Wednesday 13 December 2017

As it happened: First blood to Europe on opening day of Ryder Cup

Europe's Sergio Garcia celebrates after chipping in from a bunker with playing partner Rory McIlroy during the fourballs this morning
Europe's Sergio Garcia celebrates after chipping in from a bunker with playing partner Rory McIlroy during the fourballs this morning
Europe's Justin Rose celebrates with captain Paul McGinley after his foursomes match during day one of the 40th Ryder Cup at Gleneagles Golf Course, Perthshire
Europe's Rory McIlroy (left) is congratulated by vice captain Miguel Angel Jimenez (second left) and Sergio Garcia is congratulated by vice captain Jose Maria Olazabal (left) after their foursomes matches during day one of the 40th Ryder Cup at Gleneagles Golf Course, Perthshire
Europe's Justin Rose after his foursomes match during day one of the 40th Ryder Cup at Gleneagles Golf Course, Perthshire
Rory McIlroy of Europe reacts after a putt on the 11th green during the Morning Fourballs of the 2014 Ryder Cup on the PGA Centenary course at Gleneagles
Justin Rose of Europe celebrates winning the first point for Europe on the 14th green during the Morning Fourballs of the 2014 Ryder Cup
Europe's Sergio Garcia celebrates after chipping in from a bunker during the fourballs on day one of the 40th Ryder Cup at Gleneagles
Spectators sit in the stands in the early hours before the Morning Fourballs of the 2014 Ryder Cup on the PGA Centenary course at the Gleneagles Hotel on September 26, 2014 in Auchterarder, Scotland. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
Europe's Sergio Garcia celebrates after chipping in from a bunker with playing partner Rory McIlroy during the fourballs on day one of the 40th Ryder Cup at Gleneagles
Europe's Sergio Garcia and Rory McIlroy (top) during the fourballs on day one of the 40th Ryder Cup at Gleneagles
U.S. Ryder Cup player Rickie Fowler reacts on the fifth fairway during his fourballs 40th Ryder Cup match at Gleneagles
USA fans on the course during the Fourball matches on day one of the 40th Ryder Cup at Gleneagles
European Ryder Cup player Justin Rose celebrates after going four up on the tenth hole during his fourballs 40th Ryder Cup match at Gleneagles
Team U.S. fans take directions from a steward during the 40th Ryder Cup at Gleneagles
Amy Mickelson (wife of Phil Mickelson) out on course during the fourballs on day one of the 40th Ryder Cup at Gleneagles
Jillian Stacey (centre) partner of Keegan Bradley out on course during the fourballs on day one of the 40th Ryder Cup at Gleneagles
European Ryder Cup player Sergio Garcia (R) celebrates with caddie Neil Wallace after chipping in from a bunker to win the hole on the fourth
U.S. Ryder Cup players Bubba Watson and Webb Simpson (R) stand on the sixth green during the 40th Ryder Cup at Gleneagles
A Team U.S. fan watches play during the 40th Ryder Cup at Gleneagles
European Ryder Cup players Stephen Gallacher (L) Ian Poulter speak as they stand on the eighth green during their fourballs 40th Ryder Cup match at Gleneagles
Europe vice captain Miguel Angel Jimenez during the fourballs on day one of the 40th Ryder Cup at Gleneagles
USA's Keegan Bradley during the fourballs on day one of the 40th Ryder Cup at Gleneagles
Europe's Sergio Garcia celebrates chipping in from a bunker during the fourballs on day one of the 40th Ryder Cup at Gleneagles
Europe's captain Paul McGinley (right) and vice captain Padraig Harrington during the Fourball matches on day one of the 40th Ryder Cup at Gleneagles
Partners of the European players take pictures on the course during the Fourball matches on day one of the 40th Ryder Cup at Gleneagles
Europe's Ian Poulter (Second left), caddy Terry Mundy (left), Stephen Gallacher (second from right) and his caddy Damian Moore talk tactics during the Fourball matches on day one of the 40th Ryder Cup at Gleneagles Golf Course
Spectators react to a wayward ball hit by U.S. Ryder Cup player Bubba Watson on the ninth hole during his fourballs 40th Ryder Cup match at Gleneagles
Europe's Rory McIlroy during the fourballs on day one of the 40th Ryder Cup at Gleneagles
U.S. Ryder Cup player Jordan Speith (L) celebrates with his caddie Michael Greller on the seventh green after winning the hole during his fourballs 40th Ryder Cup match at Gleneagles
Europe's Rory McIlroy during the fourballs on day one of the 40th Ryder Cup at Gleneagles

A commanding performance from Europe in the foursomes saw the home side fight back to take a 5-3 lead on the opening day at Gleneagles.

 

 

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