Furyk denies Tiger hampered by dodgy back

Jim Furyk (Getty Images)
Jim Furyk (Getty Images)

Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines - USA Ryder Cup captain Jim Furyk has denied Tiger Woods had a back problem on Friday after seeing his side slip 5-3 behind Europe.

Woods alongside partner Patrick Reed lost their Friday, fourball match 4&3 to European pair Francesco Molinari and Tommy Fleetwood.

Woods sat our Friday's foursomes, but was back in action on Saturday morning, once again partnered with Reed against Molinari and Fleetwood and once again the European duo came out on top, this time 3&1.

Furyk stuck with his former world No 1 14-time Major champion in Saturday's foursomes, this time alongside rookie Bryson DeChambeau against, once again, Molinari and Fleetwood.

Results after Saturday's opening session of the 42nd Ryder Cup between Europe and the United States at Le Golf National:

Europe 8 United States 4

Morning Fourballs

Rory McIlroy/Sergio Garcia (Europe) bt Brooks Koepka/Tony Finau (USA) 2 and 1

Paul Casey/Tyrrell Hatton (Europe) bt Dustin Johnson/Rickie Fowler (USA) 3 and 2

Francesco Molinari/Tommy Fleetwood (Europe) bt Patrick Reed/Tiger Woods (USA) 4 and 3

Jordan Spieth/Justin Thomas (USA) bt Ian Poulter/Jon Rahm (Europe) 2 and 1

Friday's results

Afternoon foursomes

Henrik Stenson/Justin Rose (Europe) bt Dustin Johnson/Rickie Fowler (USA) 3 and 2

Rory McIlroy/Ian Poulter (Europe) bt Bubba Watson/Webb Simpson (USA) 4 and 2

Sergio Garcia/Alex Noren (Europe) bt Phil Mickelson/Bryson DeChambeau (USA) 5 and 4

Francesco Molinari/Tommy Fleetwood (Europe) bt Justin Thomas/Jordan Spieth (USA) 5 and 4

Morning fourballs

Brooks Koepka/Tony Finau (USA) bt Justin Rose/Jon Rahm (Europe) 1-up

Dustin Johnson/Rickie Fowler (USA) bt Rory McIlroy/Thorbjorn Olesen (Europe) 4 and 2

Jordan Spieth/Justin Thomas (USA) bt Paul Casey/Tyrrell Hatton (Europe) 1-up

Francesco Molinari/Tommy Fleetwood (Europe) bt Patrick Reed/Tiger Woods (USA) 3 and 1

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