WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – The U.S. and Europe split their morning foursomes on Day 2, and then the U.S. dominated afternoon fourballs for a commanding 10 1/2 to 5 1/2 lead. Here's a recap of the matches so far. Day 2 afternoon fourballs: U.S. 3, Europe 1 MATCH 13: Brittany Lang-Brittany Lincicome (U.S.) def. Carlota Ciganda-Mel Reid (Europe), 2 up: Easily the best match of the week and one that Europe did well to get to the 18th hole. Lincicome started with six straight birdies and made 10 in the first 15 holes. Lang dunked a wedge for eagle on the seventh hole. Europe was 10 under, and lost. MATCH 14: Jodi Ewart Shadoff-Anna Nordqvist (Europe) def. Lizette Salas-Angel Yin (U.S.), 4 and 2: The
Less than a week after hinting that he might be done for the remainder of 2017, Rory McIlroy on Friday committed to play next week's Northern Trust, the first leg of the FedExCup Playoffs. McIlroy is the postseason's defending champion, after taking both the Tour Championship and the FedExCup in dramatic fashion last fall. The news that he'll tee it up in the first playoff event is only surprising in light of what he offered following his T-22 finish last Sunday at the PGA Championship. “I don’t know what I’m going to do,” he said, referring to his upcoming schedule. “You might not see me until next year. You might see me in a couple weeks’ time. It really depends.” McIlroy has been hampered
Doug Ghim advanced to the semifinals of the U.S. Amateur on Friday with a 2-and-1 victory over Scotland's Connor Syme. Tommy Humphrey also advanced with a 1-up victory over Taiwan's Chun An Yu. Doc Redman beat Australia's Travis Smyth 1 up, and Mark Lawrence Jr. finished off Dawson Armstrong 3 and 2 to complete an all-American final four at Riviera Country Club.