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Who's saying what at the Ryder Cup

Europe surged into a dominant lead over the United States in the 42nd edition of the Ryder Cup on Saturday.

Fleetwood won two more points with Molinari as Europe took control
Fleetwood won two more points with Molinari as Europe took control (AFP)

Europe surged into a dominant lead over the United States in the 42nd edition of the Ryder Cup on Saturday.

AFP Sport picks out some of the best quotes from a gripping second day in which the Europeans finished with a 10-6 advantage:

"He's one of my best friends, not just on Tour but in life."

-- Fleetwood continues his week-long bromance with Molinari. They became the first pair to take four wins from as many matches since 1979

"We came here to do a job, and it wasn't to go in the records books or anything like that, it's about the team, it's about getting to 14 1/2."

-- Molinari isn't getting ahead of himself going into the final day

"About the piece of history together, it's very special."

-- Fleetwood is a happy man too. He and Italian Molinari can become Europe's first-ever player to claim five points in Sunday's singles

"Just pretty pissed off, the fact that I lost three matches, and didn't feel like I played poorly."

-- A despondent Tiger Woods after being beaten by Fleetwood and Molinari in all three of his matches

"I was emotional earlier. I've always been a bit that way. I cry in movies, as well. Hey, not embarrassed. I care about it. It means an awful lot to me."

-- Paul Casey shed a tear after claiming his first Ryder Cup win since 2006

"It's usually movies, usually when I'm sitting there watching with my kids and they turn around and it's usually a cartoon or something, Disney; any good character gets killed or something, gets squashed, kills me."

-- Casey expands on his more difficult moments watching films

"They had a six-point lead, and now it's four, so we are carrying that as a little bit of momentum I guess. Early wins tomorrow go a long way."

-- Jordan Spieth talks up the Americans' chances of a famous fightback