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Sergio García and Jon Rahm achieved for Europe the first point of the Ryder Cup that takes place in Whistling Straits (Wisconsin), after winning the first match of the competition by 3y1 to the American couple formed by Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas.
The Spanish couple, who made their debut playing together in a Ryder, showed great rapport and good play from tee to green by combining their shots, allowed them take an advantage that the two Americans could no longer regain.
A great fairway game from Sergio combined with good putts from Jon they ended the resistance of the team American who yielded for 3y1. “I knew I had a good partner by my side and it was phenomenal & rdquor ;, said Sergio, who continues to build on his winning record at Ryder. “It was a great game, we played very well and achieving the first point always makes you feel good & rdquor ;, commented the Spaniard.
For his part, Jon Rahm also enjoyed playing alongside Sergio. “I knew it would work with Sergio who makes everything easier even though we feared a very difficult couple in front & rdquor ;, he said. “Fortunately, I made a couple of putts that gave us the hole and confidence, thanks to the good deeds of Sergio & rdquor ;.
The good European start with the triumph of the Spaniards did not have continuation in the other three games at stake. The United States responded quickly with the victory of Dustin Johnson-Collin Moriwaka, who beat Paul Casey and rookie Viktor Hovland, 3/2.
In the other two games things were not better for the Europeans. Brooks Koepka and Daniel Berger accounted for Lee Westwood and Matt Fitzpatrick by 3/2
Beat up McIlroy-Poulter
The clearest party for the North American side was formed by Patrick Cantlay-Xander Schauffele, who started with a clear 5 Up against McIlroy-Poulter and it was impossible to recover although they tried to the end, to fall 5/3.
In the afternoon session, starting at 7:10 p.m. Spanish time, the four four-ball games will be played where Sergio García will not be there. that rests. Jon Rahm will play fourball (each player plays his ball and scores the best one) and lor he will play alongside Tyrrell Hatton and play against Scottie Scheffler-Bryson DeChambeau.
The other matching pairs will be Paul Casey-Biernd Wiesberger against Dustin Johnson-Xander Schauffele, and Tommy Fleetwod-Viktor Hovland, against Justin Thomas Patrick Cantlay.