Padraig Harrington hasn’t wasted any time in throwing his hat into the ring for the captaincy of Team Europe in the next Ryder Cup in Whistling Straits in 2020.
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.
Thomas Bjorn will sport a new embellishment as a result of a forfeit to his European team that won the Ryder Cup – a tattoo, featuring the 17 ½ – 10 ½ winning scoreline at Le Golf National.
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.
The “greatest US team ever assembled” – proclaimed by the Golf Channel’s Brandell Chamblee to general agreement from the US golf media – has been roundly humbled at Le Golf National.
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.
A glance of the singles draw for Sunday’s play in the 42nd Ryder Cup makes one reasonably optimistic for the USA that they could overhaul Europe’s four point lead.
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.
Jim Furyk is sticking rigidly to his plan – for now – and sending out the same fourball teams for the Saturday morning play, although he changed the order.
Europe rallied from a morning full of misfortune to record their first session whitewash since 1989 and end the first day of the 42nd Ryder Cup with all the momentum and a 5-3 lead.