Europe hold a convincing 6.5-1.5 lead over the United States after a sensational opening day of the Ryder Cup in Rome, Italy.
Viktor Hovland, Jon Rahm and Justin Rose ended day one with crucially-holed putts on the 18th to pick up half points for Europe — and that followed a dominant morning display as USA failed to register a single point.
Today, there are two more sessions planned, a morning foursomes session and an afternoon four-ball session, each with four matches.
Will USA mount a comeback? Will Europe continue their impressive start to go well clear ahead of the final day of action? The Sporting News is on hand to answer all those questions with live coverage below.
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Ryder Cup updates, highlights from Day 2
(All times BST)
8:03 am: FIVE UP for Hovland/Aberg! Lowry misses his par putt at the fifth and they concede to the Americans to put a slither of red back on the board.
7:51 am: A sea of commanding blue on the leaderboard as McIlroy/Fleetwood go 3 Up in the first game and Hovland/Aberg hold their four-hole lead through the fifth.
7:45 am: Scheffler this time misses the putt and Europe are 4 Up in that match.
7:37 am: An absolute gift from the Americans to Europe at the third as Hovland sees his chip roll straight back down to his feet but Scheffler goes and does the same. Aberg’s attempt was close and Koepka was nowhere near.
7:34 am: Red on the leaderboard! Harman with a gutsy putt at the second after a great approach by Homa.
7:29 am: This Fleetwood putt is insane.
From 35ft 👏
The perfect start for @TommyFleetwood1 and @McIlroyRory.#TeamEurope | #RyderCup pic.twitter.com/R6P0bD2nB1
— Ryder Cup Europe (@RyderCupEurope) September 30, 2023
7:22 am: All four matches are now underway and Cantlay becomes the first American of the day to hit the fairway. Spieth again misses a par putt and the first match sees them fall three down to McIlroy and Fleetwood.
7:06 am: The US needed to go and get out there this morning and stamp their authority on this Ryder Cup… they’ve done anything but. It’s three holes played, three holes to team Europe. Spieth makes his putt at the second but Fleetwood holes from 35 feet to go 2 Up! Back at the first and Hovland/Aberg are 1 Up after a double-bogey from Scheffler/Koepka.
7:00 am: The first two matches are underway and there is already blue on the board! Spieth missed the par putt, giving Europe two putts to take go 1 Up and they do exactly that.
6:35 am: Good morning! Welcome to The Sporting News’ live blog of the 2023 Ryder Cup — Day 2. Europe swept aside USA 4-0 in the morning session yesterday… surely USA won’t let that happen again!