For the second straight day, the Europeans earned 3 1/2 points in foursomes, and now lead the Americans, 10-6, entering Sunday’s single session of the 2014 Ryder Cup at Gleneagles.
Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson teamed up to earn a third point for the Europeans, knocking off Bubba Watson and Matt Kuchar, 3 and 2. But the Americans responded with two big wins – Jim Furyk and Hunter Mahan beat Lee Westwood and Jamie Donaldson, 4 and 3, while rookies Patrick Reed and Jordan Spieth posted a 5-and-3 win over Martin Kaymer and Thomas Bjorn.
The U.S. led late in the final four-ball match, but Ian Poulter’s late heroics helped he and Rory McIlroy earn a halve with Americans Rickie Fowler (Navajo) and Jimmy Walker.
In the afternoon, the Americans lost their momentum. Rory McIlroy and Sergio Garcia never trailed in their 3-and-2 victory over Jim Furyk and Hunter Mahan, and Lee Westwood and Jamie Donaldson picked up a 2-and-1 win over Matt Kuchar and Zach Johnson.
Victor Dubuisson shined again alongside Graeme McDowell, the pair routing Americans Rickie Fowler and Jimmy Walker, 5 and 4.