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Watch: McIlroy Executes Outrageous Approach As Europe Hot-Up

After USA laid down a marker in the morning fourballs, Thomas Bjorn and his European team knew that they needed to make a big statement in the afternoon session, and that’s exactly what they’ve done so far.

Ahead in each of the four games, the European’s have been dominating the foursomes on the first afternoon of the Ryder Cup in Le Golf National in Paris France.

There have been a number of highlights including the sensational putting of Europe’s Tommy Fleetwood, but perhaps the standout moment was a stunning approach shot from Rory McIlroy on the 13th after his partner Ian Poulter’s drive left him in a difficult position.

Off-balance and almost in the water, McIlroy stepped up and delivered a tremendous shot finding the green from what looked to be a near-impossible angle.

His playing partner Ian Poulter was clearly pleased with McIlroy’s shot, with the pair currently sitting three up against their opponents of Webb Simpson and Bubba Watson.

If Europe can hang on to their leads in each of their four games then they will go into Saturday’s session in an excellent position, 5-3 up, having been 1-3 down following the morning fourballs.

Here’s hoping Bjorn’s men can make a huge statement over the last few holes in Paris.

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Author: Oisin McQueirns

Oisin McQueirns is a digital journalist at Pundit Arena. Massive fan of Leeds United, Ric Flair and Trusting The Process. Contact him here [email protected]