Ryder Cup: Donald Trump refuse players from returning if they lose


Team USA’s flop Ryder Cup players have been warned that Donald Trump may refuse them entry to the country if they lose.

Golf nut Piers Morgan poked fun at Jim Furyk’s misfiring American team during Europe’s resurgence in Paris this afternoon.

America stormed into a 3-0 lead in the morning fourballs before Tommy Fleetwood and Francesco Molinari put Europe on the board.

But it was a different story in the afternoon as Europe turned the scoreboard blue by going ahead in every foursomes match.

It prompted Morgan, a casual golfer himself, to tweet: “The ‘strongest American team in Ryder Cup history’ is currently self-imploding in spectacular fashion. President Trump may not let them back into the country if this carries on..”

The fightback at Le Golf National was inspired by Europe’s golden oldies who helped Thomas Bjorn’s men click into gear.

Bjorn’s decision to send out four rookies in the opening matches blew up in his face and he turned to Ian Poulter, Sergio Garcia and Henrik Stenson for the afternoon session.

And so far it seems like Bjorn’s Plan B is working, with Europe leading in four of the afternoon foursomes.

Stenson has impressed after being reunited withย golfย supremo Justin Rose in the opening match against Dustin Johnson and Rickie Fowler.

Behind them, talisman Poulter is doing his best to raise the game of a struggling Rory McIlroy, with the European pair fighting back to lead.

Garcia, playing in his ninthย Ryder Cup, has teamed up with rookie Alex Noren to open up a comfortable advantage over Phil Mickelson and Bryson DeChambeau. The pair were at one point 7 up.

While Molinari and Fleetwood, so impressive in securing Europe’s only point in the morning session, are ahead on Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas in the final game.

Tour Championship winner Tiger Woods was left out the afternoon’s play amid suggestions he is struggling with a back problem.

But his former coach Butch Harmon insists the 42-year-old is merely ‘stiff’ – and that he’s not crocked seriously.

“He did not play well from the start. He didn’t start well from the first tee,” Harmon told Sky Sports.

“He didn’t have all the stuff that we’ve seen from the last month or so. Whether his back is bothering him or not, I don’t think he’s hurt, I think he maybe stiff.

“I think sitting out this afternoon was always going to be a plan for captain Furyk.

“He was only going to play this morning. They were going to let him rest today and see how he was tomorrow.”


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