US and Europe target fast starts to end Ryder Cup
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.
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