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Ryder Golf Cup : U.S. Stretches Lead Over Europe To 11-5

The United States tightened their grip on the Ryder Cup Golf with another day of domination at wind-whipped whistling straits, taking a commanding 11-5 lead over holders europe, who need to produce an historic comeback if they are to defend their title.

Comfortably in front 6-2 at the start of the day, the U.S. Turned up the pressure in the morning foursomes taking three-of-four points before fending off a fight back from the europeans in the afternoon fourballs splitting the matches 2-2.

Only nine times in 42 Ryder Cups has a team come from behind on the final day to lift the trophy.

No team has ever rallied from six points down going into singles although twice the U.S. In 1999 and Europe in 2012 teams have come from four back to capture the title.

Heading into singles, the U.S. sit just 3 and half points away from the 14 and half they need to secure the little Gold Trophy.

It would mark just the second time in six Ryder Cups and third in last 10 that the U.S. Has won the title.