Tearful Casey says Ryder Cup 'like a drug'

Cristina Cross
September 30, 2018

Jordan Spieth is definitely up for the fight. Those guys that sat out this morning I'm very proud of what they did because they came out and showed quality, class and this was a wonderful afternoon.

He certainly had a sensational day, hitting seven birdies in the morning session as he and Spieth beat Poulter and Jon Rahm 2&1 - and following up with six more birdies in the afternoon.

"Rory feels like he's in a place where he can go into that position and get the best out of himself".

World number one Johnson and Fowler notched the first point of the first Ryder Cup to be held in France, 4 and 2 against McIlroy and Thorbjorn Olesen. They've joined forces to win four matches out of four on the first two days - the first European pair to achieve that fantastic feat in the transatlantic tussle.

This isn't exactly what US captain Jim Furyk was counting on from the player who was supposed to be his team's emotional fire starter.

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It is also the 80th tour victory - two short of Sam Sneed's all-time record - in Tiger's illustrious career which began in 1996. Woods' last two years have been maligned by a host of surgeries that attempted to correct back and nerve pain.

"So I was waiting for the right moment, and I think to win the match this afternoon, it felt like the right time". Continuing to vindicate his pick, Garcia enjoyed rolling in a birdie putt for a 2 at the short 11th.

Molinari, who had never won a match in his two previous Ryder Cup appearances in 2010 and 2012, has been especially impressive after a fantastic year that saw him become the first Italian major champion in history at the British Open.

Finau and Koepka fell four holes down through eight holes before finally winning No. 9.

There have been two previous instances of teams erasing four-point deficits on Sunday, the US famously snatching victory at Brookline in 1999 before Europe returned the favour in the "Miracle of Medinah" six years ago.

"We knew how much was on the line to keep that distance", Stenson said afterward, still buzzing from his clutch finish.

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I know they are in the past year of their contract with the team, and they are working and speaking with the club. I thought we put up a good fight in the second half, but ultimately they just had more quality than us".

Once again too many U.S. players were too loose off the tee and too aggressive with their approaches, captain Jim Furyk looking on in blank-faced disbelief as his team of star names and major winners failed to cope with the challenging but never vindictive course set-up. Obviously, he was hoping for a similar result from Finau-Koepka, Johnson-Fowler, and Thomas-Spieth, and for a Reed-Woods rebound after a 3&1 loss. "We're trying to make some magic tomorrow". They went 2-0-1 four years ago at Gleneagles and were 2-1-1 two years ago at Hazeltine.

Woods arrived in Paris on a high after ending a five-year victory drought when he won the Tour Championship in Atlanta on Sunday.

He hasn't had much help, but he also missed key putts around the turn that allowed Europe to build a big lead.

"Some of that (poor record) might be that Tiger Woods hasn't played his best golf but primarily it is that he hasn't had the support", said Chamblee, a former PGA Tour victor.

Woods' last tournament victory came at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational back in 2013, before a run of both poor form and injury bought his dominance to a crashing halt.

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But the Europeans should be able to rest a little easier in the team room Saturday night. If European captain Thomas Bjorn had scribbled down a list of goals for his team this week on a chalkboard before the matches began, silencing Reed would have been at or near the top of that list of things to do.

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