Ryder Cup Glance

Share This Story


MEDINAH, Illinois (AP)

A glance at the opening day of the Ryder Cup on Friday:

Score: The U.S. team leads 5-3 after matches of alternate shot and better ball.

What's next? Four more matches of alternate shot in the morning Saturday, followed by four better-ball matches in the afternoon.

Where's Tiger? Sitting down in the morning, for the first time in any Ryder Cup he's played in. His benching came after he and Steve Stricker lost both their matches to the Europeans.

Points: Europe needs 14 points to retain the cup it won two years ago in Wales. The United States needs 14 1/2 points to win the cup.

Key statistic: Nicolas Colsaerts of Belgium made eight birdies and an eagle in his afternoon match, carrying him and Lee Westwood to a win over Woods and Stricker.

Noteworthy: For the first time in nine Ryder Cups, Phil Mickelson won both his opening matches. He and Keegan Bradley beat Sergio Garcia and Luke Donald in alternate shot, and Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell in better ball.

Quoteworthy: ''We just don't want guys to be worn out. We need Tiger and Steve in the afternoon. We need Tiger and Steve on Sunday.'' - U.S. captain Davis Love III on benching Woods and Stricker.

Tagged: Steve Stricker

Related Stories

Member Comments

Please note by clicking on "Post comment" you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Use and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be Polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator.

powered by

GOLF Videos

Can Tiger Woods recapture British Open magic Posted: Jul 14, 2014
Robert Lusetich looks back at Tiger Woods' past and ahead to his future at the B...

Will Mickelson win the British Open again? Posted: Jul 14, 2014
FOX Sports 1 golf analyst Robert Lusetich discusses Phil Mickelson's chances of ...

Mickelson looks to hit his stride Posted: Jul 14, 2014
Phil Mickelson discusses his up-and-down 2014 season.

Fox Sports Store