Sept. 25-Oct. 1, 2023 Marco Simone Golf & Country Club, Rome, Italy

Sergio Garcia and Jon Rahm launched a sensational fightback to beat Brooks Koepka and Daniel Berger 3 & 1 in Saturday's foursomes session and deliver another point for Europe.

The Spanish pair had been the visitors' top performers in the foursomes on Friday but they were in serious trouble in the early stages of the day's opening match after losing the first three holes.

But some outstanding golf from Garcia - who has now won 24 matches at the Ryder Cup, eclipsing Sir Nick Faldo's record - drew the Europeans level at the turn.

And they never looked back, picking up further holes at the 12th and 13th to move two clear before steadying the ship after a brief wobble at the 14th had reduced their lead to one.

They then closed out the victory with wins at the 16th and 17th to put some much needed blue on the scoreboard.

However, that was the only point Europe managed in another disappointing session that the hosts won 3-1 to establish a 9-3 lead overall.

The momentum shifted throughout the morning at Whistling Straits but it was firmly with the United States in the early stages as Koepka and Berger got off to a lightning fast start.

The American duo won the first two holes with birdies before a par at the short third was enough for them to open up a three hole lead.

Rahm’s chip to the side of the fourth hole, with the Americans in bunker trouble, got one back for Europe but Rahm then found the water at the fifth for the second day in a row to hand the hosts their three hole lead back.

But Rahm quickly redeemed himself, holing from around ten feet to make the most of Garcia's marvellous pitch shot and win the sixth hole.

After the seventh was halved, Garcia holed from 13 feet to win the eighth before chipping in from the front of the ninth green to dramatically level things up.

Garcia birdied the par three 12th to put Europe ahead in the match for the first time and a par at the 13th was good enough for a two hole lead.

But their advantage was soon back down to one after the USA won the 14th hole.

Garcia’s delightful approach to the long 16th resulted in a conceded eagle, and another win at the 17th secured Europe the point.

Rahm said: "It means a lot. It's a long race, and even though we were 3 Down early, if there's any point in the match you want to be down it's after three holes because you have 15 to make up.

"We got going and starting on the sixth we kind of woke up and that's when we started playing some good golf.

"Besides a couple of mistakes here and there, in these windy conditions and the cold, we played unbelievable and took advantage of the moments we had and a couple of breaks went our way, and that's why we won."

In match two, Dustin Johnson and Collin Morikawa held off a late rally from Paul Casey and Tyrrell Hatton to win 2 & 1.

Justin Thomas and Jordan Spieth beat Viktor Hovland and Bernd Wiesberger 2 Up, while Xander Schauffele and Patrick Cantlay beat Lee Westwood and Matthew Fitzpatrick 2 & 1 in the bottom match.

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