Ryder Cup update: Europe fight in back in foursomes

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Team Europe have hit back in the afternoon's foursomes at Gleneagles as they lead three of the four matches.

Having conceded the morning session 2.5-1.5 Europe look set to take a 5-3 lead into Saturday if they can hold on to their leads.

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Donaldson & Westwood (2UP) vs Furyk & Kuchar

Ryder Cup debutant Jamie Donaldson and Lee Westwood currently hold a two shot lead after 14 holes in the opening game.

Jim Furyk and Matt Kuchar took an early lead on the third but Westwood sunk a ten foot put from left to right on the six to square the match up.

Donaldson put Europe 1UP on the seventh as he put away an easy four foot put, Westwood doubled the lead on after 11 holes as put in his put from 15 feet, capitalising on a mistake from Furyk who couldn’t sink his birdie put from 12 foot.

Rose & Stenson (1UP) vs Mahan & Johnson

The pair who claimed Europe’s only full point of the morning are leading again this afternoon.

Rose sunk a 10 foot put on the second to put Europe one up and it was the Englishman who doubled the lead on the sixth hole.

On the seventh and eighth holes USA pulled it back to all square. Rose missed what looked a simple put as he over hit it and allowed the States to square it up.

However on the 11th Rose hit another put to regain the lead and after 12 holes they remain 1UP.

McIlroy & Garcia vs Walker & Fowler (A/S)

Following an 18th hole loss in the morning world numbers 1 and 3 McIlroy and Garcia are all square with Jimmy Walker and Rickie Fowler after eight.

Sergio gave Europe a one hole lead on the third as the American pair dropped a stroke, but it was all square two holes later as Walker take one chance to put whilst the Europeans need two.

After seven we were back level as Walker holed his put, Garcia had once again put Europe one up on the sixth but the joy was short lived as the pair continue to blow hot and cold.

Walker and Fowler are heading to their second halved point of the day.

Dubuisson & McDowell (2UP) vs Mickelson & Bradley

Phil Mickelson and Keegan Bradley look to be heading to their first loss in five Ryder Cup matches as they are three down.

Graeme McDowell put Europe ahead on the second as he tapped in for a birdie after debutant Victor Dubuisson’s eagle attempt fell inches from the hole.

Phil Mickelson, competing in his tenth Ryder Cup, has failed in two half put attempts on the fourth and fifth as his puts have lipped out and handed Europe another two holes.

On the eighth Mickelson and Bradley were able to recover a hole and 11 left there’s still time to mount a comeback, but the Europeans look in good form this afternoon.

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