Europe sweeps afternoon to build 5-3 lead in Ryder Cup

Europe sweeps afternoon to build 5-3 lead in Ryder Cup

The American - playing alongside Tony Finau against Europe's Justin Rose and Jon Rahm in the opening match of Friday's fourballs - miscued his tee shot on the fifth hole and saw it fly way off course before striking the fan in the face.

Europe began its bid to regain the Ryder Cup with a clean sweep of the foursomes matches Friday afternoon, allowing it to recover from Tony Finau's awesome fortune that made it look early as though the Americans were ready to end that 25-year drought away from home.

When Woods birdied the par-5 ninth hole and Reed chipped in for birdie to go 2-up at the 10th, the Americans seemingly had the momentum and a huge advantage against two players believed to be one of Europe's best tandems.

Europe produced a barnstorming Ryder Cup comeback on Friday as they swept the foursomes in devastating style to take an overnight 5-3 lead and leave the United States dazed and bewildered after they had won the fourballs 3-1. Spieth and Thomas let a big lead get away in their four-ball match, then put away Casey and Hatton 1 up.

McIlroy had struggled badly in the fourballs, failing to make a birdie or win a hole as he and Danish debutant Thorbjorn Olesen lost to Johnson and Fowler.

In his return to the Ryder Cup for the first time since 2012, Woods quickly added to his losing record.

After his 3 and 1 loss alongside Patrick Reed to Francesco Molinari and Tommy Fleetwood, Woods is now 5-9-0 in fourball matches and 13-18-3 overall.

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The most controversial decision of the afternoon for the Americans was the pairing of Mickelson and DeChambeau, the latter of whom was making his Ryder Cup debut.

In 2006, they were only down, 5-3, heading into Saturday.

Woods was not in the U.S. lineup for the afternoon foursomes. "Most experienced Ryder Cup player of all time". But Spieth and Thomas are clearly viewed as one of the best American teams and need to play like it in order to get the Americans back into the competition. They went on to win 12 of the next 19 holes, taking the first match 3&1 and then destroying Justin Thomas/Jordan Spieth 5&4 in foursomes.

"I think our guys will respond, I really do", he said. I felt like he can go 36 today, but looking at the groups we had on the course.

"I realise you have to hit a lot of fairways but it's also a place where you're probably not hitting a lot of drivers if you're Phil Mickelson and you're hitting a lot of three-woods and a lot of irons". Mickelson and Bryson DeChambeau were 7 down at the turn and did well to at least get to the 14th hole, where Sergio Garcia and Alex Noren closed them out.

Open champion Molinari, as he did in the win over Woods and Reed, made the winning putt.

"The golf course is tight", Furyk said. Woods hit his wedge to about 8 feet and never had a chance to make the par putt.

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