Monty backs Europe

Colin Montgomerie is backing Europe to close out the Ryder Cup in style during Sunday’s singles matches.

After two days of fourballs at Gleneagles, team USA find themselves 10-6 behind a dominant European team. While Europe recovered from a four point deficit for a memorable win in Medinah two years ago, Montgomerie does not see the American team pulling that off at the home of golf.

“Europe have had two heavy days and I think they will now go on and win this event handsomely,” the former Ryder Cup captain told Sky Sports.

“The Americans haven’t played well – especially on Saturday afternoon – and there have been far too many mistakes and players giving holes away. I can’t see Europe losing this.”

Meanwhile, guru Butch Harmon, who coaches the likes of five time major winner Phil Mickleson, Rickie Fowler and Jimmy Walker, says the American’s have just been outplayed and captain Tom Watson should not take the blame.

“A lot of people will ask Tom Watson: ‘Why didn’t you do this or that?’ but it’s not his fault that the eight guys he put out there didn’t get the job done and were outplayed, outputted and outscored,” quipped Harmon.

“It doesn’t look good on paper for us now but I think Tom will now use what happened at Medinah as motivation and tell his players to dig deep – and I am not ruling anything out!”