The task on Sunday isn’t impossible, but it’s highly improbable that the Americans can overcome a 10-6 deficit to win the Ryder Cup.
They can, however, cling to the fact that it has been done before.
The U.S. did it to Europe at the 1999 Ryder Cup in Brookline, Mass., and much to their chagrin. the Europeans returned the favour in the last Ryder Cup to win at Medinah.
It’s gut check time for the U.S. and here’s how the matches will look:
Jordan Spieth (USA) vs. Graeme McDowell (EUR)
Patrick Reed (USA) vs Henrik Stenson (EUR)
Rickie Fowler (USA) vs. Rory McIlroy (EUR)
Hunter Mahan (USA) vs. Justin Rose (EUR)
Phil Mickelson (USA) vs. Stephen Gallacher (EUR)
Bubba Watson (USA) vs Martin Kaymer (EUR)
Matt Kuchar (USA) vs. Thomas Bjorn (EUR)
Jim Furyk (USA) vs. Sergio Garcia (EUR)
Webb Simpson (USA) vs. Ian Poulter (EUR)
Keegan Bradley (USA) vs Jamie Donaldson (EUR)
Jimmy Walker (USA) vs. Lee Westwood (EUR)
Zach Johnson (USA) vs. Victor Dubuisson (EUR)