Team USA holds 11-5 lead over Team Europe ahead of Ryder Cup finale

Sep 25, 2021, 5:01 PM | Updated: 5:02 pm
KOHLER, WI - SEPTEMBER 25: Scottie Scheffler, L, and Bryson DeChambeau of Team United States react ...
KOHLER, WI - SEPTEMBER 25: Scottie Scheffler, L, and Bryson DeChambeau of Team United States react to a long putt going in on the 10th hole during the PM Fourball Matches at the 2020 Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits on September 25, 2021 in Kohler, Wisconsin. (Photo by Darren Carroll/PGA of America)
(Photo by Darren Carroll/PGA of America)

The U.S. closed out Saturday’s fourball matches with an 11-5 lead in the Ryder Cup for its biggest two-day advantage since 1975.

Bryson DeChambeau and Scottie Scheffler won the day’s final best-ball match 3 and 1 over Tommy Fleetwood and Viktor Hovland to split the afternoon matches and put the U.S. in control heading into the 12 singles matches Sunday.

It will take 14.5 points for the U.S. to win the cup. In the history of 12 singles matches being played at the Ryder Cup, no team has won fewer than 3.5 points.

America’s other point in the afternoon came from Dustin Johnson, who improved to 4-0 for the week, pairing with Collin Morikawa for a 4-and-3 win over Ian Poulter and Rory McIlroy.

Europe’s Jon Rahm and Sergio Garcia moved to 3-0 as a team this week with a 2-and-1 win over Brooks Koepka and Jordan Spieth. Shane Lowry wrapped up Europe’s other win with a 10-foot putt to save par and close out a 1-up victory over Tony Finau and Harris English.

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