Ryder Cup 2014 update: Europe cruising to victory

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Europe are closing in on winning the 2014 Ryder Cup after winning the first two points of the day.

Rory McIlroy cruised to victory over Rickie Fowler beating him 5&4 while Graeme McDowell produced a magnificent comeback to beat Jordan Spieth 3&2.

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The projected score is currently at 16.5-11.5 with Europe only needing two more points to retain the trophy.

Martin Kaymer is 4up against Bubba Watson, Ian Poulter 2up versus Webb Simpson and Jamie Donaldson also beating Keegan Bradley by two it seems as though USA's fight is over.

McIlroy was impressive throughout winning five of the first six holes against Fowler earning Europe's first point of the day.

McDowell was three holes down entering the back nine but after winning the 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th and 15th the Northern Irishman completed a sensational turnaround.

It gives Europe a commanding 12-6 lead and an American win would eclipse what happened two years ago at Medinah.

Henrik Stenson looks to be earning Europe half a point as he enters the final hole all square with rookie Patrick Reed.

Points to play for

Justin Rose could be losing his first match in the Ryder Cup as he finds himself one hole down against Hunter Mahan after 15.

Stephen Gallacher is battling well against Phil Mickelson and is all square with the experienced American after 14 holes.

Martin Kaymer will surely be earning Europe a full point as he is 4up on the 14th hole while Matt Kuchar looks set to put some red on the board as he lead Thomas Bjorn by three.

Sergio Garcia trails Webb Simpson by one but Ian Poulter and Jamie Donaldson lead their opponents as they enter the back nine.

The final match between Victor Dubuisson and Zach Johnson has remained all square since the tee-off.

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