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fourball

(ˈfɔːbɔːl)
n
(Golf) golf a match for two pairs in which each player uses his own ball, the better score of each pair being counted at every hole. Compare foursome2, greensome
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The pairing of Hamad Salem and Adel Al Fayyadh were crowned champions of May's VIVA Fourball League competition at the Royal Golf Club with a score of 23 points.
But the USA hit back by taking three points from the final three fourball ties to level the tournament 8-8 ensuring a tense battle in today's singles session.
Then, in the final fourball, Rosie Jones' team completed their comeback with Creamer and Brittany Lincicome winning 3&1 against Hjorth and Munoz after picking up birdies at the 14th, 15th and 17th holes.
Summary: The US team has taken a slight advantage over Europe with the weather-delayed fourball matches were finally completed at the Ryder Cup.
The Europeans, cheered on by jubilant fans, were also in control of the four fourball encounters that were included by organisers in a revamped format for the third session to try to make up for lost time.
Today players will complete their first session of fourballs, before immediately embarking on a second session of six foursomes, followed by two foursome and four fourball games on a stamina-sapping Saturday for the teams.
Then, in the final fourball, Rosie Jones' team completed their comeback with Creamer and Brittany Lincicome winning three and one against Hjorth and Munoz after picking up birdies at the 14th, 15th and 17th.
Despite a positive start, Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell will need to overcome a two-hole deficit in their fourball clash against Stuart Cink and Martin Kuchar.
DUSTIN JOHNSON 1-4-O ONE POINT The world No.1 won only one fourball match and could not handle Ian Poulter in the singles
The duo were saviours in the morning fourball session, salvaging a win over Tiger Woods and Patrick Reed.
They halved their fourball match in the morning and their foursomes match in the afternoon.
The best fourball came from S Brownbill, B Russell, N Hodge and R Tinsley (99 points).