Team USA dominated the Friday foursomes at Hazeltine National Golf Club to begin the Ryder Cup with a four-point lead over the Europeans.
For the first time in 27 years the team won all four points on offer in the morning session on Friday, which includes four teams of two players who alternate shots.
Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reed went out first and brought home the first red point with a 3&2 victory over Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson.
Zach Johnson and Jimmy Walker bogeyed the first two holes in their pairing, but clicked during the round to clinch a 4&2 victory over Sergio Garcia and Martin Kaymer.
Dustin Johnson and Matt Kuchar proved far too good for the Lee Westwood and Thomas Pieters, with the Europeans going through a meltdown to lose 5&4.
Phil Mickelson and Rickie Fowler fought their way back from 2down to win against Rory McIlroy and Andy Sullivan 1up.
Team USA’s captain Davis Love III couldn’t ask for a better start to his Ryder Cup and will have an easy task picking afternoon pairings. The opposite is true for European captain Darren Clarke.
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