- Europe lead 6½–1½ after thrilling first day at Marco Simone
- Hovland, Rahm and Rose keep US team at bay in fourballs
American hopes of retaining the Ryder Cup lay in Roman ruins after Europe delivered a clean sweep in the opening session for the first time. As shadows lengthened, hopes grew for those in United States colours. The combined actions of Viktor Hovland, Jon Rahm and Justin Rose kept Zach Johnson’s beleaguered team at arm’s length.
Europe head into day two of the 44th Ryder Cup with a 6½–1½ advantage; not insurmountable but enough to trigger mild panic in the US locker room. Optimism had turned to despair. History is on Europe’s side; 10 of the 12 teams who have led by three or more after day one have lifted the Ryder Cup.
Written by Ewan Murray at Marco Simone Golf Club
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2023/sep/29/ryder-cup-golf-europe-us-day-one-report under the title “US Ryder Cup hopes in Roman ruins after Europe make history on day one”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.