Ryder Cup 2016 live: Latest scores as USA carry firm lead into final day but Europe still holding out for hope

Follow the latest from the final day of the Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National Golf Course

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The United States take a three-point lead into the final day of the 41st Ryder Cup, having dominated the Saturday fourballs despite Rory McIlroy's and Thomas Pieters' heroics. Follow all the action from the final day below.

Saturday’s results:


  • Match 1: Fowler & Mickelson BEATEN BY McIlroy & Pieters 4&2
  • Match 2: Snedeker & Koepka BEAT Stenson & Fitzpatrick 3&2
  • Match 3: Walker & Z Johnson BEATEN BY Rose & Wood 1UP
  • Match 4: Reed & Spieth A/S Garcia & Cabrera-Bello


  • Match 1: Brooks Koepka & Dustin Johnson BEATEN BY Rory McIlroy & Thomas Pieters 3&2
  • Match 2: JB Holmes & Ryan Moore BEAT Lee Westwood & Danny Willett 1UP
  • Match 3: Phil Mickelson & Matt Kuchar BEAT Martin Kaymer & Sergio Garcia 2&1
  • Match 4: Jordan Spieth & Patrick Reed BEAT Justin Rose & Henrik Stenson 2&1

Follow the live action below...

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FINAL SCORES: USA 17-11 Europe
Sunday Singles:
  • 1 UP Patrick Reed BEATS Rory McIlroy
  • Jordan Spieth BEATEN BY Henrik Stenson 3&2
  • JB Holmes BEATEN BY Thomas Pieters 3&2
  • 1 UP Rickie Fowler BEATS Justin Rose  
  • Jimmy Walker BEATEN BY Rafael Cabrera-Bello 3&2
  • Phil Mickelson A/S FINAL Sergio Garcia
  • Ryan Moore BEATS Lee Westwood 1 UP
  • Brandt Snedeker BEATS Andy Sullivan 3&1
  • Dustin Johnson BEATS Chris Wood 1 UP
  • Brooks Koepka BEATS Danny Willett 5&4
  • Matt Kuchar BEATEN BY Martin Kaymer 1 UP
  • Zach Johnson BEATS Matthew Fitzpatrick 4&3
Welcome the The Independent's live coverage of the 2016 Ryder Cup as Europe look to beat Europe for the fourth consecutive tournament for the first time in their history as they clash on the Hazeltine National Golf Course in Minnesota. Follow all three days of action as it unfolds here, beginning with Friday morning's foursomes and ending with the 12 singles clashes on Sunday night.
SCORE: USA 9.5 - 6.5 Europe
Sunday Singles: 
  • 1 UP Patrick Reed Thru 14 Rory McIlroy
  • Jordan Spieth Thru 13 Henrik Stenson 2 UP
  • JB Holmes Thru 13 Thomas Pieters 1 UP
  • Rickie Fowler A/S Thru 13 Justin Rose
  • Jimmy Walker Thru 11 Rafael Cabrera-Bello 2 UP
  • Phil Mickelson Thru 11 Sergio Garcia 1 UP 
  • Ryan Moore A/S Thru 10 Lee Westwood
  • 2 UP Brandt Snedeker Thru 9 Andy Sullivan
  • 1 UP Dustin Johnson Thru 8 Chris Wood
  • 1 UP Brooks Koepka Thru 7 Danny Willett
  • 2 UP Matt Kuchar Thru 7 Martin Kaymer    
  • 1 UP Zach Johnson Thru 6 Matthew Fitzpatrick   
Get all the info you need on this weekend's Ryder Cup action, including tee-off times, TV schedules and the latest pairing news right here: 
Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson will get Europe's charge underway against Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reed, but there was a notable absentee in Darren Clarke's final pairing as he chose to leave out Danny Willett following his brother's foul-mouthed outburst earlier in the week. Here's how the teams shape up this morning: 
And here's why Danny Willett won't be playing... 
Team USA wasted little time in speaking a few home truths, with Phil Mickelson turning (again) on 2014 Ryder Cup captain Tom Watson: 
Want to find out more about the Hazeltine Golf Course? Look no further: 
The two teams have been out in the darkness to get some practice in ahead of the opening tee-off in 30 minutes time... 
The sun starts to rise over the Hazeltine Golf Club
Team USA member Jordan Spieth practices his putting in the darkness on day one
Rory McIlroy tees off alongside Andy Sullivan at 14:05 BST, but he's already taking measures to ensure he doesn't repeat his time-keeping blunder from four years ago... 
This year's Ryder Cup is also being played in the memory of Arnold Palmer, with 'The King' passing away last weekend. Both Davis Love III and Darren Clarke paid tribute to the late American in Thursday's opening ceremony, and he will be on the thoughts of many at Hazeltine this weekend. Here, Ian Herbert looks at why Europe's Ryder Cup rookie count would have been right up Palmer's street:
Shane Warne asks a good question? What is the greatest sporting event? 
What is the greatest sporting event?
The banter is flowing in full volume as the American fans arrive in good voice this morning, helped adequately by the addition of a DJ this year. The European fans are giving it back as good as they've got...
As we get ready to get the first day underway, here's an in-depth look at the teams, course and history of the Ryder Cup, all compiled in one spectacular graphic:
The introductions are underway, with Henrik Stenson and Justin Rose representing Europe, and Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reed representing Team USA. The American duo were brilliant on day one in 2014, but in Rose and Stenson, Europe have the Olympic gold and silver medallists, with Stenson also claiming The Open this year. It's time...
Spieth & Reed vs Rose & Stenson
Cool as you like. Rose tees off into the early morning fog and finds the fairway beautifully, and Reed follows suit to get the slobberknocker of an opening match underway.
In case you wondered what the fog looks like out on the course... (it's not that bad) 
Spieth & Reed vs Rose & Stenson
Spieth's approach is a beauty, and he leaves Reed a 10-footer to put the pressure on Stenson. The Swede replies, and then some! He pitches the ball beyond the pin and it stops dead. The opening pairs going blow for blow from the get-go. It's down to Reed and Rose to hold their nerve.

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Friday’s results:


  • Match 1: Jordan Spieth & Patrick Reed BEAT Henrik Stenson & Justin Rose 3&2
  • Match 2: Phil Mickelson & Rickie Fowler BEAT Rory McIlroy & Andy Sullivan
  • Match 3: Jimmy Walker & Zach Johnson BEAT Sergio Garcia & Martin Kaymer 4&2
  • Match 4: Dustin Johnson & Matt Kuchr BEAT Lee Westwood & Thomas Pieters 5&4


  • Match 1: Justin Rose & HenrikStenson BEAT Jordan Spieth & Patrick Reed 5&4
  • Match 2: Sergio Garcia & Rafa Cabrera BelloBEATJB Holmes and Ryan Moore 3&2
  • Match 3: Brandt Snedeker & Brooks Koepka BEAT Martin Kaymer & Danny Willett 5&4
  • Match 4: Rory McIlroy & Thomas Pieters BEAT Dustin Johnson & Matt Kuchar 3&2