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US team roars back to take 3-point lead at Ryder Cup

CHASKA, Minn. (AP) — Europe will have to come back from a big deficit in Sunday's singles to hold on to the Ryder Cup once again.

Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reed finished off the last match of the day on the 17th green to cap a good afternoon for the U.S. team and give the Americans a 9 1/2-6 1/2 lead going into the final singles matches.

The U.S. team won three of the afternoon four ball matches, helped in one when Lee Westwood missed a short putt on the 18th hole that would have given he and Danny Willett a half in their match against J.B. Holmes and Ryan Moore.

Europe has won the last three Ryder Cups, including a 2012 win in Chicago when the U.S. led 10-6 going into the singles play.

The Europeans would need to win 7 1/2 points in the 12 singles matches to retain the cup.

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