- Radio Times
- Review by:
- Tom Loxley
After yesterday’s fourballs and foursomes, it’s time for golf in the raw — the high-stakes shoot-out that is today’s singles. After two days of sending their players out in pairs, both captains must shuffle the pack. But where to play their jokers? Will José María Olazábal send Rory McIlroy out early or late? And will America try to trump him with Tiger Woods?
It’s a game within a game as both teams steal towards the finishing line and, in Europe’s case, the magic mark of 14 points. Last time, in 2010, it went down to the penultimate hole of the final match. Rarely do 12 games of golf promise — or mean — so much.
About this programme
Coverage of the 12 singles matches on day three at the Medinah Country Club in Illinois, where the USA and Europe conclude their battle for supremacy. America edged the singles 7-5 two years ago in Wales, but that was not enough to prevent Europe from regaining the trophy with a 14.5-13.5 victory. That occasion was the first time the Ryder Cup had been decided on a Monday, as torrential rain caused havoc with the schedule, but Graeme McDowell held his nerve to sink the winning putt against Hunter Mahan on the 17th green.