Sunday shaping up as Ryder Cup classic - if rain holds off

Updated: Oct 03, 2010, 12:21 PM IST

Wales: If the Welsh weather gods behave, Sunday is shaping up to be one of the all-time great Ryder Cup finales after Europe`s stunning fightback in the last two hours of a topsy-turvy day of action on Saturday.

Agruelling day in the mud ended with the United States, seeking to win in Europe for the first time in 17 years, 6-4 ahead after the opening fourballs and foursomes but with Europe leading in all six of the unfinished pairs matches.

The four fourballs and two foursomes contests, all curtailed by bad light before reaching the back nine, will resume at 0745 local (0645 GMT) on Sunday.

They will be followed by the 12 singles matches but organisers have said that, following the seven hours lost to rain on Friday any delays at all on Sunday -- when more rain is forecast -- would mean the singles running over into Monday.

In the heavyweight clash between Tiger Woods and Steve Stricker and Europeans Lee Westwood and Luke Donald, the home team will take a four-up lead into the back nine as Donald aims to extend his remarkable foursomes record to six wins out of six.

Westwood, meanwhile, seeks to continue his Ryder Cup dominance of Woods with a sixth win in seven contests against the American world number one.

The last clean sweep in a single Cup session came in 1989 when Europe won all four of the Friday fourballs in the 14-14 tied contest at The Belfry.

Bureau Report

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