Poulter putts keep European hopes alive at Ryder Cup

Ian Poulter hugs Rory McIlroy after victory in the afternoon's four-ball round. Credit: Jim Young / Reuters

A series of nerveless putts by Ian Poulter has kept Europe's hopes of retaining the Ryder Cup alive in Chicago.

But the United States hold a 10-6 lead at the end of the second day at the Medinah Country Club. Sunday's singles will decide the 39th Ryder Cup meeting.

Tiger Woods thrilled the home crowd during the afternoon four balls. Credit: Jim Young / Reuters