MEDINAH, Ill. (AP) — Bubba Watson wasted no time revving up Ryder Cup fans, booming a drive past the Europeans and walking off the first tee slapping every hand he could.
The Americans want to pad their 5-3 lead, and are counting on Watson and Webb Simpson for another quick start. Watson and Simpson, whose 5-and-4 blitz in Friday afternoon's match sparked a U.S. run, face Justin Rose and Ian Poulter, who holds the European record for winning percentage in the Ryder Cup with a 9-3-0 record.
Keegan Bradley and Phil Mickelson, Friday's stars after taking down Europe's two best teams, face another stiff test in Lee Westwood and Luke Donald. Jason Dufner and Zach Johnson play Sergio Garcia and Nicolas Colsaerts, the rookie who single-handedly kept Europe from being swept in fourballs with an eagle and eight birdies. Brandt Snedeker and Jim Furyk get another crack at Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell.