Ryder Cup Leaderboard: Today's Fourball Matches From Newport, Wales

Following is the leaderboard for fourball matches at the end of the first day of golf’s 38th Ryder Cup at Celtic Manor in Newport, Wales:

EUROPE           Through      U.S.
 Lee Westwood &               Phil Mickelson &
 Martin Kaymer      12        Dustin Johnson

 Rory McIlroy &               Stewart Cink &
 Graeme McDowell    11        Matt Kuchar

 Ian Poulter &      10        Steve Stricker &
 Ross Fisher                  Tiger Woods

 Luke Donald &      8         Bubba Watson &
 Padraig Harrington           Jeff Overton

NOTE: Today’s early matches are fourballs, when each member of a two-man team plays their own ball. The team whose player has the lowest score on that hole wins it. This afternoon’s matches are foursomes, or alternate shot format in which each team plays one ball. The team with the lowest score on that hole wins it.

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