09/25/2021 at 11:39 PM CEST
The Spanish couple formed by Sergio García from Castellón and Jon Rahm from Bizkaia have become the only great lifeguard in Europe in this Ryder Cup that takes place in Whistling Straits (Wisconsin), with the objective of pull on your teammates and give yourself a chance to win the tournament this Sunday.
Captain, Padraig Harrington, did not hesitate to put them back together in the morning of foursomes and the bet went well since the two Spaniards, more and more intertwined, They took their game forward against Brooks Koepka-Daniel Berger, by 3 and 1.
A game that was very complicated since the Americans began dominating for three holes, although little by little, and with Sergio taking the lead of the couple, they managed to turn it around and take the first point of the morning.
The others do not follow
Although his great morning performance did not have continuity in the other three foursomes matches, which ended up for the American side, to place a worrying 3-9 in the absence of the afternoon fourballs.
The English Paul Casey-Tyrrell Hatton fell to Dustin Johnson-Collin Morikawa, by 2 and 1, just like the ‘rookie’ couple Hovland-Wiesberger, who succumbed to Justin Thomas-Jordan Spieth, by 2Up. Neither could the couple contribute anything Westwood-Fitzpatrick, who were losing to Schauffele-Cantlay, 2y1.
“It seems like a tough week for the team & rdquor ;, acknowledged Jon Rahm. “Although this is not over yet and hopefully things improve & rdquor ;.
Also together in the fourballs
The captain put the two Spaniards back together, who were fighting in the fourballs with a really tough couple, formed by Koepka and Jordan Spieth. A battle that was fought at dawn with the need to add to have options on Sunday.
The key for Europe in the afternoon session was to leave an open result to try to surprise in the singles on Sunday and try to emulate the ‘Milagro de Medinah’ in 2012 where Europe reached the final match losing 6-10 and he was able to turn it around to end up winning 14.5 to 13.5.
Now Europe, unlike then, and as a defender of the Ryder, they only need to reach 14 points to retain it. Although, given the first two days, it seems difficult to reach that figure with an American team grown under the protection of its audience.