By Tony Jimenez CHASKA, Minnesota (Reuters) - Sergio Garcia and Rafa Cabrera-Bello produced a remarkable Ryder Cup rally on Saturday, typifying another fighting display by Europe as they won the foursomes to cut the deficit to the U.S. to 6 1/2 - 5 1/2. The two Spanish lionhearts, evoking memories of compatriots Seve Ballesteros and Jose Maria Olazabal, looked down and out when powerhouse American pair Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reed were four up with six holes to play.
Chaska (United States) (AFP) - Sergio Garcia shrugged off Ryder Cup hecklers' insults to help Europe claim a crucial half-point and trim the United States' lead to 6 1/2 - 5 1/2 after Saturday's alternate shot matches.
Oct 1 (Gracenote) - Scores from the Ryder Cup on Saturday in Chaska, Minnesota United States lead Europe 6 1/2 - 5 1/2FoursomesMatch 5 Rory McIlroy/Thomas Pieters (Europe) beat Rickie Fowler/Phil Mickelson (U.S.) 4 and 2 Match 6 Brandt Snedeker/Brooks Koepka (U.S.) beat Henrik Stenson/Matthew Fitzpatrick (Europe) 3 and 2 Match 7 Justin Rose/Chris Wood (Europe) beat Jimmy Walker/Zach Johnson (U.S.) 1 up Match 8 Patrick Reed/Jordan Spieth (U.S.) halved with Sergio Garcia/Rafael Cabrera (Europe)
CHASKA, Minnesota, Oct 1 (Reuters) - Pairings for Saturday afternoon's fourball matches in the 41st Ryder Cup being played at Hazeltine National Golf Club (United States first): Match 1: 12:30 p.m. local time (1730 GMT) Brooks Koepka and Dustin Johnson v Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland) and Thomas Pieters (Belgium) Match 2: 12:45 p.m. (1745) JB Holmes and Ryan Moore v Danny Willett (England) and Lee Westwood (England) Match 3: 1 p.m. (1800) Phil Mickelson and Matt Kuchar v Sergio Garcia (Spain) and Martin Kaymer (Germany) Match 4: 1:15 p.m. ...
Rory McIlroy was the last to arrive at the opening tee Saturday morning for his Ryder Cup match, prompting the pro-USA crowd in the grandstand to get the first "Snory Rory" chant going. Four years after he slept in and needed a police escort to get to the tee box in Chicago on a Sunday, the four-time major winner has taken on a leadership role for Team Europe, which boasts six rookies on its roster this year. The 27-year-old McIlroy -- making his fourth Ryder Cup start after helping Europe to wins in 2010, 2012 and 2014 -- blamed the time zone change between Europe and North America for his late arrival.