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Spanish rally brings Europe closer in Ryder Cup (The Associated Press) (Oct 1, 2016 1:45pm) |
A sprint to the finish by Sergio Garcia and Rafa Cabrera Bello enabled Europe to creep a little closer Saturday morning in the Ryder Cup. The Spaniards looked to have no chance in the final foursomes match against Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reed, who made six birdies in 12 holes to build a 4-up lead. Garcia and Cabrera Bello won four of the next five holes to square the match, and Reed had to make a 5-foot par putt on the 18th hole to escape with a halve.
Garcia, Cabrera Bello help put Europeans back in Ryder Cup (The Associated Press) (Oct 1, 2016 1:41pm)Golf: Spaniards light up Hazeltine as Europe keep up surge (Reuters) (Oct 1, 2016 1:38pm)
There's something about Rafa Cabrera Bello that reminds Sergio Garcia of himself in the Ryder Cup. ''All credit to my partner,'' Garcia said. ''First Ryder Cup and he reminds me of a little Spanish guy a few years ago.
By Tony Jimenez CHASKA, Minnesota (Reuters) - Sergio Garcia and Rafa Cabrera-Bello produced a remarkable Ryder Cup rally on Saturday, typifying another fighting display by Europe as they won the foursomes to cut the deficit to the U.S. to 6 1/2 - 5 1/2. The two Spanish lionhearts, evoking memories of compatriots Seve Ballesteros and Jose Maria Olazabal, looked down and out when powerhouse American pair Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reed were four up with six holes to play.
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Team Europe has crept closer on the strength of a furious Spaniard rally to finish foursome play. Fellow countrymen Sergio Garcia and Rafa Cabrera Bello halved their match with Patrick Reed and Jordan Spieth, and Team USA has a slim 6+ to 5+ lead entering the afternoon four-ball matches. Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reed will play all five matches for the Americans.
BEIJING (AP) -- Mi Jung Hur birdied the par-5 18th hole for a 6-under 67 and a one-stroke lead over Brooke Henderson on Saturday in the Reignwood LPGA Classic.
Will Round 2 at Ryder Cup bring more wild momentum swings? (The Associated Press) (Oct 1, 2016 7:17am)Captains at logger-heads in Ryder Cup 'spin' game (Reuters) (Sep 30, 2016 9:46pm)
The Americans won all four of Friday morning's foursomes matches, then nearly got shut out when they dropped three of four in the afternoon fourballs. The momentum swing left Europe trailing 5-3, but encouraged captain Darren Clarke enough to shoehorn the last two of his six rookies into Saturday morning's foursomes sessions. Asked whether he'd rather have a small lead or the momentum, Clarke thought about it for a moment.
By Larry Fine CHASKA, Minnesota (Reuters) - U.S. Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III and European supremo Darren Clarke showed off their skills as master motivators and polished spin doctors after Friday's see-saw opening day of action at Hazeltine. The Americans, desperate to end a ruthless run of three successive victories by Europe, stormed to a 4-0 sweep of the morning foursomes before the Cup holders fired back by winning three of four fourballs matches to whittle down the U.S. lead down to 5-3. Proud of our guys." Clarke was pleased as punch with his team's standing.
Danny Willett hears it from the Hazeltine crowd (The Associated Press) (Sep 30, 2016 8:56pm)
Danny Willett really had no idea what to expect during his first career match in the pressure-packed Ryder Cup. From the moment the Englishman stepped to the tee box at No. 1 until he and partner Martin Kaymer were defeated by Brandt Snedeker and Brooks Koepka on No. 14, Willett heard from a Hazeltine crowd of more than 50,000. ''It was anticipated,'' Willett said.