Europe fall behind at Ryder Cup

30th Sep 2012
Europe fall behind at Ryder Cup

Jose Maria Olazabal, European Ryder Cup captain, has claimed his side can overturn the United States’ 10-6 lead as the tournament goes into a third day.

The Spaniard said: “It is not over. Simple as that.”

As holders, the European team need to score eight points from Sunday’s 12 singles matches to retain the trophy.

However, the US need four-and-a-half points to reclaim it.

“We have a tough task ahead, but I believe it’s not over,” said Olazabal.

“That is what I learned from Seve Ballesteros, and that is what I’m going to pass to the players.”

The Americans have never lost more than a two-point advantage on the final day since the competition began in 1927.

Despite this, Olazabal remains upbeat that his side can create history in Illinois.


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