Ryder Cup. Day 1. Europe 5 USA 3.

White Dragon GolfRyder Cup 2018

Europe lead USA 5-3 on day 1 a in the Ryder Cup at Le Golf National in Paris.

Recaps: Europe sweeps afternoon, leads 5-3

Tommy Fleetwood & Team Europe Captain Thomas Bjorn / getty

Tommy and Francesco were the only winners for Team Europe, beating Tiger Woods and Patrick Reed 3-1 in the morning Fourballs, but the team trailed the USA 3-1.

The afternoon Foursomes then produced a clean sweep of all matches for Team Europe;

Henrik Stenson/Justin Rose
3 & 2

Dustin Johnson/Rickie Fowler
Ian Poulter/Rory McIlroy
4 & 2

Bubba Watson/Webb Simpson
Sergio Garcia/Alex Noren
5 & 4

Phil Mickelson/Bryson Dechambeau
Francesco Molinari/Tommy Fleetwood
5 & 4

Justin Thomas/Jordan Spieth

Europe Team Captain Thomas Bjorn spoke of the special relationship between Tommy and Francesco;

“They just love playing with each other.”

“They just have a very special bond and relationship, and they have for a long time.“

“They had a very, very good day today,  and it’s nice to see Francesco, he’s played in two Ryder Cups and he’s never been the guy that’s right at the front of everything, but he certainly has stood up today and showed why he won an Open Championship and why he’s a force to be reckoned with in the world of golf.”



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