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U.S. sweeps Europeans in opening Ryder Cup session

Watch out, America: The charge army are entrance to solve all of a problems.

U.S. Ryder Cup officials combined one after a Americans got drubbed in Scotland dual years ago. Many rolled their eyes during a suspicion of a 11-person consider tank, though a early formula transparent a formation.

The Americans throttled a Europeans in a alternate-shot matches Friday morning, completing a 4-0 sweep. Four best-ball matches are adult subsequent in a afternoon during Hazeltine National outward Minneapolis.

It noted a initial brush for possibly group of an opening event given 1975. And this bodes good for a rest of a competition: A event brush has occurred only 9 times in Ryder Cup history, and a unconditional group won 8 Ryder Cups and tied a other.

Fans 'go crazy' on initial tee during Ryder Cup

Fans ‘go crazy’ on initial tee during Ryder Cup

It was too misty to see where a drives sailed off a initial tee during Hazeltine National on Friday morning. But a sounds were clear.

The mob of thousands rocked to Prince’s “Let’s Go Crazy,” enjoying tunes from one of their own.

They borrowed a intone popularized by a U.S. Women’s national…

It was too misty to see where a drives sailed off a initial tee during Hazeltine National on Friday morning. But a sounds were clear.

The mob of thousands rocked to Prince’s “Let’s Go Crazy,” enjoying tunes from one of their own.

They borrowed a intone popularized by a U.S. Women’s national…

(Teddy Greenstein)

Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reed set a tinge in a initial compare by holding a lead over Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson on a second hole — and never surrendering it.

Reed sealed out a compare with a 12-foot birdie putt — and fist-pump — on No. 16.

“We had a good diversion devise entrance in, and we stranded with it,” Reed said. “We were propitious adequate to strike a lot of greens.”

The Dustin Johnson-Matt Kuchar pairing won big, as did Zach Johnson and Jimmy Walker.

Phil Mickelson and Rickie Fowler rallied to kick Rory McIlroy and Andy Sullivan, 1-up.

Mickelson pronounced that he felt some-more vigour during this Ryder Cup than any prior one since he’d been so outspoken about group issues after Gleneagles, that noted a sixth U.S. detriment in a final seven.

“I played a small tight,” Mickelson said. “My male here (Fowler) got a best out of me. This is a special moment.”

tgreenstein@chicagotribune.com

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