After the opening day’s incredible scenes in Paris, the overriding message from Europe’s captain Thomas Bjorn would be to not get complacent and remember how resilient the USA team is.
An early morning awaited the players again and from a European perspective, Thomas Bjorn gave Sergio Garcia an opportunity to gather some momentum and confidence going into the afternoon’s session by partnering him with Rory McIlroy, a partnership that blossomed. Team Europe’s captain also showed faith in Tyrell Hatton and Paul Casey after their disappointing day yesterday.
Jim Furyk kept his pairings exactly the same as Friday’s fourball session in the hope of them reaching the same levels.
It was not to be for Team USA as they struggled all morning and eventually lost the session 3-1, meaning they went into the foursomes session 8-4 down.
The afternoon pairings were unsurprisingly left the same by Thomas Bjorn but Team USA captain, Jim Furyk, also unsurprisingly made some changes, leaving Phil Mickelson and Rickie Fowler out of the teams.
After a tough morning the USA started very well and were on top for the majority of the games. However, two late crucial putts from Henrik Stenson meant that the USA could only get a draw from the afternoon session.
Thomas Bjorn will be extremely pleased with his team’s fight and grit that they showed this afternoon and with Team Europe only requiring four and a half points to regain the Ryder Cup tomorrow, he will be confident that his players can complete the job.
The score going into the final day is 10-6.