US and Europe target fast starts to end Ryder Cup
Published on Sep 30, 2012 5:12 PM
MEDINAH, Illinois (Reuters) - Going into today's concluding singles matches at the Ryder Cup, the heavily favoured United States (US) team hope to continue their free-wheeling style of play while Europe have been left banking on a miracle comeback.
Both sides have top-loaded their line-ups for what promises to be an intriguing last day at Medinah Country Club, where birdies have been plentiful.
The US need only four-and-a-half more points to regain the Cup after building a commanding 10-6 lead in Saturday afternoon's fourballs, while holders Europe require eight more points to retain the trophy.
"We just want to win each segment," said US captain Davis Love III.
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Pairings for Sunday's singles matches (American names first)
Match 1: Bubba Watson vs Luke Donald
Match 2: Webb Simpson vs Ian Poulter
Match 3: Keegan Bradley vs Rory McIlroy
Match 4: Phil Mickelson vs Justin Rose
Match 5: Brandt Snedeker vs Paul Lawrie
Match 6: Dustin Johnson vs Nicolas Colsaerts
Match 7: Zach Johnson vs Graeme McDowell
Match 8: Jim Furyk vs Sergio Garcia
Match 9: Jason Dufner vs Peter Hanson
Match 10: Matt Kuchar vs Lee Westwood
Match 11: Steve Stricker vs Martin Kaymer
Match 12: Tiger Woods vs Francesco Molinari