• Europe's fans were still in buoyant mood after the morning session
  • Peter Hanson lets rip from the tee
  • Bubba Watson and Webb Simpson stormed into an early lead against Hanson and Paul Lawrie
  • Simpson walks towards the partisan home fans
  • There was no time for the players to enjoy some of the scenic views on offer at Medinah
  • Keegan Bradley was still in an excitable mood as he tackled his second match of the day
  • Tiger Woods (L) and Steve Stricker were sent back out for a second time
  • Martin Kaymer and Europe team-mate Justin Rose fell behind early on against Dustin Johnson and Matt Kuchar
  • The start of the fourballs made grim viewing for Europe captain Jose Maria Olazabal...
  • ...While it was thumbs up for Phil Mickelson and the rest of the USA
  • Nicolas Colsaerts kept Europe in contention in the fourball with Woods and Stricker
  • Rory McIlroy (L) and Graeme McDowell struggled to get anything going against Mickelson and Bradley
  • Watson, Simpson and their caddies take a moment to pray after completing a 5&4 win over Hanson and Lawrie
  • Colsaerts (R) is congratulated by vice-captain Darren Clarke as his performance proved to be a rare highlight for Europe
  • Johnson (L) and Kuchar were well in control against Rose and Kaymer
  • The fourballs were mainly satisfactory viewing for USA captain Davis Love III (L)

2012 - Day One fourballs

Europe's fans were still in buoyant mood after the morning session