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

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Europe fought back from a slow start in the Ryder Cup to finish the day with a 5-3 lead over the US at Gleneagles after a dominant afternoon session.

Ryder Cup day one - report
Ryder Cup day one as it happened

Day One:

Morning fourballs

Justin Rose & Henrik Stenson beat Bubba Watson & Webb Simpson 5&4

Rickie Fowler & Kimmy Walker halved with Thomas Bjorn & Martin Kaymer

Jordan Spieth & Patrick Reed beat Stephen Gallacher & Ian Poulter 5&4

Keegan Bradley & Phil Mickelson beat Sergio Garcia & Rory McIlroy 1up

Afternoon foursomes

Jamie Donaldson & Lee Westwood beat Jim Furyk & Kuchar 2up

Justin Rose & Henrik Stenson beat Hunter Mahan & Zach Johnson 2&1

Rory McIlroy & Sergio Garcia halved with Jimmy Walker & Rickie Fowler

Victor Dubuisson & Graeme McDowell beat Phil Mickelson & Keegan Bradley 3&2

Europe fought back from a 2.5-1.5 deficit after the morning session to dominant USA in the afternoon at Gleneagles, finishing the day with a 5-3 lead. The main developments of the dramatic day's play at the Ryder Cup were:

  • Poulter suffers his biggest Ryder Cup defeat

  • Mickelson and Bradley beat McIlroy and Garcia on final hole to edge USA ahead

  • Donaldson and Westwood win first afternoon foursome tie

  • Rose and Stenson defeat Mahan and Johnson

  • McIlroy and Garcia halve match with Walker and Fowler

  • Score after day one: Europe 5 - 3 USA