4 Oct 2010

Europe take lead into historic fourth day in Ryder Cup

5:44 pm on 4 October 2010

The European golf team will take a three-point lead into the historic final day of the rain-delayed 38th Ryder Cup match against the United States.

It's the first time the biennial event's gone into a fourth day thanks to the poor weather in Wales over the weekend.

Irish golfer Padraig Harrington was one of the Europeans who did the job today, beating Americans Jim Furyk and Dustin Johnson 2&1 in their fourball match with his playing partner Ross Fisher - the English Ryder Cup rookie rattling up six birdies in the best-ball format at Celtic Manor.

The win by Harrington and Fisher put Europe ahead for the first time but the Irishman knows victory's not secured yet, and the Europe team will have to work hard to maintain their lead.