Team Europe recovered from a disastrous opening session at the 41st Ryder Cup as they won three of the afternoon fourballs to end the first day trailing 5-3.

The scoreboards around Hazeltine were a sea of red in the morning foursomes as Davis Love’s side took advantage of some erratic play from the holders to earn a clean sweep – their first in a Ryder Cup opening session since Arnold Palmer captained them to victory in 1975.
But Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson ignited a spirited comeback and exacted revenge for their earlier defeat to Patrick Reed and Jordan Spieth, storming to a 5&4 victory over the same pair with a combined nine birdies over the 14 holes.

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