Ryder Cup LIVE: Updates on Day Two as Team Europe closes the gap with Team USA in Whistling Straits. want to write

RYDER CUP LIVE: Team Europe tries to bounce back from a disastrous start against Team USA on day two in Whistling Straits as Rory McIlroy falls out of line for the foursome

Team Europe has won eight of the last 10 Ryder Cups, but hopes of retaining the prestigious trophy hang in the balance after Team USA opened a four-point gap on day one in Wisconsin’s Whistling Straits.

The Americans won both sessions 3-1 to take a 6-2 lead on Friday, their biggest ever lead since the first day of the Ryder Cup and need only 8.5 points to reclaim the trophy for the first time since. they triumphed over Hazeltine five. years ago.

The Europeans, meanwhile, face an uphill battle to reach the 14 points they need to retain the Ryder Cup and may have yet to make a stunning comeback like the one they pulled in Medinah in 2012.

Captain Padraig Harrington has rearranged his pack and dropped Rory McIlroy for Saturday’s foursome after the Northern Irishman lost both of his matches on Friday.

The four-time major winner will sit for the first time in his Ryder Cup career, having played 26 consecutive games since his 2010 debut.

To follow Sports post‘s DAN CANCIAN for a live coverage of day two as Team Europe tries to close the gap with Team USA.