By the numbers: Key stats from Day 2 at Ryder Cup

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After Day 2 at the 41st Ryder Cup, the U.S. leads Europe 9 1/2 - 6 1/2. Here are the key stats provided by the Golf Channel research department.

U.S. leads Europe, 9 1/2 - 6 1/2

• Since 1979, teams to lead by 3+ entering singles won seven of nine times

• United States led by four in 2012 and lost; Europe led by four in 1999 and lost

• United States leads after singles for second time in last three Ryder Cups

• United States: Fourth time to lead entering singles over last 30 years

• United States lost two of last three times when leading entering singles (1995, 2012)

• Europe won last three Ryder Cups; has never won four in a row

• Europe has outscored United States 6 1/2 - 5 1/2 since first session

• Europe trailed by four points entering singles last time on U.S. soil (won)


McIlroy/Pieters def. Koepka/D. Johnson, 3 and 1

• McIlroy/Pieters 3-0-0 as pairing this week (never trailed in any match)

• McIlroy/Pieters combined 22 under as pairing in three matches this week

Rory McIlroy: 81 holes won in Ryder Cup since 2010 (most of any player in span)

• Rory McIlroy improves career Ryder Cup record to 9-5-4

• Rory McIlroy 2-0-0 in fourball this year (1-2-2 entering week in career)

Thomas Pieters: First European rookie since 1999 to play all five matches

• Thomas Pieters: Three matches won; no European/GB&I rookie has ever earned four points


Mickelson/Kuchar def. Kaymer/Garcia, 2 and 1

Phil Mickelson: Eighth career fourball match won (most in U.S. history)

• Phil Mickelson: 7-3-0 match record over last three Ryder Cups

• Mickelson/Kuchar: Combined to make nine birdies in match

Matt Kuchar: Improves to 3-2-2 in fourball in Ryder Cup career

Sergio Garcia: 22 career points; 1/2 point behind Ballesteros for most by Spaniard


Holmes/Moore def. Willett/Westwood, 1 up

Lee Westwood missed putt inside 5 feet to halve match on 18th hole

• Lee Westwood 0-2 this week; was 20-15-6 in career entering week

• J.B. Holmes improves record to 3-1-1 in Ryder Cup career


Reed/Spieth def. Rose/Stenson, 2 and 1

• Reed/Spieth: Five points earned as pairing; ties most in U.S. Ryder Cup history

• Reed/Spieth: Arnold Palmer and Gardner Dickinson also won five points

Patrick Reed played four-hole stretch (Nos. 5 through 8) in 5 under par

• Patrick Reed: improves to 5-1-2 in Ryder Cup career (1-0-1 today)

• Reed/Spieth: shot 29 (-7) on front nine in this match