CCTV.com - CNTV English - CCTV News

Ryder Cup: US lead Europe 6-4 for day 2

10-03-2010 12:55 BJT

Watch Video

Play Video

One day after Ryder Cup golfers got a soaking at Celtic Manner - a reluctant sun appeared on day two as the US took control early on but then saw Europe stage a vital comeback.

In session one, Steve Striker, playing with Tiger Woods, nailed a long chip in at the 12th to help them beat English pairing of Ian Poulter and Ross Fisher for 2-up win.

The US then stretched their lead thanks the rookie pairing of Jeff Overton and Bubba Watson. Overton ripped off four straight birdies from the ninth for 3-up lead.

In Foursomes Woods and Stricker won their their second straight match over Miguel-Angel Jimenez and Peter Hanson consolidating the lead.

The new pairing of Jim Furyk and Rickie Fower stole a half-point from top-ranked European Lee Westwood and Martin Kaymer.

In final session, Luke Donald and Westwood birdied the first two holes against Woods and Stricker

Ian Poulter and Kaymer won the first two holes against struggling Phil Mickelson and Fowler.

Molinari brothers found two consecutive birdies to assume a narrow lead in their match. Europe look as though they'll stage a comeback but for the moment the Americans remain in control, 6-4.

Corey Pavin, America Captain, said, "Well I would probably be happier if we were up in all six matches on the golf course, but like I said, we are up 6-4. These matches are early in the matches, obviously we are not in the position we would like to be in, so we just have to try and go out there tomorrow and try and win some holes and switch this back around and you see how momentum changes in the Ryder Cup. It looked like it was going in our favour after the second session and now it looks like it is going in Europe's favour now, so we will see what happens when we get back out there tomorrow."

Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source: CNTV.CN

Hot Videos view more

The celebrations are still continuing as the victorious coach, Joachim Loew, has been honored for his achievement in his hometown of Freiburg.
Germany coach Loew honored in hometown of Freiburg

Chinese men´s national team continued its preparations for next year´s Asian Cup, as they managed a one-all draw against visitors Jordan during a football friendly in Harbin, the capital city of Northeast China´s Heilongjiang Province.
China held to 1-1 draw by Jordan

The defending world champs came into the contest with a perfect 6-and-oh record, but they would be in for a tough first half before opening things up in the second.
USA beat Slovenia 119-76 in quarter-finals

Hot Stories more

UK authorities believe killer of James Foley is a British national

Across the UK the hunt is on for James Foley’s killer, who authorities believe is a British national. As Richard Bestic reports from London, Prime Minister David Cameron cut short his summer break to lead his government’s response.

Israeli war jets renews Gaza strike as truce talks stalled

Three Palestinians were killed and 40 others wounded in the intensive Israeli war jets´ airstrikes on the Gaza city on Tuesday night, shortly before an end of a 24-hour ceasefire in the Gaza Strip,

Missouri police arrest dozens after violent night

As the protests in the town of Ferguson, Missouri turned violent with police facing ´heavy gunfire´ from some ´criminal elements´, cops fired tear gas, stun grenades and arrested 31 demonstrators on Monday night.

Picture in news more

More Video News

Choose TV Program