Xander Schauffele after 4-0 Ryder Cup whitewash: "Yeah, I'm not worried..."

Schauffele believes Team USA are still very much in the battle for the Ryder Cup. 

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Fri, 29 Sep 2023
Xander Schauffele after 4-0 Ryder Cup whitewash: "Yeah, I'm not worried..."

ROME - Xander Schauffele admits he is "not worried" in the slightest about Team USA being whitewashed 4-0 in the opening foursomes session of the 2023 Ryder Cup at Marco Simone.

Luke Donald's Team Europe swept the opening session 4-0 for the first time in their Ryder Cup history. 

Tyrrell Hatton and Jon Rahm got an early blue point on the board with a commanding 4&3 victory over Scottie Scheffler and Sam Burns.

It was to be a scoreline soon matched as Viktor Hovland and Ludvig Aberg took down Max Homa and Brian Harman.

Shane Lowry and Sepp Straka then won the third match 2&1 against Rickie Fowler and Collin Morikawa.

Schauffele was playing alongside his best pal Patrick Cantlay in the fourth and final match of the opening session.

The American duo were 5-0 in foursomes together prior to Friday. 

But despite their best efforts, they could not live with the pace of Rory McIlroy and Tommy Fleetwood, who went on to see out a 2&1 victory. 

It all added up to a 4-0 opening session loss, their worst ever in the record books. 

Speaking to the media after his foursomes loss, Schauffele admits he is not worried about the current scoreline. 

Schauffele said: 

"Yeah, no, it was just the first go-around here. We'll have to make some adjustments across the board. We'll be fine. Not sweating it."

He then added: 

"Yeah, I'm not worried. Our team is deep. These boys will come out hungry these next matches."

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