United States 5-3 Europe

  • Europe chasing their fourth consecutive Ryder Cup triumph over USA.
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Rory McIlroy punches the air in celebration and you can see how much that means to him and the European team. A quite stunning finish to a day which has twisted and turned throughout and ends with Darren Clarke's team possessing all the momentum. Davis Love III's side lead, but after a whitewash in the morning they have been pegged back. Read our report recapping all the crucial details from the day. We're back tomorrow will live coverage of the second foursomes and fourballs sessions, but until then goodnight.


It's a five for Pieters, who shaves the front of the hole. The stage is set for McIlroy now. Downhill, slippery putt this but he makes no mistake. A stunning, stunning putt and Europe pull 3-5 behind. What a moment.


Matt Kuchar has to make this to give America any chance of winning this match, or hit it close to ensure they can at least get a halve. It's a pretty good effort in the end, an inch or two short, but McIlroy can win the match if he makes eagle here.


Pieters had to lay up having gone right off the tee, but he's on the green in three and around 15 feet away from the pin. He's done all he can.


Now McIlroy. Huge shot this from the middle of the fairway and he produces his very, very best. Within 15 feet and significantly closer than Kuchar. Dustin Johnson finds the water however, and Europe take a step closer to this third point.


Kuchar on the green in two for the US. Eagle chance for him. Pieters is further along but has to chip out sideways as he sits behind a tree. Needs to be in a place to make birdie, at the very least.


Just one match out on the course now, and we've reached the 16th. Pieters is into the rough but McIlroy finds the fairway down the right.


Over on 16, Europe close in on their second point. Ryan Moore has a putt to halve the hole, miss and the Spaniards win the match. The Tour Championship runner-up doesn't hit it, and Garcia and Cabrera Bello celebrate.


McIlroy can't make the putt from around 12 feet which had a big swing from left to right. Johnson's putt is a gimmie so Pieters must make this one. The Dane has one up hill, around eight feet and he misses to the right.

Kuchar misses from the same side and range as Pieters, leaving Johnson to finish the job. In through the left side of the hole, and suddenly the USA are within two, with three to play. Surely not?


The American fans have been given a second wind by their late revival with the noise having swelled significantly. Dustin Johnson goes within five feet at the 15th to pile the pressure on McIlroy and Pieters, who lead by three.


USA staging a late comeback in both of the two matches still out on the course. McIlroy and Pieters' lead reduced to three via a bogey. Cabrera Bello and Garcia meanwhile lead by two with three to play. These matches are far from over yet.


Cabrera Bello and Garcia making life hard for themselves in the second match, and Ryan Moore makes a birdie to take them to within two, with three to play. Can the US complete the comeback?


There is a shaking of hands on the 14th, where Brandt Snedeker and Brooks Koepka have won 5&4 over Kaymer and Willett. USA 5-1 Europe.


Pieters obliges with a fine putt. McIlroy in the water but the Dane didn't need him, as Europe go four up with four to play in the bottom match. They're back to 4UP.


McIlroy is in the water at the 13th but Kuchar can't take advantage as his putt goes a good 10-feet past. Johnson must produce something here and though it's a good try, he goes six feet by. Pieters is inside the PGA Tour player of the year and would have had a good read of his putt.


A lifeline for USA? Ryan Moore didn't play this morning because he felt he was tired from his FedEx Cup heroics last week, but he comes to the party now with a birdie to close the gap on Garcia and Cabrera Bello to three.


Snedeker and Koepka go dormie five against Kaymer and Willett, who have been mere spectators during this round. That is at least a half for the Americans.


Henrik Stenson mentioning he felt Spieth and Reed got tired towards the end of their round, and that has been the feeling about this American display this afternoon; almost as if they ran themselves off their feet in the morning and had nothing left.


A point on the board for Team Europe at last, as Henrik Stenson and Justin Rose put Spieth and Reed to bed on the 14th. Rose does the business and it confirms a 5&4 victory.


Make that 4UP for Europe in the top match. After trailing by one through three holes, this has been a terrific comeback which has upset Spieth and Reed - the darlings of the morning session.


Jordan Spieth is up to the challenge and is within an inch of a hole in one. He and Stenson will putt for what is likely to be a shared birdie.


Rose benefits from a kind bounce off the edge of a bunker and he is within eight feet on the 13th. Europe starting to really kick on. Stenson betters it however, and Spieth and Reed are on the brink here.


The pace this top match, Spieth/Reed vs Stenson/Rose, is frankly embarrassing and the rest of the event are being held by their slow play. The officials really need to step in here, given this is the second time this has occurred today.

Back to the actual golf, and after Stenson cosies up the hold, Reed can' respond and Europe are now 3UP with six to play.


Dustin Johnson nips that McIlroy effort in the bud with a fine birdie, and the Northern Irishman has two feet for a half. Four up with eight to play.