Day 1 well under way

All four foursome matches are now on the course. The first hole has been very successful for the Europeans with three of their pairings going 1up. Overall, it’s been a disappointing start from the American team although they have begun to make some good putts to win back some holes. 

The lead pairing of Mickelson and Kim have really begun to find their game. Having lost the first hole, they were gifted a hole on the third when Harrington hit straight into the hazard on the right of the green, from which Karlsson couldn’t wrestle the ball free. This looks like being an epic contest and could well have a significant impact on the outcome of the overall competition.

Leonard & Mahan had a miserable start losing the first two holes to par but have settled down to win the next two holes with birdies.

The English pair of Poulter & Rose have taken the lead with a birdie at the 3rd, having halved the first two holes. 

Europe’s final pair, Westwood & Garcia, have started very well but just barely missed a birdie putt on the 2nd. Local fave, Kenny Perry, sank a monster putt on the 3rd to the delight of the home crowd.

A lot happening all at once. Both teams winning holes but Europe have a slight edge. For now.

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2 Responses to “Day 1 well under way”

  1. Joe says:

    Go Europe, c’mon Padraig!

  2. Conor O'Kane says:

    Oh Dear, I was not expecting that at all, I was sure that Stenson and Casey would win, and Garcia Westwood,, though it was a hell of a comeback from them. The Americans seem to have some fight in them this year. It might be a classic if Europe get back into things in the Fourballs.

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