Justin Thomas' face said it all on Saturday morning at the Ryder Cup.
Thomas had just been told by his caddie Bones that World No.1 Scottie Scheffler and Brooks Koepka were thrashed 9&7 by Ludvig Aberg and Viktor Hovland in their morning foursomes match at the Marco Simone Golf & Country Club.
Watch the moment JT found out about the heavy defeat:
“9&7???” pic.twitter.com/JhSYYOKSQe— Joseph LaMagna (@JosephLaMagna) September 30, 2023
The duo carded seven birdies in their final seven holes.
"We make a strong team," Hovland later said. "Regardless, I think we could've met a lot of guys and we would've been tough to beat today."
The defeat handed to Scheffler and Koepka at the time pressed home Europe's 7.5 to 2.5 advantage. The session ended with Luke Donald's men leading by as many as seven points.
The 2023 Ryder Cup has been a grind thus far for Thomas, with the American only picking up half a point from two matches.
Largest margins of victory in 18-hole foursomes matches
- 9 and 7 – Ludvig Aberg/Viktor Hovland (Europe) def. Brooks Koepka/Scottie Scheffler (USA), foursomes, 2023
- 7 and 6 – Hale Irwin/Tom Kite (Europe) def. Ken Brown/Des Smyth (EUR), foursomes, 1979
- 7 and 6 – Paul Azinger/Mark O'Meara (Europe) def. Nick Faldo/David Gilford (Europe), foursomes, 1991
- 7 and 6 – Keegan Bradley/Phil Mickelson (USA) def. Lee Westwood/Luke Donald (Europe), foursomes, 2012
- 7 and 5 – Jose Maria Canizares/Jose Rivero (Europe) def. Tom Kite/Calvin Peete (USA), foursomes, 1985
- 7 and 5 – Ian Woosnam/Bernhard Langer (Europe) def. Paul Azinger/Payne Stewart (USA), foursomes, 1993
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