McIlroy, Pieters down DJ, Koepka, remain unbeaten


CHASKA, Minn. – Rory McIlroy and Thomas Pieters have been a match made in hell this week for the Americans.

The Europeans rolled to another victory Saturday at the Ryder Cup, defeating Dustin Johnson and Brooks Koepka, 3 and 1.

It improved their record to 3-0 as partners at Hazeltine.

“It was very cool to have three points with Rory,” said Pieters, playing his first Ryder Cup. “I think we may be a team for a while.”

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McIlroy chimed in hearing that remark.

“Yes, look for us in Paris in two years,” he said.

McIlroy, 27, and Pieters, 24, teamed to defeat Phil Mickelson and Rickie Fowler, 4 and 2, in morning foursomes.

McIlroy and Pieters are each 3-1 overall for the week. Pieters will be the first European Ryder Cup rookie to play five matches since 1999, when three Euros did it.