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Summary

  1. Day one score: Europe 5-3 USA
  2. US win fourballs 2½-1½, Europe win foursomes 3½-½
  3. Donaldson/Westwood beat Furyk/Kuchar 2 UP
  4. Rose/Stenson beat Mahan/Johnson 2 and 1
  5. McIlroy/Garcia v Walker/Fowler All Square
  6. Dubuisson/McDowell beat Mickelson/Bradley 3 and 2

Live Reporting

By Ben Dirs

All times stated are UK

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  1. Post update

    I do believe that might be me done for the day. A good, solid opening day's play at the 40th Ryder Cup, with plenty of thrills along the way. Join us again tomorrow, Andy Cryer will be kicking off day two at 07:00 BST. Night.

  2. Post update

    Stand by for the announcement of tomorrow morning's pairings, although it might be after I've wrapped this up. Big decisions need to be made by skippers McGinley and Watson, but I think it's safe to say Watson will be sending his rookie pairing of Spieth and Reed out again, I'd imagine they weren't very impressed with being rested this afternoon after whupping Poulter and Gallacher this morning.

  3. Post update

    Ryder Cup 2014 Score: Europe 5 USA 3

    Friday's foursomes Result: Europe 3½ - ½ USA

    Donaldson & Westwood (Europe) beat Furyk & Kuchar (USA) 2UP

    Rose & Stenson (Europe) beat Mahan & Johnson (USA) 2&1

    McIlroy & Garcia (Europe) halved with Walker & Fowler (USA)

    Dubuisson & McDowell (Europe) beat Mickelson & Bradley (USA) 3&2

  4. Post update

    Europe captain Paul McGinley: "We have seen in Ryder Cups over the years how important momentum is and we showed real strength of character to respond to that American surge and get blue back on the board inside six holes.

    "I think that Sergio Garcia's and Rory McIlroy's halve was as a good as a win, two out of three for the rookies was not bad and now we have to maintain that momentum."

  5. Post update

    Tom Fordyce

    Chief sports writer at Gleneagles

    Sergio Garcia of Europe

    "If Jimmy Walker's comeback from three down this morning was a punch in the guts for Europe, Garcia's miracle three-wood to rescue a half from nowhere with Rory is sending the home galleries home with a jig and a dance. There's always talk of momentum in Ryder Cups, but if the star pairing of McIlroy and Sergio had ended pointless from their two matches on the opening day, the home charge might have felt stalled on the grid."

  6. Post update

    Rory McIlroy speaking to Sky Sports: "We were making life difficult for ourselves out there. I don't think we were playing from the fairway very much, but we wanted to at least ask them the question and make them play down 18.

    "We had two tough matches today and at least we have a half point to show for it."

  7. Post update

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Paul McGinley: "I think it just shows real strength of character. America got a big momentum switch towards the end of the morning session and for our guys to react shows a real strength of character.

    "All the rookies should be proud today, I just said to Tom Watson. Sometimes you go out and you lose though, that happens in the Ryder Cup. That half point for Sergio and Rory was huge. I'm sure they're buzzing in the team room right now."

  8. Europe move into box seat

    That will feel like a clean sweep for Europe, though still no side has won all four matches in a session for 25 years - via Golf Channel statistician Justin Ray: Last time a team swept a session was Europe in 1989 Fri. afternoon four-ball.

  9. Post update

    Graeme McDowell of Northern Ireland (R) and Victor Dubuisson of Franc

    Graeme McDowell: "That was a lot of fun today. It was a long wait this morning having to sit out and watch the boys play. Victor and I were really fired up to play. This kid right here is the next superstar in Europe; this kid is really, really good."

    Victor Dubuisson: "Yesterday I was a little bit nervous, it was tough to get some positive excitement because I was really nervous, really stressed. But to get on the tee was a dream, it was fantastic, I completely de-stressed. A big thanks to Graeme, it's very new for me and he's been fantastic for me."

  10. Post update

    So, Europe lead 5-3 after day one of the 40th Ryder Cup, which you have to say is magnificent. Tough conditions out there, so it wasn't always blitzkrieg golf, but it was the Europeans who adapted better. Nice little interview with McDowell and Dubuisson on the telly, with the Northern Irishman announcing his partner as "the next superstar of European golf". Quite the tribute.

  11. BreakingDubuisson & McDowell v Mickelson & Bradley

    Europe win 3&2

    Europe up

    McDowell has curled it in from range! What a win, what an afternoon for Europe, the Americans left reeling...

  12. Post update

    Dubuisson with a faint smile as he makes his way to the 16th green, the smile of a man who knows all the ladies in the bar love him but he's going to bide his time and have a long drink anyway. Bradley cosies his ball up to the hole, McDowell has a putt for the match...

  13. Post update

    McDowell and Bradley lay up at 16, they're all out there watching now, with only one match left on the course. Mickelson leaves his third short, leaves the door open for Dubuisson to storm the place and do some damage. Smashing shot, the Americans could be dead...

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  15. Post update

    Ryder Cup 2014 Score: Europe 4 USA 3

    Projected Overall Score: Europe 5 - 3 USA

    Friday's foursomes latest scores:

    Donaldson & Westwood (Europe) beat Furyk & Kuchar (USA) 2UP

    Rose & Stenson (Europe) beat Mahan & Johnson (USA) 2&1

    McIlroy & Garcia (Europe) halved with Walker & Fowler (USA)

    Dubuisson & McDowell (Europe) v Mickelson & Bradley (USA) - Europe 2UP after 15

  16. Dubuisson & McDowell v Mickelson & Bradley

    Europe 2 up after 15

    Mickelson misses the fairway with his tee shot at 16, Dubuisson does the same, both down the left...

  17. Garcia & McIlroy v Fowler & Walker

    Match halved

    Nicolas Colsaerts

    2012 Ryder Cup player from Belgium

    We had an unbelievable view from the grandstand, that three wood from Garcia bounced like a butterfly with sore feet. What an exceptional shot from the rough. That showed character especially the way they were down on 16.

  18. Post update

    McIlroy and Garcia were buried in it up to their necks at 17, with Walker standing over a three-foot putt and McIlroy taking aim from 25 feet - but that's the glory of this event, sometimes you have to kill your opponents over and over again, go back and kill them again, and even then they might not be dead.

  19. McIlroy & Garcia v Fowler & Walker

    Match halved

    ... Fowler can't make it and somehow McIlroy and Garcia have got away with a half...

  20. Post update

    I'm not sure how cold it is out there but Jose Maria Olazabal looks like Captain Oates, about to go outside. McIlroy's eagle putt misses by a few inches, meaning Fowler has this uphill putt for the half and the match...

  21. Post update

    Walker can see the whole of the ball and he has form from the sand today, but that's only OK when he could have done with terrific. Fowler will have a 15-footer for birdie, McIlroy with a slippery one for eagle...

  22. Post update

    European Ryder Cup player Rory McIlroy (L) congratulates teammate Sergio Garcia

    Fowler going with driver from the fairway again but lightning does not strike twice, this time he's found the front bunker. Garcia has actually got a decent line in and he's going with rescue. "Get it up there," is Rory's uncomplicated advice and he does just that, sticking it on the back of the green. McIlroy putting for eagle, Walker with a tough bunker escape. Game on.

  23. Post update

    Dubuisson in the middle of the 15th fairway and that's a fine approach. Barely a twitch from the Frenchman. Mickelson matches him, though, it's a putt-off between McDowell and Bradley...

  24. Garcia & McIlroy v Fowler & Walker

    US 1 up after 17

    Bernard Gallacher

    Three-time European Ryder Cup captain on BBC Radio 5 live

    That's what really gets the crowd going. Anything can happen up 18 at this stage.

  25. Post update

    ... the force is back with the US, Rory has plonked his tee shot into nonsense on 18. Walker safer, but he's still in rough and far shorter than Rory was, it might even be advantage Europe...

  26. McIlroy & Garcia v Mickelson & Bradley

    US 1 up after 17

    Europe up

    Walker cosies his chip to within a few feet of the hole, time for Rory to sweep in and do some damage. His birdie putt is about 40 feet... HAVE THAT! That's a monster and it's given Europe hope. Never in doubt and as McIlroy and Garcia make their way to the 18th tee they resemble two small boys fleeing the scene of some tremendous jape. The force is with them...

  27. Dubuisson & McDowell v Mickelson & Bradley

    Europe 2 up after 14

    Mickelson leaves his birdie putt left and short and the 14th is halved, the Americans running out of holes in that match.

  28. Post update

    McDowell has a lie and he has a line. Only problem is, he can't see anything. But that's pretty decent, giving Dubuisson something to work with. On 17, Fowler has slightly overcooked his tee shot, can Garcia come to the party? That's pretty good, gives McIlroy a birdie chance.

  29. McIlroy & Garcia v Walker & Fowler

    US 2 up after 16

    Walker for the match at 16, from about 12 feet. Slippery downhiller, not easy, it ducks left, but leaks right at the last. Europe alive. Just.

  30. Post update

    Ian Poulter

    Ian Poulter's not one to let a thumping fourballs defeat get him down and he's out and about cheering on the team with his oven gloves on. That's poor from Mickelson, missing the fairway with an iron at 14, before Dubuisson hoicks his approach miles left. Nothing enigmatic about that, it was awful.

  31. Dubuisson & McDowell v Mickelson & Bradley

    Europe 2 up after 13

    USA up

    Ryder Cup latest

    Mickelson and Bradley have got a shot back at 13, they're not out of that match just yet. Fowler weighing up his options at 16 as McIlroy watches from the middle of the fairway, grinning with his arms folded. Shot of the day! He has absolutely smoked that into the middle of the green, that carried about 230 yards out of the rough. An impish grin from the young American, which explodes into a broad grin after Garcia comes up short.

  32. Post update

    Walker's drive is a bit iffy on 16, up steps Rory and slaps one down the middle. McIlroy trots down the fairway and gives Garcia a little pat on the back, I get the feeling he's having to double as a counsellor today.

  33. Post update

    Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson

    Justin Rose speaking to Sky Sports: "It has been really, really special, winning two points today. Foursomes is such a different format and to gel today with Henrik over both formats was really great. "

    On the possibility of playing five rounds over three days: "This week you do what you are told, but there is no moaning. To have the opportunity to play in this tournament is a pleasure and a privilege."

    Henrik Stenson: "I think we played even better in the afternoon, the striking was certainly better on my side. I have to thank him for making that shot on 12 after leaving him hanging with a difficult putt."

  34. To stick or twist on Garcia and McIlroy?

    Bernard Gallacher

    Three-time European Ryder Cup captain on BBC Radio 5 live

    I would keep faith here and send them out first thing in the morning. They'll be angry with today.

  35. McIlroy & Garcia v Walker & Fowler

    US 2 up after 15

    USA up

    Ryder Cup latest

    Sergio Garcia

    McIlroy and Garcia are drowning out there, two down with three to play and I'm not sure they've got enough puff to stay above water. At least McIlroy is on tee at 16...

  36. Post update

    Dubuisson has got a decent lie but he's also got a dirty great tree right in front of him. But that's not bad, managed to fizz it under the branches and just short and right of the green. Mickelson at 13, finds the guts of the green.

  37. Post update

    Tom Fordyce

    Chief sports writer at Gleneagles

    "Come on Doobs!" yells a half-cut voice in the hospitality barns by the 12th. The Big V not called into action this time, however, after McDowell's parachute from the greenside bunker snatches another precious hole and leaves Mickelson's trademark heavy tread a fraction weightier still."

  38. Post update

    Andrew Cotter

    BBC Sport commentator

    Between the 11th and 12th, Victor Dubuisson answered a little call of nature and then moments later realised he'd forgotten his putter in the gentleman's room.

  39. Post update

    Walker into the 15th and that's safe as houses. McDowell at 13, leaking his drive well right. McIlroy in trouble on 15 and he's only able to nudge it down the fairway, that's looking like an American banker given the way that European pair are playing.

  40. Dubuisson & McDowell v Mickelson & Bradley

    Europe 3 up after 12

    Europe up

    Mickelson and Bradley are in a world of trouble back on the 13th tee, they've just gone three down to Dubuisson and McDowell...

  41. BreakingRose & Stenson v Mahan & Johnson

    Europe win 2&1

    Europe up

    Rose bangs in a three-footer for the match at 17, six birdies in 17 holes in some iffy conditions, that's difficult golf to contend with.

  42. Post update

    McIlroy and Garcia did indeed walk off the 14th with a half, only for Garcia to find rough with his tee shot at 15. Some choice language after that effort, although whatever McIlroy is saying inside his head will be far worse.

  43. Post update

    BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    Lee Westwood: We shot four under par, that's high-quality foursomes with a 25-mile an hour wind blowing. The Ryder Cup's always nervy, but when you're on your ninth you get used to it. If you can't raise your game for the Ryder Cup then you can't for anything.

  44. Post update

    McIlroy can't make the most of Garcia's naughty recovery at 14, just missing to the left. Walker's putt to win the hole misses by a whisker, I'll tell you what happened next when they come back from an ad break. McDowell into 12 and he plonks his ball into a bunker, with his rivals well short in two.

  45. Post update

    Garcia off the concrete at 14 and he manages to pull it off, super shot. Rose at 17 and he's going with six iron down the hill... right into the heart, nothing wrong with that. Johnson takes aim, fires - after tossing a few blades of grass - and very nearly sticks it in. Just misses the cup and bounds to the back of the green.

  46. Rose & Stenson v Mahan & Johnson

    Europe 1 up after 16

    Walker on tee at 14 and he lays it up. McIlroy, in contrast, went with driver and yanked it left into the crowd. On 16, Johnson has a four-footer for birdie and he rams it home for a half to stay in touch with two to play.

  47. Post update

    Lee Westwood (L) and Jamie Donaldson of Europe

    Jamie Donaldson: "It's a battle; we've played as well as I think we can play there. That first tee is like a sudden death play-off in a major - it feels like there's 20,000 people on one hole. It's incredible. It's an awesome event to play in."

    Lee Westwood: "I have as much fun playing as I do watching someone take to it like a duck to water."

  48. Westwood on song

    With that win, Lee Westwood takes his Ryder Cup points tally to 22. The European and overall record is 25 held by, fellow Englishman Sir Nick Faldo. Between Faldo and Westwood on the list are Langer, Montgomerie, Casper, Palmer and Ballesteros. That's some company he's keeping.

  49. Post update

    Rob Hodgetts

    BBC Sport at Gleneagles

    Interesting secret psychology going on out here. A phalanx of US players and their partners followed the first match, with Stars and Stripes aplenty. For Europe, only Thomas Bjorn, sitting out the afternoon session, was in attendance. But then captain Paul McGinley appeared and soon a buggy arrived with vice-captain Des Smyth and a number of caddies to swell European ranks. Coincidence, or smart thinking?

  50. BreakingDonaldson & Westwood v Furyk & Kuchar

    Europe win 2 up

    Europe up

    Jamie Donaldson and Lee Westwood win their foursome

    Furyk with a beauty of a chip at 18 but it can't patch up the mistake by Kuchar, the damage is done, Donaldson and Westwood walk away with the win and Europe level the match.

  51. McIlroy & Garcia v Fowler & Walker

    US 1 up

    USA up

    Ryder Cup latest

    Garcia and McIlroy did indeed get a shot back at 13, they're only one behind now. McIlroy gives his partner a hug of encouragement and off they trot to the 14th...

  52. Post update

    Kuchar at 18, just short of the green and he's made a serious dog's dinner of it, his ball rolling back down the bank. Tom Watson looks on and smiles a deathly smile...

  53. Post update

    Dubuisson with his second into 11, with wedge, and he's safely on. A little grimace, albeit a mysterious one, of course. Fowler's third at 13 doesn't grip, McIlroy and Garcia should get back to within one shot.

  54. Post update

    Walker with 172 yards left to the 13th and that's pretty good from where he was. But McIlroy and Garcia aren't far from the flag. Westwood with three wood into 18... gives it some humpty, starts walking after it, misses front left.

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  56. Rose & Stenson v Mahan & Johnson

    Europe 1 up after 15

    Europe up

    Team Europe fans

    Stenson drains a shortish putt to give he and Rose the lead against Mahan and Johnson after 15...

  57. Dubuisson & McDowell v Mickelson & Bradley

    Europe 2 up after 10

    Europe up

    Victor Dubuisson of Europe l

    Dubuisson pops in for a winning par at 10 and that means he and McDowell are two up again against Mickelson and Bradley...

  58. McIlroy & Garcia v Fowler & Walker

    US 2 up after 12

    Bernard Gallacher

    Three-time European Ryder Cup captain on BBC Radio 5 live

    I know Rory and Sergio are the best in the world really but things haven't really happened for them. In general it's been a little bit of a struggle.

  59. Donaldson & Westwood v Furyk & Kuchar

    Europe 1 up after 17

    ... better news for Europe on 17, Donaldson and Westwood remain one up against Furyk and Kuchar after a fine putt by Donaldson. Apologies, I think I mentioned earlier that that match was all square, it wasn't...

  60. McIlroy & Garcia v Fowler & Walker

    US 2 up

    USA up

    Garcia for par at 12 and he leaves it left, before Fowler steps up, holes his putt and opens up a two-hole lead...

  61. Post update

    McIlroy with a decent enough chip at 12, here's Walker and he's well inside him. Mahan from the rough at 15 and it's short and right and in cabbage, Stenson is in some fluffy stuff and he finds the apron at the back.

  62. Post update

    Garcia playing from rough at 12, after another iffy drive by McIlroy, and they're stuck in second gear at the moment. Fowler can't take advantage, his approach is short and right. Furyk with his tee shot at 17 and that's a doozy, right at the pin. All of a sudden the European house is looking rickety in this Gleneagles breeze, as Westwood tugs his tee shot long.

  63. Donaldson & Westwood v Furyk & Kuchar

    Europe 1 up after 16

    USA up

    Ryder Cup latest

    Matt Kuchar of the US, left, and Jim Furyk, right, of the US

    Furyk to win the 16th, from about five feet. Furyk taking his time, as if the future of civilisation depended on it, before sweeping the ball into the cup. There's that American arrow again and we've got a few drops of rain, so I'm told.

  64. Rose & Stenson v Mahan & Johnson

    All square after 14

    USA up

    Ryder Cup latest

    All of a sudden, these American blows are starting to find their mark - Stenson and Rose are now all square with Mahan and Johnson after 14, Mahan holing an eight-footer.

  65. McIlroy & Garcia v Fowler & Walker

    US 1 up

    USA up

    Ryder Cup latest

    Fowler makes his shortish putt at 11 to sneak ahead of misfiring McIlroy and Garcia. Meanwhile on nine, Mickelson and Bradley get back to within one hole of Dubuisson and McDowell. The tide beginning to turn?

  66. Post update

    If Westwood wins this match, he moves ahead of American legend Lanny Wadkins and into sixth on the all-time Ryder Cup scorers' list with 22 points. Here's Bradley on nine and that's feather-light stuff, leaving partner Mickelson a two-footer.

  67. Post update

    Ryder Cup 2014 Score: Europe 1.5 USA 2.5

    Projected Overall Score: Europe 5-3 USA

    Friday's foursomes latest scores:

    Donaldson & Westwood (Europe) v Furyk & Kuchar (USA) - Europe 2UP after 15

    Rose & Stenson (Europe) v Mahan & Johnson (USA) - Europe 1UP after 13

    McIlroy & Garcia (Europe) v Walker & Fowler (USA) - All Square after 10

    Dubuisson & McDowell (Europe) v Mickelson & Bradley (USA) - Europe 2UP after 8

  68. Post update

    Jamie Donaldson of Europe

    Donaldson rattles a drive down the 16th, the Welshman has taken to this Ryder Cup caper with relish. Kuchar threads the needle between bunker and rough, the Americans with the advantage. Walker with 120 yards to the pin at 11 and that's a peach, hands as soft as soap suds. McIlroy with 106 - good, but not that good.

  69. Rose & Stenson v Mahan & Johnson

    Europe 1 up after 13

    Rose almost makes another longun disappear at 13 but it comes up a couple of revolutions short. Johnson with a chip to win the hole... PUNCHES THE AIR! Ball lips out. Nobody likes to see that, hole halved.

  70. McIlroy & Garcia v Fowler & Walker

    All square after 10

    Garcia looking to chip in for two at 10, lovely stuff, McIlroy has a couple of feet for par. Rose sets Stenson up at 13 with a thread-needle drive and Stenson pops on in two. Furyk for birdie at 15, from about 20 feet, starts it out right and it stays right. Fowler for the hole at 10... breaks just too soon, that hole halved.

  71. Post update

    Andrew Magee

    American golfer on BBC Radio 5 live

    Spectators out on the course during the Foursomes matches

    People in the States don't play foursomes. Maybe for some fun in the afternoon with beers, but rarely do we play alternate shot.

  72. Dubuisson & McDowell v Mickelson & Bradley

    Europe 2 up after 8

    USA up

    Ryder Cup latest

    McIlroy on tee at the par-three 10th and he's carried it a few feet too far. The Americans in a not dissimilar position. McDowell and Dubuisson three-putt at eight, throw Mickelson and Bradley a lifeline.

  73. McIlroy & Garcia v Walker & Fowler

    All square after 9

    Dubuisson for birdie at eight, leaves it short. McIlroy and Garcia manage to salvage a half at nine but they're struggling to hold things together.

  74. Post update

    Tom Fordyce

    Chief sports writer at Gleneagles

    "Loathe as anyone should be to reinforce old stereotypes about the Americans not being hugely fond of the French, but Victor Dubuisson's Gallic flair is currently getting right on the wick of previously indestructible pairing Mickelson and Bradley. To some eyes Victor's goatee and floppy fringe bring to mind D'Artagnan, to others a slightly overweight computer programmer. Either way, the Gleneagles galleries are taking him to their slightly cold bosom."

  75. Donaldson & Westwood v Furyk & Kuchar

    Europe 2 up after 14

    Mahan from 25 feet for the hole at 12. Leaves it left, but Rose has work to do. Donaldson is cranking it up at the 14th, drains that putt Westwood left him and they could go three up. No, Kuchar parries. Rose now at 12 and he's holed another clutch putt for a crucial half. The Americans swinging plenty, but Europe blocking most of their blows.

  76. Post update

    Who is Victor Dubuisson? I have no idea, but have a listen to this clip from 5 live and you might get at least an inkling. Westwood on 14, from some cabbage. But what a shot that is, gives Donaldson a birdie chance. Furyk very nearly holes his approach, touche.

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    James Brimson: Rory will definitely win this point. I can't imagine being mugged in the 18th will sit well

    Carl Dunne: Dubuisson with the spirit of D'Artagnan here

  78. Post update

    Ryder Cup 2014 Score: Europe 1.5 USA 2.5

    Projected Overall Score: Europe 5-3 USA

    Friday's foursomes latest scores

    Donaldson & Westwood (Europe) v Furyk & Kuchar (USA) - Europe 2UP after 13

    Rose & Stenson (Europe) v Mahan & Johnson (USA) - Europe 1UP after 11

    McIlroy & Garcia (Europe) v Walker & Fowler (USA) - All Square after 8

    Dubuisson & McDowell (Europe) v Mickelson & Bradley (USA) - Europe 3UP after 7

  79. Post update

    Dubuisson and McDowell remain three up after a half at seven. Kuchar sweeps his tee shot down the 14th, I believe Europe's tee shot was somewhat awry. Johnson with his second up the hill at 12... cracking approach, gives his buddy a chance. McIlroy and Garcia summoning the spirit of Seve in this round, here's Rory in the sand at nine after another errant tee shot by Garcia. I think that ricocheted off the face.

  80. Donaldson & Westwood v Furyk & Kuchar

    Europe 2 up after 13

    Donaldson and Westwood proving too solid for Furyk and Kuchar at the moment, they've halved 13. For all his glories as a strokeplay golfer, Furyk has a pretty average record in Ryder Cups with nine wins and 17 losses in 30 matches.

  81. Post update

    Rob Hodgetts

    BBC Sport at Gleneagles

    Rory McIlroy of Europe

    I was just typing about what a quiet afternoon it's been on the course when two bombs go off in quick succession. First from somewhere on the front nine (McIlroy, it turns out) and then Rose drains one on 11. "Typical," says one bloke. "We've waited there for an hour and a half and the minute we leave something happens."

  82. McIlroy & Garcia v Walker & Fowler

    All square after eight

    McIlroy drains a longun at eight, only for Walker to hold his nerve and sink his birdie putt - that match rocking and rolling towards a conclusion.

  83. Rose & Stenson v Mahan & Johnson

    Europe 1 up after 11

    Kuchar parachuting into 13, all over the flag. Johnson for birdie on 11 and if he'd hit that a little bit harder it would have dropped. Rose, on the other hand, hits his and it disappears, Europe nip ahead again.

  84. Post update

    BBC Radio 5 live

    US vice-captain Andy North: "I think you're going to see a lot of weird things happen because the course is playing so hard. If you don't drive the ball straight anything can happen."

  85. Post update

    Rob Hodgetts

    BBC Sport at Gleneagles

    Thousands of people enjoy the September sunshine and glorious views of the Ochil Hills on the vast banks to the left of the ninth as Rose/Stenson and Johnson/Mahan play through. There are troops of Minnesota Vikings (with horns), face painted Euros, crazy hats, Stars and Stripes jeans, natty blazers. And lots of golf casual. When the crowd concertinas at a pinch point by the 10th tee, a temporary thicket of periscopes pokes into the Perth sky.

    Minnesota Vikings fans at the Ryder Cup
  86. Post update

    Stenson with that whippy swing of his and he finds the 11th green safely enough. Mahan was in a better position and that's no great shakes from there. Garcia with a wedge into eight after a pearling drive from McIlroy. Finds the heart, McIlroy with a birdie chance. Fowler takes aim and he's all over the stick, Walker will have a putt hitting through a valley.

  87. Donaldson & Westwood v Furyk & Kuchar

    Europe 2 up after 12

    Westwood and Donaldson halve the 12th to remain two up against Furyk and Kuchar and here's Westwood missing the fairway off the tee at 13. Not that Donaldson looks bothered, here's the Welshman getting stuck into a sandwich while leaning on his bag. Furyk safely away...

  88. McIlroy & Garcia v Walker & Fowler

    All square after seven

    USA up

    Ryder Cup latest

    Walker pops in to win the hole and he and Fowler regain parity with McIlroy and Garcia, who are howling hot and cold out there.

  89. Post update

    Mickelson follows Dubuisson on at six. McIlroy for a four at seven and he doesn't give it enough, that match back to all square, by the looks of things. Stenson made that four-footer, that match remains all square.

  90. Post update

    As it stands Europe are up in three foursomes, the US up in one. Johnson for birdie at the par-three 10th... long way out and that's a pretty good effort. Westwood with his second into 12, from bang-middle, leaks it right. Dubuisson on tee at six, safely onto the short stuff. Rose at 10, for the win... over the cellophane bridge, leaves Stenson with a knee-knocker.

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    Donald Draper: V Dub starting to edge ahead of Thierry Henry in the coolest man on the planet stakes

    Brian: Westy putting well today, a shot directly at his critics (myself included) who say he can't putt.

  92. Dubuisson & McDowell v Mickelson & Bradley

    Europe 3 up after 5

    Europe up

    McIlroy catches his second thin at seven, the Americans look like getting back to all square. Mahan on tee at the par-three 10th, playing 211 yards. Right into the guts of the green. Mickelson for a half at five, from about 12 feet, and another one lips out, Europe opening up a sizable gap down the back straight.

  93. Post update

    Ryder Cup 2014 Score: Europe 1.5 USA 2.5

    Friday's foursomes: Projected overall score - Europe 5-3 USA

    Donaldson & Westwood (Europe) v Furyk & Kuchar (USA) - Europe 2UP after 11

    Rose & Stenson (Europe) v Mahan & Johnson (USA) - All Square after 9

    McIlroy & Garcia (Europe) v Walker & Fowler (USA) - Europe 1UP after 6

    Dubuisson & McDowell (Europe) v Mickelson & Bradley (USA) - Europe 3UP after 5

  94. Post update

    Tom Fordyce

    Chief sports writer at Gleneagles

    Graeme McDowell (L) talks to Victor Dubuisson of Europe

    "Fist bumps and steely looks between Maverick Frenchman (TM) Victor Dubuisson and his partner/minder Graeme McDowell as they wriggle two up. Mickelson's missed putt from four feet on the fourth is greeted with a raised eyebrow and half-hidden grin from watching vice-captain Padraig Harrington. Vive la entente cordiale."

  95. Rose & Stenson v Mahan & Johnson

    All square after nine

    Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson at the Ryder Cup

    Bradley stalking his ball at five before popping on his chip, but that's a bit heavy-handed. Johnson with a putt for eagle at nine and he, too, has failed to give it the hammer. A half in birdies, that match remains all square.

  96. Donaldson & Westwood v Furyk & Kuchar

    Europe 2 up after 11

    Europe up

    Furyk for birdie at 11, from about 12 feet... right on target but comes up short, not for the first time today. Mickelson with his second at five, over-cooks it slightly. Westwood to win the hole at 11, from about 15 feet - NAILED IT! Europe have got this afternoon by the lapels at the moment.

  97. Post update

    Thanks Steph. You join me and I join you as Garcia over-compensates for that horror hook on five with a slice at seven. Here's Fowler on tee and he nails his tee shot. McIlroy with work to do. Dubuisson into the fifth and that's a pretty good effort.

  98. Post update

    That board is changing rapidly, but blue is the colour once again. Europe up in three, but that was the case this morning. I'm done, here's Ben Dirs.

  99. McIlroy & Garcia v Walker & Fowler

    Europe 1 up after 6

    Europe up

    Sergio Garcia at the Ryder Cup

    Sergio! All is forgiven after that awful drive on the fifth. On the sixth green, a moment of brilliance. Thirty feet, right to left, in the left of the cup for a birdie. Rickie Fowler for a half, never looks like going in. Europe back up.

  100. Dubuisson & McDowell v Mickelson & Bradley

    Europe 2 up after 4

    Europe up

    My word, you'd have your mortgage, car and first born on Phil Mickelson holing this for a half. He could have tapped it in with a butter knife. It lips out, putting Victor Dubuisson and Graeme McDowell two up. Remember, Mickelson and Keegan Bradley have won every one of the four matches they have played together.

  101. Donaldson & Westwood v Furyk & Kuchar

    Europe 1 up after 10

    Karen Stupples

    Solheim Cup winner on BBC Radio 5 live

    There's not been much in this match but I will say in terms of ball striking the European pair are hitting the ball better.

  102. McIlroy & Garcia v Walker & Fowler

    All square after 5

    USA up

    Ryder Cup latest

    Two putts for the hole, Jimmy Walker only needs one. In a flash, the US have two strips of white on the board. That hole loss all came from that Sergio Garcia drive, one of the worst you'll ever see from a pro golfer. You know when you go the range, ping against the fence and hope no one has seen? It was worse than that.

  103. Rose & Stenson v Mahan & Johnson

    All square after 8

    Europe down

    justin rose playing at the Ryder Cup

    Justin Rose, what have you done? To tidy up from no distance, sending it out the back door. From two up, Europe have been pegged back to all square. The all-blue board is broken and Jimmy Walker and Rickie Fowler could also be about to peg back Rory McIlroy and Sergio Garcia.

  104. McIlroy & Garcia v Walker & Fowler

    Europe 1 up after 4

    That drive of Garcia's on five sent Rory McIlroy back to the tee, but some top bombing has got Europe to the green in four. Could still be a par and a half. On eight, Henrik Stenson for the win, just pushing it by with the wind.

  105. Westwood & Donaldson v Furyk & Kuchar

    Europe 1 up after 9

    Plenty happening. Wonderful approach from Dubuisson on three, 10 feet from the flag, Matt Kuchar missing a birdie putt on nine, Phil Mickelson matching Dubuisson. Jamie Donaldson to win the hole on nine, but that goes by on the right. Europe lead at the turn.

  106. Rose & Stenson v Mahan & Johnson

    Europe 1 up after 7

    "I need help, here," says Zach Johnson as he ponders his approach to the eighth. Help with what, Zach? That's not bad, but one level above the pin. What on earth has these chaps come dressed as? European fans, dressed as Morph, with what can only be described as mushroomheads. Unreal.

    Ryder Cup fans
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    John: Graeme McDowell and Victor Dubuisson have their work cut out for them this afternoon. This Mickelson/Bradley partnership has now yielded 4 victories from 4 outings in Ryder Cup matchplay. G-Mac is going to have to lead and guide the rookie around the course today.

    Ali in Aberdeen: Winning combination has to be Rose and The Iceman. Absolute unit.

  108. McIlroy & Garcia v Walker & Fowler

    Europe 1 up after 4

    Very nice from Rory McIlroy, a clutch to stay one up after four, but it could be undone by Sergio Garcia's horrible drive on the fifth. Way, way, way left, disturbing the squirrels.

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    Kate Lynham: Rose the absolute star of the day. So good to see him leading the way. But think Rory will grow into this & be our Sunday star!

    Thomas Atkinson: Justin Rose playing sensationally today. Oddly reminding me of a Poulter of days gone by.

    Brian: I really dislike Hunter Mahan's hat.

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  110. Post update

    Ryder Cup 2014 Score: Europe 1.5 USA 2.5

    Projected Overall Score: Europe 5½ - 2½ USA

    Foursomes Latest Scores:

    Donaldson & Westwood (Europe) v Furyk & Kuchar (USA) - Europe 1UP after 8

    Rose & Stenson (Europe) v Mahan & Johnson (USA) - Europe 1UP after 7

    McIlroy & Garcia (Europe) v Walker & Fowler (USA) - Europe 1UP after 3

    Dubuisson & McDowell (Europe) v Mickelson & Bradley (USA) - Europe 1UP after 2

  111. Post update

    Fluff Cowan

    Jim Furyk's arrival in the contest means a first airing for caddy Fluff Cowan's soupstrainer of a moustache.

    If the match goes to facial hair, I think that gives the Americans an advantage over Victor Dubuisson's goatee.

  112. Dubuisson & McDowell v Mickelson & Bradley

    Europe 1 up after 2

    Europe up

    See that? It's an entirely blue board. Victor Dubuisson's long eagle putt is close enough for Graeme McDowell not to have to tap in for birdie. Europe are ahead in all four matches on the course, though Hunter Mahan and Zach Johnson have got one back on Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson. That means all four matches are one up to Europe.

  113. Post update

    Andrew Cotter

    BBC Sport commentator

    Victor Dubuisson

    Victor Dubuisson has an army of friends out with him and they couldn't look more French. One almost looks like he's wearing a beret. They're unshaven and stylish.

  114. McIlroy & Garcia v Walker & Fowler

    Europe 1 up 3

    Europe up

    More blue on the board as Sergio Garcia's monster putt on three takes advantage of an American dropped stroke. Europe up in three this afternoon, with the other match all square.

  115. Westwood & Donaldson v Furyk & Kuchar

    Europe 1 up after 8

    If this was a fashion contest - which, in some ways, it is - Europe are winning. The US jumpers with the Ryder Cup sewn in loom like something your nan would give you for Christmas, while their array of hats is startling. I've even seen a bobble hat. Keegan Bradley is wearing one set of blue laces and one set of red. Anyway, Jamie Donaldson to win on eight...just past the hole.

  116. Post update

    BBC Radio 5 live

    European vice-captain Des Smyth: "We put out a pretty strong team this morning so we wanted to play all 12 guys today. That's the nature of the tournament and it could be us that pull something out of the bag this afternoon. I wouldn't like to be gambler on any of these matches."

  117. Post update

    McIlroy in some nasty stuff on three, has to give it some welly just to reach the edge of the green. Well played, sir. Top group already on the eighth fairway, Jim Furyk hunting the pin with a slide down the slope. Nice. Lee Westwood's turn, even better. Putting competition to come.

  118. Post update

    Ryder Cup 2014 Score: Europe 1.5 USA 2.5

    Friday's foursomes: Projected overall score - Europe 4½-3½ USA

    Donaldson & Westwood (Europe) v Furyk & Kuchar (USA) - Europe 1UP after 7

    Rose & Stenson (Europe) v Mahan & Johnson (USA) - Europe 2UP after 6

    McIlroy & Garcia (Europe) v Walker & Fowler (USA) - A/S after 2

    Dubuisson & McDowell (Europe) v Mickelson & Bradley (USA) - A/S after 1

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    We were promised it was going to be tight and tense, nip and tuck, dodge and dive...

    And so it has proved.

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  120. Rose & Stenson v Mahan & Johnson

    Europe 2 up after 6

    Iain Carter

    BBC golf correspondent on Radio 5 live

    The putter of Justin Rose is on fire, it's really working remarkably. He showed his fist to the crowd after that one.

  121. Rose & Stenson v Mahan & Johnson

    Europe 2 up after 6

    European putts are dropping. From 10 feet on the sixth, Justin Rose is in for birdie. Hunter Mahan was through the back of the green, so Europe move two up. Just as it was early this morning, the top half of the leaderboard is blue. The bottom two matches are all-square after two and one holes respectively.

  122. Donaldson & Westwood v Furyk & Kuchar

    Europe 1 up after 7

    Alistair Bruce-Ball

    BBC Radio 5 live commentator

    You only have to look at the trousers of the players to see how strong this wind is. Lee Westwood was almost struggling to stand up there.

  123. Post update

    Nick Faldo, record Ryder Cup points scorer: "That was a seriously good momentum shift for America. A couple of European guys will be kicking themselves, Rory McIlroy and Sergio Garcia made a real mess of 18. But it is seriously windy and rough and tough out there, just hitting a solid shot is a tall order. As for Ian Poulter, it's a tough one for him. He had big expectations on him but this is not the week to come in when you're not feeling great about your game."

  124. Westwood & Donaldson v Furyk & Kuchar

    Europe 1 up after 7

    Europe up

    Four feet, one to dolly in. Right to left, I fancy, wind whipping through the rookie's trousers. Twice he steps back. Then...in the hole! From one down, Europe are one up.

  125. Rose & Stenson v Mahan & Johnson

    Europe 1 up after 5

    Henrik Stenson follows Hunter Mahan in, heading for the sixth one up. Matt Kuchar in the breeze on seven, holing will give him at least a half...missed on the right. Donaldson for the win...

  126. Post update

    Par-putting competition on the fifth, with Hunter Mahan doing his bit. Europe have to hole to half. On seven, Lee Westwood digs Jamie Donaldson out of danger.

  127. Dubuisson & McDowell v Mickelson & Bradley

    Back on the first tee for the last time today, Keegan Bradley going far left into deep rough, but that's sitting up. Phil Mickelson probably prefers it there, anyway. Graeme McDowell from under his beanie, leaving Victor Dubuisson on the nice stuff.

  128. Westwood & Donaldson v Furyk & Kuchar

    Kuchar in the the sand on the par-four seventh, his chip short of the green. Donaldson from the baize, his chip really not good enough. Too much turf, short of the table-top. Garcia/McIlroy and Walker/Fowler halved the first.

  129. Post update

    Ryder Cup

    Friday's foursomes scores

    Donaldson & Westwood (Europe) v Furyk & Kuchar (USA) - A/S after 6

    Rose & Stenson (Europe) v Mahan & Johnson (USA) - 1UP after 4

    McIlroy & Garcia (Europe) v Walker & Fowler (USA) - Currently playing 1st hole

    Dubuisson & McDowell (Europe) v Mickelson & Bradley (USA) - Yet to tee off

  130. Post update

    Fifth hole, Justin Rose with a monster for birdie. No putter, a three wood to get it in range. Nice. Garcia with a biggie of his own for a win on one, not quite big enough. Par for Europe, waiting to see if they ask the US to putt...

  131. Post update

    Now then, Jimmy Walker at the first, doing some good work with the wedge to leave Rickie Fowler three feet for par. Back on the tee, the only two men we are yet to see in this Ryder Cup - Graeme McDowell and Victor Dubuisson - are on their way.

  132. Westwood & Donaldson v Furyk & Kuchar

    All square after 6

    Europe up

    Lee Westwood! Ten feet, right to left, dead weight...in she goes! The old man of the European team gets his pair back on terms.

  133. Westwood & Donaldson v Furyk & Kuchar

    Bernhard Gallacher led three Ryder Cups, so Mrs G will definitely know a thing or two. Kuchar was too long to the sixth, but he's nearly dug out of trouble by Jim Furyk. The chip lips out. Westwood for the win...

  134. Post update

    Bernard Gallacher

    Three-time European Ryder Cup captain on BBC Radio 5 live

    During the morning my wife texted me and said 'we need more noise on the course, more support for the Europeans'. We seem to have that this afternoon.

  135. Westwood & Donaldson v Furyk & Kuchar

    European captain Paul McGinley looks serious, whereas his US counterpart Tom Watson is beaming down the camera like a proud father. Matt Kuchar on the sixth tee, not great. Donaldson behind him, hunting the flag. Lee Westwood will have a chance.

  136. McIlroy & Garcia v Walker & Fowler

    Ryder Cup

    Tee-shot

    Rickie Fowler, jacket that looks bulletproof, has the big stick in hand, waving to the crowd as his name is announced. He belts off in the sunshine, landing on the best bit. Sergio Garcia takes the odd-numbered holes for Europe, following Fowler down the fairway. We're off.

  137. Post update

    Here they come again, Rory McIlroy and Sergio Garcia stomping down the windy road and through the tunnel, taking the bend to come into view of the grandstand. Something to prove after a losing morning? The world numbers one and three are lifted by a rousing reception, shaking hands with Jimmy Walker and Rickie Fowler.

  138. Westwood & Donaldson v Furyk & Kuchar

    US 1 up after 5

    Rory McIlroy isn't using his 30-minute break to rest, he's on the range alongside the Musketeeer Victor Dubuisson. Westwood with a biggie to win five - not enough beans. Hole halved, the US still one up.

  139. Course guide

    5th (Crookit Cratur)

    Hole five

    Par four, 461 yards

    A narrow tee shot, with trees and hills on either side. Dangers include a bog mire short of the green and a bunker left of the green. One of the tougher front nine challenges.

  140. Post update

    Up ahead, Jamie Donaldson is approaching the par-four fifth, finding the dancefloor. Almost time for McIlroy and Garcia to re-appear.

  141. Rose & Stenson v Mahan & Johnson

    Europe 1 up after 3

    Rose has left Stenson at least 10 feet for birdie. The surly Swede looks at it from both sides of the hole, then settles over the ball. Silence... ball breaking left to right... just passing by the left. Hunter Mahan for the win, but he creeps by too. Halved in fours.

  142. Post update

    The Garcia/McIlroy, Mickelson/Bradley delay means there's more hanging about for Jimmy Walker, Rickie Fowler, Graeme McDowell and Victor Dubuisson. McDowell, white beanie on his head, is spending some extra time on the range. It's very windy out there, the flag fluttering with gusto as Justin Rose chips in to the third green. Both teams have work to do there.

  143. Post update

    US captain Tom Watson: "This whole early morning was pretty much an ebb from the US standpoint, and then we got some flow going. Fortunately we're a couple of paces ahead at the moment but it's a marathon."

    And asked about the decision to stand down rookies Spieth and Reed for the fourballs, a smiling Watson added: "They were very upset with me for not playing them in the afternoon - but they'll play again tomorrow."

  144. Donaldson & Westwood v Furyk & Kuchar

    US 1 up after 3

    USA up

    Ryder Cup latest

    For all the good work that Rose and Stenson are doing, they need some help. After three holes, Lee Westwood and Jamie Donaldson are one down against Jim Furyk and Matt Kuchar. Donaldson, remember, is playing in his first Ryder Cup match.

    Jamie Donaldson
  145. Post update

    U.S. Ryder Cup player Keegan Bradley (C) celebrates winning the 16th hole with teammate Phil Mickelson

    "We didn't have our best stuff, it was tough conditions," says Phil Mickelson after his dramatic fourballs win with Keegan Bradley. "The eagle that Keegan made on 16 was huge because it gave us huge momentum coming down the stretch."

    Bradley adds: "You can't explain it - it's like you've drunk 500 cups of coffee at once. It's just a blast, I'm having the time of my life again."

  146. Rose & Stenson v Mahan & Johnson

    Europe 1 up after 2

    Europe up

    Boom! Europe need a good start to the afternoon after that disappointing end to the morning and, their pair of the day so far, Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson, are one up after two. Rose with the putter, rolling it in from 10 feet. Hunter Mahan and Zach Johnson go behind.

  147. Post update

    Thanks, Ben. I think it's right to say those morning fourballs were "fluctuating". At one point, Europe were up in three of them, only to end the session a point down. The afternoon is already under way, but Sergio Garcia and Rory McIlroy must have 30 minutes off before they head back out. What do you do in those 30 minutes? What do Ryder Cup golfers have for lunch?

  148. Post update

    Iain Carter

    BBC golf correspondent on Radio 5 live

    That is a huge win for the Americans because not only does it give them the point advantage but also it reinforces the legend of Bradley and Mickelson. The Americans' other strong partnership was blown away so Tom Watson needed them to pull through. It's so, so tight and I expect it to continue in the same vein until Sunday.

  149. Post update

    Ryder Cup 2014 Score: Europe 1.5 USA 2.5

    Friday's fourballs results

    Rose & Stenson (Europe) beat Watson & Simpson (USA) 5&4

    Bjorn & Kaymer (Europe) halved with Fowler & Walker (USA)

    Gallacher & Poulter (Europe) lost to Spieth & Reed (USA) 5&4

    Garcia & McIlroy (Europe) lost to Bradley & Mickelson (USA) 1 up

  150. Post update

    Righto, that's me for a bit, here's Stephan Shemilt for a bit. Remember, we have a break as McIlroy and Garcia have to put their feet up before they are sent out again for the foursomes.

  151. McIlroy & Garcia v Mickelson & Bradley

    US win 1 up

    USA up

    Ryder Cup latest

    Mickelson has got a two-footer for the match after Garcia sinks his par putt... no mistakes, Europe have been mugged in that one, rather sauntering down a dark alley which they mistakenly thought was safe.

  152. Post update

    McIlroy with a 10-footer for par and he slides it by. Bradley has a five-footer for the hole and the match... squeezes it by!

  153. Post update

    McIlroy with a great escape but he's now played four. Garcia really could do with making his escape disappear but while it's good, it's not good enough. Mickelson stiffs his escape, his third, to within a few feet, advantage Americans...

  154. Post update

    McIlroy's third at 18, from the middle of the fairway. That's poor, right into the bunker guarding the green. Not sure how hard it's blowing out there but they're making it look like hurricane conditions. Bradley's third is a goodun, Garcia's finds the lip of the bunker and rolls back in.

  155. Post update

    Team Europe's Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland (R) and Sergio Garcia of Spain

    News reaches me that McIlroy and Garcia are entitled to a half-hour break before they go out for their foursomes match, which will rather cleave the afternoon in two. Sorry about that.

  156. Post update

    Karen Stupples

    Solheim Cup winner on BBC Radio 5 live

    Foursomes you really want to pair players who have really similar games. If you're a short hitter you'd hit a different club for approaches to a longer player. So it's very difficult.

  157. Post update

    Bradley comes up short with his second, here's Garcia, with 218 yards uphill. He's left that well short, some of these players aren't adapting very well to this breeze. Mickelson with a chance... big chats with caddie Mackay and now he's down to it... bunker...

  158. Rose & Stenson v Mahan & Johnson

    Zach Johnson hits his first shot of the event and it's pretty neat. Rose with a liquid swing and that's about as good as it gets with the big stick.

  159. Donaldson & Westwood v Furyk & Kuchar

    All square after 1

    Westwood for a winning birdie at the first and it's another putt that runs out of puff. Hole halved. Back on 18, Bradley has found Ireland with his tee shot, that's not very good. Mickelson has to nail his and he does so, right in the middle of the fairway. McIlroy tugs his tee shot left as well, pressure on Sergio... what pressure?

  160. McIlroy & Garcia v Mickelson & Bradley

    All square after 17

    Bradley makes his par, they're all square heading down the 18th as Mahan and Johnson head through the tunnel to the first tee. They're up against Rose and Stenson, who are already one point to the good today.

  161. Post update

    Keegan Bradley of Team US

    Bradley has got about 40 feet and that's pretty decent, cosying up to within a few feet of the hole. Back on the first, Kuchar's second isn't great but Donaldson's is good enough, Europe with the advantage.

  162. Post update

    McIlroy finds his touch with a cute chip at 17, tap-in for par. Mickelson in a trap [INSERT CONJURING METAPHOR HERE]. Nice escape, chance for a par. Garcia from the rough, goes straight at it and bounds it by. Bradley to fire...

  163. Post update

    Europe 1½-1½ United States (Projected score: Europe 2-2 USA)

    Rose & Stenson (Europe) beat Watson & Simpson (USA) 5&4

    Bjorn & Kaymer (Europe) v Fowler & Walker (USA) All Square

    Gallacher & Poulter (Europe) lost to Spieth & Reed (USA) 5&4

    Garcia & McIlroy (Europe) v Bradley & Mickelson (USA) - All Square after 16

  164. Donaldson & Westwood v Furyk & Kuchar

    We're back at the first for the foursomes and here's Jim Furyk, finding the first cut with his tee shot. Only two balls in this form of the game, remember, and it's Westwood teeing off for Europe. Boomed it...

  165. Post update

    McIlroy has pulled out the wrong club and left it 20 yards short. A grave miscalculation, or he might have just muffed it, they do do that sometimes. Garcia's tee shot isn't much cop either, they've all got a big case of the willies with the end in sight.

  166. Post update

    Mickelson on tee at the par-three 17th. "It can't be one less," says his caddie Bones Mackay but distance isn't really the issue with that shot, that's a horror show. How broad are Bradley's shoulders? He's on the green but got plenty left...

  167. Post update

    2011 British Open champion and five-time Ryder Cup player Darren Clarke: Well done to Justin Rose and Henrik!! Great playing!

    Very impressed with Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reed..they played great and didn't let Stevie G or Poults into the match at all! #respect

  168. Post update

    Phil Mickelson (L) of the United States shakes hands with Keegan Bradley

    McIlroy with a putt for eagle... doesn't hit it, that wind is having an effect even an inch above the soil. BRADLEY HAS MADE HIS! That match is developing into a four-way punch-up in a telephone booth*, only two holes remaining and there's nothing to choose between them.

    * Telephone booths existed before the invention of the mobile

  169. Post update

    Ryder Cup 2014 Score: Europe 1 USA 1

    Projected score: Europe 2½-1½ USA

    Rose & Stenson (Europe) beat Watson & Simpson (USA) 5&4

    Bjorn & Kaymer (Europe) v Fowler & Walker (USA) All Square

    Gallacher & Poulter (Europe) lose to Spieth & Reed (USA) 5&4

    Garcia & McIlroy (Europe) v Bradley & Mickelson (USA) - Europe 1 up after 15

  170. Post update

    Europe's Thomas Bjorn, left, and Martin Kaymer, right,

    Martin Kaymer speaking to Sky Sports: "We were up all day, three up at one point, so it was an OK match but I had a few chances to close it on 16 and 17. It is disappointing when you don't take those."

    Thomas Bjorn: "We jus ran out of putts in the end, but we holed them early on. It was a pretty even match and we have to take the half on the chin. We played well early on and maybe not so well later, but we have to get to 14 ½ and a half helps us there.

    "It has been 12 years since I was in the Ryder Cup which is a long time but I had a partner I am very comfortable with and the support here has been second to none."

  171. Post update

    Wowsers, Bradley has come up with a stormer just at the right time, that puts some pressure on McIlroy's second. But the not so wee man any more is equal to it, he's safely on as well.

  172. Post update

    That will be a bit of a body blow for Bjorn and Kaymer, they were up all match until that bitter end. But old Bjorn has been around long enough to know that a half is a half and he'll let Kaymer know his wisdom. Mickelson in a trap on 16 and all he can do is plonk his ball back on the fairway. Garcia is going with the long apparatus... some shot, he's found the short stuff in two.

  173. BreakingBjorn & Kaymer v Fowler & Walker

    Match halved

    WALKER NAILS IT! Well done Americans, that was ballsy stuff and you have to take your hats off to ballsy stuff.

  174. Post update

    Kaymer with a very iffy putt at 18, that was straight left off the club face. Walker has an eight-footer to halve the match...

  175. McIlroy & Garcia v Mickelson & Bradley

    Europe 1 up after 15

    Europe up

    Fowler again, from the bottom of the bank, and he bombs it by, no birdie for him. Walker, Bjorn and Kaymer all have chances. MICKELSON BLINKS! Garcia and McIlroy have nicked a hole and Europe are in the box seat as the match enters its last knockings.

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    WS, London: A team of rookies wins 5 & 4 in the morning and doesn't get a game in the afternoon....madness on the part of Watson

    John: Paul McGinley's pairings for this afternoon's foursomes look a lot more balanced and settled than this morning's selections. The match-ups with the American team look very close as well, most of those games could make it all the way up the 18th.

  177. Post update

    Garcia couldn't make that birdie putt, although Mickelson still has a knee-knocker for par...

  178. Post update

    It's gusting out there now as Bradley putts downhill for par and doesn't hit it. McIlroy doesn't hit his uphiller either, it's all on Garcia on 15. Over on 18, Fowler has got to get creative, pitching into the bank, but it rolls back down the hill...

  179. Post update

    Bradley with his third at 15 and he races it by, Keegan's pretty much dead on that hole. Mickelson with a 20-odd footer for birdie... LIPS OUT! That was some effort from where he was but McIlroy and Garcia have putts for the hole.

  180. Post update

    Rob Hodgetts

    BBC Sport at Gleneagles

    "Jordan Spieth sounding very confident and very happy with his partner Patrick Reed after their 5&4 demolition of Europe's talisman Ian Poulter. Says they are a formidable foursomes pairing and can't wait to get back out. Rookies only in name, these two. They can play.

    "Imagine his thoughts, then, when he finds out Tom Watson has benched them for this afternoon."

  181. Afternoon foursomes

    13:15 - Donaldson/Westwood v Furyk/Kuchar

    13:30 - Rose/Stenson v Mahan/Johnson

    13:45 - McIlroy/Garcia v Walker/Fowler

    14:00 - Dubuisson/McDowell v Mickelson/Bradley

    So all 12 players on both teams get to hit a ball in anger on the first day of the Ryder Cup.

    Ian Poulter of Europe

    It is steady as she goes from both captains who pair the four men who have not played in the fourballs (Donaldson/Westwood, Dubuisson/McDowell and Furyk/Kuchar, Mahan/Johnson) while keeping two pairings from this morning.

    A bit of a surprise not to see the American rookie pairing of Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reed get another outing after their routing of Ian Poulter and Stephen Gallacher this morning.

    Poulter and Gallacher both get a bit of time to hit the range and work out their gremlins.

  182. Post update

    Bradley sweeps his second short of the green and that's criminal from a top pro, he hasn't even found the fairway. McIlroy safely on, Europe with two birdie putts, Mickelson needs to warm up his wand. Fowler with his second at 18 and he's leaked it right of the green...

  183. Post update

    Mickelson with his second at 15 and he's left it short. Garcia with his foot wedged in the door and here's his chance to kick it open... instead, he takes out his axe and smashes a hole in it, that's a peach of an approach, Europe all over this hole.

  184. Post update

    Kaymer on 18, after Bjorn has already found the fairway, that's alright. Back on 15 Bradley has tugged his tee shot into the rough...

  185. Post update

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Jordan Spieth, after his and Patrick Reed's 5&4 victory against Ian Poulter and European rookie Stephen Gallacher: "It was very quiet around our group today so to take down the local favourite and Poults was great. Hopefully we get put out in alternate shot and we can do the same thing again."

  186. Justin Rose stung into action by a bee

    Justin Rose (left) and Henrik Stenson

    Justin Rose, stung by a bee on hole 10 before he holed a monster putt, speaking to Iain Carter on BBC Radio 5 Live after a 5&4 victory in the first match out with Henrik Stenson: "I deserved to get stung after hitting my second in the water on nine. My thumb is swollen but it's all good.

    "From then on I played great and drove it into the fairway for the rest of the match. The view on hole 1 was incredible. I've never seen so many people on a hole.

    "It's a new partnership and good partnership, although we're great friends. I'd imagine I'll play with Henrik (in the afternoon foursomes) but it's just nice to get some extra lunchtime."

  187. Afternoon foursomes

    13:15 - Donaldson/Westwood v Furyk/Kuchar

    13:30 - Rose/Stenson v Mahan/Johnson

    13:45 - McIlroy/Garcia v Walker/Fowler

    14:00 - Dubuisson/McDowell v Mickelson/Bradley

  188. Post update

    Europe 1-1 USA (Projected score: Europe 2½-1½ USA)

    Rose & Stenson (Europe) beat Watson & Simpson (USA) - Europe win 5&4

    Bjorn & Kaymer (Europe) v Fowler & Walker (USA) - Europe 1 up after 17

    Gallacher & Poulter (Europe) v Spieth & Reed (USA) - USA win 5&4

    Garcia & McIlroy (Europe) v Bradley & Mickelson (USA) - All square after 14

  189. Post update

    I'll give you those pairings in a minute but the quick news is that everyone will get a game today on both sides...

  190. Bjorn & Kaymer v Fowler & Walker

    Europe 1 up after 17

    Kaymer with a 10-footer for the hole at 17... lacked a bit of speed and they're heading down the 18th with Europe guaranteed at least a half... Europe's foursome pairings are being posted as I type...

  191. McIlroy & Garcia v Mickelson & Bradley

    All square after 14

    Bradley holes his long-range birdie putt at 14 and here's Garcia - nailed it. Mickelson is loving this, he's all smiles as he bounds from the green. When the flak starts flying, Mickelson takes off his tin helmet and sniffs the air...

  192. Get involved

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    Europe's Rory McIlroy

    Ryan from East Lothian: I don't get the "Rory is number 1 so should/will get lots of points" thing. When Tiger was undisputed number 1 his record was poor. Ryder Cup is different to everything else golf wise. Hence why the likes of Poulter (before this morning anyway) is a beast at this format. Anyway if more putts would fall then it would make it more exciting than it already is.

  193. Post update

    Mickelson very nearly holes his chip at 14, he's left himself a few feet. McIlroy's pitch is pretty decent but Mickelson has the whip hand...

  194. Post update

    Decent from Walker at 17, but nothing more than that, Bjorn and Kaymer with the chance to get inside their rivals... here's Bjorn and he's come up short into the breeze. Bit of pressure on Kaymer, and people pulling out cameras isn't making it any easier... that's a peach from the German, an absolute weapon of a tee shot...

  195. Post update

    Here's Fowler on the par-three 17th and that's pretty good, although he'll be putting from the apron. Back on 14, Mickelson and Bradley have also pinged their drives down there, but it's McIlroy who's closest...

  196. Bjorn & Kaymer v Fowler & Walker

    Europe 1 up after 16

    USA up

    Garcia follows McIlroy down there, it's all European smiles on the tee. Walker chips in! That's his second hole-out today and the US are one down again and bang in the hunt heading to the championship holes.

  197. Post update

    Kaymer for a bird at 16, up the hill from about 15 feet... tugged it well left. McIlroy with driver on 14 and he's marmalised that, that's monstrous. Back on 16 Bjorn is putting for birdie from 20-odd feet... right on line but doesn't hit it...

  198. Latest: Europe 1-1 USA

    Ryder Cup 2014 Score: Europe 1 USA 1

    Projected score: Europe 2½-1½ USA

    Rose & Stenson (Europe) v Watson & Simpson (USA) - Europe win 5&4

    Bjorn & Kaymer (Europe) v Fowler & Walker (USA) - Europe 2 up after 15

    Gallacher & Poulter (Europe) v Spieth & Reed (USA) - USA win 5&4

    Garcia & McIlroy (Europe) v Bradley & Mickelson (USA) - All square after 13

  199. McIlroy & Garcia v Mickelson & Bradley

    All square after 13

    Mickelson can't produce any magic at 13, that match is all square again. It's a bust-up of big beasts and could be crucial. By the way, that defeat brings to an end a seven-match winning streak for Poulter, he might have his feet up this afternoon, but that's what captains are for...

  200. BreakingPoulter & Gallacher v Spieth & Reed

    US win 5&4

    USA up

    ... Poulter misses and that's a crushing defeat for the Europeans, they got swamped by the rookie pairing of Spieth and Reed. Masterstroke by American skipper Watson, while people will be questioning Europe captain Paul McGinley's judgement, and that's just the way the Ryder Cup swings...

  201. Post update

    McIlroy with a cute third and he'll pick that up. Bradley needs something special here and here he is going through his old routine, stalking his ball, like a man mustering up the courage to get close enough to swat a hornet... that's pretty good from there, still in the hole...

  202. Post update

    Rob Hodgetts

    BBC Sport at Gleneagles

    Keegan Bradley of the United States

    The first big fist pump from Keegan Bradley as he holes his birdie putt on the 10th to go two up. He marches off the green, chest out and shoulders back, as if he's looking for a scrap. " I think they're getting fired up now," says an excited US supporter.

  203. Post update

    Garcia on the 13th green - he's miles out but the man most likely to nick this hole. Bradley has got relief from the gantry so he'll have a good lie for his chip. Spieth on 14 and if he makes this disappear, Poulter and Gallacher can say night-night... leaves it right...

  204. Post update

    Reed with his second at 14, just a wedge, neat and tidy, he's played like a dream today. So far. Mickelson on 13, he's got a deadly second - my apologies, he was wild off the tee - and all he can do is bunt one to the fringe of the green.

  205. Post update

    Mickelson with a wild second at 13, Garcia isn't great either and McIlroy has to do some scrambling out of the rough. Bradley, meanwhile, is playing his second off a concrete path. Let's just say most of us hackers would be employing a leather wedge. No tarmac trickery from the American, that hole is still up in the air...

  206. Bjorn & Kaymer v Fowler & Walker

    Europe 2 up after 15

    Over on the range, Graeme McDowell of Europe and Matt Kuchar of the United States are warming up, they'll both be out this afternoon. Here's Bjorn on 15 and he's pulled out a plum from the sand, absolute beauty to pile some pressure on Walker. Here's Walker for the hole... hasn't hit it, that match stays as it was...

  207. Post update

    Ian Poulter

    European Ryder Cup golfer in 1999 and 2012 Paul Lawrie: People on here quick to forget how many points Ian Poulter (pictured) has won over the last few years #ThePostman

  208. Poulter & Gallacher v Spieth & Reed

    US 5 up after 13

    Jimmy Walker has got an open door and all he has to do is stroll right through it... decent, the only one man to find the green and he should have that 12-footer for the hole. Over on 13, Reed makes his clutch putt to remain five up against Poulter and Gallacher...

  209. Get involved

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    Stephen Gallacher of Europe

    Fenners: Time to get Dubuisson involved pronto I think

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    PB in London: Can't help thinking Luke Donald would stand up to this pressure better than Gallacher.

  210. Post update

    Rickie Fowler has got a horror shot out of the cabbage at 15, Bjorn is bang middle... finds sand with a wedge, that wasn't very good at all. Kaymer from the rough and he comes up short. Fowler hacks out and that's a pretty good patch-up job, just short as well...

  211. McIlroy & Garcia v Mickelson & Bradley

    US 1 up after 12

    There's plenty of chicken on this bone for Mickelson, still a few feet left, but he bangs it in like a navvy bashing in a rivet. Garcia with a three-footer and he pops in for a half, that match is anyone's...

  212. Garcia & McIlroy v Bradley & Mickelson

    Karen Stupples

    Solheim Cup winner on BBC Radio 5 live

    Rory McIlroy

    "The McIlroy/Garcia match is huge, you expect the no 1 player in the world (McIlroy) to win and to put a lot of points on the board."

  213. Post update

    McIlroy with a left-to-righter on 12 and he races it miles by - had to go for it with Mickelson on pole. Still Rory's turn and he'll give Phil a read here... leaves it left and there was some suggestion he should have picked up instead. Mickelson from 10 feet and that's very ordinary, he missed that by about two feet...

  214. Post update

    Bradley with his third at 12, clipping a cheeky chip to within a few feet of the cup. Reed in some nonsense at 13 and that's pretty decent from there, his ball finishing just short of the green. Garcia with a peach of a long-range putt at 12, should pop in from there, but Mickelson holds the advantage...

  215. Bjorn & Kaymer v Fowler & Walker

    Europe 2 up after 14

    Mickelson into the 12th and that's a doozy, stiffed it to within 10 feet. Over on the 14th, Fowler has a 12-footer for the hole... leaves it right, hole halved in four... Poulter with his second at 13 and he leaves himself a monster for birdie.

  216. McIlroy & Garcia v Mickelson & Bradley

    US 1 up after 11

    Many thanks Mike, this is Ben Dirs for a bit. I join you as Garcia plays into the 12th, up the hill, and it's scuttled back right. Pretty ordinary from the fairway. Here's Bradley with his second and he, too, has left it miles right.

  217. Gallacher & Poulter v Spieth & Reed

    US 5 up after 12

    Bernard Gallacher

    Three-time European Ryder Cup captain on BBC Radio 5 live

    Reed and Spieth were -6 combined until this hole. So Ian and Stephen haven't combined well but they've been up against it.

    I think US captain Tom Watson sees these two young guys as a fourball pairing not a foursomes pairing. So far it's a good plan by Tom but I don't think they'll play together this afternoon. Foursomes is a completely different ballgame. I think he'll put experienced players with both these two youngsters this afternoon.

  218. Poulter & Gallacher v Spieth & Reed

    US 5 up after 12

    Europe up

    Jordan Spieth's putt worms well wide on 12 to hand a hole back to Stephen Gallacher and Ian Poulter.

    But they have plenty of cushion. It is going to take some serious heroics from Poulter to drag this one out of the mire.

  219. McIlroy & Garcia v Mickelson & Bradley

    US 1 up after 11

    Europe up

    Rory McIlroy and Sergio Garcia are lobbed a lifeline as Keegan Bradley and Phil Mickelson both incur bogies at the 11th. The world number one and three trail the Americans by one as they chase their tee shots up the 12th.

  220. Post update

    Overall Score: Europe 1-0 US (Latest projection Europe 2-2 USA)

    Rose & Stenson (Europe) v Watson & Simpson (USA) - Europe win 5&4

    Bjorn & Kaymer (Europe) v Fowler & Walker (USA) - Europe 2 up after 13

    Gallacher & Poulter (Europe) v Spieth & Reed (USA) - USA 6 up after 11

    Garcia & McIlroy (Europe) v Bradley & Mickelson (USA) - USA 1 up after 11

  221. Post update

    Justin Rose of Europe

    Europe's Justin Rose: "When the captain sends you out first, you have to deliver a point and that's what me and the 'Ice Man' [Henrik Stenson] came to deliver. The course was playing hard early but we managed to steal a few birdies when we could. For us to get off to this sort of start and build some momentum is fantastic."

  222. BreakingRose & Stenson v Watson & Simpson

    Europe win 5&4

    Europe up

    And it is first blood Europe at the top of the board.

    Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson close out Bubba Watson and Webb Simpson as the Englishman rolls in for a 5&4 victory.

    While there were all sorts of hiccups and mishaps behind them, Europe's top two have kept it clinical.

  223. Bjorn & Kaymer v Fowler & Walker

    Europe 2 up after 13

    Europe up

    Ryder Cup latest

    Keep that putter in the bag. Americans, pick up your balls.

    Thomas Bjorn strolls to the 13th green having chipped in from well off the apron. The crowd whooping and a'hollering, the bearded one cool as a cucumber.

  224. Post update

    Sandy Lyle

    Five-time European Ryder Cup player on BBC Radio 5 live

    "Some will feel a bit miffed because of the early bath but if you've been beaten badly you might just enjoy the afternoon off. It's always nice on day one to get a win under your belt but it doesn't always happen that way."

  225. Poulter & Gallacher v Spieth & Reed

    US 6 up after 11

    Stephen Gallacher lands on the 12th green, but what would be a volcano of noise is just a gentle burbling with Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reed six up and over the horizon.

  226. Bjorn & Kaymer v Fowler & Walker

    Europe 1 up after 12

    Martin Kaymer sees Jimmy Walker's good approach on 13 and trumps it with one of even higher quality.

    Europe are one up in this one, having led by three at one point.

  227. Post update

    Hole 11 for the final pairing and this is Sergio Garcia's view before he plugs one down the middle.

    Hole 11

    Par four, 350 yards

    A short par four, playing across a ravine with water that flows through it. A favourable hole for birdies.

  228. Get involved

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    Timothy Walton: The Gallacher Poulter pairing, both captain's picks and one a rookie. So neither player has come in on merit. Bizarre pairing.

    Paul Donkersley: Poor captaincy by McGinley choosing the Poulter/Gallacher pairing. Poulter is a rattling sabre, not a steady foil for a rookie.

    Kevin Berry: In the airport waiting for flight home watching live reporting on BBC. The dog is not getting walked today.

  229. McIlroy & Garcia v Mickelson & Bradley

    US 2 up after 10

    USA up

    The south of the scoreboard is rising. A flush of red across the bottom section now as Keegan Bradley nuzzles in a birdie two on the 10th and Rory McIlroy continues his series of good-looking, but ultimately unsuccessful putts in his attempt to follow suit.

  230. Poulter & Gallacher v Spieth & Reed

    US 6 up after 11

    USA up

    Ryder Cup latest

    Patrick Reed

    Patrick Reed slaps palms with Jordan Spieth. The pair of them have whisked the third match from beneath Poulter and Gallacher and this one might not be out on course much longer.

  231. McIlroy & Garcia v Mickelson & Bradley

    US 1 up after 9

    USA up

    Ryder Cup latest

    European Ryder Cup player Rory McIlroy

    Rory McIlroy has a 15-footer to halve the hole after Phil Mickelson's conjuring from the bunker. The Northern Irish world number one's putter has not quite got toasty though and he slumps forward as his attempt rolls by and he and Sergio Garcia fall behind.