The three-point lead held by the Americans might at one time have been considered insurmountable, but given the shaky recent U.S. history at the Ryder Cup, nothing can be considered impossible for the Europeans heading into Sunday singles at Hazeltine National.
The U.S. leads 9 1/2 to 6 1/2 as an animated, pumped Patrick Reed whipped up the partisan American crowd and joined with Jordan Spieth to defeat the European team of Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson 2&1 in Saturday afternoon four-ball, a session won 3-1 by the Americans.
Earlier in the day, the Europeans put up a 2-1-1 record in morning foursomes to narrow the American lead to one point.
The question going into Sunday singles is can the Euros once again whittle away the U.S. lead and steal the victory?
Consider, if you will, that four years ago at Medinah, the Americans were up 10-6 going into Sunday singles and somehow lost that, a piece of nostalgia that will be fueling both team’s performances in Sunday’s finale in very different ways.
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