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United States lead on day one of Ryder Cup

  • The United States held a 5-3 lead over Europe after the first day of the Ryder Cup.

    The American combination of Tiger Woods and Steve Stricker lost both times on Friday, including a 1-down defeat in the afternoon's four-ball session to Nicolas Colsaerts and Lee Westwood.

    Colsaerts made eight birdies and an eagle earlier in the day while the U.S. won the other three matches Friday afternoon.

    The format will be the same for Saturday with four foursomes matches in the morning and four four-ball matches in the afternoon.

    There are 12 singles matches scheduled for Sunday. The U.S. need 14 1/2 points to win. Europe only needs 14 to keep the Cup.