The 2020 Ryder Cup singles matches highlighted by Bryson DeChambeau vs. Sergio Garcia
The United States leads Europe, 11-5, entering the singles Sunday at the 43rd Ryder Cup. Here’s a look at the 12 clashes at Whistling Straits (all-time ET) with analysis from GolfChannel.com senior editors Ryan Lavner and Rex Hoggard. Click here to watch the games, with coverage on NBC Sports starting at noon ET.
Match 17, 12:04 p.m .: Xander ScHotele (United States) v Rory McIlroy (EUR)
Lavner: This is the third time McIlroy has been sent off at No. 1, and previously he’s 0-2. This record could worsen against one of the best American players.
Hoggard: It’s hard to imagine how McIlroy will be left out, but his play this week was not inspired and while it makes sense to hope for the best if you’re European captain Padraig Harrington it doesn’t end well for the Northern Irishman.
Match 18, 12:15 p.m .: Patrick Cantlay (United States) v Shane Lowry (EUR)
Lavner: The Irishman is one of the few Europeans to show signs of life, holding a 10-foot par clutch on the last green on Saturday night to give visitors at least a glimmer of hope. It probably won’t matter against Cantlay, who is 3-0-1 so far.
Hoggard: Lowry has been a rare ray of hope for the European team but, once again, Patty Ice has been unstoppable since winning the BMW Championship and it’s hard to imagine how that will change on Sunday.
Match 19: 12h26: Scottie Scheffler (United States) v Jon Rahm (EUR)
Lavner: The American rookie has the toughest job of all against Rahm, the world No.1 who was just brilliant. Good luck, Scottie.
Hoggard: Rahm, Rahm, Rahm. The Spaniard has played inspired golf this week and Scheffler, who has been impressive on his Ryder Cup debut, won’t be the one to stop him from having a perfect 5-0-0 week.
43rd Ryder Cup Match Score
Match 20: 12:37 p.m .: Bryson DeChambeau (United States) v Sergio Garcia (EUR)
Lavner: The most intriguing confrontation of the day, between two polarizing characters. Garcia has been brilliant in partnership play historically, but only has a .500 singles record (4-4-1).
Hoggard: Garcia lives for this type of confrontation and, as DeChambeau likes to say it, will benefit from a place “without rent” in the head of his adversary with a ruthless play which lets nothing show. The all-time leader adds to that total.
Match 21, 12:48 p.m .: Collin Morikawa (United States) v Viktor Hovland (EUR)
Lavner: An intriguing battle of the 2019ers class. Morikawa took the upper hand this week, compiling a 3-0 record while Hovland was hugely disappointing 0-3-1.
Hoggard: It will likely be the match of the day between two of the game’s most promising young stars and is far too close to be announced.
Match 22, 12:59 p.m .: Dustin Johnson (United States) v Paul Casey (EUR)
Lavner: Two players go in opposite directions, as DJ looks to finish a perfect 5-0 week while Casey looks to earn his first point.
Hoggard: Asked how DJ has asserted himself as a leader, Collin Morikawa said he was “silent” and set an example. That won’t change on Sunday when Johnson finishes a perfect week.
Match 23, 1:10 p.m .: Brooks Koepka (United States) v Bernd Wiesberger (EUR)
Lavner: Koepka was one of the few disappointments for the Americans, getting just one point in three tries. If this thing is nearly done, its pleasure meter might be low.
Hoggard: Another close game that could go either way, but the nod should go to Koepka, who started the week with plenty of question marks – both physical and motivating – but produced some of the best moments in the American team.
Match 24, 1:21 p.m .: Tony Finau (United States) v Ian Poulter (EUR)
Lavner: Does Poulter still have something? In what is likely his last cup, he will put his undefeated singles record (5-0-1) on the line.
Hoggard: It sounds like Poulter’s swansong Ryder Cup in every way and despite a few flashes of that brilliant “Postman”, there is no end to the storybook for the Englishman.
Match 25, 1:32 p.m .: Justin Thomas (United States) v Tyrrell Hatton (EUR)
Lavner: The two players were inconsistent but still had their moments. Of all the games, this one has the most potential to get chippy.
Hoggard: Another tough game to call, but it will be entertaining. Hatton has his anger under control, but it seems there are limits and Thomas has taken on the role of emotional leader of the American team.
Match 26, 1:43 p.m .: Harris English (United States) v Lee Westwood (EUR)
Lavner: Only two appearances each this week. It would be a shame to see Westy make her 11e and possibly the Ryder Cup Final, going 0-3 before taking the reins in 2023.
Hoggard: Like Poulter, that’s it for Westwood. Unlike Poulter, Westwood seems to have play to go with this fight. Another toc-up.
Match 27, 1:54 p.m .: Jordan Spieth (United States) v Tommy Fleetwood (EUR)
Lavner: Spieth’s putter dropped him massively in a four-ball loss on Saturday. For a player with his match play pedigree, it’s a puzzle whether he’s 0-3 in Ryder Cup singles.
Hoggard: This game is unlikely to mean anything with the United States cruising with an 11-5 lead and it is just as likely that Spieth will be more interested in joining in the victory celebration. Advantage, Fleetwood.
Match 28, 2:05 p.m .: Daniel Berger (United States) v Matthew Fitzpatrick (EUR)
Lavner: If the game somehow boils down to those two, Fitz has more at stake: he’s looking to avoid becoming the first player in half a century to play in multiple cups without winning a point.
Hoggard: Berger performed well in his first Ryder Cup, going 1-1-0 with Koepka, and has the fiery makings of a team staple, but if his first tee celebration with Thomas on Saturday was an indication that it could be controlled by the time that this match warms up.