Europe made a sensational start in their quest to regain the Ryder Cup with a clean sweep of Friday’s opening session to lead the United States 4-0.
The leaderboard was all blue from the moment Rory McIlroy holed a birdie putt on the fourth as Luke Donald’s men produced the fast start he had craved.
It is the first time Europe have won all four opening session matches.
“It’s the perfect start. They got leads early on which is paramount in match play,” said captain Luke Donald.
“But we know the US will be hungry to come back for more. We need to keep our foot firmly on the pedal.”
Jon Rahm and Tyrrell Hatton won the top match and their 4&3 win was equalled by Viktor Hovland and Ludvig Aberg.
Shane Lowry and Sepp Straka were 2&1 victors, while in the bottom match Rory McIlroy and Tommy Fleetwood also came through 2&1.