2018 Ryder Cup: Morning Fourball Matches - Celebrating a Birdie Putt

Ryder Cup 2018

Jordan Spieth Starts the Ryder Cup on Fire to Lead Team USA

The USA is down in three of four matches early on Friday at the Ryder Cup, but the player carrying them is the one with the maybe the most uncertainty at the start of the week. Only one player on the U.S. roster did not make the final 30 at the FedExCup’s Tour Championship. Jordan Spieth got the week off after failing to qualify, so he stayed home while his other 11 teammates went to Atlanta.

It was an earlier-than-expected end to Spieth’s most disappointing season as a pro, but you’d have no idea he struggled with anything watching the start of the Ryder Cup. Spieth is on fire, posting birdies in five of his first seven holes to absolutely blitz the overmatched-looking European duo of Tyrrell Hatton and Paul Casey.

Spieth started the day by almost holing out on the first for a walk-off eagle. But the short birdie putt was still enough to win the hole.