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The first tee at the Ryder Cup can be daunting. At Friday's opening bell, the chorus was in full swing as American and European fans chanted refrain after to refrain to show their support in attempts to drown out the opposition. Whether it was the chill in the air, the overwhelming warmth of the crowd of Medinah or the ever-mounting pressure in their hands, the first tee shots of the day went astray as veterans Graeme McDowell and Jim Furyk hooked their opening drives over the fans and left of the fairway for Hole No. 1. The matches were officially under way, and so the accompanying pressure.