The path to Europe’s handsome 17 ½-10 ½ Ryder Cup victory was set when the team were at their lowest ebb – 3-0 down on the opening morning, believes captain Thomas Bjorn.
Francesco Molinari completed his perfect summer by clinching the point that most mattered, but like all the Europeans, he was all about the team that won the cup in Paris.
Riding the passion of the perennial Ryder Cup hero Ian Poulter beating the World No 1 and the new star Jon Rahm taking down the greatest of them all, Thomas Bjorn’s Europe withstood a mid-afternoon wobble to reclaim the Ryder Cup amid ecstatic scenes at Le Golf National.
Ryder Cup: Francesco Molinari and Tommy Fleetwood lead Europe to a four point lead for the Sunday singles
Inspired by the unbeaten “Moli-Wood” pairing of Open champion Francesco Molinari and Tommy Fleetwood, Europe will take a commanding four-point lead into the final day singles at the 42nd Ryder Cup after a another dominating day at Le Golf National near Paris.
Thomas Bjorn’s Team Europe didn’t turn the screw so much as drive it into the heart of American hopes with another dominant session on the second morning of the Ryder Cup in Paris.
Ian Poulter was in the stands at the first tee as his team-mates started the first session with him on the bench, but after enjoying the fan atmosphere he was in the thick of it in the afternoon comeback.
Colin Montgomerie knows that “this is it now” for him, and as a result his resolve this week is redoubled.
Carnoustie 2018: so much to say, so little space. And as the sports editor said witheringly while assisting me at the Open last week, brevity is not one of my strongest suits...
There we have it.
Francesco Molinari tamed both the Tiger and the Beast that tormented him for years as he emerged from another incredible final day at Carnoustie as the champion golfer at the 147th Open.