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Ryder Cup leaderboard: Closing the gap

A demonstrative Patrick Reed, playing with Jordan Spieth, holed out for eagle to take the edge against Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson in their Saturday foursomes match. Can the U.S. keep its lead at the Ryder Cup? Track the action on our leaderboard.

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Europe pulls within one of U.S. at Ryder Cup

Europe claimed 2½ of the 4 points in the Saturday morning foursomes session at the Ryder Cup. The U.S. leads 6½ to 5½ entering the afternoon matches.

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Michael Collins ESPN Senior Writer 

Don't look now, but Dustin Johnson looks like he's had enough of Rory McIlroy. DJ has birdied the last two holes and cut the Euros lead in half. As his birdie on the 12th hole dropped he did a BIG fist pump and showed more emotion yelling, "COME ON!" than I have ever seen. McIlroy/Pieters 2up vs. Johnson/Koepka playing the 13th.

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If we get the Reed v McIlroy match everyone is pining for they better go out last because they are going to burn Hazeltine to the ground

Ian O'Connor ESPN Senior Writer 

Rory McIlroy approach shot at No. 9. In the air looked like it might go in on the fly. He just never lets up.

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Sergio Garcia and Rafa Cabrera Bello were 4 holes down through 12 holes before they won 4 of the final 6 holes to halve the match. They become the first team to rebound from as many as 4 down to halve or win a match since Oliver Wilson and Henrik Stenson against Anthony Kim and Phil Mickelson in 2008 Foursomes.

Michael Collins ESPN Senior Writer 

There are crowds like these all around the back nine (this is the 16th hole) watching the big screens waiting for the matches to get to them.

Bob Harig ESPN Senior Writer 

Phil Mickelson is trying to avoid a dubious distinction in his afternoon match at Hazeltine. With a loss in the morning session, Lefty now has 20 losses in his Ryder Cup career, tying Jim Furyk for the most in U.S. history. Another today or tomorrow would give him the U.S. "record.'' The most losses by any player is 21, held by Neil Coles and Christy O'Connor both of whom played for the Great Britain & Ireland side prior to continental Europe joining the Ryder Cup.

Ian O'Connor ESPN Senior Writer 

Michael Jordan, biggest star at the Ryder Cup, watching the American golfer who was named after him, Jordan Spieth.

Michael Collins ESPN Senior Writer 

Glimpse of Ryder Captains future? Jim Furyk chatting with Ian Poulter behind the 3rd green.

Michael Collins ESPN Senior Writer 

The last time I heard this much cheering/jeering for bad shots was in Scottsdale, AZ on the 16th hole of TPC Scottsdale for the Waste Management Open.

Michael Collins ESPN Senior Writer 

This first match of the afternoon features four of the longest hitters on two tours. Each captain is essentially throwing an uppercut and we're gonna see who gets knocked out!

Michael Collins ESPN Senior Writer 

Michael Jordan looks on as the first afternoon group is introduced. I asked the legend if he had his lucky cigars for the afternoon matches cause we were gonna need them, "Oh yeah baby." He said with a smile.

Kevin Maguire Golf 

Not a single lead change in any match for the Saturday morning foursomes here at the 41st Ryder Cup. If you took the lead, you never lost that lead. Through three sessions, Team USA still in front, 6 1/2 to 5 1/2.

Bob Harig ESPN Senior Writer 

The Saturday foursomes at the Ryder Cup are complete, and the U.S. now leads 6 ½ to 5 ½ with a fourball session ahead this afternoon. Here are the results McIlroy/Pieters def Mickelson/Folwer 4&2 Snedeker/Koepka def Stenson/Fitzpatrick 3&2 Rose/Wood def Z. Johnson/Walker 1-up Reed/Spieth tied Garcia/Cabrera Bello

Michael Collins ESPN Senior Writer 

HOLY MOMENTUM SWING BATMAN!! At one point Spieth and Reed were up by 4. Now Garcia and Cabrera Bello have tied it up!!