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Europe destroys USA in opening foursome matches at Ryder Cup

It’s a sweep in the opening session for the Euros, who look to run away and hide in Rome.

Rory McIlroy and Tommy Fleetwood of Team Europe react on the tenth green during the Friday morning foursomes matches of the 2023 Ryder Cup at Marco Simone Golf Club on September 29, 2023 in Rome, Italy. Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

Update 12:38 p.m. Here are the latest odds to win the Ryder Cup from DraftKings Sportsbook:

Europe -650
USA +750
Tie +1400

Update Friday 12:35 p.m. Here are the latest scores from Rome during the afternoon matches:

Match 5, 6:25 a.m.: Viktor Hovland & Tyrrell Hatton All Square Justin Thomas & Jordan Spieth: Match halved

Match 6, 6:40 a.m.: Jon Rahm & Nicolai Hojgaard All Square Scottie Scheffler & Brooks Koepka: Match halved

Match 7, 6:55 a.m.: Robert MacIntyre & Justin Rose 2 Match halved Max Homa & Wyndham Clark

Match 8, 7:10 a.m.: Rory McIlroy & Matt Fitzpatrick 5&3 over Collin Morikawa & Xander Schauffele: Europe wins

Updated score: Europe 6.5, USA 1.5

Team Europe closed as a slight favorite in the 2023 Ryder Cup. And they’re a big one after sweeping the United States 4-0 in the Friday morning foursome matches at Marco Simeone Golf Club outside of Rome.

Jon Rahm and Tyrrell Hatton blitzed Scottie Scheffler and Sam Burns 4&3, while Viktor Hovland and Ludvig Aberg knocked off Max Homa and Brian Harman by the same score. Shane Lowry and Sepp Straka defeated Rickie Fowler and Collin Morikawa 2&1, while Rory McIlroy and Tommy Fleetwood were also 2&1 winners over Xander Schauffele and Patrick Cantlay.

The United States never led in at any point in any match, and were never even tied in any match on the back nine all morning long. The 18th hole was not even needed.

Right now at DraftKings Sportsbook, the Europeans have taken a massive lead. Before the event, Europe was a +100 favorite, with the United States the +105 underdog, and tie being listed at +1000.

Now Europe is the -400 favorite, with the USA a +450 underdog. Tie is now listed at +1200.