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Day two foursomes offer Europe chance for Ryder Cup retaliation

| 29.09.2012

The US lead going into day two of the Ryder Cup, but Europe are good value to fight back and win the second set of foursomes at 11/8.

And if, like Colin Montgomerie, you believe that José María Olazábal’s men can reverse their opening day domination, Europe are priced at 11/2 to win the second day’s play 5-3.

Justin Rose and Ian Poulter to beat Webb Simpson and Bubba Watson @ 11/10

Europe’s opening pair for day two will have to overcome 2012 major-winning duo Simpson and Watson if they are to kick-start the away team’s fightback.

Simpson, who won this year’s US Open, and Watson, who triumphed at the Masters in April, destroyed Lawrie and Hanson 5&4 in yesterday’s fourballs.

However, foursomes is more of a team game, and partnerships don’t come as determined and passionate as Rose and Poulter.

Rose is in good form coming to Medinah, while Poulter can always be relied upon in matchplay, and this pairing comfortably overcame Woods and Stricker in the opening foursomes.

Keegan Bradley and Phil Mickelson to beat Lee Westwood and Luke Donald @ evens

Very few punters would bet against Bradley and Mickelson in the form they are in, after the pair picked up two of the US’ five points on day one.

Ryder Cup rookie Bradley excelled alongside his idol ‘Lefty’, with the duo taking it in turns to enthral the crowd with mesmerisingly accurate golf.

The Americans have already beaten Donald once this tournament, whilst Westwood looked far from his best during his two opening day defeats.

Jason Dufner and Zach Johnson to tie with Sergio Garcia and Nicolas Colsaerts @ 6/1

Belgian new-boy Colsaerts was the shining light during an otherwise dark display for Europe in the fourballs on day one, striking eight birdies and an eagle on his Ryder Cup debut.

Garcia will hope to add his wealth of experience to Colsaerts’ youthful dynamism and glean a point from their match with with exciting US pair Dufner and Johnson.

Graeme McDowell and Rory McIlroy to beat Jim Furyk and Brandt Snedeker @ 5/6

Europe’s Northern Irish pair secured the first points of the 2012 Ryder Cup when they overcame Furyk and Snedeker in the opening foursomes.

McDowell and McIlroy struggled en route to fourballs defeat in the afternoon, but their chemistry in foursomes looks promising for the visitors on day two.

Furyk’s unique swing and Snedeker’s master putting game offer a threat, but the world number one and 2010 US Open champion are a stronger team pairing.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.

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Jamie Dickenson