and partner Graeme McDowell were 3 up on Zach Johnson and Hunter Mahan through seven holes in their foursome match on Saturday. The European team stormed back in the late matches, which will finish Sunday morning in Wales.
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American fans enjoyed their team's surprising lead after the opening four balls.
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held on to beat Ian Poulter and Ross Fisher 2 up.
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Johnson has struggled with short putts.
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fell to Lee Westwood and Martin Kaymer 3 and 2.
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led the charge as he and Graeme McDowell halved their match with Stewart Cink and Matt Kuchar.
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were the surprise duo of the first session, beating Padraig Harrington and Luke Donald 3 and 2.
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handed Phil Mickelson and Dustin Johnson a 3-and-2 thumping.
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won their foursome match against Bubba Watson and Jeff Overton 2 and 1.
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Johnson made a crucial birdie on 17.
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won the last two holes to edge the Molinari brothers 2 up.
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Fowler bounced back after playing the wrong ball on No. 4, which gave the Europeans an early advantage.
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won the 18th hole to halve their match with Lee Westwood and Martin Kaymer.
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relied on his partner, Steve Stricker, as they dispatched Miguel Angel Jimenez and Peter Hanson 4 and 3 in foursomes.
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was one of the leaders of the U.S. charge in Saturday's foursomes, draining a long birdie putt on 17 to pull ahead of McIlroy and Graeme McDowell. Cink and Matt Kuchar closed out the match on 18 to put the U.S. ahead 6-4 heading into the third session.
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trailed Padraig Harrington and Ross Fisher 1 down when play was called. Johnson is 0-2 in his Ryder Cup debut so far.
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and Luke Donald were 4 up through nine holes of their foursome match against Tiger Woods and Steve Stricker, who are 2-0 as a team in this Cup so far.
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has been a stoic presence on the course.
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