John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports
- Day 2 of the Ryder Cup gets underway on Saturday morning at 2 a.m. ET.
- Joshua Perry analyzes one underdog pairing that's providing value during Saturday's morning session.
Day 1 of the Ryder Cup went about as expected.
The U.S. dominated in fourball, where there bombers and birdie-makers could do the most damage.
But Europe fought back in the alternate shot format. Their knowledge of the course and ability to minimize damage led to one of the most lopsided sessions in history.
We also got a glimpse out how important the captain can be.
European captain Thomas Bjorn expertly handled his rookies and struggling vets, while Jim Furyk didn’t put his (particularly Phil Mickelson and Bryson DeChambeau) in the best position to succeed.
Let’s move on to Day 2, where I have an underdog play I like.