European golfers need a historic comeback to win the Ryder Cup.

The American team further extended its lead to 11-5 on Saturday.

The United States had a 6-2 lead after opening day.

The morning session in Wisconsin yielded a 3-1 score in favor of the Americans, in the afternoon Europe kept pace in the second

foursome

: 2-2.

In the rich history of the Ryder Cup, it has never happened before that a team made up for a six point deficit on the final day.

In the 42 previous editions, only nine times have a team won that started on Sunday with a disadvantage.

"We will fight to the end," said Sergio Garcia.

The Spaniard will play his tenth Ryder Cup for Europe.

"One thing is certain: we will not give up."

The likely US victory comes at a time when Europe is dominant.

In the last ten editions, the Americans have won the prestigious golf tournament only three times.

Olympic champion Xander Schauffele did not want to celebrate too early.

"You're getting ahead of things," he replied when asked which he liked better: gold in Tokyo or victory in the Ryder Cup.

"We don't need to think about winning now."

"There are still twelve points to be shared on Sunday. There is still plenty of work to do," Schauffele said.

Xander Schauffele celebrates the victory in their foursome with teammate Justin Thomas.

Xander Schauffele celebrates the victory in their foursome with teammate Justin Thomas.

Photo: AFP

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