Davis Love III is sticking to his guns and sitting every player on the team ... including the red-hot pairing of Keegan Bradley and Phil Mickelson. After coasting to a 7&6 win on Saturday morning, Love opted to rest his dynamic duo before Sunday singles. Here's a look at who's playing in the afternoon fourball session.
Match 13: Dustin Johnson and Matt Kuchar vs. Nicolas Colsaerts and Paul Lawrie — Johnson and Kuchar will once again be paired together for the fourball session after winning 3&2 over Justin Rose and Martin Kaymer on Friday afternoon. They'll face Nicolas Colsaserts and Paul Lawrie – a pairing that includes the oldest member of Europe's Ryder Cup team and its longest off the tee. Colsaerts recorded 10 birdies on his own ball in yesterday's fourball format; Lawrie and Peter Hanson were blasted 5&4 by Watson and Simpson in fourball. On paper, you'd have to give the U.S. squad a slight edge in this match.
Match 14: Bubba Watson and Webb Simpson vs. Justin Rose and Francesco Molinari — Simpson and Watson went 10-under through 14 during Friday fourball but lost 1-up to Justin Rose and Ian Poulter on Saturday morning. They thrived in this format yesterday and should be able to do the exact same thing against Justin Rose and Francesco Molinari. Despite winning two points with Poulter, Jose Maria Olazabal opted to put Molinari with Rose for the afternoon session in the hopes of boosting Molinari's confidence level before Sunday. Watson and Simpson get the edge based on how they fared yesterday in fourball.
Match 15: Tiger Woods and Steve Stricker vs. Sergio Garcia and Luke Donald — Woods and Stricker will get another chance to win a point for the U.S., this time against Garcia and Donald. During Friday's fourball session, Woods poured in seven birdies but ran into a European buzz saw by the name of Nicolas Colsaerts. The Belgian single-handedly helped Europe secure a big point of the U.S. pair. Woods and Garcia's relationship has soured in recent years, so this could be an interesting side story to watch.
Match 16: Jason Dufner and Zach Johnson vs. Rory McIlroy and Ian Poulter — Another undefeated U.S. pairing, Dufner and Johnson will be tasked with handing the European duo of Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell their second defeat of the day. The pair from Northern Ireland fell to Brandt Snedeker and Jim Furyk on Saturday morning, while Dufner and Johnson picked up a 2&1 win over Sergio Garcia and Nicolas Colsaerts. Dunfer and Johnson are riding high are two big wins and should have the edge.
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