Tiger Woods struggles at Ryder Cup, to sit out afternoon session

While winds picked up and temperatures remained cool, conditions that favor the Europeans, the four American teams won a combined three of 36 holes on the front nine while the European teams won 18.

And when the European team of Justin Rose and Jon Rahm struggled on No. 18, Finau and partner Brooks Koepka earned a 1-up victory - after never leading in the fourball match. Europe didn't just win all four foursomes matches but it ran away with the series, winning by a margin of at least 3 and 2 in each match.

But Molinari made consecutive birdies at the 11th and 12th holes to square the match, and neither Woods nor Reed could make a birdie the rest of the way.

McIlroy and Poulter, who combined for six birdies through 14 holes, closed out their match next followed by blowouts for Sergio Garcia-Alex Noren and Francesco Molinari-Tommy Fleetwood, with both teams rolling to 5-and-4 victories. "We've already been thinking about that", said USA captain Jim Furyk, whose eight foursomes players were a combined 11 over par compared to a collective 4 under for the four European pairings.

However, it looks a different story after the afternoon foursomes, Europe 5-3 ahead going into the second day.

Just like that, Europe turned a 3-1 deficit after Friday morning fourballs into a 5-3 lead heading to Saturday at Le Golf National.




It was a disturbing déjà vu for an American team that appeared to have all the answers after taking a 3-1 lead in the morning fourball frame.

McIlroy sank about a 6-foot birdie putt on the 6th hole, then Simpson missed a par putt on the 7th hole that would have halved the hole.

Spieth and Thomas, whose friendship took root when they played for the United States at the Evian Junior Masters in 2007, held the lead to the end.

Back-to-back birdies by Rickie Fowler at the ninth and 10th holes gave him and top-ranked Dustin Johnson a 1-up edge on four-time major victor Rory McIlroy and Danish rookie Thorbjorn Olesen. He had been the only player to fail to card a birdie in the morning, leading to suggestions he could be dropped.

With a huge crowd cheering on the Europeans at Le Golf National, Johnson stuck his tee shot about 4 feet from the flag.

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