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Ryder Cup 2021 latest score as dominant USA close in on glory ahead of final day


It has been a rather torrid Ryder Cup so far for Europe, who will need to replicate their Miracle at Medinah heroics if they are to stand any chances of beating Team USA come Sunday evening.

Steve Stricker’s men have been in command throughout at Whistling Straits, taking the early advantage in Friday’s morning foursomes session before stamping down their authority on the Ryder Cup.

The US, who have eight of the world’s top 10 players in their ranks, had a 6-2 lead heading into the second day, and they continued from where they left off on Saturday – grabbing another five out of a possible eight points.

Now Dustin Johnson, Bryson DeChambeau, Brooks Koepka and Co need just three and a half points from 12 remaining to seal Ryder Cup glory at Whistling Straits.

Play on Sunday, which will see the 12 singles contests get going, begins at 5:04pm UK time.

Mirror Sport will keep you updated with all the live scores from the final day of 2021 Ryder Cup below…



Europe will need to make history if they want to retain the Ryder Cup
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LIVE SCORE: USA 11 – 5 EUROPE

SATURDAY – FOURBALLS

RESULT: Bryson DeChambeau/Scottie Scheffler beat Tommy Fleetwood/Viktor Hovland 3&1

USA can see the finishing line in sight now following DeChambeau and Scheffler’s battling win over Fleetwood and Hovland.

Stricker’s men now just need 3 and a half points to seal Ryder Cup glory after dominating throughout the last two days in Wisconsin.

But Scheffler and DeChambeau are keeping level-headed despite their massive advantage.









Rookie Scheffler said: “It is definitely far from over, we didn’t want them to win a session, so for us to get a point it was huge. To keep momentum on our side was big for the team.”

Speaking about Sunday’s final day, DeChambeau added: “We go into it with the mindset we don’t have a lead.”



Bryson DeChambeau celebrates with Scottie Scheffler during their fourballs win
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RESULT: Dustin Johnson/Collin Morikawa beat Ian Poulter/Rory McIlroy 4&3

It has been a horrible weekend at the Ryder Cup for McIlroy – Europe’s main player alongside world No 1 Rahm.

The Irishman and Poulter, a captain’s pick, go down comfortably against Johnson and Morikawa who have formed a rather daunting partnership at Whistling Straits.

McIlroy has yet to record a birdie over the last two days, and will be desperate for that to change on Sunday during the eagerly-anticipated singles contests.

The Americans are on the cusp of glory now, with the finish line in sight.



Dustin Johnson and Collin Morikawa saw off Rory McIlroy and Ian Poulter with ease
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RESULT: Jon Rahm/Sergio Garcia beat Brooks Koepka/Jordan Spieth 2&1

The shining light in what has been a rather depressing couple of days for Europe has been the partnership of Spanish pairing Rahm and Garcia.

They superbly fended off the daunting pair of Koepka and Spieth, who have seven major titles between them, with Rahm once again playing some majestic stuff.

And Garcia was quick to hail his compatriot following the match.

“It felt great. To watch Jon do what he did this afternoon… it was just awesome to watch him. He just did what he is, No 1.”



Jon Rahm and Sergio Garcia’s dominance continued
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RESULT: Shane Lowry/Tyrrell Hatton beat Tony Finau/Harris English 1 UP

What a fantastic putt under such immense pressure from European rookie Lowry, who sinks home for a par on the last to get a blue point on the scoreboard.

Lowry was understandably buzzing after his winning putt alongside Hatton.

The Irishman said: “I said to Bo (his caddie) before I hit the putt, I am made for this. I didn’t know I was going to hole it, but I knew I was going to try my best and I am so happy that it went in!”



A jubilant Shane Lowry celebrates after winning alongside Tyrrell Hatton
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SATURDAY – FOURSOMES

RESULT: Xander Schauffele/Patrick Cantlay beat Lee Westwood/Matt Fitzpatrick 2&1

The Americans are riding a wave at the moment, and it looks like an almost impossible job for Europe to get back into this.

The visitors realistically need to win all four fourballs matches later to stand any chance of a remarkable comeback at Whistling Straits.

Schauffele and Cantlay have rubbed the salt in Europe’s wound by putting the latest American point on the board, beating Westwood and Fitzpatrick 2&1.

America need just five and a half more points from 16 available to reclaim the Ryder Cup.



Rookies Patrick Cantlay and Xander Schauffele have been in formidable form for the US
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RESULT: Justin Thomas/Jordan Spieth beat Viktor Hovland/Bernd Wiesberger 2 UP

After their defeat together on Friday morning, Thomas and Spieth have bounced back with a strong win over European rookie duo Hovland and Wiesberger.

It was a huge call for Harrington to make putting two rookies out together, and it certainly didn’t pay off.

Spieth said following the win: “Getting back from three down is tough. Luckily it was only through six holes. They had a few guys they missed, who Sergio and Rahm were holing yesterday. Glad to get a point today.”

When asked if he was surprised by USA’s dominance, Thomas added: “I don’t think any of us really expect anything, we just expect to go out and play well. Stricks deserves a lot of credit so far. He does a great job just letting us go and play golf.”



Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas got their first point on the board playing together
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RESULT: Dustin Johnson/Collin Morikawa beat Paul Casey/Tyrrell Hatton 2&1

And the inevitable red points are coming, and first up it’s through Johnson and Morikawa after seeing off European pair Casey and Hatton.

Johnson and Morikawa didn’t play their best, shooting three under overall for their round, but it was enough to keep America’s momentum going.

“We were playing good, we just made a couple of mistakes. It is tough conditions but we knew if we kept playing our game, playing our shots and making putts, it was going to work out,” Johnson said.

“We enjoyed it, and it was really nice to get a point.”

More red points are following suit any minute now.



Dustin Johnson and Collin Morikawa did enough to see off Paul Casey and Tyrrell Hatton
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RESULT: Sergio Garcia/Jon Rahm beat Brooks Koepka/Daniel Berger 3&1

Well it’s a start for Europe as Rahm and Garcia produce the goods once again. And their victory is made even more spectacular following their dreadful start against the American duo of Koepka and Berger.

They were three down early on but battled back ever so impressively, and are turning out to be the star duo for Padraig Harrington’s men, having emphatically won their foursomes contest together on Friday morning.

They have surely got to be paired together in the fourballs action later. After the win, Rahm said: “We got going starting on 6, we kind of woke up and started playing good golf. Apart from some mistakes, we played unbelievable.”

Unfortunately for Europe, a surge of American points could be around the corner.



Jon Rahm and Sergio Garcia kept up their formidable start together
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FRIDAY – FOURBALLS

RESULT: Justin Thomas/Patrick Cantlay draw vs Tommy Fleetwood/Viktor Hovland

Europe have it all to do tomorrow after an impressive performance from the American’s, who take a 6-2 lead into the second day.

Europe battled back right at the very end, with Fleetwood and Hovland following up Hatton and Rahm’s draw with a half point of their own.

It is a welcome half point for Europe however following a tough day.

Hovland admitted he was slightly disappointed not to have had a better day, but cherished every minute of it.

He said afterwards: “It was unreal. I would have liked to have put more points on the board, but I don’t think it’s possible to have more of a fun time.”



Viktor Hovland and Tommy Fleetwood’s battling draw means Europe head into the second day 6-2 down
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RESULT: Bryson DeChambeau/Scottie Scheffler draw vs Jon Rahm/Tyrrell Hatton

Clutch moment right at the death from Hatton to earn a half point for Europe when they desperately needed a break.

The American’s had been leading this contest but Europe birdied two of the last three holes before Hatton delivered the goods right at the very end.









With America 1 up heading down the last, Hatton saw an inroad and produced a beautiful approach shot before rolling in a birdie to halve the match.

And Hatton was defiant in his post-match interview: “You are never out of the fight. That was obviously huge for the team and hopefully that can turn momentum our way. It is a good feeling to roll that one in on the last.”

“Rahm added: “It was a good battle, to birdie two of the last three, it feels good to earn a half point.



Tyrrell Hatton produced a clutch putt on the 18th to earn a halve for Europe alongside Jon Rahm
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RESULT: Dustin Johnson/Xander Schauffele beat Paul Casey/Bernd Wiesberger 2&1

It’s going from bad to worse for Padraig Harrington’s men as Johnson and Schauffele record the American’s fifth straight point of the Ryder Cup to put them into a dominant 5-1 lead with two fourballs matches remaining.

Casey and Wiesberger put up a fight but it wasn’t to be, and the victory represents a brilliant day for rookie Schauffele – who dominated McIlroy and Poulter in the foursomes earlier in the day.

Schauffele clearly enjoyed it: “It was a difficult day with all sorts of conditions, but we are happy to finish up here. I had a lot of fun, it was a tough match but I am glad we won.”

Johnson, USA’s most experienced Ryder Cup player, added: “Xander is a great player, we play a lot of golf together. We played a really good match, and we had a lot of fun.”



Dustin Johnson and Xander Schauffele celebrate after their fourballs win on Friday
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RESULT: Tony Finau/Harris English beat Rory McIlroy/Shane Lowry 4&3

More red on the scoreboard as Finau and English brush aside rookie Lowry and McIlroy, who has endured a torrid day with two big defeats next to his name.

Finau, in particular, and English were in formidable form from the off and Europe were always facing an uphill battle in this one.

And Finau afterwards admitted he is relishing his second ever Ryder Cup.

“You just have to enjoy it, all these people cheering you on,” Finau said. “That’s the biggest thing, just enjoying it. I had a great partner in Harris, we picked each other up and we put a lot of pressure on them to make birdies. It is really fun to play alongside this guy.”

Worrying times for Europe right now.



Tony Finau and Harris English were in superior form for the US
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FRIDAY – FOURSOMES

RESULT: Brooks Koepka/Daniel Berger beat Lee Westwood/Matt Fitzpatrick 2&1

And Koepka and Berger have put the icing on the cake in the Friday foursomes action for the US, seeing off Westwood and Fitzpatrick on the 17th hole at Whistling Straits.

It’s already looking like a tough ask for the Europeans this weekend, being two points behind at 3-1 heading into Friday’s fourballs action.

Berger commented on the win: “There were some key holes that could have gone either way, but we ended up winning them which was the difference.”



Brooks Koepka and Daniel Berger beat Lee Westwood and Matt Fitzpatrick to put the USA into a 3-1 lead
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RESULT: Patrick Cantlay/Xander Schauffele beat Rory McIlroy/Ian Poulter 5&3

In what was the most impressive performance so far of the morning action, American rookies Cantlay and Schauffele demolished the experienced European duo of McIlroy and Poulter.

It was a nightmare start for Europe, having lost their first five holes before rallying together on the back nine.









However, the damage was already done and Cantlay and Schauffele finally saw the foursomes match out with ease.

Schauffele said afterwards: “It is an incredible feeling, it’s nice to share it with my good friend Patrick. There’s no one else I’d rather share it with.”



Patrick Cantlay and Xander Schauffele produced a dominant performance
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RESULT: Collin Morikawa/Dustin Johnson beat Paul Casey/Viktor Hovland 3&2

And just like that, the Americans draw level early on in the Ryder Cup with US rookie Morikawa and Johnson producing a statement display against Casey and European debutant Hovland.

This certainly won’t be the last we see together of Morikawa and Johnson, dispatching a very strong European duo.

The duo of Morikawa and Johnson recorded seven birdies, leaving the European pair with very little chance.

More American points are expected to follow very soon, with the third and fourth foursomes matches still to finish.

Following their win, Johnson said: “We both have similar games, and we matched well together and played well today.”



Dustin Johnson and Collin Morikawa comfortably overcame Paul Casey and Viktor Hovland
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RESULT: Jon Rahm/Sergio Garcia beat Justin Thomas/Jordan Spieth 3&1

Rahm and Garcia got the first points on the board for Team Europe in what is turning out into a difficult morning session at Whistling Straits.

World No 1 Rahm and Garcia were dominant throughout their match against close friends Thomas and Spieth – with the Spaniards not giving their rivals any lee-way in the opening foursomes match.

But red points are soon to follow, with the US up in all the other three foursomes matches.

Speaking after their win, Garcia said: “It felt great. It was amazing, Rahm made every putt he had to make. It was a good match, Jordan and Justin played very well, and we had to play very well to beat them.”

Rahm added: “That was the difference maker. We made a couple of good putts at important times, and momentum is key in match play.”



Jon Rahm and Sergio Garcia got the first points of the 2021 Ryder Cup
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