Americans Stumble a Bit In Morning Matches, Still Lead 7 to 5

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For the first time in these Ryder Cup matches, the American team looked like the inferior group, but still managed to maintain the lead over the Europeans.

In the morning foursomes, where the Americans won 3 to 1 yesterday, the Europeans gained some ground, winning 2.5 points to the U.S. 1.5. The biggest blow came to the solid group of Anthony Kim and Phil Mickelson, who choked their way to their first lost point of the week. The victors over the Lefty and Belt Buckle were none other than Ryan's cousin Oliver Wilson and Henrik Stensen, who were four down to the Americans after six holes but scratched their way back hole by hole until 17, where Wilson cashed a 20-footer for birdie to take the full point (awkward fist pump accompanying picture).

Justin Leonard and Hunter Mahan also didn't dominate, splitting the point with that guy with a ponytail and Graeme McDowell on the pivotal 18th hole. After Leonard made another clutch putt on the 17th to go one up, Mahan hit a bit of a pull off the tee on 18 and put their team in a tough position.

The afternoon matches are already underway, and on the first hole J.B. Holmes hit a 373 yard drive. Also, Boo Weekley has already made a birdie and annoyed Lee Westwood, so make sure you tune in.

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