Follow live: U.S. looks to bounce back on Day 2

PARIS — The pressure is on Team USA now. The Americans entered this Ryder Cup as the favorites. And now, after Europe’s stunning turnaround in the afternoon foursomes session Friday, the U.S. comes into Day 2 reeling and facing a two-point deficit.

U.S. Captain Jim Furyk goes into Saturday with some serious question marks but more importantly, he’s going to have to strain some friendships if he wants to bring the cup back home.

Michael Collins, ESPN Senior Writer15h ago

Here’s what’s on tap for Saturday’s action at Le Golf National:

What to expect: European captain Thomas Bjorn has given McIlroy his third different partner in this Ryder Cup, and expect a better effort than the one McIlroy put forth in four-ball Friday, when he made only one birdie. Koepka and Finau, it could be argued, should not have sat out Friday afternoon after dispatching the team of Justin Rose and Jon Rahm with a late rally. Both players had their moments, and a victory in this match is almost imperative for the Americans.

Collins’ prediction

Saturday morning Four-Ball Prediction Match 1 – Rory McIlroy/Sergio Garcia vs. Brooks Koepka/Tony Finau

Michael Collins, ESPN Senior Writer13h ago

What to expect: This should be viewed as another must-win for the Americans. Johnson and Fowler closed out their four-ball match against McIlroy and Thorbjorn Olesen after 16 holes Friday. It would give the Americans a boost if they could jump out to a lead and pump some life back into the team. They made only two birdies in the foursomes format Friday afternoon.

Collins’ prediction

Saturday morning Four-Ball Prediction Match 2 – Paul Casey/Tyrrell Hatton vs. Dustin Johnson/Rickie Fowler

Michael Collins, ESPN Senior Writer13h ago

What to expect: You can bet Woods and Reed will come out fired up. Woods has spent a good part of his year digging out of first-day holes. He has typically bounced back. But they have to go against Molinari and Fleetwood again, probably Europe’s best team. They rallied to beat Woods and Reed, coming back from 2 down through 10 holes by making four birdies over the next seven. This would be a big get for the Americans.

Collins’ prediction

Saturday morning Four-Ball Prediction Match 3 – Francesco Molinari/Tommy Fleetwood vs. Tiger Woods/Patrick Reed

Michael Collins, ESPN Senior Writer12h ago

What to expect: This is another tough matchup for the Americans. Spieth and Thomas let a big lead get away in their four-ball match, then put away Casey and Hatton 1 up. Like the rest of the team, they were unable to sustain that success in foursomes and finished 1-1 on the day. Rahm is getting another partner in Poulter, who again was strong in his one chance Friday, and Rahm seems to have embraced the Ryder Cup atmosphere quickly. But Spieth and Thomas are clearly viewed as one of the best American teams and need to play like it to get the Americans back into the competition.

Collins’ prediction

Saturday morning Four-Ball Prediction Match 4 – Ian Poulter/Jon Rahm vs. Justin Thomas/Jordan Spieth

Michael Collins, ESPN Senior Writer12h ago

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