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Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 18 October 2018

Ryder Cup: What Europe and the United States need to win and final singles pairings in UAE time

The final day of the three-day tournament comes down to 12 singles matches that will decide the fate of the trophy

Sergio Garcia and Europe have had the best of the first two days of the Ryder Cup but they still need 4.5 points on Sunday from the singles to win back the trophy. Reuters
Sergio Garcia and Europe have had the best of the first two days of the Ryder Cup but they still need 4.5 points on Sunday from the singles to win back the trophy. Reuters

The Ryder Cup will be decided this afternoon at the Le Golf National course in France.

Europe lead the United States 10-6 after the first two days of action, and only need 4.5 points from the 12 singles matches to regain the Ryder Cup.

Jim Furyk's US team need to win eight of the 12 match-ups to retain the Ryder Cup, and 8.5 points to win the match. A 14-14 draw would be enough for them to return to the United States with the trophy thanks to being the champions going into the tournament.

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The last time the match ended in a draw was in 1989.

Only twice in the tournament's history has a team come back from four points down on the final day to win.

The US did it in 1999 at Brookline, with the catalyst for the success being Ben Crenshaw's men winning seven of the first eight singles matches as they turned a 10-6 deficit into a 14.5-13.5 win.

Europe did it in 2012 at Medinah, the key again being a strong start as they won the first five singles to win 14.5-13.5.

Here are Sunday's singles, and what time they tee off

1. Rory McIlroy v Justin Thomas 2.05pm

2. Paul Casey v Brooks Koepka 2.17pm

3. Justin Rose v Webb Simpson 2.29pm

4. Jon Rahm v Tiger Woods 2.41pm

5. Tommy Fleetwood v Tony Finau 2.53pm

6. Ian Poulter v Dustin Johnson 3.05pm

7. Thorbjorn Olesen v Jordan Spieth 3.17pm

8. Sergio Garcia v Rickie Fowler 3.29pm

9. Francesco Molinari v Phil Mickelson 3.41pm

10. Tyrrell Hatton v Patrick Reed 3.53pm

11. Henrik Stenson v Bubba Watson 4.05pm

12. Alex Noren v Bryson DeChambeau 4.17pm

How to watch in the UAE

Sunday's action in the UAE can be watched on OSN Sports 3 HD, with coverage beginning at 1.30pm.