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Live Reporting

Mike Henson

All times stated are UK

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  1. Post update

    The two captains will be cooking up their singles selections right now somewhere in the depths of Gleneagles. We will have news on that just as soon as the white smoke emerged from the hotel's chimney.

    In the meantime, Rob Hodgetts' report is up and expanding on the website.

    We will be back tomorrow for the singles action and the conclusion of the 40th Ryder Cup. Andy Cryer will be on the buttons well before the first tee shot is launched into the distance at 11:36 BST.

    See you there.

  2. Shots of the day

    Ian Poulter

    Ian Poulter has had a pretty ordinary campaign so far, but that superb chip in off the 15th fairway in the morning's fourballs was some of the old magic.

    You can relive that and the rest of the day's shots in this jaunty video.

  3. Post update

    USA started on Friday with jumpers depicting a silhouette of the Ryder Cup itself. Today they went with an American flag. At this rate they will have the plane home on Sunday's design.

    Tom Watson will need every bit of his belief, wisdom and wiles to breathe life into their challenge tonight. But if that momentum starts flowing their way, who can say?

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    #bbcrydercup on Twitter and 81111 on text

    AJ: Europe has to go top heavy tomorrow, kill it stone dead early, don't allow the US a sniff of another miracle.

  5. Who plays fourballs in Europe?

    Nicolas Colsaerts

    Belgium's 2012 Ryder Cup player on BBC Radio 5 live

    It's a format most players play when they're young in Europe. You don't play fourballs you play foursomes in competition. That might be why.

  6. Captain reaction

    Team Europe's Jamie Donaldson of Wales (2nd L) and Lee Westwood of England (2nd R) are congratulated by Captain of Team Europe Paul McGinley

    Europe captain Paul McGinley: "The guys were brave again today, but they produced again. It's been a great team performance. Collectively as a team everyone has pulled their weight and collectively we've come together.

    "My job as captain is I'm half a day ahead of everyone else. I've had my idea of where we're going with the singles tomorrow and all afternoon I've been discussing it with my vice-captains. We'll discuss it with a few of the players. The eraser has been used a few times!"

  7. Post update

    Iain Carter

    BBC golf correspondent on Radio 5 live

    "I just wonder whether Valderrama 1997 might be brought up in the team room. Europe led 10½-5½ then after battering the Americans 6-2 on Saturday but only just scraped home in the singles."

  8. Post update

    If you are Tom Watson who do you try and light the fuse on an improbable comeback tomorrow? Throw super rookies Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reed in up top and hope their more senior colleague take their fearless lead?

    Will Paul McGinley try to kill it off early doors and stem any United States resurgence at source with a top-loaded selection?

    I think the Victor Dubuisson, runner-up in this year's WGC MatchPlay Championships, could yet be the trump card.

  9. Player reaction

    Justin Rose of Europe and Martin Kaymer of Europe

    Martin Kaymer: "It was very exciting. We had our chances, I think no team wanted to win the match, that's what it felt like, but as we walked up the 18th I said to Justin, 'We deserve at least a point.'"

    Justin Rose: "It feels good. They (Spieth and Reed) have had a great Ryder Cup. I think that match was there for the taking but we caught a break, they got a poor lie on the 18th. But foursomes can be like that and we worked hard today."

  10. Player reaction

    European Ryder Cup players Sergio Garcia (L) and Rory McIlroy

    Rory McIlroy: "It's nice to put that first win on the board this week. We have had some great battles, even today, and we were able to get the better of Hunter and Jim. It's just great to put a point on the board and inch us closer to the win."

    Sergio Garcia: "I think Rory beat three guys today in foursomes - that's not easy to do! I wasn't at my best. I was a little bit nervous. He played just amazing."

    The bromance is strong between these two.

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    Ben Taylor: Great position for Europe to be in. The Miracle in Gleneagles doesn't have the same ring.

    Andy Stevens: Goodness. Europe beat USA 7-1 in foursomes.

    Paolo Brand: Rosey! Rosey! Rosey! Justin Rose you are Europe's hero & talisman. What an incredible performance dude!

  12. Post update

    At 10-6, Europe's advantage is the same they held at Brookline in 1999, when the United States swept back to win 14½-13½.

    It is the same margin the United States had in Medinah before being overhauled 14½-13½ in the Sunday singles.

    If the United States are to regain the trophy it will be in the most swashbuckling style.

  13. Post update

    Vice skip Miguel Angel Jimenez is bumbling about in the midst of the celebrations, waving a mini European flag.

    His team have walloped the United States 7-1 in the foursomes across the opening two days. It has always traditionally been the Americans' weakest format and history is repeating itself once again.

  14. Europe at the races

    Andrew Magee

    American PGA Tour winner on BBC Radio 5 live

    "I hate to say it but the European team is loaded with stallions, they're fresh and playing great."

  15. Rose & Kaymer v Spieth & Reed

    Match halved

    John Murray

    BBC Radio 5 live commentator at Gleneagles

    Justin Rose lifts his putter to the skies and shouts at Martin Kaymer. The match score is 10-6, just like Medinah.

  16. Post update

    Tom Fordyce

    Chief sports writer at Gleneagles

    Party on around the 16th after Furyk's miserable chip gifts McIlroy and Garcia the hole and with it the match. Ponytailed vice-captain Jimenez hugs his victorious players like a mob family don welcoming his favourite nephews. Rory flings his ball to the crowd, Sergio follows suit with his cap. 10-6 Europe, and the US will need their own Miracle of Medina. The Gobsmacking of Gleneagles?

  17. BreakingKaymer & Rose v Spieth & Reed

    All square after 18

    Jordan Spieth goes close, but leaves it a little wide. Justin Rose drains his and Europe have the half as they poach the final hole.

    No clean sweep for Justin Rose, but a commanding lead for his continent ahead of the singles.

  18. BreakingMcIlroy & Garcia v Furyk & Mahan

    Europe win 3&2

    No escape for the Americans as Rory McIlroy rolls in the final putt and is engulfed in blue and white hi-tech fabrics as his team-mates spill forward to congratulate him and Sergio Garcia.

    A popular pair off the course as well as being a little useful on it.

  19. Kaymer & Rose v Spieth & Reed

    US 1 up after 17

    Now then. Patrick Reed has got a bounder of a lie in the greenside bunker. He has to come out the sidedoor and Jordan Spieth has plenty to do on the green.

    Martin Kaymer has a much clearer route to the pin and lands up to within five feet. Can they pinch a half out of the fire?

  20. McIlroy & Garcia v Furyk & Mahan

    Europe 2 up after 15

    Rory McIlroy might have put this one to bed. He plays out of the bunker and to within four feet with his third shot. The Americans are further away in four.

    Start chalking it up Mr McGinley...

  21. Kaymer & Rose v Spieth & Reed

    US 1 up after 17

    Second shots on the last from within a few feet of each other.

    Jordan Spieth steps up first. Into the greenside bunker. Can Justin Rose find the green and crank wide open a chance of a half? Not yet. He follows into the same trap.

  22. Europe's new 'power pair'... GMac and Dubush

    BBC Radio 5 live

    McDowell: "Victor's iron play over the last couple of days, I'm not sure I've seen better iron play consistently. It was stunning. I really can't say enough about the talent he is.

    "The captain asked me to be a leader this week and I really wanted to embrace that role. I knew Victor was good but I didn't know he was this good. I've let this guy go. If he wins tomorrow I think you can really say he's arrived on the world stage."

    Dubuisson: "My friends are with me, they're like my family. The crowd support has been fantastic."

  23. McIlroy & Garcia v Furyk & Mahan

    Europe 2 up after 15

    Europe's Rory McIlroy

    Back on 16, Rory McIlroy and Hunter Mahan have gone left and right off the fairway respectively. Sergio Garcia has a shot out of the rough and chases the ball out with a mighty blow. That is up somewhere just short of the green. Jim Furyk playing out of a bunker is more conservative and the Americans have work to do.

  24. Kaymer & Rose v Spieth & Reed

    US 1 up after 17

    To the last then. Martin Kaymer twists his torso through his tee shot and, with the help of a friendly kick, is up right alongside Patrick Reed's effort in the centre of the fairway.

  25. Rose & Kaymer v Spieth & Reed

    US 1 up after 17

    Andrew Magee

    American PGA Tour winner on BBC Radio 5 live

    "What a shot from Jordan Spieth, to put that within six feet over the bunker. As soon as Patrick Reed missed that putt on 16 Jordan ran over to his partner and said 'It's ok, it's ok. There are still two holes to play.'"

  26. Kaymer & Rose v Spieth & Reed

    US 1 up after 17

    USA up

    Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reed will have at least a half point to add to their tally as a little piece of Spieth magic and some clunky play from Justin Rose and Martin Kaymer puts them one up with one to play.

  27. McIlroy & Garcia v Furyk & Mahan

    Europe 1 up after 15

    Sergio Garcia and Rory McIlroy are walking a high-wire act, but they are not too far from home now. The Americans - Jim Furyk and Hunter Mahan - are still within striking distance, but there are now only three holes left for them to land the punch.

  28. Post update

    Tom Fordyce

    Chief sports writer at Gleneagles

    Knee-deep in the heaving throngs around the 16th green, waiting for the Rose/Kaymer match to come through, and the thousands all around are glued to the gathering European charge on the giant screen beyond the bunker. It's like watching with a bunch of friends of friends on the world's biggest sofa. Who's got the family pack of crisps?

  29. Dubuisson & McDowell v Fowler & Walker

    Europe win 5&4

    Karen Stupples

    Solheim Cup winner on BBC Radio 5 live

    European Ryder Cup players Graeme McDowell (L) and Victor Dubuisson

    "What a tremendous talent this man (Dubuisson) is. He's been hitting it right to left, left to right, he's hit it in so tight sometimes GMac hasn't even had to putt. What a star of the future this guy is."

  30. BreakingDubuisson & McDowell v Walker & Fowler

    Europe win 5&4

    Europe are straining at the leash. Graeme McDowell cosies the ball up to the hole and Rickie Fowler and Jimmy Walker fold out on the 14th green to make it 8½-5½ to the boys in blue.

  31. Kaymer & Rose v Spieth & Reed

    All square after 16

    After two good opening shots, Justin Rose and Martin Kaymer have made a dog's dinner of the 16th with the German flopping his attempt to chip down onto the bottom deck and Rose undercooking the recovery.

    Kaymer's par putt runs by and suddenly Patrick Reed has a foot tiddler to put the United States one up with two to play.

    U.S. Ryder Cup player Patrick Reed

    Someone get a doctor in here quick! A choke of the highest order as he contrives to find a way round the hole.

    That's the pressure of the Ryder Cup and there is more to come as they head for the 17th all square.

  32. Dubuisson & McDowell v Walker & Fowler

    Europe 5 up after 13

    Victor Dubuisson has just about put the lid on Jimmy Walker and Rickie Fowler, firing to the heart of the 14th green.

  33. Dubuisson & McDowell v Walker & Fowler

    Europe 5 up after 13

    Europe up

    Graeme McDowell goes close with a long, long putt as he attempts to win the hole. It seems like Europe's chance has gone, but Jimmy Walker surrenders the hole in painful fashion, rinking his three-foot putt for a half wide. Five up and five to play.

  34. McIlroy & Garcia v Furyk & Mahan

    Europe 2 up after 14

    Europe up

    Europe's Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland (R) and Sergio Garcia of Spain

    There she blows. Rory McIlroy rolls his shoulders through the ball and his putter obliges, sending it away to put Europe two to the good.

  35. Westwood goes past Seve in overall Ryder Cup points tally

    Iain Carter

    BBC golf correspondent on Radio 5 live

    This is turning into an excellent afternoon for Europe. USA desperately need Jim Furyk and Hunter Mahan to turn around their match. For Lee Westwood, after his 2&1 win alongside Jamie Donaldson, that takes him above Seve Ballesteros on overall points (23 to 22.5).

  36. McIlroy & Garcia v Furyk & Mahan

    Europe 1 up after 13

    Sergio Garcia then. Has he got his seaside legs? He certainly has. A lovely little shovel out of the sand and Rory McIlroy will have a three-footer to win the hole and inflate Europe's lead in the match.

  37. McIlroy & Garcia v Furyk & Mahan

    Europe 1 up after 13

    Hunter Mahan looks like he is playing some cross-country golf, sending his tee shot on 14 swinging way, way right and onto the adjacent fairway. Jim Furyk gets his machete out and heads into the wilds. He does a decent job of hacking out, but Rory McIlroy in a greenside bunker is surely better placed for Europe.

  38. Kaymer & Rose v Spieth & Reed

    All square after 15

    John Murray

    BBC Radio 5 live commentator at Gleneagles

    Kaymer and Rose have missed chance after chance to take this match all square and this chance was, well, unmissable.

    Following a monster putt from Justin Rose to within gimme range, German Kaymer tickled in a two-footer to pull Europe level with the super rookie pairing of Spieth and Reed.

  39. Kaymer & Rose v Spieth & Reed

    All square after 15

    Europe up

    Patrick Reed allows his putter to slip through his fingers in despair as the his par putt teeters on the rim but refuses to drop on 15.

    The American duo are not going to give Martin Kaymer his par putt from two feet. Fair enough as well. The German looks like he has a major rick in him at the moment. Not here though. He taps in and Europe are level in the match.

  40. Post update

    Iain Carter

    BBC golf correspondent on Radio 5 live

    U.S. Ryder Cup captain Tom Watson

    I think Tom Watson's going to face a lot of criticism if this plays out as an American loss. Not playing the super rookies (Spieth and Reed) yesterday afternoon or Bradley and Mickelson today: Watson has made some very questionable decisions and he's not been the most convincing in the public forum. I think he'll come in for a lot of heat if the US lose.

  41. BreakingDonaldson & Westwood v Johnson & Kuchar

    Europe win 2&1

    Jamie Donaldson has to take a free drop out of the sand with his ball in up to its neck in the greenside bunker. He has got a cheeky little lie with the ball sitting high and handsome on the back though.

    Matt Kuchar has coaxed and cajoled the ball up to within a couple of feet, but if Donaldson can get this up and within range....

    He can! Hole halved and another point safely delivered to the board for the Europe.

  42. McIlroy & Garcia v Furyk & Mahan

    Europe 1 up after 13

    Sergio Garcia and Rory McIlroy are keeping the slenderest of leads alive. They are off the 13th green with a one-hole lead intact.

  43. Post update

    Tom Fordyce

    Chief sports writer at Gleneagles

    "Emergency reinforcements for the Fowler/Walker pairing as the otherwise redundant Keegan Bradley rocks up with a brace of high fives and a single tuna sandwich. You'd hope Rickie and Jimmy (a combination that could work both in country music and evangelical preaching) weren't too peckish - Bradley scoffs the sandwich like a man who hasn't eaten in a week."

  44. Donaldson & Westwood v Johnson & Kuchar

    Europe 2 up after 16

    Lee Westwood goes aggressive off the 17th tee, when perhaps discretion was the better part of valour. His attack on the pin falls short and into a greenside bunker.

    Zach Johnson has a little leeway to work with and finds the green. It is a whopping great putt for Matt Kuchar to contend with but, if Westwood's ball is plugged in the sand, he might get two taps at it.

  45. Donaldson & Westwood v Johnson & Kuchar

    Europe 2 up after 16

    Nicolas Colsaerts

    Belgium's 2012 Ryder Cup player on BBC Radio 5 live

    That was a pretty tricky shot there for Jamie and he did well to leave it to five feet. Westwood cleaned that up brilliantly.

    An excellent chip from the Welshman left England's Westwood a nerve-jangler which he made no mistake with. Dormie for the duo.

  46. Donaldson & Westwood v Johnson & Kuchar

    Europe 2 up after 16

    Jamie Donaldson (R) of Europe celebrates his birdie putt with Lee Westwood

    Lee Westwood and Jamie Donaldson have locked up at least half a point as the English half of the duo tickles home from four feet to put them dormie two.

    That will be the least they want.

  47. Post update

    Rob Hodgetts

    BBC Sport at Gleneagles

    "Rickie Fowler holes a clutch putt for the win on the 11th green against the flashing blades of McDowell and Dubuisson and marches off under the arm of captain Tom. Watson is whispering in his ear and Fowler is nodding, like a prize fighter getting instruction from his seconds. McDowell and Dubuisson stride through the narrow chute towards the 12th, nodding, winking and bumping fists with imploring fans."

  48. Dubuisson & McDowell v Walker & Fowler

    Europe 4 up after 11

    Europe down

    Similar distances but Rickie Fowler downs his putt, while Graeme McDowell's stays sunnyside up. A little chunk of Europe's meaty lead in the bottom match is whittled away.

  49. McIlroy & Garcia v Furyk & Mahan

    Europe 1 up after 12

    Sergio Garcia's putting jitters are starting to rear their head above the parapet. The Spaniard leaves it short on 12 when Europe have a sniff of a two-hole lead.

    Playing partner Rory McIlroy puts his arm around Sergio in an attempt to whack those mental moles.

  50. Post update

    Tom Fordyce

    Chief sports writer at Gleneagles

    Ryder Cup

    "Watch out Europe - the Vikings are coming. Actually, they're already here, moored by the 12th green. Rest easy though - while there's no shortage of grog being drunk, if they've come to pillage, they're doing an awful lot of singing and shaking hands too."

  51. Dubuisson & McDowell v Walker & Fowler

    Europe 5 up after 10

    Victor Dubuisson still producing molten gold from his fairway irons - a lovely strike up to 11 puts Europe up alongside Jimmy Walker and Rickie Fowler. Matching the Americans will be good enough with such a plump cushion underneath them.

  52. Donaldson & Westwood v Johnson & Kuchar

    Europe 1 up after 15

    Jamie Donaldson and Lee Westwood are keeping the wheels on the wagon. Donaldson just wellied a fine tee-shot down the 16th as they stretch for home.

  53. Post update

    Rob Hodgetts

    BBC Sport at Gleneagles

    Justin Rose

    The crowd in the stand behind the 12th tee is in good voice as the Rose group arrives, which comes in handy for a throaty roar when the Englishman holes a clutch putt for a half to stay one down. US debutants Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reed belie their respective ages of 21 and 24 and are taking on Europe's new talisman head on. Rookies in name only, this pair have bags of belief and ample attitude.

  54. Kaymer & Rose v Spieth & Reed

    US 1 up after 13

    Martin Kaymer had a chance there after Patrick Reed's putt slithered by. The German could not make it stick though and parity remains elusive for Europe.

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    European Ryder Cup player Victor Dubuisson

    Carl Dunne: Dubuisson, ran out of superlatives.

    Fenners: Can someone explain why V Dub/G Mac were left out this morning? 2 pts from 2 it seems. Poor from McGinley.

    Simon Matthews: Today like yesterday has shown it does not matter which country you support. This has to be one the finest Ryder Cup in years.

  56. Post update

    Saturday's foursomes latest scores:

    Donaldson & Westwood (Europe) v Johnson & Kuchar (USA) - Europe 1UP after 15

    Kaymer & Rose (Europe) v Spieth & Reed (USA) - USA 1UP after 13

    Garcia & McIlroy (Europe) v Furyk & Mahan (USA) - Europe 1UP after 11

    Dubuisson & McDowell (Europe) v Walker & Fowler (USA) - Europe 5UP after 10

  57. Dubuisson & McDowell v Walker & Fowler

    Europe 5 up after 10

    Victor Dubuisson is doing nothing for changing French stereotypes. He sweeps a lovely iron tee shot up to within two feet of the pin on the par-three 10th and reacts with a casual nod and slight purse of the lips.

    Jimmy Walker responds though with a peach of his own, right up to within the same distance. By the time the four players arrive on the green a truce has been declared. Balls picked up. And on we go.

  58. Kaymer & Rose v Spieth & Reed

    US 1 up after 12

    Martin Kaymer has been bits and pieces so far - with the Americans short of the green on 13 the German misses the target with Europe's second shot, screwing wide and into some scruffy rough.

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    Ali Chahin: Justin Rose has led by example, played beautifully and is the reason Europe are on top.

    Simon Matthews: This is going to be one of the tightest games in ages! It is so tense that I cannot stop listening now!

  60. Dubuisson & McDowell v Fowler & Walker

    Europe 5 up after 9

    Clare Balding

    BBC Radio 5 live commentator at Gleneagles

    Jimmy Walker and Rickie Fowler haven't had anything go for them yet. No magic... they've been scoring bogies and double bogies.

    Walker just missed a birdie chance at 9 to reduce the arrears but the Americans are flagging after three halved matches that have gone the distance so far.

  61. Dubuisson & McDowell v Walker & Fowler

    Europe 5 up after 9

    Graeme McDowell and Victor Dubuisson of Europe

    Victor Dubuisson and Graeme McDowell have turned for home five to the good against Jimmy Walker and Rickie Fowler. That is going to be a Houdini of an effort to get out of that armlock.

  62. Deer news

    A deer runs across the 15th fairway

    The deer at Gleneagles seem to have been running circuits of the course for the last two days. Another startled son of Bambi comes careering out of the undergrowth, sees a rowdy mass of golf fans bang in front and veers off in desperate search of cover.

  63. Post update

    Iain Carter

    BBC golf correspondent on Radio 5 live

    We saw yesterday just how volatile this foursomes format can be, things can change in the blink of an eye. I think we'll see a lot of golf yet. Dubuisson and McDowell looks like a point for Europe but the other three matches could go either way.