As day two of the 39th Ryder Cup kicked off, a few key moments highlighted the day. As Tiger sat out the first match of his Ryder Cup career, Phil Mickelson and Keegan Bradley played the match of their lives, and the pairing of Dustin Johnson and Jason Dufner continued what looks like a pairing for the future.
After a rough day on Friday, US captain Davis Love III sat Tiger Woods for the morning foursome match. Tiger and Steve Stricker would rejoin the action for the final match of Saturday, but would fall to Sergio Garcia and Luke Donald as the European team would close the deficit to six points heading into the singles matches. While Tiger and Stricker played well, Sergio and Luke played like a team, and never lost the lead after winning the first two holes.
Phil and Keegan played like the MVPs of the Ryder Cup, winning while tying largest margin of 7 and 6, and were given the afternoon match to prepare for Sunday. Throughout the two days of competition, Phil Mickelson and Keegan Bradley have been playing almost as the same golfer, excelling in the alternate competition, a tough type of match for a pair of a left and right-handed golfer.
Another pair from the US that seems to be working on all cylinders together was Dustin Johnson and Jason Dufner. As they cruised to their second victory of the week, posting a 2-0 record in the team matchups, this team has great chemistry and work as a great team. After winning the second hole, the US never gave up the lead, although let it get very close, only winning 2 and 1. This is a pair to look forward to in future Ryder Cups for years to come.
Individual matchups cap off the Ryder Cup this year, begin Sunday morning as the US look to reclaim the Ryder Cup.