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Ryder Cup: Straga loses, but USA faces a historic defeat

Ryder Cup: Straga loses, but USA faces a historic defeat

At some point American golfers had to win a little too Ryder Cup 2023 Thread. On Saturday afternoon, a day and a half after America, the time had come. The American stars celebrated their first victory in the eleventh match against the Europeans at the tournament in Rome.

That is the Austrian of all peoples Sep Straka The only minor downer from the red-white-red point of view was part of the game. The 30-year-old lost all four of his matches Shane Lowry Against American men Max Homa/Brian Harman With 4&2. Earlier in the day, the Austrian-Irish pair shone in similar form.

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The European selection is in full control of the 44th edition of the continental tournament. Americans are threatened with historic bankruptcy at the Marco Simone Golf & Country Club just outside the Italian capital. History was already written on Friday for two reasons in the nearly hundred-year-old tournament.

For the first time, a morning session finished 4-0. On the afternoon of the first day of the tournament, things did not go well for the favorite American golfers. They remained unbeaten in eight duels – a first in the Ryder Cup.

Anyone hoping for a change on Saturday morning was quickly proven wrong from 7:35am onwards. Again it was the Europeans who put pressure on their rivals early on and raised it. Englishman Rory McIlroy And Tommy Fleetwood Won 2&1 vs Jordan Spieth And Justin Thomas.

But then the young Scandinavians created something historic Victor Hovland (Norway) and Ludwig Aberg (Sweden). Both led the American pair Scotty SchefflerNumber one in the world, and Brooks Koepka, a four-time major winner, in just eleven holes. The Europeans won nine of these eleven holes – no clear result in the Ryder Cup.

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Straga was back in action on Sunday

After the second day it was 10.5:5.5. Team Europe need 14.5 points for overall victory and that is unlikely to be taken away from them. Seb Straka played four-ball games in which a par’s best shot per hole counts. Not for use, but again on Sunday, when twelve individual games are on the program.