Ryder Cup: Sunday singles predictions

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We give our predictions for the Sunday singles matches as Europe need just four points to retain the Ryder Cup

MATCH 1: 11:36 Graeme McDOWELL v Jordan SPIETH 

NCG prediction: Rewarded for looking after Victor Dubuisson so well, McDowell has the honour of leading Europe out in the singles. He’ll relish the challenge – and just like he did with Dubuisson – he will deliver. Europe win

MATCH 2: 11:48 Henrik STENSON v Patrick REED 

After an afternoon’s rest Stenson will be fresh and keen to add another point to his tally. Reed may still be ruing missed the missed opportunities in the Saturday foursomes. Europe win

MATCH 3: 12:00 Rory McILROY v Rickie FOWLER 

Rory has salvaged one and a half points from an indifferent performance. Fowler – still after his first Ryder Cup win – will get USA’s first point of the day. USA win  

MATCH 4: 12:12 Justin ROSE v Hunter MAHAN 

Man of the tournament so far, Rose will not want to end on a sour note. He has delivered everything asked of him by McGinley and won’t let him down now. Europe win

MATCH 5: 12:24 Stephen GALLACHER v Phil MICKELSON 

Gallacher can’t be feeling too confident after just the one outing. After a day’s rest, Mickelson will be too strong for the Scot. USA win

MATCH 6: 12:36 Martin KAYMER v Bubba WATSON 

Watson was unlucky not to get anything from his Saturday morning fourball match, Kaymer hasn’t been on top form this week. USA win

MATCH 7: 12:48 Thomas BJØRN v Matt KUCHAR

Kuchar adds to the American’s strong middle order and will make things get a little nervy by putting some more red on the board for Tom Watson’s men. USA win

MATCH 8: 13:00 Sergio GARCIA v Jim FURYK 

The Medinah rematch. Sergio has had a disappointing tournament by his standards. Furyk remains one of the form players right now. Nothing in this one. Match halved

MATCH 9: 13:12 Ian POULTER v Webb SIMPSON 

Two out of form players here. But the script could fall perfectly for Poulter to hit the putt which takes Europe to the 14.5 mark. Europe win

MATCH 10: 13:24 Jamie DONALDSON v Keegan BRADLEY 

Why was Bradley rested on Saturday? One of a few bizarre moves by Watson. The American will prove his captain wrong with a dominant performance. USA win

MATCH 11: 13:36 Lee WESTWOOD v Jimmy WALKER 

I think Walker should be higher up the order as has been one of America’s best performers this week. But Westwood has the points record in his sights and there’ll be nothing to play for by this stage for USA. Europe win

MATCH 12: 13:48 Victor DUBUISSON v Zach JOHNSON

How will Dubuisson fare without McDowell? Difficult to tell but the Frenchman has more than proved his worth this week and will add to his growing reputation. Europe win

Final scores Europe: 16.5 USA 11.5

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