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  • Keegan Bradley, left, and Phil Mickelson congratulate each other after Mickelson's drive on the 17th hole land just feet from the cup. That drive clinched the match for their round and gave the US team another point Friday afternoon at the 2012 Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Club.

       Keegan Bradley, left, and Phil Mickelson congratulate each other after Mickelson's drive on the 17th hole land just feet from the cup. That drive clinched the match for their round and gave the US team another point Friday afternoon at the 2012 Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Club.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Team USA fans were out in full force on the first tee Friday morning as Ryder Cup competition got under way at Medinah Country Club.

       Team USA fans were out in full force on the first tee Friday morning as Ryder Cup competition got under way at Medinah Country Club.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

  • Teammates Phil Mickelson and Keegan Bradley get revved up after Mickelson made a birdie putt on 13.

       Teammates Phil Mickelson and Keegan Bradley get revved up after Mickelson made a birdie putt on 13.
    John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Phil Mickelson warms his hands on a chilly fall morning at Medinah Country Club as he walks to the first tee with teammate Keegan Bradley.

       Phil Mickelson warms his hands on a chilly fall morning at Medinah Country Club as he walks to the first tee with teammate Keegan Bradley.
    John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Steve Stricker reacts to missing a putt Friday morning during foursome play.

       Steve Stricker reacts to missing a putt Friday morning during foursome play.
    John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Rusty Moore, left, from Florida and Justin Maderer of Naperville are all decked in their loud golf attire, Friday morning at the Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Club.

       Rusty Moore, left, from Florida and Justin Maderer of Naperville are all decked in their loud golf attire, Friday morning at the Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Club.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

  • Thousands of spectators lined the fairways at Medinah Country Club on Friday during the first round of the Ryder Cup.

       Thousands of spectators lined the fairways at Medinah Country Club on Friday during the first round of the Ryder Cup.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

  • Luke Donald of Team Europe tees off as the sun rises through the trees at Medinah Country Club.

       Luke Donald of Team Europe tees off as the sun rises through the trees at Medinah Country Club.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

  • Team Europe's Rory McIlroy congratulates teammate Graeme McDowell after winning their foursome match Friday morning.

       Team Europe's Rory McIlroy congratulates teammate Graeme McDowell after winning their foursome match Friday morning.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Team Europe's Sergio Garcia, left, and Luke Donald compare notes on the line of a putt during the foursome matches Friday morning.

       Team Europe's Sergio Garcia, left, and Luke Donald compare notes on the line of a putt during the foursome matches Friday morning.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

  • Team Europe fans, dressed as bullfighters, get a closer look at the action on the first tee Friday morning at Medinah Country Club.

       Team Europe fans, dressed as bullfighters, get a closer look at the action on the first tee Friday morning at Medinah Country Club.
    Christopher Hankins | Staff Photographer

  • Tiger Woods reacts after missing a putt on the 3rd hole during the Friday's morning round at the Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Club.

       Tiger Woods reacts after missing a putt on the 3rd hole during the Friday's morning round at the Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Club.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

  • Tiger Woods blasts out of a green-side bunker on the 5th hole Friday morning during foursome play at Medinah.

       Tiger Woods blasts out of a green-side bunker on the 5th hole Friday morning during foursome play at Medinah.
    John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Keegan Bradley tees off during opening round play of the 2012 Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Club.

       Keegan Bradley tees off during opening round play of the 2012 Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Club.
    John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Team Europe fans try to silence at Team USA fan as they get revved up on the first tee Friday morning.

       Team Europe fans try to silence at Team USA fan as they get revved up on the first tee Friday morning.
    John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Team USA's Jason Duffner tees off on the 9th hole during the morning round of the Ryder Cup Friday at Medinah Country Club.

       Team USA's Jason Duffner tees off on the 9th hole during the morning round of the Ryder Cup Friday at Medinah Country Club.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

  • Phil Mickelson gives fans a thumbs-up as he walks a fairway with his wife Amy during foursome matches Friday morning.

       Phil Mickelson gives fans a thumbs-up as he walks a fairway with his wife Amy during foursome matches Friday morning.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • These fans were showing their team Europe pride as they were decked out in their British knickers Friday morning at the Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Club.

       These fans were showing their team Europe pride as they were decked out in their British knickers Friday morning at the Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Club.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

  • Team USA teammates Jim Furyk, left, and Brandt Snedeker examine the line of a putt during the foursome match Friday morning in Medinah.

       Team USA teammates Jim Furyk, left, and Brandt Snedeker examine the line of a putt during the foursome match Friday morning in Medinah.
    John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Mike Pinkowski, formerly of Glen Ellyn and now living in New York, holds his daughter Kelsey on his shoulders as they watch the Ryder Cup action Friday morning at Medinah Country Club.

       Mike Pinkowski, formerly of Glen Ellyn and now living in New York, holds his daughter Kelsey on his shoulders as they watch the Ryder Cup action Friday morning at Medinah Country Club.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

  • Keegan Bradley reacts to a missed putt on 14 Friday morning during foursome matches at Medinah.

       Keegan Bradley reacts to a missed putt on 14 Friday morning during foursome matches at Medinah.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

  • Luke Donald blasts out of a bunker on 10 Friday morning during foursome play at Medinah.

       Luke Donald blasts out of a bunker on 10 Friday morning during foursome play at Medinah.
    John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Team Europe's Ian Poulter tees off Friday morning at Medinah.

       Team Europe's Ian Poulter tees off Friday morning at Medinah.
    John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • A Team Europe fan pulls a hat down over the head of a Team USA fan as the rivalry gets spirited on the first tee Friday morning. The American fan was trying to get a chorus of God Bless America going, but he was outnumbered by the other fans.

       A Team Europe fan pulls a hat down over the head of a Team USA fan as the rivalry gets spirited on the first tee Friday morning. The American fan was trying to get a chorus of God Bless America going, but he was outnumbered by the other fans.
    John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Tiger Woods tees off in the last foursome Friday morning at the 2012 Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Club.

       Tiger Woods tees off in the last foursome Friday morning at the 2012 Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Club.
    John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Phil Mickelson grits his teeth after getting pumped up with teammate Keegan Bradley during the foursome match Friday morning. Mickelson hit a birdie putt on 13.

       Phil Mickelson grits his teeth after getting pumped up with teammate Keegan Bradley during the foursome match Friday morning. Mickelson hit a birdie putt on 13.
    John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Team Europe fans get charged up in the stand on the first tee Friday morning.

       Team Europe fans get charged up in the stand on the first tee Friday morning.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

  • Justin Rose of Team Europe reacts to sinking a putt on 4 Friday morning during the foursome matches.

       Justin Rose of Team Europe reacts to sinking a putt on 4 Friday morning during the foursome matches.
    John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Patriotic fans line the course as Tiger Woods and Steve Stricker make their way through the gallery Friday morning.

       Patriotic fans line the course as Tiger Woods and Steve Stricker make their way through the gallery Friday morning.
    John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Jim Furyk of Team USA watches his tee shot as he gets his team under way Friday morning during the 2012 Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Club.

       Jim Furyk of Team USA watches his tee shot as he gets his team under way Friday morning during the 2012 Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Club.
    John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Thousands of fans lined the fairways and bleachers of Medinah Country Club Friday for the first day of the Ryder Cup.

       Thousands of fans lined the fairways and bleachers of Medinah Country Club Friday for the first day of the Ryder Cup.
    John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Joe Foley of Yorktown Heights, NY chants "USA! USA!" along with his fellow Team USA fans while watching action on the first tee Friday morning at Medinah Country Club.

       Joe Foley of Yorktown Heights, NY chants "USA! USA!" along with his fellow Team USA fans while watching action on the first tee Friday morning at Medinah Country Club.
    Christopher Hankins | Staff Photographer

  • Phil Mickelson and rookie teammate Keegan Bradley made for a great combination Friday morning during the foursome matches.

       Phil Mickelson and rookie teammate Keegan Bradley made for a great combination Friday morning during the foursome matches.
    John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Phil Mickelson and Keegan Bradley feel the energy of the home crowd as they walk to the first tee Friday morning at Medinah Country Club for the start of the Ryder Cup.

       Phil Mickelson and Keegan Bradley feel the energy of the home crowd as they walk to the first tee Friday morning at Medinah Country Club for the start of the Ryder Cup.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

  • Team USA captain Davis Love III greets basketball legend Michael Jordan on the first tee Friday morning.

       Team USA captain Davis Love III greets basketball legend Michael Jordan on the first tee Friday morning.
    John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Crowds line the barricades to watch Team USA and Team Europe during the foursome matches Friday morning.

       Crowds line the barricades to watch Team USA and Team Europe during the foursome matches Friday morning.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Bubba Watosn on the 14th hole after winning his afternoon match during the 2012 Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Club.

       Bubba Watosn on the 14th hole after winning his afternoon match during the 2012 Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Club.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Keegan Bradley eyes gets a line on his putt on the 14th hole Friday afternoon at the 2012 Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Club. He missed the putt.

       Keegan Bradley eyes gets a line on his putt on the 14th hole Friday afternoon at the 2012 Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Club. He missed the putt.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Fans cheer on Team USA on the 16th hole during the afternoon round play of the 2012 Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Club.

       Fans cheer on Team USA on the 16th hole during the afternoon round play of the 2012 Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Club.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Bubba Watson of Team USA pumps his fist as he and teammate Webb Simpson build their lead over their European rivals Friday.

       Bubba Watson of Team USA pumps his fist as he and teammate Webb Simpson build their lead over their European rivals Friday.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Rory McIlroy reacts to missing a birdie putt on four.

       Rory McIlroy reacts to missing a birdie putt on four.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Fans cheer on Team USA on the 16th hole during the afternoon round play of the 2012 Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Club.

       Fans cheer on Team USA on the 16th hole during the afternoon round play of the 2012 Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Club.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • A Team Europe fan is all smiles with a rather ingenious hat at Medinah Country Club.

       A Team Europe fan is all smiles with a rather ingenious hat at Medinah Country Club.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • A trio of colorful golf fans make their way through the grounds at Medinah Friday.

       A trio of colorful golf fans make their way through the grounds at Medinah Friday.
    John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Team USA's Bubba Watson tees off on hole number one to start his afternoon four-ball match Friday.

       Team USA's Bubba Watson tees off on hole number one to start his afternoon four-ball match Friday.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Keegan Bradley jumps after missing his putt on the 14th hole during afternoon play Friday at the 2012 Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Club.

       Keegan Bradley jumps after missing his putt on the 14th hole during afternoon play Friday at the 2012 Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Club.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Fans cheer on the US team as Phil Mickelson and Keegan Bradley approach the 17th green Friday afternoon at the 2012 Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Club.

       Fans cheer on the US team as Phil Mickelson and Keegan Bradley approach the 17th green Friday afternoon at the 2012 Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Club.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Fans cheer on the US team as Phil Mickelson and Keegan Bradley approach the 17th green Friday afternoon at the 2012 Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Club.

       Fans cheer on the US team as Phil Mickelson and Keegan Bradley approach the 17th green Friday afternoon at the 2012 Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Club.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Teammates Bubba Watson and Webb Simpson discuss the putting line on number four.

       Teammates Bubba Watson and Webb Simpson discuss the putting line on number four.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Team Europe's Rory McIlroy, right, and teammate Graeme McDwoell high five after winning the 14th hole during opening round play of the 2012 Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Club.

       Team Europe's Rory McIlroy, right, and teammate Graeme McDwoell high five after winning the 14th hole during opening round play of the 2012 Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Club.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

  • Opening round play of the 2012 Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Club.

       Opening round play of the 2012 Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Club.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Keegan Bradley high fives his caddy after chipping close to the cup on the 16th hole Friday afternoon at the 2012 Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Club.

       Keegan Bradley high fives his caddy after chipping close to the cup on the 16th hole Friday afternoon at the 2012 Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Club.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Bubba Waston prays after winning his afternoon match Friday at the 2012 Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Club.

       Bubba Waston prays after winning his afternoon match Friday at the 2012 Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Club.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Teammates Phil Mickelson and Keegan Bradley share a laugh as they dominate their match Friday afternoon.

       Teammates Phil Mickelson and Keegan Bradley share a laugh as they dominate their match Friday afternoon.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Keegan Bradley, left, and Phil Mickelson congratulate each other after Mickelson's drive on the 17th hole land just feet from the cup. That drive clinched the match for their round and gave the US team another point Friday afternoon at the 2012 Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Club.

       Keegan Bradley, left, and Phil Mickelson congratulate each other after Mickelson's drive on the 17th hole land just feet from the cup. That drive clinched the match for their round and gave the US team another point Friday afternoon at the 2012 Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Club.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Luke Donald chipping out of the bunker on the 14th hole during opening round play of the 2012 Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Club.

       Luke Donald chipping out of the bunker on the 14th hole during opening round play of the 2012 Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Club.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

  • American fans sport the colors as they cheer on Team USA Friday afternoon.

       American fans sport the colors as they cheer on Team USA Friday afternoon.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

  • Phil Mickelson hits out of the bunker on the 14th hole during his afternoon round play at the 2012 Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Club.

       Phil Mickelson hits out of the bunker on the 14th hole during his afternoon round play at the 2012 Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Club.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Tiger Woods on opening day of the 2012 Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Club.

       Tiger Woods on opening day of the 2012 Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Club.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Bubba Watosn on the 14th hole after winning his afternoon match during the 2012 Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Club.

       Bubba Watosn on the 14th hole after winning his afternoon match during the 2012 Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Club.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Keegan Bradley, left, and Phil Mickelson congratulate each other after Mickelson's drive on the 17th hole land just feet from the cup. That drive clinched the match for their round and gave the US team another point Friday afternoon at the 2012 Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Club.

       Keegan Bradley, left, and Phil Mickelson congratulate each other after Mickelson's drive on the 17th hole land just feet from the cup. That drive clinched the match for their round and gave the US team another point Friday afternoon at the 2012 Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Club.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • A band of British golf fans stroll the grounds at Medinah Country Club Friday afternoon.

       A band of British golf fans stroll the grounds at Medinah Country Club Friday afternoon.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Team Europe teammates Graeme McDowell and Rory McIlroy stroll a fairway flanked by American fans Friday afternoon.

       Team Europe teammates Graeme McDowell and Rory McIlroy stroll a fairway flanked by American fans Friday afternoon.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Tiger Woods hangs his head after missing a birdie putt on 18 during fourball matches Friday at Medinah Country Club.

      Tiger Woods hangs his head after missing a birdie putt on 18 during fourball matches Friday at Medinah Country Club.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Tiger Woods collapses after missing a birdie putt on 18 during fourball matches Friday at Medinah Country Club.

      Tiger Woods collapses after missing a birdie putt on 18 during fourball matches Friday at Medinah Country Club.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Jim Furyk high fives fans as he heads to the 14th tee following Bubba Watson and Webb Simpson during fourball matches Friday at Medinah Country Club.

      Jim Furyk high fives fans as he heads to the 14th tee following Bubba Watson and Webb Simpson during fourball matches Friday at Medinah Country Club.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Fans cheer on Tiger Woods at the 17th hole during fourball matches Friday at Medinah Country Club.

      Fans cheer on Tiger Woods at the 17th hole during fourball matches Friday at Medinah Country Club.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

 

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