Phil Mickelson and Keegan Bradley thrilled the home crowd on Friday by winning both of their matches in dramatic fashion. The Americans head into the weekend with a 5-3 lead.
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Europe's only rookie, Nicolas Colsaerts, after making a long birdie putt on No. 17 in the four-ball session. He made eight birdies and an eagle in one of the all-time great Ryder Cup rounds. He and Lee Westwood defeated Tiger Woods and Steve Stricker, 1 up.
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Mickelson and Bradley showed tremendous chemistry on Friday, from their first hole in foursomes (above) to the end of their four-ball victory.
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Keegan Bradley showed real intensity and played brilliantly.
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Mickelson and Bradley beat Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell, 2 and 1, in the afternoon.
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Bubba Watson and Webb Simpson got things started in the four-ball session by quickly dispatching Paul Lawrie and Peter Hanson, 5 and 4.
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Watson fired up the crowd throughout the round.
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Simpson won the U.S. Open in June.
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Peter Hanson and Paul Lawrie were 6 down through eight holes.
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Tiger Woods recovered from a poor showing in the morning to make seven birdies in the afternoon. He carried Stricker, but it wasn't enough to beat Colsaerts and Westwood.
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Woods narrowly missed a 15-foot birdie putt on the final hole that would have halved the match.
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Northern Ireland's McIlroy and McDowell played together in both the morning and afternoon sessions.
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Dustin Johnson and Matt Kuchar earned a 3-and-2 victory over Justin Rose and Martin Kaymer.
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Kuchar sat out the morning session.
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Mickelson and Bradley secured the first point of the Ryder Cup, beating Luke Donald and Sergio Garcia, 4 and 3.
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Tiger Woods hooked his tee shot on the first hole and continued to struggle during foursomes.
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Stricker tried to salvage the match, but the pair eventually lost to Ian Poulter and Justin Rose, 2 and 1.
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Poulter, among the most passionate Ryder Cup players, seems to raise his game to a new level at the biennial competition.
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Jim Furyk played poorly, and he and Brandt Snedeker lost to McIlroy and McDowell, 1 down.
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Lee Westwood and Francesco Molinari lost to Jason Dufner and Zach Johnson, 3 and 2.
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Love with Michael Jordan, who is serving an honorary role in Chicago this week.
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Woods played poorly in the early going on Friday.
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McIlroy holed a chip shot at the fourth hole.
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Bradley and Mickelson celebrated a birdie putt on the second green.
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Europe's Donald on the first hole.
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McDowell wanted relief from a sprinkler head on the second hole, but Furyk was in no mood to let him take the drop. Rules officials were called in, and McDowell played it from the original lie.
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