What does dormie mean in golf, how many times have Europe won the Ryder Cup, and how can I watch it?

Europe have surprised the golfing world by taking a 10-6 lead over USA going into the Sunday's singles.

But it could all change, with 12 points on offer.

 Tommy Fleetwood and Francisco Molinari won all four of their matches together on Friday and Saturday

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Tommy Fleetwood and Francisco Molinari won all four of their matches together on Friday and Saturday

What does 'dormie' and 'A/S' mean in golf?

Dormie is only applied to matchplay golf, like the the Ryder Cup ties.

It refers to the leaders in a game, where if the next hole is halved, they will win the point.

Paul Casey and Tyrrell Hatton were on dormie during their fourballs match against Dustin Johnson and Rickie Fowler, as they were three up going onto the 16th hole.

They halved the hole, taking the tie 3&2.

A/S or All Square refers to the golfers being tied during a matchplay tie.

Should it finish like that, they will be awarded half a point each.

How many times have Europe won the Ryder Cup?

The biennial tournament was originally contested between the United States and Great Britain from 1927 until 1971, before including Ireland for three matches.

Europe's inclusion in 1979, did not begin well, losing the opening three encounters.

However, they have since improved, winning ten times, while retaining the title in 1989 through a draw.

In that time, the United States have only won it on eight occasions.

How can I watch the Ryder Cup?

Sky Sports' David Livingstone presents coverage of all three tournament days beginning at 6.30am on Sky Sports Ryder Cup and Sky Sports Main Event over Friday and Saturday ahead of the opening morning fourballs teeing off at 7.10am.

Alternatively, golf fans can buy a Sky Sports Day Pass via NOW TV.

Day passes, which let you add Sky Sports channels for 24 hours, start at £7.99 a day, with a weekly pass starting from £12.99, and no locking in to a contract.

NOW TV doesn't even require a typical television to use, as it is also available on a NOW TV Box, Chromecast, PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Roku, LG Smart TV, PC or Mac, and selected mobile and tablet devices.

You can ALSO watch the Ryder Cup online. Here's the link for Europe.

BBC One will show highlights of day one and two at 8.30-10.30pm on Friday and Saturday, with Sunday's singles being reviewed from 7.30-9.30pm.

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Europe have surprised the golfing world by taking a 10-6 lead over USA going into the Sunday's singles.