The Ryder Cup couldn’t have started worse for the Americans

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After the foursomes (alternate shot) session, the Europeans sprinted to a 4-0 lead in the opening round of the 44th Ryder Cup on Friday morning at Marco Simone Golf & Country Club.

Everything the Europeans did seemed to work, and nothing seemed to go the way of the United States.

In the foursomes, the Europeans won 22 holes to just 10 for the Americans.

The No. 1 player in the world, Scottie Scheffler, and Sam Burns, who was competing in his debut Ryder Cup, were the first American duo to lose.

Tyrrell Hatton and world No. 2 Jon Rahm waxed them, winning 4-and-3.

As confidently as two individuals can play, we played,'' Rahm said. "What a gorgeous morning it was. 

I told Tyrrell about the heightened emotions you have before a Ryder Cup when I hit my first warm-up putt at 6:20 in the dark.

It's a new sensation, but if you accept and appreciate it, you can play golf like we did today.

Rahm was praised by Hatton for being "very positive between shots, great company, and always by your side."