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Ryder Cup 2014: USA fight back - trail by one point

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Team USA produced an impress fightback in the Saturday morning fourballs at Gleneagles to draw within one point of Team Europe at the Ryder Cup 2014.

In four matches full of quality, the visiting Americans won two and drew one to make it six-and-a-half, five-and-a-half ahead of this afternoon's foursomes in Scotland.

Rose blooms

The hosts were first on the board today however, with Justin Rose playing some sparkling golf alongside Henrik Stenson. They beat Bubba Watson and Matt Kuchar 3&2, but the advantage was taken back off the board soon after.

Jim Furyk and Hunter Mahan seemingly cruised to a 4&3 victory over Jamie Donaldson and Lee Westwood. The European paid did little wrong and will play together again this afternoon.

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It's the same situation for Patrick Reed and Jordan Spieth, who were controversially left out yesterday afternoon by captain Tom Watson after a thumping early victory.

He hasn't made the same mistake twice, and rewarded them for the 5&3 win over Thomas Bjorn and Martin Kaymer.

Stunning final match

Rickie Fowler and Jimmy Walker had the chance to level the match and get another red on the board in their battle with Rory McIlroy and Ian Poulter, but it was all square after a missed putt from the Americans on the 18th.

After Europe held an early advantage, Fowler holed a chip-in from the bunker on the 10th to swing the match in his side's favour. However, Poulter holed a chip himself on the 15th to spark into life and rescue that hole - before levelling the match on the next.

That's how it stayed, and it means the Ryder Cup is finally poised ahed of some certain late drama.

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Justin Rose
Rory McIlroy
PGA Tour
European Tour
Ian Poulter
Ryder Cup
Golf

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