GLENEAGLES, Scotland (AP) — Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson finished with 10 straight birdies to win Saturday’s first fourballs match, putting Europe ahead 6-3 in the Ryder Cup.
Rose and Stenson birdied 12 out of 16 holes to beat Bubba Watson and Matt Kuchar 3 and 2. The Americans had nine birdies themselves.
The United States was ahead in the three other matches.
Rose and Stenson won both of their matches together Friday without trailing a single hole.
Europe started the day with a 5-3 lead after taking 3 1/2 points from Friday afternoon’s foursomes.
Europe has won seven of the last nine Ryder Cups.