2012 Ryder Cup: Sunday singles match-up’s

The single’s matches have been announced for the final day of the 2012 Ryder Cup.

The match-up’s for the 12 final singles matches have been announced with plenty of intriguing battles ahead. The Europeans must win eight of the 12 matches. Eight wins would mean the Ryder Cup would finish in a tie (14 – 14) and Europe would retain the trophy.

  1. Bubba Watson v Luke Donald
  2. Webb Simpson v Ian Poulter
  3. Keegan Bradley v Rory McIlroy
  4. Phil Mickelson v Justin Rose
  5. Brandt Snedeker v Paul Lawrie
  6. Dustin Johnson v Nicolas Colsaerts
  7. Zach Johnson v Graeme McDowell
  8. Jim Furyk v Sergio Garcia
  9. Jason Dufner v Peter Hanson
  10. Matt Kuchar v Lee Westwood
  11. Steve Stricker v Martin Kaymer
  12. Tiger Woods v Francesco Molinari

Can the Europeans win eight of these matches?

Based on current form, I’d say the task will be too monumental. Only once before hae Team Europe taken more than eight points on the final days single match-up’s – back in 2006; 8 1/2 to 3 1/2. To do so, players like Westwood and McIlroy need to finally stand up.

There are just a few too many out of form with the flat stick and the Americans are riding the wave, full of confidence. The experience of Kuchar, Stricker and Woods at the end is a good call by US Team captain Davis Love III.

If it gets close, the crowd will get them home.

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