Great start of Team Europe in the first day of doubles matches (foursomes) of the 44th edition of the Ryder Cup which is taking place on the golf courses of the Marco Simone Golf and Country Club of Guidonia, just outside Rome. The continental team led by Luke Donald is currently ahead in all four matches. Great protagonist so far the Norwegian Viktor Hovland. All accompanied by the great enthusiasm of the audience that accompanies each shot with choruses and roars
Stadium chants and top shots
Stadium chants, 'Go Europe' 'Usa Usa' and also in Italian 'un capitano, c'è solo un capitano'. The welcome of golf enthusiasts is warm on this first day of the 44th Ryder Cup, the biennial highlight of world golf, which takes place, for the first time in its history, on the courses of the 'Marco Simone Golf & Country Club of Guidonia, just outside Rome. At stake the prestigious trophy and above all the prestige of having won it, in fact there is no prize pool.
Among the enthusiasm of the public, the fourth foursomes match of the morning also started, the one that sees the Europeans Rory McIlroy and Tommy Fleetwood facing the Americans, opposed to the Americans Xander Schauffele and Patrick Cantlay.
Meanwhile, in the second match still a great shot of the Norwegian Hovland.
The second and third matches of the foursomes also start
The second and third foursomes match scheduled this morning on the first day of the Ryder Cup also starts. On hole 1 tee Europe lined up Viktor Hovland and Ludvig Aberg against the Americans Max Homa and Brian Harman, while in the third match Europe lined up Shane Lowry and Sepp Straka, against Rickie Fowler and Collin Morikawa.
A great shot by the Norwegian Viktor Hovland was accompanied by the roar of the audience.
In the fourth match, scheduled soon on the green will descend Rori McIlroy and Tommy Fleetwood opposed to the Americans Xander Schauffele and Patrick Cantlay.
First shot Scheffler, tee shot of the American n.1 in the world opens event
With the tee shot of Scottie Scheffler on the tee of hole 1 at 7.37 officially kicked off the 44th edition of the Ryder Cup, the highlight of world golf that for the first time takes place in Italy, in Rome, on the courses of the Marco Simone Golf & Country Club of Guidonia. In the first match of the day, Team Europe lined up Jon Rahm or Spaniard, paired with the English Tirrell Hatton, while Team USA opposed the pair formed by world number one Scottie Scheffler and Sam Burns. For Team Europe the first shot was Jon Rahm A thunderous roar accompanied the first shot. Stadium choirs, applause, encouragement of the thousands of fans who since 5.30 this morning have peacefully invaded the Marco Simone. In the stands present all the wives of the players and, among the exceptional fans, Gareth Bale, Novak Djokovic, Carlos Sainz and Leonardo Fioravanti.
Thousands at Marco Simone for the first day
The notes of 'Nessun dorma', the sunrise over Rome and thousands of golf enthusiasts lined up from 5.30 am to attend the 44th edition of the Ryder Cup, the highlight of world golf that for the first time takes place in Italy, on the courses of the Marco Simone Golf & Country Club. The official start of the challenge between Team Europe and Team USA is set for 7.35 when, from the tee of hole 1 Rahm and Hatton for the European team will challenge the American pair formed by Scheffler-Burns in the first match of the foursomes.