Ryder Cup 2023 LIVE: Day 2 scores and updates as Rory McIlroy and Tommy Fleetwood start foursomes

by Joanne Miller

The 2023 Ryder Cup is off to an exciting start as spectators sprint to the course for the beginning of the tournament. After a dominant performance by Team Europe on day one, where they earned a historic 6½-1½ lead, fans are eagerly anticipating the matches on day two.

The morning foursomes kicked off with a highly anticipated match between Rory McIlroy and Tommy Fleetwood against the established pairing of Justin Thomas and Jordan Spieth from Team USA. This match is expected to set the tone for the rest of the day and showcase some incredible golf.

The European team has chosen to stick with the same four pairings that delivered their impressive victory on day one. Viktor Hovland and Ludvig Aberg, known for their Scandinavian bromance, face a tough challenge against the heavyweight combination of Scottie Scheffler and Brooks Koepka. Shane Lowry and Sepp Straka continue their partnership against Max Homa and Brian Harman, who struggled in their previous match. Finally, Jon Rahm and Tyrrell Hatton take on Xander Schauffele and Patrick Cantlay to close out the morning foursomes.

Fans are eagerly following the action from Marco Simone Golf Club and the atmosphere is electric. The support for the European team is particularly strong, spurred on by their commanding lead from the previous day. The players are feeling the energy as they warm up on the driving range, drawing cheers and applause from the packed stands.

Team USA, on the other hand, is disappointed with their performance on day one and are eager to turn things around. Justin Thomas, in particular, remains optimistic and acknowledges that there is still a lot of golf left to be played. He emphasizes the importance of each match and encourages his team to focus on winning as many points as possible.

However, the camaraderie between the teams is not without its tensions. Brooks Koepka has criticized Jon Rahm for his behavior on the course, calling him a “child” after their tied match where Rahm made crucial putts to secure the tie. Despite this, the players are determined to stay focused and move forward in the competition.

The European players are relishing their success from day one, particularly the late drama on the 18th green. They managed to salvage ties in crucial matches and prevent Team USA from winning a single match. The players celebrated wildly, and the 18th hole became a symbol of their resilience and team spirit.

As the matches get underway on day two, fans and players alike are eagerly anticipating the outcome. With Team Europe in a commanding lead, Team USA will need to deliver an exceptional performance to turn the tide. The Ryder Cup continues to captivate golf enthusiasts worldwide, and the intense competition promises to deliver thrilling moments and incredible golf throughout the tournament.

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