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Ryder Cup 2014: 5&3 lead for Europe after day one

Europe made a great start against the USA team as they won 5-3 in the first day’s foursomes.

World No.1 Rory McIlroy and Sergio Garcia’s halved match – with two down and two to play – prevented Europe from a clean sweep in what turned into a commanding display from the hosts.

Jamie Donaldson and Lee Westwood put in a great shift too as they went two up on the final green, while Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson came through their game as 2&1 winners.

Victor Dubuisson, who was making his first appearance in a Ryder Cup and spoke of his nervousness about the contest beforehand, was teamed with the experienced Graeme McDowell, and the duo played some excellent golf to register a wonderful 3&2 victory.

It’s all eyes on day two, which we’ll update you on, so keep checking back here.