A detailed look at how Friday morning's foursomes matches unfolded at the Ryder Cup.
Furyk and Snedeker lost to McIlroy and McDowell 1 hole
Both McDowell and Furyk went left into the trees in a nervy start, but the hole was halved in par and then came controversy on the second as the Americans questioned McDowell asking for relief from a sprinkler head by the green.
There were some boos, but then cheers from the home fans when a second referee told McIlroy to play from the rough and Europe went one down, only for them to hit back with four successive birdies.
Only two were for wins, but McIlroy's inspired 45-foot chip-in at the fourth switched the momentum. Although the Americans levelled with a par at the eighth McDowell finished the outward with a 25-foot putt and Furyk incurred a penalty shot when his ball moved as he prepared to chip on the long 10th.
When McIlroy then holed from 15 feet - that after Snedeker hit into a fan's bag - Europe were three up with seven to go, but they bogeyed the short 13th and McDowell, having holed from 15 feet for a half at the next, pushed his drive into the lake on 15 and found a bunker at 16.
With Furyk playing a magnificent approach to three feet there they were level, but Snedeker hit a shocking drive down the last and the Northern Irishman, bunkered in two, won when McIlroy splashed out to five feet and his partner holed.
Mickelson and Bradley bt Donald and Garcia 4&3
On his ninth appearance Mickelson became America's most capped player, but it was a 20-foot birdie putt by debutant Bradley at the second that drew first blood.
Europe's unbeaten foursomes duo took the long fifth with a two-putt birdie and the next with a par when Donald, playing in the city that has been his home for 15 years, holed from eight feet before Bradley replied in kind at the ninth to put both pairs out in a one under 35.
The 10th was shared in birdie fours, but Donald had his third lip-put of the game on the 12th and when Mickelson holed from 18 feet at the 245-yard 13th the gap was two.
That became three with four to play when Garcia missed from four feet on the long 14th and the end came when the pumped-up Bradley holed from 30 feet at the next. "One of the most memorable days of my life," he said.
Dufner and Johnson bt Westwood and Molinari 3&2
The Americans bogeyed the first after Dufner drove into sand, but he made amends with a six-footer for birdie on the next.
Westwood and Molinari were back in front with another at the fourth and both sides birdied the long fifth before Westwood missed a four-foot par putt and lost the sixth.
His partner came good again with a winning 10-foot birdie at the next, but back-to-back birdies around the turn took the Americans one ahead for the first time after trailing on three separate occasions.
The next four holes were shared in pars, but Westwood hit an awful tee shot well into the water on the driveable 15th and it was all over when he and Molinari - without his brother Edoardo alongside him this time, of course - three-putted the next.
Stricker and Woods lost to Poulter and Rose 2&1
Woods hit a horrid hook off the first tee - worse than the one that finished in a lake at the start of the 2006 match in Ireland - and although it was halved in par Stricker then hit into the water on the short second.
Poulter and Rose bogeyed the next, but Rose rolled in a 30-foot putt on the fourth. Woods was wild again at the fifth, missed a six-foot putt to lose the sixth and then hit a spectator on the head for the second day running.
That came at the 617-yard seventh, but it did not stop the home pair making a winning birdie to cut the deficit to just one, only for Poulter to hole a bunker shot at the 11th and Woods to miss a seven-footer on the next.
The English pair bogeyed the 13th, won the 14th when Poulter holed from seven feet, then lost the 15th to a birdie after Woods' drive this time hit a tree and luckily rebounded close to the green.
Poulter let out a huge "come on" roar, however, when he drained a nine-footer for a half at the 16th - Woods just stared at him - and a half in three sealed the victory, Poulter's ninth in 12 games but first over Woods.
Session score: USA 2 Europe 2
Overall match score: USA 2 Europe 2