Americans take 3-1 lead at Ryder Cup

(AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) The first point of the Ryder Cup belonged to Europe and its fearsome new Spanish Armada. The rest of the opening session belonged to the Americans, just like usual.

Patrick Cantlay and Xander Schauffele, tough as ever in foursomes, won the first five holes and closed with four straight birdies for a 5-and-3 victory over Rory McIlroy and Ian Poulter.

"I don't know if anyone could have beat Xander and Patrick today," McIlroy said. "They played really good - four birdies in a row. Geez, yeah, they played great."

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