The US rivals dominated the opening of the 43rd Ryder Cup against the defending champions from Europe. In the prestigious continental comparison of the best golfers from the United States and Europe at Whistling Straits Golf Course in Wisconsin, USA, it was 3:1 for the hosts after Friday morning duels (local time).
Bernd Weisberger, who was the first Austrian to qualify for the Ryder Cup, has yet to be published. The 35-year-old from Burgenland makes his debut in the afternoon, when there are four more group duels in hole (four-ball) competition on the programme. Wiesberger’s partner is Paul Casey from England, and her opponents are Dustin Johnson and Xander Schauffele.
The Spanish duo is there
At 7:10 a.m. (local time), the Ryder Cup tournament began in the sunshine on the gorgeous Lake Michigan golf course and thousands of American fans cheered. Europeans got the first point. The Spanish duo John Ram/Sergio Garcia defeated Justin Thomas and Jordan Spieth. With success, Garcia improved his record to 26.5 points on his 10th start in the Ryder Cup. No other player has scored more points in the event’s history.
But the other three games decided the Americans for themselves. Johnson and Colin Morikawa defeated Casey and Victor Hovland (Norway). Brooks Koepka and Daniel Berger defeated England’s Lee Westwood and Matt Fitzpatrick. Demonstrated a success celebrated by FedExCup Champion Patrick Cantlay and Olympic Champion Shaveli against Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland) and Ian Poulter (England).
Three years ago in Paris, the Europeans took the Ryder Cup back from the Americans by a margin of 17.5:10.5. The Ryder Cup, originally scheduled for 2020, has been postponed by a year due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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