Reed versus McIlroy headlines Sunday singles

Patrick Reed will face former world number one Rory McIlroy Sunday's decisive singles at the Ryder Cup.

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Rory McIlroy celebrates a successful putt at Hazeltine.

Sunday's decisive singles at the Ryder Cup will begin with a blockbuster showdown between Patrick Reed and Rory McIlroy.

Captains Davis Love III and Darren Clarke have each opted to send their talisman in the opening match, creating a mouthwatering tie between two players who have excelled at Hazeltine this week.

Reed has claimed two and a half points from a possible four so far, in partnership with Jordan Spieth, and hit new heights in almost single-handedly beating Henrik Stenson and Justin Rose in the Saturday fourballs as the USA opened up a 9.5 - 6.5 lead.

World number three McIlroy, meanwhile, has claimed three wins in succession alongside Thomas Pieters after losing in the company of Andy Sullivan on Friday morning.

The USA requires just five points on Sunday to regain the Ryder Cup for the first time since 2008.

Phil Mickelson, in his 11th Ryder Cup appearance, will face Sergio Garcia in another notable singles battle. The duo met on the final day of the 2004 event at Oakland Hills, with the Spaniard prevailing 3 and 2.

Spieth and Stenson face off in the second match, with their contest followed by a meeting between JB Holmes and European rookie Pieters, who has enjoyed a wonderful debut tournament.

Dustin Johnson has been drawn against Chris Wood, while the anchor match brings together Zach Johnson and Matt Fitzpatrick.

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