Rookies Patrick Cantley and Xander Schoffele dominated the experienced Rory McIlroy and Ian Poulter to win 5 and 3, Brooks Koepka and Daniel Berger beat Lee Westwood and Matt Fitzpatrick, while Dustin Johnson and Colin Morikawa beat Paul Casey and Victor Hovland.
And in the afternoon, it didn’t get much better for visitors.
The combination of two-time major winner Johnson and gold medalist Schauffel claimed a narrow victory over Bernd Wisberger and Casey, while Harris English and Tony Finau dominated McIlroy and Shane Lowry.
Bryson DeChambeau and Scotty Scheffler and Rahm Tyrell Hatton fought fiercely, with a crucial putt from Hatton giving the European team a crucial half-point victory.
And in the final four of the day, it was another heated battle, with the European pairing of Tommy Fleetwood and Hovland giving Thomas and Kentley an edge, with the match ending in a tie, leaving the American with four points. Gaya. profit after first day
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The morning of the Ryder Cup was brimming with excitement.
Before the sun rose, fans packed the stands with their first T-shirts, singing songs about their beloved Team US.
And when the players took the bet, all was calm, and the players took advantage.
The score was low and the competition was tough. But eventually, the home team – with a team full of major winners – was able to turn the screw.
Although Rahm and García were in control in the first fours, it was much more tense in the following two matches.
A late flurry of birdies helped Johnson and Morikawa to win, and while Westwood and Fitzpatrick were able to stop the US birdie, they could not cut back at Koepka and Berger, eventually losing 2 and 1.
And the final four was an absolute domination from start to finish, as Cantley and Schauffele birdied the opening five holes to take a commanding lead, birding the final two to win a commanding victory.
While conditions were calm early in the foursome, a Lake Michigan wind blew before the four balls of the afternoon, making conditions difficult for the players.
But immediately in the opening four balls – between Johnson and Schöffel of America and Weisberger and Casey of Europe – the home team mastered the conditions from the start. The pair took four birdies in the first five holes and took a big lead.
Despite a stubborn European defence, Johnson and Schöfel claimed an impressive victory, winning 2 and 1.
The second matchup – Schaeffler and DeChambeau vs. Rahm and Hatton – was very tight, with the lead swinging from side to side. Eventually, a clutch birdie from Hatton on the 18th gave Europe a much-needed half-point.
The third match was Finau Show. The 32-year-old made four birdies and no bogey as he dominated the English to win 4 and 3.
The last four balls of the day came right over the wire. Fleetwood and Hovland took the lead, and after surrendering the opportunity to increase it, America roared back, causing panic in the last few holes.
Although both sets of players produced some excellent golf, neither had a winning touch, so they had to settle for a draw.
Although it seems a daunting task, McIlroy is adamant that the Europeans can win. “We can come back 6-2,” he told the media.
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