Ryder Cup 2014: Justin Rose stung by a wasp, halting play at Gleneagles

The first day of action is underway as Europe take on the USA

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Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson made a fantastic start to the opening fourballs of the 2014 Ryder Cup, taking an early two-shot lead over their American counterparts, but things came to a stinging halt on the green at the eighth hole after the Englishman was stung by a wasp.

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The 2013 US Open champion was on top form at Gleneagles as he and Stenson took the game to Bubba Watson and Webb Simpson, but a delay in play came at the four approached the turn.

It quickly transpired that Rose had been stung by a wasp on his hand while he prepared to take his birdie putt.

But ever the professional, Rose regathered to record a par and move on to the ninth without drama, although the one criticism would be that the European pair should be out of sight by now after missing a number of chances against a USA pair that were failing to fire.

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