The consistent questions about Rory McIlroy's form and certain elements of his game are well aired at this stage and they seem to have provoked something in the 29-year-old who delivered a striking roar during his afternoon fourball at the Ryder Cup.
McIlroy's putting has been meticulously scrutinized as it often proves to be his downfall. However, fresh from a strong victory this morning alongside Sergio Garcia over Koepka/Finau, McIlroy reemerged fired up for his afternoon round.
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) September 29, 2018
For his afternoon round, McIlroy was paired with Ian Poulter as they went up against Jordan Speith and Justin Thomas. He did manage to find time in between to converse with former Chelsea centre-back John Terry.
Overall, Europe’s superiority was obvious on Saturday morning as they stormed into an 8-4 lead.
In the end however, the partnerships of McIlroy/Poulter and Garcia/Noren would allow the American's take their tally to 6, while Stenson/Rose and Molinari/Fleetwood brought the European's to 10 - keeping the four-point gap in place heading into the final day.