Europe leads 5-3 after day one at Le Golf National

2018 Ryder Cup Scores

The 2018 Ryder Cup is being held at Le Golf National in Paris, the course that currently hosts the HNA Open de France every year on the European Tour. Captains Thomas Bjorn and Jim Furyk have selected their teams and now we have to wait over a week until play actually begins next Friday.

Last time out at Hazeltine, America secured a 17-11 victory after the secured 7.5 points from the 12 singles matches. The highlights of the event was Patrick Reed‘s incredible singles match with Rory McIlroy which yielded birdie after birdie. Reed managed to win the match 1up on the 18th and any hope of a European come-back was quashed.

McIlroy and Reed’s singles match will go down in history as one of the best ever (Getty Images)

Below, stay up to date with all the scores from each of the matches taking place in 2018.

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Ryder Cup Scores 2018

Friday Morning Fourballs – USA 3-1 EUROPE

Match 1: Brooks Koepka/Tony Finau vs Justin Rose/Jon Rahm – USA WIN 1UP
Match 2: Dustin Johnson/Rickie Fowler vs Rory McIlroy/Thorbjorn Olesen – USA WIN 4&2
Match 3: Jordan Spieth/Justin Thomas vs Paul Casey/Tyrrell Hatton – USA 1UP
Match 4: Patrick Reed/Tiger Woods vs Francesco Molinari/Tommy Fleetwood – EUROPE 3&1

Friday Afternoon Fourballs  – EUROPE 4 – 0 USA

Match 1: 12.50pm – Henrik Stenson/Justin Rose vs Dustin Johnson/Rickie Fowler – EUROPE WIN 3&2
Match 2: 1.05pm – Rory McIlroy/Ian Pouter vs Bubba Watson/Webb Simpson – EUROPE WIN 4&2
Match 3: 1.20pm – Sergio Garcia/Alex Noren vs Phil Mickelson/Bryson DeChambeau – EUROPE WIN 5&4
Match 4: 1.35pm – Francesco Molinari/Tommy Fleetwood vs Justin Thomas/Jordan Spieth – EUROPE WIN 5&4

EUROPE LEAD 5-3 AFTER DAY ONE

Saturday Morning Fourballs: 4 points to be won

Match 1: Europe win 2&1 – Brooks Koepka/Tony Finau vs Rory McIlroy/Sergio Garcia
Match 2: Europe win 3&2- Paul Casey/Tyrrell Hatton vs Dustin Johnson/Rickie Fowler
Match 3: Europe win 4&3 – Francesco Molinari/Tommy Fleetwood vs Tiger Woods/Patrick Reed
Match 4: USA win 2&1 – Ian Poulter/Jon Rahm vs Justin Thomas Jordan Spieth

Europe lead 8-4 after Saturday morning

Afternoon Foursomes: Europe 10 – 6 USA

Match 1: Europe win 2&1 – Justin Rose/Henrik Stenson vs Dustin Johnson/Brooks Koepka
Match 2: USA win 3&2 – Sergio Garcia/AlexNorev vs Bubba Watson/Webb Simpson
Match 3: Europe win 5&4 – Francesco Molinari/Tommy Fleetwood vs Tiger Woods/Bryson Dechambeau
Match 4: USA win 4&3 Ian Poulter/Rory McIlroy vs Justin Thomas/Jordan Spieth

Sunday 30th September

Match 1: 11.05am – Rory McIlroy v Justin Thomas
Match 2: 11.17am – Paul Casey v Brooks Koepka
Match 3: 11.29am – Justin Rose v Webb Simpson
Match 4: 11.41am – Jon Rahm v Tiger Woods
Match 5: 11.53am – Tommy Fleetwood v Tony Finau
Match 6: 12.05pm – Ian Poulter v Dustin Johnson
Match 7: 12.17pm – Thorbjorn Olesen v Jordan Spieth
Match 8: 12.29pm – Sergio Garcia v Rickie Fowler
Match 9: 12.41pm – Francesco Molinari v Phil Mickelson
Match 10: 12.53pm – Tyrrell Hatton v Patrick Reed
Match 11: 1.05pm – Henrik Stenson v Bubba Watson
Match 12 1.17pm Alex Noren v Bryson Dechambeau

There are 28 points available over the three days and because the United States won in 2016, they only need to secure 14 points to retain the trophy. Europe on the other hand have to get 14.5 points to win the trophy back.

Who do you think is going to win in Paris? Both teams have very strong line-ups but Europe have five rookies to America’s three. Could that be a crucial factor come Sunday?

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