Ryder Cup: Records tumble as Europe open up four-point lead

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It is the only match the Americans are leading.

Paul Casey and Tyrell Hatton beat Dustin Johnson and Rickie Fowler, 3&2. Jordan Spieth is definitely up for the fight.

All eyes were then fixed on the fourth match of the day where Americans Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas held off Ian Poulter and Jon Rahm 2&1 to stem the bleeding and keep the US clinging to Europe's coat tails ahead of the foursomes. You can play well and nothing can happen. "There's a few guys sitting out who you would normally see in the first session but they were very keen to play this afternoon and prove we are a team and we did it with all 12".

The Europeans are 2-up in two of the matches.

Poulter and Rahm made them work to close it out, taking it to the penultimate hole, where Thomas made birdie to wrap up a much-needed point.

After sinking the putt, McIlroy turned to the crowd and screamed: 'Who can't putt?

Garcia and McIlroy put the first European point on the board.

And the Englishman's sweet touch with his putter continued, picking up three more on the bounce, capped with a wondrous putt from 30 feet on the sixth.

"That's the frustrating thing about matchplay".

However, Woods will be back in action again alongside Reed in a rematch with Molinari and Fleetwood on Saturday as Furyk chose to send out the same four fourball combinations for the second day running.

Tommy Fleetwood and Francesco Molinari were given the chance to claim their fourth win in as many matches - and third against Woods - while Ian Poulter and Rory McIlroy reunited for a contest with Spieth and Thomas. Although they were 4 DOWN, the European pair fronted up with birdies on 14 and 15.

Molinari struck back in style. Reed's play was especially poor on Saturday with multiple wild tee shots.

Woods' partners definitely didn't do him any favors.

That left the US trailing by five points.

Only Spieth of the USA superstars was playing close to his usual esteemed standards.

Spieth and Thomas, who had lost 5&4 to Fleetwood and Molinari on Friday afternoon, then started to drop putts and get fired up. They haven't led after an opening session since 2006.

It was the first foursomes clean sweep for the hosts in Ryder Cup history.

"Playing against a team like that, that's putting that well, you're going to have to make a lot of birdies and we didn't".

He will need a big performance on Friday afternoon to allay any fears about his ability to influence the destination of this weekend's Ryder Cup.