Ryder Cup 2016: D Johnson & Kuchar vs McIlroy & Pieters

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ByTheMinGolf

Hello All, shocker of a morning session for Europe, lets hope this afternoon we see some more blue! 2.5 minimum please. @robertscross here and I'll be taking you through the front 9 of the DJ/Kuchar v Rory/Pieters match, predicting very early that Matt Kuchar will be playing most of the approaches 1st! Big hitting group here, hoping for a birdie fest (for Europe only)

We're on the first tee, lots of chanting and fist pumps, more Bud Light and maybe some jelly in the crowd ? ? ? Photo call and announcements - Rory looks about 5ft 2 - the other 3 players about 7ft. Pieters up first ..................

Pieters Nailed it LONG and middle of fairway - no nerves it seems after this mornings beating. Rory - Driver also on the fairway DJ - eyeballing it - WAY LEFT - hits the tree and ends up in the rough Kuchar - likes it picks tee up, wont like it - bunker. Here we go - the last game of the afternoon is away

Rory from 123 massive amount of spin, pitches 20ft past pin its now 30ft and moving

Pieters from 97 yards, manages to hold on to the green about 12ft for birdie

DJ/Rory missed apparently (didn't see it) Kuchar now about 15ft downhill ish - trickles past the left edge still about 4ft back Pieters left with 12ft for the win - too pacey lips out PAR for Europe.

DJ JUST misses right for the half and its left to Kuchar with 4ft to rescue the 1st for USA

Oh, Kuchar pushes the putt and misses EUROPE WIN 1st with a PAR to go 1 UP

No coverage from Match 4 - I am watching Speith and Reed hug and read each others putts though I'd imagine we're on hole 2 - somewhere.........

Here we are!! DJ middle of fairway, great shot pin high to about 10ft Rory now, looks like a wedge, shouting GO, GO, top shot past the pin, with spin leaving an uphill putt left about 10ft as well Kuchar and Pieters - who knows ?