Ryder Cup updates: Sunday Singles
Latest from the course during the final day of matches at Gleneagles
September 28, 2014
- September 28, 2014
- Jamie Donaldson provided the winning point when he beat Keegan Bradley. (Ehrmann/Getty Images)
GLENEAGLES, Scotland -- Two years ago at Medinah, Europe rallied from a 10-6 deficit in Singles to win the Ryder Cup. So Paul McGinley's team, leading this time at Gleneagles, knew it could be done.
On Sunday, though, the Europeans won three of the first four matches and never let the U.S. get any momentum. As a result, Europe owns the Ryder Cup for the eighth time in the last 10 renewals of the biennual competition.
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- Donaldson puts his approach to 10 inches at the 15th hole while Bradley was staring at a 25-footer for his own birdie. U.S. Captain Tom Watson walked down the fairway with Europe's Paul McGinley, congratulating him. When everyone reached the green, Bradley took his hat off and strode quickly over to shook Donaldson's hand. Europe wins the match and the Ryder Cup.
- Garcia eagles the 16th on a 15-footer to take a 1-up lead in his match with Furyk.
- Bradley trailed 4 down and needed to win the 14th hole. He missed a long birdie putt, though, and then all Donaldson had to do was two putt from 10 feet to guarantee the half point that Europe needed. The rookie missed his birdie putt but the tap-in par was conceded.
- Garcia mades an 8-footer for birdie at the 15th hole and Furyk misses from 6 so this match is all square.
- Poulter conceded Simpson's short birdie putt at the 14th hole and then missed his own from 6 feet so their match is all square.
- Walker makes a 4-footer for birdie at the 12th hole to go 3 up on Westwood.
- Rose was 4 down through 6 holes but ended up making birdie at No. 18 and halving his match with Mahan, who was 1 up as the two came to the final hole. Europe is now a half point from retaining the Ryder Cup.
- Mickelson, who sat out both sessions on Saturday, beat local favorite Gallacher 3 and 1.
- Kuchar wins his only point of the week when he beats Bjorn 4 and 3.
- Kaymer chips in for eagle at the 16th hole to beat Watson 4 and 2. Europe is one point away from retaining the Ryder Cup.
- A second straight birdie puts Mickelson 2 up in his match with Gallacher through 16 holes.
- The U.S. finally gets a point when Stenson misses a short putt for birdie at the 18th hole. Minutes earlier, Reed had narrowly missed a long eagle putt and he ended up winning 1 up.
- Garcia makes an 18-footer for birdie at No. 12 to square his match with Furyk.
- Kaymer can't save par from the bunker at the 15th so he concedes Watson's 6-footer for birdie and the match remains dormie. Kaymer is 3 up with three to play.
- After giving Gallacher a 6-footer for par at No. 15, Mickelson makes his birdie from 5 feet to win the hole and go 1 up.
- Reed and Stenson halved the 17th hole with pars. The match is all square with one hole remaining.
- Simpson makes a 20-footer for birdie to win the 11th hole in his match with Poulter. He's now 1 down.
- Spieth missed a 53-footer for birdie at the 17th hole and then McDowell had to make an 8-footer to complete a sand save and win the match, 2 and 1. That was Europe's second point of the day.
- McDowell's match with Spieth is dormie after the American misses a potential winner from 18 feet at the 16th hole. The Northern Irishman remains 2 up with two holes to play.
- Bradley makes a 15-footer for birdie to win the eighth hole. He now trails Donaldson 1 down.
- Bjorn mades a 5-footer for birdie at No. 11 after Kuchar misses from 9. Bjorn now trails 3 down.
- Reed, leading 1 up, drives well left at No. 15 and can't find his ball. He has to go back and re-tee and ends up losing the hole so his match is all square.
- The first point goes to Europe as McIlroy beats Fowler 5 and 4 after the American can't convert a must-make from 10 feet at the 14th hole.
- Kuchar makes a 12-footer at No. 10 to go 4 up on Bjorn through 10 holes.
- McDowell drains a 25-footer for birdie at No. 16 to go 3 up. It's his fourth win in the last five holes.
- Spieth holes a 7-footer for birdie to halve No. 14. Spieth lost Nos. 10-13 to go from 3 up to 1 down.
- Kuchar holed out from the fairway on No. 8 to take a 3-up lead on Bjorn.
- McDowell two-putts for par on the 13th to take a 1-up lead on Spieth, who was once 4-up.
- Another blue flag is on the board after Garcia knocked his approach shot stiff on No. 4. Second straight birdie. He's 1 up.
- The back-and-forth continues in Reed-Stenson match. Stenson wins No. 9 with par. All square.
- Spieth misses a 3-foot putt to lose the 10th. McDowell now 2 down in the first match.
- Simpson misses a short putt on No. 2. Now all square with Poulter. United States leads five matches. Europe leads two.
- One hole after shushing the fans, Reed holes an 8-footer for birdie on No. 8 to go 1 up on Stenson
- Reed draws ire of European fans when he puts his finger to his lips after holing a 7-foot birdie putt to halve No. 7
- McIlroy buries a birdie putt on No. 6. He's 6 under and 5 up on Fowler.
- Spieth misses a short putt on 7 that would have put him 4 up. He's 3 up through 7 in the first match.
- Reed birdies 6 to square match with Stenson. Rose is 2 down. Stenson-Rose was Europe's dream team this week.
- Gallacher atones for that short miss on the first hole by holing a 15-footer for birdie at No. 2. He's 1 up on Mickelson. Europe leads 3 of the first five matches.
- Each team has a 3-up lead in two matches: Spieth over McDowell after 5 holes and McIlroy over Fowler after 3 holes.
- Mahan two-putts for birdie on No. 2 to go 2 up. Each team leads two matches.
- Gallacher hasn't played since Thursday morning. He hits it to 3 feet on No. 1, but misses. Hole halved.
- Mahan stiffs it on No. 1 to win the hole over Justin Rose in this battle of Sean Foley students.
- Europe is up in two of the first three matches. McIlroy won the first two holes against Fowler.
- Spieth gets the first win of the day, making birdie at No. 2 to go 1 up.