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US Power Into 3-1 Lead In Ryder Cup After Opening Morning Session

The United States made a strong start to the Ryder Cup at Le Golf National on Friday as Jim Furyk’s men claimed a 3-1 lead.

Wins for Brooks Koepka with Tony Finau and Dustin Johnson alongside Rickie Fowler raised hopes of a repeat of the 2016 first-morning whitewash for the holders.

But after Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas edged out Tyrrell Hatton and Paul Casey, British Open champion Francesco Molinari and Tommy Fleetwood produced a late surge to down a misfiring Tiger Woods and Patrick Reed 3 and 1.

It is the Americans’ largest first-session lead in Europe since 1989.

The teams have been named for this afternoon’s Ryder Cup foursomes as Europe look to bounce back from a difficult morning against USA.

 

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