2012 Ryder Cup: United States Hopes To Take Down Talented European Squad

Tiger Woods and the United States team will attempt to take back the Ryder Cup this weekend in Medinah, Ill. Meanwhile, the European squad, which boasts four out of the five best players in the world, hopes to win their second straight title.

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The U.S. leads Europe 10-6 entering play Sunday

The United States has a 10-6 lead entering the final day of Ryder Cup action and will need just 4.5 points on Sunday to ensure a victory.

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Team USA looks to extend Ryder Cup lead

NBC picks up all-day coverage on Saturday as Team USA looks to widen its lead on Team Europe.

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Woods left off Saturday morning Ryder Cup pairings

The pairings for Saturday morning's foursome matches have been released, and Tiger Woods has been relegated to the bench for Team USA along with Steve Stricker. For Woods, it's the first time in his career at the Ryder Cup that he's missed a session and it comes on the heels of a Friday where he and Stricker lost both of their matches.

Here are the pairings and start times for Saturday morning's matches:

  • 7:20 a.m. CT: Webb Simpson/Bubba Watson vs. Justin Rose/Ian Poulter
  • 7:35 a.m. CT: Keegan Bradley/Phil Mickelson vs. Lee Westwood, Luke Donald
  • 7:50 a.m. CT: Jason Dufner/Zach Johnson vs. Nicolas Colsaerts/Sergio Garcia
  • 8:05 a.m. CT: Jim Furyk/Brandt Snedeker vs. Rory McIlroy/Graeme McDowell
After the morning's matches, the tournament will shift to fourball for the afternoon, in which Woods may appear. The United States is entering Saturday's matches with a 5-3 lead on Team Europe after a strong showing from the Bradley/Mickelson pairing, which won both of its matches on Friday.
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U.S. dominating afternoon four-ball at Ryder Cup

While the Europe and United States teams at the Ryder Cup stayed tied through the morning, the Americans are looking to capture the Day 1 lead with a strong afternoon showing.

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