SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France — Tiger Woods' Ryder Cup record got a little worse on Friday morning.
After his 3 and 1 loss alongside Patrick Reed to Francesco Molinari and Tommy Fleetwood, Woods is now 5-9-0 in fourball matches and 13-18-3 overall. Woods birdied just two holes playing in his first Ryder Cup since 2012, but his poor play (outside of a few great shots) wasn't the most disappointing of the morning.
Woods was watching the afternoon foursomes as captain Jim Furyk brought in Bryson DeChambeau, Phil Mickelson, Webb Simpson and Bubba Watson.
Justin Rose and Jon Rahm had at least a one-shot lead for 15 of the first 16 holes until a stroke of luck from Tony Finau. His tee shot on the par-3 16th narrowly avoided the water, hit a railroad tie and jumped onto the green to set up a birdie putt that squared the match. After two pars on No. 17, the Europeans played a disastrous 18th hole so instead of a loss, the Americans took a full point with a Brooks Koepka par.
Well done, Tommy Fleetwood. His match with Molinari against Woods and Reed flipped back and forth all morning. On No. 16, a difficult par 3, Fleetwood sunk a long putt and stole the show with his celebration.
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