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
There’s an endless stream of ways to putt, but that doesn’t mean a particularly peculiar method won’t catch other golfers’ eyes. Ollie Schniederjans fired a 7-under 63 on Friday at the Wyndham Championship to move himself into contention (he’s currently two back heading into the weekend). A former World Amateur No. 1, Schniederjans has usually sported a pretty conventional game. He has been the rare PGA Tour player to go without a hat, but that’s a unique fashion choice rather than something peculiar about his play. But here’s something that really might capture your attention … Schniederjans employing a one-handed finish on a putt at the Wyndham Championship: OK, yeah that’s not something you
When Doug Ghim's winning putt dropped on the 17th hole of his U.S. Amateur semifinal, he immediately realized he has a second chance at a missed opportunity. Ghim narrowly lost the chance to play in the Masters in 2014 when he blew a lead on the final hole of the U.S. Public Links Amateur, a failure that annoys and motivates the University of Texas senior to this day. After reaching the final of the U.S. Amateur along with Doc Redman on Saturday, he is almost certain to get an invitation to play at Augusta next year.