The US appears to be on track to reclaim the Ryder Cup after a second-day dominance at Whistling Straits saw them create a record six-point lead over Europe.
The home team, which had led 6-2 overnight, increased their lead to 11-5 and now only needs to win 312 of the 12 points available in Sunday’s singles to win the tournament. Europe must score 14 points to retain the gold cup as defending champions.
The highest final-day comebacks are four points, which were achieved by the United States at Brookline in 1999 and Europe at Medinah in 2012, when both teams came back from 10-point deficits to win.
Europe captain Padraig Harrington, on the other hand, is defiant. “It’s still a possibility,” the Irishman stated.
“It’s only half a point more than we won in the singles at Medinah. There’s no doubt that is going to be strong in our minds.
“They have to just go out there and win their own individual match. They have to focus on that and not look at that bigger picture and focus on their individual self.”
Steve Stricker, the US skipper, is attempting to erase Europe’s ‘Miracle at Medinah’ from his mind, but he also stated that “it’s not over yet.”
Source: BBC Sport