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Ryder Cup 2018: Where will the winning points come from? – singles draw & form

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Europe need 14½ points to win; US need 14 to retainRory McIlroy will open against American Justin Thomas in Sunday’s 12 concluding singles matches with leaders Europe holding a 10-6 advantage and needing another 4½ points to regain the Ryder Cup.The first match tees off at 11:05 BST and you can follow all the action…


Europe need 14½ points to win; US need 14 to retain

Rory McIlroy will open against American Justin Thomas in Sunday’s 12 concluding singles matches with leaders Europe holding a 10-6 advantage and needing another 4½ points to regain the Ryder Cup.

The first match tees off at 11:05 BST and you can follow all the action on the BBC, with our live page under way from 10:30 and Radio 5 live commentary from 11:00 (build-up from 06:00-09:00). Television highlights of the final day are on BBC Two at 19:30.

All times BST

Match-ups and 2018 Ryder Cup record

Rory McIlroy v Justin Thomas

McIlroy: Played 4, won 2, lost 2

Thomas: Played 4, won 3, lost 1

Paul Casey v Brooks Koepka

Casey: Played 2, won 1, lost 1

Koepka: Played 3, won 1, lost 2

Justin Rose v Webb Simpson

Rose: Played 3, won 2, lost 1

Simpson: Played 2, won 1, lost 1

Jon Rahm v Tiger Woods

Rahm: Played 2, won 0, lost 2

Woods: Played 3, won 0, lost 3

Tommy Fleetwood v Tony Finau

Fleetwood: Played 4, won 4, lost 0

Finau: Played 2, won 1, lost 1

Ian Poulter v Dustin Johnson

Poulter: Played 3, won 1, lost 2

Johnson: Played 4, won 1, lost 3

Thorbjorn Olesen v Jordan Spieth

Olesen: Played 1, won 0, lost 1

Spieth: Played 4, won 3, lost 1

Sergio Garcia v Rickie Fowler

Garcia: Played 3, won 2, lost 1

Fowler: Played 3, won 1, lost 2

Francesco Molinari v Phil Mickelson

Molinari: Played 4, won 4, lost 0

Mickelson: Played 1, won 0, lost 1

Tyrrell Hatton v Patrick Reed

Hatton: Played 2, won 1, lost 1

Reed: Played 2, won 0, lost 2

Henrik Stenson v Bubba Watson

Stenson: Played 2, won 2, lost 0

Watson: Played 2, won 1, lost 1

Alex Noren v Bryson DeChambeau

Noren: Played 2, won 1, lost 1

DeChambeau: Played 2, won 0, lost 2

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Ryder Cup 2018: Poulter, Fleetwood and Garcia feature in day two’s best shots

Results

Venue:Le Golf National, ParisDates:28-30 September
Coverage:Live commentary on BBC Radio 5 live and live text updates on BBC Sport website from 06:30 on Friday and Saturday, 10:00 on Sunday; daily highlights on BBC Two and online from 20:30 on Friday and Saturday; 19:30 on Sunday

How does the Ryder Cup work?

A total of 28 matches, each worth one point, will take place in France over three days, meaning the first team to reach 14½ points will win the Ryder Cup. If matches finish tied, each team scores half a point.

Should the competition finish 14-14, the USA will retain the trophy after winning on home soil at Hazeltine in 2016.

Fourball and foursome matches take place over the first two days. In the fourball matches, teams of two play each other and the player that shoots the lowest score on each hole wins it for their team – if the scores are tied then the hole is halved.

The foursome matches also involve two-man teams. However, only one ball per team is in play with players taking alternate shots. Again, the lowest score wins the hole.

The 12 singles matches take place on Sunday and also follow the matchplay format.

How are the players doing?

EUROPE
Name World Ranking Country Won Lost Draw Points
Paul Casey 21 England 1 1 0 1
Tommy Fleetwood 12 England 4 0 0 4
Sergio Garcia 28 Spain 2 1 0 2
Tyrrell Hatton 26 England 1 1 0 1
Rory McIlroy 6 Northern Ireland 2 2 0 2
Francesco Molinari 5 Italy 4 0 0 4
Alex Noren 18 Sweden 1 1 0 1
Thorbjorn Olesen 45 Denmark 0 1 0 0
Ian Poulter 34 England 1 2 0 1
Jon Rahm 8 Spain 0 2 0 0
Justin Rose 2 England 2 1 0 2
Henrik Stenson 24 Sweden 2 0 0 2
UNITED STATES
Name World Ranking Country Won Lost Draw Points
Bryson DeChambeau 7 United States 0 2 0 0
Tony Finau 17 United States 1 1 0 1
Rickie Fowler 9 United States 1 2 0 1
Dustin Johnson 1 United States 1 3 0 1
Brooks Koepka 3 United States 1 2 0 1
Phil Mickelson 25 United States 0 1 0 0
Patrick Reed 15 United States 0 2 0 0
Webb Simpson 16 United States 1 1 0 1
Jordan Spieth 10 United States 3 1 0 3
Justin Thomas 4 United States 3 1 0 3
Bubba Watson 14 United States 1 1 0 1
Tiger Woods 13 United States 0 3 0 0

If you know your history…

The USA boast 26 victories in the 41 Ryder Cups played since 1927, though only eight of those have come since the addition of European players in 1979.

Europe have won 10 in that time, with the 1989 contest at the Belfry finishing as a tie, and have dominated since the turn of the century with victories in six of the eight matches played.

The visitors are looking for a first victory on European soil since 1993, but head to Le Golf National as holders having stopped a run of three successive defeats in 2016.

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