Thomas Bjorn demands focus despite big lead

Thomas Bjorn

Thomas Bjorn is fully aware of the challenge remaining in order for his European team to win back the Ryder Cup - despite opening up a four-shot lead heading into the Sunday singles.

With the score reading 10-6 heading into the final day, the US team require a Medinah-esque comeback if they are to retain the trophy and, because of that, the Dane is wary of his side getting ahead of themselves.

• Lineker lays into 'numpty' Ryder Cup caddie

• The winners and losers on Saturday at the Ryder Cup

"We've got to take it all in," he said. "Look at Brookline, Medinah, there are plenty of examples of these scorelines not meaning a lot until you get to singles. I've seen too many times what singles does.

"It's a completely different game tomorrow and that means a lot of refocusing and getting back into that team room to recover. We used a lot of energy these days. We go again tomorrow and try to focus on what's ahead."

Tommy Fleetwood Molinari

The score was 5-3 heading into the second day of action, Europe extended their two-point overnight advantage to four after the morning fourballs – winning the session 3-1 – before the teams won two matches apiece in the afternoon foursomes.

• Molinari brilliantly trolls misfiring Reed

• Spieth and JT have the weirdest superstition

The stars of the day were, yet again, the pairing of Francesco Molinari and Tommy Fleetwood, who won both of their matches on the day to take their record for the match to 4-0-0.

Their 5&4 afternoon win over Tiger Woods and Bryson DeChambeau made them the most successful European partnership in a single match of all-time.

Spieth Jt

Wins in their singles matches tomorrow would make them the only European players in the European Ryder Cup era (1979 onwards) to score five points from five matches.

Elsewhere, another formidable European partnership - Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson - beat Dustin Johnson and Brooks Koepka 2&1, while Bubba Watson and Webb Simpson fought back from their Friday disappointment to beat Sergio Garcia and Alex Noren 3&2.

• Win a TaylorMade M4 driver this week!

• The way these fans are watching the Ryder Cup is genius

In the final match, Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas defeated Ian Poulter and Rory McIlroy 4&3. With three points from a possible four matches together, the duo are the only players from the USA to score more than one point.

Share this Article

share-logo
twitter-logo facebook-logo

Latest Videos See all videos right arrow

play button
FOUR GOLF LESSONS WITH STEVE JOHNSTON – BIG CHANGES! (Epic Mission EP 7)
Epic Mission
play button
A ROUND WITH MARC WARREN (Epic Mission EP 6)
Epic Mission
play button
Motocaddy S1 & Pro-Series REVIEW & GIVEAWAY
Motocaddy
play button
MASTER YOUR SHORT GAME (Epic Mission EP 5)
Epic Mission
See all videos right arrow

Golf News

Police investigating “financial irregularities” at Scots club
Rory McIlroy comes to the defence of Patrick Reed
Prestonfield hope to boost profile with centenary year
OPINION "Golf, cheating and the fork in the road"
Scottish club makes bold decision in bid to modernise

Other Top Stories

Tiger Woods puts new irons in the bag
New Fife golf course gets go ahead
REVIEW - Adare Manor, Ireland's rejuvenated masterpiece
Win a spot in the ASI Scottish Open Pro-Am with Hilton
Padraig Harrington targets 2020 Ryder Cup captaincy

Quick Fault 'n' Fixes See all videos right arrow

play button
Denis Pugh’s ball striking tips
Watch
play button
Increase your speed through the ball
Callaway
play button
How a stronger grip can lead to extra distance
Watch
play button
Denis Pugh’s power secrets
Watch
See all videos right arrow