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 1-UP Rory McIlroy & Stewart Cink & Graeme McDowell 11 Matt Kuchar 2-UP Ian Poulter & 10 Steve Stricker & Ross Fisher Tiger Woods ALL-SQUARE Luke Donald & 8 Bubba Watson & Padraig Harrington Jeff Overton 1-UP
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.