Phil Mickelson speaks with USA vice-captain Steve Stricker

Ryder Cup 2014: Phil Mickelson is reduced to the role of a mere spectator

Mickelson accepted 'whatever it takes to win' despite being benched for the Saturday afternoon session for the second straight Ryder Cup

Keegan Bradley and Phil Mickelson

Ryder Cup 2014: Phil Mickelson left out of Saturday's action as Justin Rose and Rory McIlroy play all-five sessions

Rose split up from partner Henrik Stenson as Swede suffers sore back

Sergio Garcia and Rory McIlroy embrace after beating Jim Furyk and Hunter Mahan

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Rose caps another afternoon to savour and sets the home team up for victory over the Americans once more

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Ryder Cup 2014 standings: Europe fight back after slow start on day one to take the lead

Europe lead 5-3 after day one at Gleneagles

Justin Rose celebrates holing a putt during his afternoon foursomes win with Henrik Stenson

Ryder Cup 2014 day one report: Europe in control after late magic by Rory McIlroy

Rose and Stenson win twice before Westwood and Donaldson add gloss

Ian Poulter

Ryder Cup 2014: 'Mr Ryder Cup' Ian Poulter suffers heaviest ever defeat in loss to Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reed

Poulter and playing partner Stephen Gallacher suffered a comprehensive 5&4 defeat to the two young Americans

Ryder Cup 2014: Paul McGinley retains Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson for Friday foursomes as afternoon pairings announced

All eight players that missed the morning session will play in the afternoon foursomes

Ian Poulter of Europe and wife Katie Poulter pose as team-mate Lee Westwood photo bombs before the Opening Ceremony ahead of the 40th Ryder Cup at Gleneagles

Ryder Cup 2014: Lee Westwood photobombs Ian Poulter's picture with wife Katie

For once it is not Poulter pulling a crazy face

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