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These are the Ryder Cup players and groups most under par

Ryder Cup match play provides a hugely different playing and viewing experience than traditional stroke play. Through three sessions, we know the Europeans have played better team golf on the way to that 8-4 lead. We wondered how a traditional leaderboard would look with team and individual scores relative to par.

Here are the best pairings to par, using each pairing's best score per hole in four-balls and their team scores in foursomes through three sessions:

Team Pairing Score Sessions Played
U.S. Justin Thomas/Jordan Spieth -18 Four
Europe Paul Casey/Tyrrell Hatton -17 Two
Europe Francesco Molinari/Tommy Fleetwood -17 Four
U.S. Tony Finau/Brooks Koepka -11 Two
U.S. Dustin Johnson/Rickie Fowler -10 Three
U.S. Tiger Woods/Patrick Reed -7 Two
Europe Sergio Garcia/Rory McIlroy -7 One
Europe Ian Poulter/Jon Rahm -7 One
Europe Justin Rose/Jon Rahm -6 One
Europe Rory McIlroy/Thorbjorn Olesen -3 One
Europe Henrik Stenson/Justin Rose -1 Two
U.S. Dustin Johnson/Brooks Koepka E One
Europe Sergio Garcia/Alex Noren +1 Two
U.S. Bubba Watson/Webb Simpson +1 Two
U.S. Tiger Woods/Bryson DeChambeau +1 One
Europe Ian Poulter/Rory McIlroy +2 Two
U.S. Phil Mickelson/Bryson DeChambeau +2 One

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Here are the individual players with the best score to par for the 2018 Ryder Cup. For four-ball matches, we counted a player's score if he recorded the low score on a hole for his team and a par for the hole if his teammate recorded the low score. We counted the team foursomes scores for both individuals in a pairing.

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It's worth noting the individual player scores to par favor players who have played in four-ball matches over those who have exclusively played foursomes, a format where shooting a par is often enough to win a hole. 

Team Player Score Sessions Played
Europe Francesco Molinari -13 Four
Europe Paul Casey -11 Two
U.S. Justin Thomas -10 Four
Europe Tommy Fleetwood -9 Four
U.S. Jordan Spieth -8 Four
U.S. Tony Finau -8 Two
Europe Tyrrell Hatton -6 Two
Europe Justin Rose -5 Three
U.S. Rickie Fowler -4 Three
Europe Jon Rahm -4 Two
Europe Rory McIlroy -3 Four
U.S. Dustin Johnson -3 Four
Europe Ian Poulter -3 Three
U.S. Tiger Woods -3 Three
U.S. Brooks Koepka -3 Three
U.S. Patrick Reed -3 Two
Europe Thorbjorn Olesen -3 One
Europe Sergio Garcia -1 Three
Europe Henrik Stenson -1 Two
Europe Alex Noren +1 Two
U.S. Webb Simpson +1 Two
U.S. Bubba Watson +1 Two
U.S. Phil Mickelson +2 One
U.S. Bryson DeChambeau +3 Two