Ryder Cup 2012 TV Schedule: When and Where to Catch Final Day of Action

Alex BallentineFeatured ColumnistSeptember 30, 2012

MEDINAH, IL - SEPTEMBER 29:  Sergio Garcia of Europe (L) and Steve Stricker of the USA line up a putt during day two of the Afternoon Four-Ball Matches for The 39th Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Club on September 29, 2012 in Medinah, Illinois.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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The United States will enter the final day of the Ryder Cup with a commanding 10-6 lead and will only need to hold the lead to bring the Ryder Cup back to the States.

The third day of the competition is well worth watching as the biennial event switches from the fourball and foursome format of the first two days to the singles matches on traditionally held on the final day.

Here's where and when you can catch all the action of the final day to find out if the U.S. can claim victory after 2010's loss to the European team.


When: Sunday, September 30, Noon - 6 p.m. ET

TV Coverage: NBC

Live Stream: RyderCup.com


What to Watch For

The Americans will come into the final day of play with a commanding 10-6 lead, but anything can happen on the final day of the tournament. In 1999, the Europeans entered the final day of tournament play with a 10-6 lead when the Americans put on a comeback for the ages to win the cup by a score of 14.5 to 13.5.

With each team member having a shot at scoring for their team by winning their individual matchup, momentum can be swung with just a few matches. The Americans will need to get off to a fast start if they want to ensure a victory.

The pressure will be on the Europeans to close the gap in singles play, so players who played well on Friday such as Ryder Cup rookie Nicolas Colsaerts will need to step up in the clutch and find a way to pull off the upset.

The Americans can't get too confident as the Europeans have had their moments in the competition, including this hole-winning shot by Colsaerts on Saturday.

With a comfortable lead, look for the Americans to play more conservatively, allowing their European counterparts to take the risks. As long as the Europeans don't turn in the performance of a lifetime as a collective unit, expect the Americans to capitalize on the big lead and take the Ryder Cup.