For the first time in eight years, Europe is ahead after the first full day of play at the Ryder Cup. Europe grabbed a 5-3 lead after Friday’s two sessions, even though big guns Rory McIlroy, Sergio Garcia and Ian Poulter contributed only half a point. The last time the Europeans led after the opener was at K Club Ireland in 2006. They went on to win 18½-9 ½.
Recent World Golf Hall of Fame inductee Colin Montgomerie has described the Sergio Garcia “fried chicken” controversy as “making a mountain out of a molehill.”
Sergio Garcia apologized to Tiger Woods for saying he would serve fried chicken if they were to have dinner at the U.S. Open, an ugly addition to nearly two weeks of verbal sparring.
World No. 20 Sergio Garcia of Spain reproduced his Ryder Cup winning form when he charged up the leaderboard to hold the second round lead at nine-under 63 through 12 holes at the weather-interrupted $2 million Iskandar Johor Open on Friday.