20 Sep 2008

U.S dominate day one of Ryder Cup

11:57 am on 20 September 2008

The United States golf team has stormed ahead by 5-½ points to 2-½ over Ryder Cup holder Europe after the first day in Kentucky.

Two points clear after the morning's foursomes, the hosts pressed home their advantage in the afternoon fourballs.

It's the first time the Americans lead after the opening day since 1995 and their biggest advantage going into day two since in 1979 when they headed Britain & Ireland by the same margin.