Ryder Cup: Europe drop Rory McIlroy against United States at Whistling Straits

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After losing his first match on Friday, Rory McIlroy was unable to participate in a Ryder Cup session.

The Northern Irishman, who lost 5&3 to Ian Poulter in his foursomes match and 4&3 to Shane Lowry, will be absent Saturday's first foursomes.

McIlroy, 32 years old, has played in 26 consecutive matches since his debut in 2010.

On the opening day of Whistling Straits, Wisconsin, the United States held a record 6-2 advantage over Europe.

Europe captain Padraig harrington stated that McIlroy was not included in the list, even though he left him out.

Harrington said, "The golf didn’t go as smoothly as he would like, but I’m not second-guessing his leadership and the work he does for our team for a second,"

After securing Europe's sole win on Friday, Jon Rahm and Sergio Garcia from Spain will reunite. Lee Westwood and Matthew Fitzpatrick were also victorious in their narrow loss.

US captain Steve Stricker keeps the same four pairings that he used on day one. However, Brooks Koepka (and Daniel Berger) go out first in place of Justin Thomas and Jordan Spieth.

Stricker stated, "We identified some groups which would be very well in foursomes and they feel really comfortable with us."

They enjoy playing foursomes. They were great and we won the session 3-1.

"In our minds, it's like, ye know what? Let's just send these four groups back out there again."