Townsville Bulletin



THE United States seized a commanding 9-3 lead over Europe at the Ryder Cup on day two, dominating morning foursomes again to surge ever closer to reclaiming the coveted title.

The Americans won a third consecutiv­e session 3-1 at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin for their largest lead since 1975 despite Europe making a charge in each match.

Two-time major winners

Dustin Johnson and Collin Morikawa beat England’s Paul Casey and Tyrrell Hatton 2&1, while Tokyo Olympic champion Xander Schauffele and Patrick Cantlay rallied to beat England’s Lee Westwood and Matthew Fitzpatric­k 2&1.

Johnson and Schauffele each improved to 3-0.

The Americans need 14.5 points to reclaim the Ryder Cup while Europe need 14 to retain the trophy.

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