Follow Mail Sport’s live blog on day two of the Ryder Cup 2023 at the Marco Simone Golf & Country Club in Rome as Team Europe now lead Team USA 9.5-2.5 ahead of Saturday’s Fourball matches.
USA go two from two!
Burns puts USA up in the first, while Homa continues to fire with his wedges
EUROPE NEED 14.5 POINTS TO WIN
What a morning for Europe!
No Scheffler for the USA this afternoon – will that be a loss for the American’s?
We’re underway for the afternoon session!
Strokeplay scores for the morning
A dream shot on 17 to win the match
Rahm and Hatton claim the third point!
Homa: ‘We needed something to go our way’
Rahm nearly hits a hole-in-one
Afternoon fourballs are out! Hovland and Aberg will go out first
Hatton secures the birdie – Europe take the lead
Thomas left stunned by Scheffler and Koepka’s 9 & 7 finish
A big result for Fleetwood Mac
Cantlay and Schauffele making a big come back here!
‘Thankfully Rory bailed me out on the last one’ – Fleetwood
Rory McIlroy says Team Europe wanted to show ‘no mercy’ today
McIlroy gets Fleetwood out of trouble to win the match!
US Team win their first point!
And Spieth does very well considering the lie
Tensions flaring in the opening match, Spieth and Thomas have called a rules official
Harman: ‘Did any one see that?’
Fightback incoming from Schauffele and Cantlay
McIlroy sends the crowd wild
Spieth pulls a hole back
Harman chunks out of the rough
Big putt here for Fleetwood!
Cantlay hits a beauty!
Rory McIlroy – what a putt!
Jon Rahm wins the 11th
Homa’s got an 8-iron out here.
A tough one to take for Scottie Scheffler
That’s three from three for Harmon and Homa
Another insane long putt from Spieth!
Hatton nearly hits the shot of the day!
Homa puts it within a yard of the flag!
The atmosphere on the first tee this morning!
First point on the board
Americans fighting back
‘I don’t even know what to say’: Aberg
MATCH TWO IS OVER
Hatton holes out for a birdie – they’re now three up
That was some drive from Justin Thomas!
Fleetwood sinks the birdie – they go 3 up
Scheffler misses on 10 – Hovland and Aberg go up by EIGHT
And speaking of McIlroy…
‘It’s going to hit home with them that they are not here’: McIlroy speaks out on LIV stars
And it’s a win for the US!
Oh dear! That’s a poor bunker shot from Fleetwood
7 up for Hovland and Aberg!
Straka and Lowry concede the eighth
Tyrrel makes it two!
McIlroy gets another chance for a win; Homa delivers for USA
Justin Rose reflects on his dramatic putt on 18
6 up through 8! Hovland and Aberg are running riot!
Spieth and Thomas get one back, Lowry can’t put him and Straka ahead
Five down – What’s up with Scheffler and Koepka!
Lowry and Straka go all-square
An indication of how punishing the rough can be…
Sepp Straka is dialled IN!
Not a great tee shot from Fleetwood
Spieth misses a close range putt!
Aberg makes it FIVE!
Thomas hits a beauty on seven
Tyrrell Hatton puts his team 1 up
Big putt from Homa – but he can’t take advantage!
Here’s the lie Thomas had
Elsewhere, Lowry and Straka get back to level!
Thomas is in some trouble here!
Aberg comes agonisingly close!
JT and Spieth have a rules official assessing their lie here
It gets worse for Scheffler!
Aberg goes close!
Thomas holes out from off the green!
Hovland and Aberg go 3 up!
Hatton and Rahm tie the first!
First win for America!
Breaking: Zach Johnson confirms that a ‘health issue’ has affected ‘a small portion of the US Team’ with some ‘responding well to antibiotics’
Homa hits the green on 2!
Hovland makes it 2 up through two!
Centre of the fairway!
Match four in coming!
McIlroy and Fleetwood are 3 up through three!
Harman makes no mistake
All class from Thomas!
American’s struggling in approach
Spieth goes wayward
Straka goes straight down the middle!
Scheffler & Koepka hit a double bogey!
Tommy Fleetwood – take a bow! Thats 2 up through two holes!
Birdie chance for Spieth on hole 2
Europe pays tribute to a Ryder Cup legend
First hole goes to Europe!
Hovland nails the fairway!
Thomas puts his ball within ten feet
Spieth lays up, Fleetwood hits the green
Were team USA underprepared?
Here we go day two is underway!
Thomas and Spieth enter the arena!
Here come Fleetwood and McIlroy!
‘An unbelievable feat’: Luke Donald
Brooks Koepka shoots fire at Jon Rahm
T-minus 20 minutes to go!
The stats from day one
Sickness in the US camp?
Players in the house!
Saturday’s foursomes pairings!
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