ROME — What a day at Marco Simone. A historic one, either in a good or bad way depending on your allegiance. There’s a lot to break down, so let’s run through a few takeaways.

1. Hero Hovland’s chip-in was the best shot of the morning

Chipping in from a tight lie from the first green of the second match of the Ryder Cup is truly the high point of Viktor Hovland’s chipping transformation. And it set the tone for the entire day.

2. Monster Rahm’s chip-in was the best shot of the afternoon

Jon Rahm was out for blood, from the moment his first drive sailed down the fairway to his final putt slamming into the hole in the afternoon, Rahm played like a man incapable of losing.

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