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Play suspended as Europe lead 3-1 early on in Ryder Cup

| 01.10.2010

Play has been suspended at the Ryder Cup due to a waterlogged course at the Celtic Manor resort.

Europe currently lead in three of the four fourball matches and are 8/13 in-running to win Friday’s fourballs, but with the opening fourball only on the sixth fairway, there is plenty of time for the American team to turn the scorecard around.

America are 11/4 to win the morning session but the three pairings that are currently losing to the Europeans can gain some inspiration from Bubba Watson and Jeff Overton.

The two rookies are two-up after two holes against Luke Donald and Padraig Harrington and are 4/7 to win their match.

Lee Westwood and Martin Kaymer are two-up after five against Dustin Johnson and Phil Mickelson and are 1/3 to win the match-up in the Ryder Cup in-running betting market.

The Northern Irish pair of Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell and Ian Poulter and Ross Fisher are one-up in their matches and the Ulstermen are 4/9 to win their match and the English pair are 1/1 to beat Tiger Woods and Steve Stricker.

It’s 5/2 for the fourball score to remain 3/1 come the end of the morning session but with Fisher and Poulter in trouble on the fourth, Stricker and Woods will be hopeful of getting immediately back to all square when they get back on the course.

The break will favour the USA team with Europe in the ascendancy in the early stages and America are currently 11/4 to win day one.

Europe are now 1/2 to win the Ryder Cup. See the full 2010 Ryder Cup in-running betting odds market here.



Ed Needham