Friday, 19 March 2010
2008 Ryder Cup - Day 2  (Getty Images)
2008 Ryder Cup - Day 2 (Getty Images)

Ian Poulter and Justin Rose made the perfect start to the Saturday foursomes with a stunning birdie on the opening hole to immediately put some blue on the board.

Trailing the United States 5 ½ - 2½ after the first day, Europe need a fast start to turn the tide in their favour and Poulter and Rose in the opening match made their intentions clear from the start.

A magnificent drive by Rose was followed by a stunning approach by Poulter which very nearly went in. The birdie was conceded and with the American pairing of Stewart Cink and Chad Campbell missing the green on the first, they needed to hole their chip for the half but Campbell’s attempt ran by.

The opening game is a repeat of the first day when the Europeans got up early in the match but Cink and Campbell fought back to win on the final green.

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