Birdies and more birdies during Day 2 fourballs


GLENEAGLES, Scotland – One day after the Centenary Course confounded its Ryder Cup competitors, they bit back with a wicked display of birdies in Saturday morning’s fourball matches.

With calmer winds than the previous day and more accessible hole locations, scores were obscenely low during the better-ball format.

The four matches played a total of 64 holes and exactly half of the scores recorded were under par, with 63 birdies and one eagle – a 2 on the par-4 14th hole by Hunter Mahan.

Watch all 10 of the Rose/Stenson birdies during Day 2 fourballs

All told, 17 holes were halved with birdies.

The stars of the morning were the European team of Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson, who posted a score of 52 for 16 holes, including what is believed to be a record 12 birdies between them.