Bryson DeChambeau and Rory McIlroy are the stars of the Ryder Cup Saturday fourball teams.

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Padraig Harrington and Steve Stricker have confirmed their Saturday fourball pairings, with USA leading 9-3 overall.

Rory Mcllroy and Sergio Garcia have been selected in the Saturday fourballs after being left out of the morning foursomes. With Team Europe trailing 9-3 and facing a mountain to climb to retain the Ryder Cup, captain Padraig Harrington has opted to partner both players together despite their disastrous showing in the Friday foursomes, where they went five down through five holes against Patrick Cantlay and Xander Schauffele before eventually losing 5&3.

Indeed, Harrington’s men will now have to make history in order to retain the trophy they won in Paris 2018, after Steve Stricker’s side prevailed 3-1 in the Saturday foursomes for the third successive session.

Again it was Spaniards Jon Rahm and Sergio Garcia who were Europe’s only victors, battling from three down after five holes to beat Brooks Koepka and Daniel Berger 3&1.

However, their heroics failed to provide the catalyst for a much needed fightback from Team Europe, who elsewhere were again dominated by their hosts despite there being flickers of encouragement early on.

Dustin Johnson and Colin Morikawa took early command against Paul Casey and Tyrrell Hatton, going four up at the turn, but the English pair rallied and when Casey sensationally holed his second shot on the par-four 14th from 107 yards, they were just one down and the momentum had swung.

Johnson and Morikawa regained their composure however, and sealed a 2&1 win on the 17th.

European rookies Viktor Hovland and Bernd Wiesberger looked set for a point as they surged three up against Justin Thomas and Jordan Spieth, but couldn’t sustain it against the new renowned US duo, who eventually won two up.

And the final telling blow came in the final match where Lee Westwood and Matthew Fitzpatrick were again left ruing a series of missed putts – as they were beaten 2&1 by the inspired Cantlay and Schauffele.

It means Team America now have a six point lead at this stage for the first time since the European team was formed in 1979, having previously competed as Great Britain and Ireland.

 

 

Harrington has opted to send out Tyrrell Hatton and Shane Lowry first up, and they’ll face Tony Finau and Harris English.

The already iconic Spanish duo of Garcia and Rahm will again face. “Brinkwire Summary News”.

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