Every Rose has its Poulter. (Getty Images)
This one was never in serious doubt; the Americans never led at any point, and the Europeans took the lead for good at hole No. 4. They would extend the lead to as much as 3-up as of the 14th hole, and even a minor lapse coming in wasn't enough to allow the Americans a serious chance at getting back into the match.
The question here, of course, is what to do with Tiger Woods. The erstwhile greatest-golfer-on-earth was a mess on Friday morning, with shot after shot going wide, falling short, and in one case braining a spectator. USA Captain Davis Love III announced that Woods would be in the afternoon's fourball match while Woods was still carving up the course, and that could be a key strategic decision going forward.
For now, though, Poulter and Rose roll on, halving the morning's matches. The Europeans play extremely well in fourball, so it's possible that the U.S. let one slip away here.
Current score after the morning's matches: USA 2, Europe 2.
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