WITH JORDAN SPIETH AND PATRICK REED leading the way in the first match, the U.S. Ryder Cup team swept the morning foursomes session for the first time since 1975. That was when none other than Arnold Palmer was captain of the U.S. squad at Laurel Valley near Pittsburgh.
"They have come together over the last couple of weeks," U.S. Captain Davis Love III told Golf Channel's Steve Sands.
"It has been an emotional trip for this team, with the way the picks went down, and with Arnold's passing was a shock for both teams this week. Just little things that have made this team bond together really well, from top to bottom. It's a good start, but there is a long way to go and a lot more points out there. Everybody just needs to keep doing the same thing over and over."
Friday Morning Foursomes Results
Jordan Spieth/Patrick Reed (USA) defeated Henrik Stenson/Justin Rose (EUR) 3 & 2
Phil Mickelson/Rickie Fowler (USA) defeated Rory McIlroy/Andy Sullivan (EUR) 1 up
Jimmy Walker/Zach Johnson (USA) defeated Sergio Garcia/Martin Kaymer (EUR) 4 & 2
Dustin Johnson/Matt Kuchar (USA) defeated Lee Westwood/Thomas Pieters (EUR) 5 & 4
Session total: USA 4, Europe 0
Overall score: USA 4, Europe 0
Friday Afternoon Fourball Matches