GLENEAGLES, Scotland (AP) — Europe has regained the lead at the Ryder Cup, winning the first two foursomes matches of the afternoon session to go ahead 3 ½-2 ½.
With the United States leading 2 ½-1 ½ after the morning fourballs, Lee Westwood and rookie Jamie Donaldson pulled Europe level by beating Jim Furyk and Matt Kuchar 2 up. The Americans had led by 1 after five holes.
Then, Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson won their second match of the day, beating Hunter Mahan and Zach Johnson 2 and 1. The European duo never trailed all day.
Two matches were still in play.
Americans Rickie Fowler and Jimmy Walker were 2 up on Rory McIlroy and Sergio Garcia, leaving the powerhouse European duo in danger of losing for the second time in one day.
Graeme McDowell and French rookie Victor Dubuisson had a 3-hole lead over Phil Mickelson and Keegan Bradley.