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Team Europe dominates Day One of Ryder Cup, USA struggles

Europe didn’t hold back on the day of the 44th Ryder Cup, as they dominated with a lead of 6.5-1.5.

Led by captain Luke Donald, the European team took control from the beginning by sweeping all four morning foursome matches.

Rory McIlroy and Matt Fitzpatrick led the way with a 5–3 victory, while Justin Thomas and Jordan Spieth managed to salvage a tie against Viktor Hovland and Tyrrell Hatton.

The afternoon fourballs provided excitement, with Jon Rahm’s impressive chip-ins and Justin Rose’s clutch putting leading to crucial halves for Europe.

The day concluded with Rose and Robert MacIntyre delivering a birdie finish resulting in a whitewash for the Europeans.

Team USA faced challenges due to undisclosed illnesses affecting players and caddies which undoubtedly impacted their performance.

Captain Zach Johnson had to make decisions regarding team lineup amidst these difficulties.

However Johnson emphasized the importance of adapting and finding ways to turn things around.

With Europe holding such a lead and history favouring them Team USA faces a battle in determining the outcome of this Ryder Cup.

Golf enthusiasts worldwide will be closely watching to see if the Americans can stage a comeback and break their 30 year drought, on European soil.

After complete domination the top golf bookmakers have place Team Europe at -588.24 odds leading into day 2 of the 2023 Ryder Cup.

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