U.S. 4 points ahead at Ryder Cup
September 30, 2012Eastern Indiana Sports
Medinah, IL (Sports Network) - The United States will take a 4-point lead into the Sunday singles after a split of Saturday afternoon's four-balls at the Ryder Cup.
The Americans lead 10-6 over the Europeans at Medinah and need 14 1/2 points to reclaim the Cup.
The Europeans will have to match the largest comeback in Ryder Cup history Sunday, but they gained some momentum from the last two matches Saturday afternoon.
Ian Poulter birdied the last five holes, including a 10-footer at the last, to give himself and world No. 1 Rory McIlroy a 1-up victory over Jason Dufner and Zach Johnson.
Poulter is now 3-0 in this Ryder Cup and 11-3 all-time.
"I surprise myself. Match play, I love the fight of it," said Poulter. "There's a lot of passion in that team room. This event is just so big to everyone of us. I love it."
The penultimate match went to Europe as well, although through no fault of Tiger Woods.
After he sat out his first session in Ryder Cup history, Woods and Steve Stricker lost to Luke Donald and Sergio Garcia, 1-up. Woods, much like he was Friday afternoon in defeat, was spectacular on the back nine, but it just wasn't enough.
Woods and Stricker are the only winless Americans this week.