SHEBOYGAN, Wis. The European team arrives on day 2 of the Ryder Cup with serious work to do. After a terrible opening day – Europe won just one match and trailed by four points – it is hoped that a new day at Whistling Straits will yield new results.
While the American captain Steve Stricker The exact setup he used during the four-hour session on Friday, Captain of Europe Padraig Harrington things change a bit in his matings. One notable difference is the absence of Rory McIlroy, who will attend a session for the first time in his Ryder Cup career.
We’re going again.
– Ryder Cup Europe (@RyderCupEurope) 25 September 2021
This is what comes on an important day 2:
SCORE: UNITED STATES 6, EUROPE 2
Saturday morning session: Foursomes
Break down: Berger and Koepka, former teammates from Florida State, were fantastic at picking up Englishmen Lee Westwood and Matt Fitzpatrick Friday morning in quartet. They will have to be even better against the Spanish duo, who defeated Justin Thomas and Jordan Spieth for Europe’s only victory on day 1. Berger and Koepka complement each other well. Garcia and Rahm will hastily try to turn momentum towards Europe’s side.
Chance: Koepka / Berger +138; Rahm / Garcia -105; Tie +6000
Forecast: Garcia / Rahm 2 en 1
Break down: Morikawa (24) has already won two major championships, the same number as Johnson, who is 37. Morikawa is one of the best ball attackers in the world, while Johnson, a former world number 1, seems to be taking shape at the right time. Morikawa is a fiery putter, but DJ’s putter was red hot on Friday. Casey lost two games on the first day. However, Hatton made a critical birdie on the 18th hole to save a half point for the Europeans.
Chance: Johnson / Morikawa -125; Casey / Hatton +163; Tie +600
Forecast: Johnson / Morikawa 3 and 2
Break down: Spieth was the only American player who did not earn at least half a point on Friday; he and Thomas lost four in the morning to Rahm and Garcia. Thomas has a half point with Patrick Cantlay in the afternoon four balls. Both will be very motivated to play better. Hovland and Wiesberger are European newcomers. Hovland was as good as advertised in his debut. Wiesberger, the first Austrian to take part in the Ryder Cup, is the player with the lowest position in both teams, but he kept his stick and played pretty well on Friday.
Chance: Spieth / Thomas -137; Hovland / Wiesberger +180; Tie +600
Forecast: Spieth / Thomas 2 en 1
Break down: On paper, at least, it looks like the most skewed game in favor of the Americans. Cantlay won four times last season and was the PGA Tour player of the year. Schauffele is a two-time runner-up in major championships and won a gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics. On Friday, Schauffele became the first American newcomer to beat 2-0 on the first day since Keegan Bradley in 2012. Westwood and Fitzpatrick struggled on Friday morning to keep up with the firepower of Koepka and Berger – and this American duo could be even better.
Chance: Cantlay / Schauffele -175; Westwood / Fitzpatrick +240; Tie +600
Forecast: Cantlay / Schauffele, 4 and 3