Morning four-ball

8:20 a.m. — Webb Simpson and Bubba Watson, US, vs. Justin Rose and Ian Poulter, Europe.

Comment: Poulter was typically brash in postround comments after he teamed with Rose to beat Steve Stricker and Tiger Woods (who will sit out his first Ryder Cup session). Fuel for the US fire?

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8:35 a.m. — Keegan Bradley and Phil Mickelson, US, vs. Lee Westwood and Luke Donald, Europe.

Comment: Bradley and Mickelson were easily America’s finest Friday. Europe captain Jose Maria Olazabal quickly dismantled the previously unbeaten Donald-Sergio Garcia tandem.

8:50 a.m. — Jason Dufner and Zach Johnson, US, vs. Nicolas Colsaerts and Sergio Garcia.

Comments: Dufner and Johnson were formidable; the emotional Garcia and long-hitting Colsaerts are an interesting pairing.

9:05 a.m. — Jim Furyk and Brandt Snedeker, US, vs. Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell, Europe.

Comments: A rematch, this time in best ball. McIlroy and McDowell feed of each other, but Furyk is the ultimate grinder. If Snedeker can keep it in on the planet, look out.

JIM HOBAN