Nicolas Colsaerts, a captains pick for Team Europe, pumps his fist after sinking a birdie putt on 17 during fourball matches Friday at Medinah Country Club.
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Team Europe's Ian Poulter started strong and finished strong in his morning match as he teamed with Justin Rose to defeat Steve Stricker and Tiger Woods.
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Europe's Ian Poulter reacts after chipping in for a birdie on the 11th hole during a foursomes match at the Ryder Cup PGA golf tournament Friday at Medinah Country Club.
European team captain Jose Maria Olazabal, right, talks to Martin Kaymer during a fourball match at the Ryder Cup Friday at Medinah Country Club. Europe trails 5-3 going into Saturday's matches.
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Opening day at the 39th Ryder Cup didnít go well for Team Europe on Friday, but the gang that won four of the last five competitions did win one battle. The two captainís picks made by European captain Jose Maria Olazabal were twice as productive as the four captainís picks made by U.S. captain Davis Love III. Englandís Ian Poulter and Belgiumís Nicolas Colsaerts both played big roles in taking down Tiger Woods on Friday.