler (6)
McIlroy/Fleetwood 1UP Schauffele/Cantlay (5)

08:10 - Europe up in all four!

Homa and Hovland with two nice tee shots to set up birdie looks.

Hatton is in to 10 feet for birdie but misses and after Burns's errant drive, Scheffler has a chance to save par and tie the hole... and catches the right edge.

McIlroy capitalises on Fleetwood's strong tee shot for birdie and Europe lead in every match.

Rahm/Hatton 2UP Scheffler/Burns (8)
Hovland/Aberg 2UP Homa/Harman (6)
Lowry/Straka 1UP Morikawa/Fowler (5)
McIlroy/Fleetwood 1UP Schauffele/Cantlay (4)

08:00 - Straka in the water

And it's the driveable par-4 5th. Bad, bad miss. Morikawa safely flies one off the back of the green.

What a response from Lowry! Almost holes out after his drop but it's a makeable par putt for Straka and there's a touch of pressure on Fowler, but he does really well, a conceded birdie.

Aberg finally finds something holing a mid-range birdie putt.

Rahm/Hatton 2UP Scheffler/Burns (7)
Hovland/Aberg 2UP Homa/Harman (6)
Lowry/Straka 1UP Morikawa/Fowler (5)
McIlroy/Fleetwood A/S Schauffele/Cantlay (3)

07:55 - Rahm hits the pin!

Goodness me! Scheffler misses the green on the par-3 - Rahm does not! Three skips towards the hole and hits the pin, so nearly an ace! But it's a tap-in birdie coming for Europe.

Elsewhere Aberg really hasn't settled. He just needed to feed one down towards the hole with the Americans in bother on the driveable 5th. Hovland tickles his birdie putt down the slope but settles for a par. 

It gives Harman a mid-ranger to steal a half, but his putt lips out and Europe get away with one.

Straka holes a short one after an excellent tee shot from Lowry and they lead 2UP.

Rahm/Hatton 2UP Scheffler/Burns (7)
Hovland/Aberg 1UP Homa/Harman (5)
Lowry/Straka 2UP Morikawa/Fowler (4)
McIlroy/Fleetwood A/S Schauffele/Cantlay (2)

07:45 - Birdie for Burns

It was always going to happen at some point - Scheffler sticks an approach in close and Burns is left to tidy up for birdie. They're too good not to make birdies and Rahm and Hatton will have to go stride for stride.

Fowler dumped his approach into the gallery leaving an almost impossible up and down. Bogey for America, a sure win for Europe. 

Homa's drive was an awful miss left and Harman does well just to get out of trouble, but he flies over the green; Homa then leaves a long par putt. This should be a European win.

Rahm/Hatton 1UP Scheffler/Burns (6)
Hovland/Aberg A/S Homa/Harman (4)
Lowry/Straka A/S Morikawa/Fowler (2)
McIlroy/Fleetwood A/S Schauffele/Cantlay (2)

07:35 - Hovland is human

He gets a little cute with his chip and fails to reach the green, meaning Aberg needs to hole out for a half - and he nearly does! But it's a bogey for Europe and two lost holes in a row. The mistake was all from Aberg who's looked a little unsteady so far.

Elsewhere Shane Lowry capitalises on an American mistake, giving Straka six feet for birdie and surely the hole.

Rahm/Hatton 2UP Scheffler/Burns (5)
Hovland/Aberg A/S Homa/Harman (4)
Lowry/Straka A/S Morikawa/Fowler (2)
McIlroy/Fleetwood A/S Schauffele/Cantlay (1)

07:30 - Birdie for Rahm

Hatton and Burns have similar chips on the driveable par-4 5th - Burns leaves his short of the slope, Hatton does not.

It's a short birdie try for Rahm who obliges 

Aberg tugs his iron off the 4th tee and Hovland will have a tough chip out of thick rough - three for three?

Meanwhile Cantlay runs his birdie putt six feet by and Schauffele tidies up

Rahm/Hatton 2UP Scheffler/Burns (4)
Hovland/Aberg 2UP Homa/Harman (3)
Lowry/Straka A/S Morikawa/Fowler (1)
McIlroy/Fleetwood A/S Schauffele/Cantlay (1)

07:25 - Birdie for Homa

Hovland's got a wedge in his hands again and this time he hits the pin! Some start from the Norwegian.

But what a putt from Homa to follow in! The Americans take a hole back from Hovland and Aberg,

Rahm's mid-range birdie try just barely misses high and Scheffler has a short one to win the hole, but misses! The old putting woes coming back to the fore. Give Burns that flatstick immediately.

Rahm/Hatton 1UP Scheffler/Burns (4)
Hovland/Aberg 1UP Homa/Harman (3)
Lowry/Straka A/S Morikawa/Fowler (1)

07:20 - Match four is underway

And this could be a real blockbuster. Not that you'd know it from the opening drives.

Cantlay goes first for USA but tugs his drive into the rough. Not easy to find the green from there as we've seen.

McIlroy cuts his drive the other way and also finds the rough.

The foursomes are now all on the course!

07:15 - Birdie for Rahm!

Burns plays a really poor shot missing short and left and again Scheffler is scrambling for par. Hatton just misses the green but Rahm is near enough to have no trouble.

Scheffler meanwhile finds the green but it's a tough par putt left - not that Burns will get chance! Rahm could've used two putts to win the hole, but why take two when one will do? Birdie from off the green for Rahm!

Two disappointing approaches from Homa and Hovland have left tough up and downs. Homa misses his par putt... Hovland doesn't! He's walking them in now! 

Lowry - who we've just seen reacting to Hovland's chip-in about as animatedly as Hovland did - coming just shy of the green. Similar shots for Straka and Morikawa to come and both leave around eight feet for par. Lowry misses his par putt, as does Fowler! Opening bogeys in match three.

Rahm/Hatton 1UP Scheffler/Burns (3)
Hovland/Aberg 2UP Homa/Harman (2)
Lowry/Straka A/S Morikawa/Fowler (1)

07:05 - Match three is underway

Collin Morikawa takes a big deep breath and steps up... and hits a bit of a slice into the rough. Lots of oohs and ahhs from the crowd. No long hitters here, but two very accurate players for the States.

Sepp Straka goes first for Europe and tugs his drive into the cabbage. Lowry's got it all on to find the green.

Honestly, it's hard to do that Hovland chip justice. With no exaggeration, he was one of the worst chippers - if not the worst - in the world a year or two ago, but he's worked on that part of his game and chips in for birdie on the first hole of the Ryder Cup. Phenomenal.

07:00 - Birdie Hovland!

Who could have seen Viktor Hovland of all people electing to take a wedge out around the green?! Not only does he take the wedge out, he plays a perfect bump and run, angling towards the hole and in. Homa's birdie putt is run well past and Europe take the lead!

Hatton and Burns leave their birdie putts low and remain all square.

Rahm/Hatton A/S Scheffler/Burns (2)
Hovland/Aberg 1UP Homa/Harman (1)

06:55 - Rahm and Scheffler find the second green

Excellent shots from both after two good drives, but Scheffler gets a few feet inside Rahm on exactly the same line.

Two excellent putters are about to have looks at birdies, and Hatton will give Burns a great read.

Harman safely finds the first green while Aberg is a little right but Hovland will have a long putt.

06:50 - Match two is underway

It's easy to forget with all the hype around the opening tee shots that there are still three more matches to come.

This looks to be Europe's best chance of a point this morning. Viktor Hovland is the form player in the world, while Ludvig Aberg is a superstar in the making. He could well be the top points scorer at this Ryder Cup, despite only turning pro a few months ago.

They're up against Max Homa and Brian Harman. It looks like the weakest pairing but Homa's a solid all round player who hits the ball long enough and he's sure to give Harman - one of the world's best putters - plenty of birdie chances.

Homa goes first for the USA and goodness me, how about that for your first Ryder Cup shot? Perfect fade almost exactly where Rahm sent his drive.

Hovland is up for Europe and he arrows a missile down the middle - Harman will be playing first.

06:45 - Rahm/Hatton A/S thru 1

Scheffler looked to have a decent lie and digs a chip out, it checks up on its way to the hole... and lips out! Hearts in mouths all around the first green. Outstanding shot from Scheffler.

Rahm misses his putt low but it's an easy opening par for Europe, 

Rahm/Hatton A/S Scheffler/Burns (1)

06:40 - Hatton finds the green

Hatton likely taking 9-iron, around pin high but about 30 feet away for Rahm's birdie putt. Two good, settling shots for the Europeans.

Burns fails to reach the green and Scheffler has a testing chip with the US fighting to save par on the opening hole.

06:35 - The 44th Ryder Cup is underway!

Scottie Scheffler takes the USA's opening tee shot and tugs his drive slightly, finding the left rough. That'll be a tricky iron in for Sam Burns.

Jon Rahm steps up first for Europe and hits a power fade up the right side, catching the edge of the fairway.

Advantage Europe.

We are underway!

06:30 - The first tee

There might be no greater amphitheatre in all of sport than the first tee at the Ryder Cup, The 5000-capacity grandstand was filling up in the dark and is already full, and Jon Rahm and Tyrrell Hatton are making their way down.

Vice captain Nicolas Colsaerts leads the way with the thunderclap with the fans following up with the chants of 'Ole, ole, ole'.

Rich Beem's advice to the US players is to quieten the crowd as soon as possible.

Good luck with that.

06:20 - USA slight favourites

On the back of last week's Solheim Cup, there have been a few calls to decide ties differently in Ryder/Solheim Cups. Of course, the procedure in the event of a tie is simply that the holders retain the trophy, but it's one of the rare occasions where a tie feels like a win.

Americans have never quite grasped our tolerance for ties in s̶o̶c̶c̶e̶r̶ football, but every single American in Rome this week would snap your hand off for 14-14.

And it really could happen. Europe are 20/21 to lift the trophy; the USA are 5/6.

The odds suggest we're in for the closest Ryder Cup since Medinah. 

In 2014, Europe were back on home soil and were well fancied to win. Two years later, Europe sent over a lukewarm team and were soundly beaten. In 2018 back in Paris, Europe looked stronger again and won handily, and in 2021 at Whistling Straits, the US might as well have been given the trophy before a ball was struck.

This one, like last week's Solheim Cup, may well go right down to the wire.

06:10 - Ryder Cup Preview Show

Remember if you haven't already you can watch our full Ryder Cup Preview Show with Jason Sobel and Rishi Persad as they look through a variety of markets and give their predictions ahead of Friday's play.

06:00 - Welcome to Day One of the Ryder Cup 

Welcome to Day One of the Ryder Cup! 

After two long years, the waiting is almost over. Will Europe reclaim the Ryder Cup? Will the USA end their 30-year drought? 

We'll have updates from every match live here over the next three days. 

Don't go anywhere! 

Thursday
 

17:00 - One more sleep!

Remember, first tee shot will be 6:35am BST Friday morning as the Ryder Cup gets underway and we'll be live from 6am with all the build-up.

Get your alarm set!

16:30 - From the trading floor

So many eyes will be on Ludvig Aberg this week, but nothing seems to overawe him.

The Swede of course was an amateur just a few months ago but has remarkably played his way onto the team and has attracted the attention of plenty of punters.

Aberg was our best-backed player in the Top European Points Scorer market, though he’s since been overtaken by Viktor Hovland, and the pair will play together in foursomes on Friday.

He’s also been the best backed combined rookie, ahead of Max Homa and Brian Harman.

16:00 - Foursomes odds

The odds suggest it's slight advantage to Luke Donald with Europe in from 7/5 to 11/8 to win the first session.

Those top and bottom matches will be absolute blockbusters. We haven't always seen the best of Rory McIlroy in the Ryder Cup, but there's no denying he and Tommy Fleetwood are two of the most in-form players in the world and they're up against two more of the most in-form players in the world. 

Extremely tough to pick winners, as reflected in the odds:

EuropeUSA1X2
Jon Rahm and Tyrrell HattonScottie Scheffler and Sam BurnsEvs11/26/5
Viktor Hovland and Ludvig AbergMax Homa and Brian Harman20/2111/213/10
Shane Lowry and Sepp StrakaRickie Fowler and Collin Morikawa13/1011/21/1
Rory McIlroy and Tommy FleetwoodXander Schauffele and Patrick CantlayEvs11/26/5

15:30 - Friday's foursomes

The captains have their opening speeches ready, then it's surely time for the pairings.

Zach Johnson introduces himself before being promptly interrupted by the Italian Red Arrows, flying the Italian tricolore over the course. The chants of 'ole, ole, ole' begin with Johnson having to shout into the microphone to be heard; the chants aren't dying down.

What a three days we're in for.

We'll update this post with the pairings as and when they're announced so keep refreshing!

We are underway! 

Jon Rahm and Tyrrell Hatton v Scottie Scheffler and Sam Burns
Viktor Hovland v Ludvig Aberg v Max Homa and Brian Harman
Shane Lowry and Sepp Straka v Rickie Fowler and Collin Morikawa
Rory McIlroy and Tommy Fleetwood v Xander Schauffele and Patrick Cantlay

15:20 - The players are on the stage

There's just nothing like it in sport. Twelve golfers walking onto a stage, being greeted like gladiators into the arena. And where more appropriate a greeting than in Rome?

The 24 players are on the stage and the atmosphere is growing louder and louder. 

15:00 - The Opening Ceremony is underway

The good news is we're underway. The bad news is we feel a long way off the pairings being announced. 

Tom Grennan's been on for some entertainment, there are videos about Rome and the venue playing; bear with us...

14:00 - One hour until the Opening Ceremony

When we'll find out who will go out first for Europe and the USA before the remaining pairs complete Friday morning's foursomes session.

It's a format that Europe have played well in over the years, and it feels unlikely that the likes of Nicolai Hojgaard, Robert MacIntyre or Sepp Straka will be sent out early, meaning we could see some titanic clashes between the two sides.

As things stand, Europe are 7/5 to win the opening foursomes session, with the USA 6/4 and the tie 13/5.

12:00 - Hole in one?

There have been six holes-in-one in Ryder Cup history, all of which have been since 1973; five of them have come since 1993.

Remember, there are not only four par-3s to go at, there are three driveable par-4s. 

What are the chances of seeing an ace on a par-4? Slim enough, but Viktor Hovland has just done it with his second ball with a three-wood on the par-4 5th at Marco Simone. Imagine if someone does that once play gets underway...

It's 10/3 that there'll be a hole-in-one at the Ryder Cup.

11:00 - Super Boost

With less than 24 hours until the Ryder Cup officially gets underway, we have a Super Boost on Europe winning day 1:

09:00 - Thursday's practice groups

Again, no huge surprises in the practice groups for Thursday. Though it's worth considering, while Collin Morikawa and Max Homa have played together at the Zurich Classic, they play different balls - something that will be a factor in captain Zach Johnson's foursomes plans. Morikawa uses a TaylorMade TP5 - the same as Rickie Fowler, so despite having similar games, don't be surprised to see them together on Friday morning.

USA practice groups:
Spieth/Thomas/Morikawa/Burns 
Clark/Homa/Harman/Fowler
Scheffler/Koepka/Cantlay/Schauffele

Europe practice groups:
Hojgaard/Rahm/Lowry/Straka
Fleetwood/Rose/MacIntyre/McIlroy
Fitzpatrick/Hovland/Aberg/Hatton

Wednesday
 

14:30 - From the trading floor

It's still remarkably tight in the betting, with the US the slimmest of favourites to lift the trophy at 4/5 - remember a tie sees the visitors take the Ryder Cup back across the Atlantic with them - while Europe are the slimmest of favourites in the outright at Evs.

bet365’s Steve Freeth said: "We had previously seen confidence in the United States ending this long 30-year wait for an away victory, but there has been a shift of business in the lead up to Friday with Europe shortening into Evens on Tuesday having been 15/8 outsiders back in the summer."

12:45 - The first tee

Just look at it. Imagine how the likes of Robert MacIntyre, Sepp Straka, Nicolai Hojgaard and Ludvig Aberg felt walking through the tunnel and emerging on the other side, to be greeted by that. A grandstand enveloping the first tee; empty for now, soon to be filled by around 5,000 fans on Friday morning.

In fact, forget the rookies - there isn't a tee shot like it on golf. Perhaps the 16th at TPC Scottsdale for the Phoenix Open is the only comparison, with the whole hole turned into a stadium.

Think back to the first tee at Medinah in 2012 - Bubba Watson and Ian Poulter creating a cacophony of noise ahead of their opening tee shots. Then compare the size of the two grandstands. 

Excited yet?

12:00 - Bet Boost

We have a Bet Boost on Justin Rose to be the top captain's pick this week at Marco Simone. The Englishman has an incredible record in foursomes and he feels a safe enough bet to play both morning sessions. His experience may come in handy down the stretch on Sunday, too, and he may be sent out late to play one of America's weaker players.

Does Rose have one last Ryder Cup performance in him?

We'll have plenty of Bet Boosts in the run-up to the Ryder Cup so keep your eyes on our social media channels and our Sportsbook for all the latest.

11:00 - Steve Palmer's Ryder Cup tips

Steve Palmer's delivered his tips for the Ryder Cup including picks for:

To Win Outright
Top European 
Top American 
Top Combined Scorer
Player Total Points

"The top American may end up being a Ryder Cup rookie... He made an excellent Presidents Cup debut last year, winning all four of his matches, and the confident Californian seems made for team matchplay competition."

09:00 - Wednesday practice groups

The American groups look quite settled; Zach Johnson will pick players who've played together successfully before and who seem to get on well - Spieth + Thomas, Scheffler + Burns, Cantlay + Schauffele etc., though their groups have been switched up slightly today:

USA practice groups:
Spieth/Thomas/Morikawa/Burns 
Clark/Homa/Harman/Fowler
Scheffler/Koepka/Cantlay/Schauffele

For Europe, however, there still aren't that many clues and we could see some surprises at Thursday's opening ceremony.

There's also the added confusion around what balls each player uses - remember in foursomes, the players will alternate shots, and it may go some way to explaining why Shane Lowry - who plays a Srixon ball - was only used for four-balls at Whistling Straits. Sepp Straka is the only other player who uses a Srixon ball but they don't feel like an obvious pairing.

If trying to match players up with their balls, most use the Titleist ProV1, however Rory McIlroy and Tommy Fleetwood both use the TaylorMade TP5x - they also practised together on Tuesday...

Europe practice groups:
Hovland/Rahm/Straka/Fleetwood 
Hatton/Aberg/MacIntyre/Lowry 
McIlroy/Fitzpatrick/Rose/Hojgaard

Tuesday

17:00 - Europe and USA joint-favourites

Well, who could have foreseen this a few months ago when the USA were hovering around 1/2? 

The two sides can't be split, with Europe finally achieving parity in the betting. Both sides are Evs to win and both sides are 10/11 to lift the trophy - remember, a tie will see the USA retain the Ryder Cup.

Click the button below for all the latest Ryder Cup odds.

Ryder Cup

13:00 - The Greatest Ryder Cups

It's unlikely we'll be in for a particular bad-natured Ryder Cup; they tend to be the other side of the pond, but if the odds are anything to go by, we could well be in for one of the most dramatic.

We've looked back at some of the most memorable Ryder Cups to whet your appetite for the 2023 edition.

1991 - The War on the Shore

A once genteel and, frankly, uncompetitive event was ramped up several notches in 1991 with the US coming into the competition on the back of three straight defeats. It would end with perhaps the most famous missed putt in Ryder Cup history.

1999 - The Battle of Brookline

There had been calls for calm following the unpleasantness of the 1991 Ryder Cup, but with the event heading to the noisiest and most boisterous corner of the United States, things were taken to a new level, with the US team making a record-breaking comeback on Sunday.

2012 - The Miracle at Medinah

With Europe staring down the barrel of a resounding defeat on US soil, the most stirring of comebacks took place at Medinah Country Club with 12 heroes in Chicago pulling off the impossible.

11:30 - Tuesday practice groups

There are no big shocks in the US side; of course we often get a sneak peak of their potential pairings 12 months prior for the Presidents Cup.

Scottie Scheffler and Sam Burns are sure to play together, while Jordan Spieth/Justin Thomas and Xander Schauffele/Patrick Cantlay are also nailed-on pairings.

Brooks Koepka has been tipped to play with fellow big-hitter Wyndham Clark, leaving four spare players. 

Both Rickie Fowler and Max Homa average more than 300 yards off the tee this season, and it may make sense to split them two to go with shorter-hitting Brian Harman and Collin Morikawa, with Morikawa and Homa playing together and the Zurich Classic, though none of the four have ever played a Ryder Cup/Presidents Cup match together.

US practice groups:
Spieth/Thomas/Cantlay/Schauffele
Morikawa/Harman/Fowler/Homa
Scheffler/Koepka/Clark/Burns

On the European side, however, it's much more unclear. Rory McIlroy is often paired with rookies, but will likely reunite with Shane Lowry for a couple of sessions. Jon Rahm and Viktor Hovland will also likely be paired with rookies at some point.

Rahm and Hovland are practising with Tyrrell Hatton and Ludvig Aberg; will the duo of Rahm and Hatton be too combustible? Will captain Donald try out the laid-back Hovland with Hatton? Of course, this may all be switched up on Wednesday.

Justin Rose will likely be limited to the foursomes sessions where he'll probably go out with a longer-hitting rookie, and he's practising with Robert MacIntyre and Nicolai Hojgaard today.

Europe practice groups:
Fleetwood/Straka/Lowry/McIlroy 
Rahm/Hovland/Hatton/Aberg 
Fitzpatrick/Rose/MacIntyre/Hojgaard

11:00 - Ryder Cup schedule

In 1997, captain Seve Ballesteros changed the order of Friday and Saturday's matches, starting both days with four-balls, where each player plays their own ball, rather than foursomes, where each team plays alternate shots with the same ball.

He felt it better suited his players, and it's been adopted in Europe ever since, with every European Ryder Cup starting on Friday with a four-ball session.

However it's a format that's typically suited the Americans (From 2008 onwards, the cumulative four-balls score (ignoring 2010 when sessions were split due to weather) has been 27.5-20.5 in the Americans' favour), and captain Luke Donald is opting to start with foursomes.

In European foursomes since 2004, the hosts hold a 22.5-9.5 lead.

Here's a full schedule for the week (all times BST):

Thursday
4pm - Opening Ceremony

Friday
6:35am - 7:20am - Foursomes
11:25am - 12:10pm - Four-balls

Saturday
6:35am - 7:20am - Foursomes
11:25am - 12:10pm - Four-balls

Sunday
10:35am - 12:47pm - Singles

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