Henrik Stenson praised his partnership with Justin Rose, after they helped Europe to a 5-3 lead on the opening day of the Ryder Cup.
Paired by European captain Paul McGinley, Stenson and Rose were the stars on Friday, winning their fourball match against United States duo Bubba Watson and Webb Simpson 5 and 4 at Gleneagles.
Stenson and Rose also triumphed in the foursomes, upstaging USA's Hunter Mahan and Zach Johnson 2 and 1 as defending champions Europe took a two-point lead heading into Saturday's play.
"When I was out of a hole, he [Rose] played well and vice versa," said Stenson " the 2013 FedEx Cup winner.
"I made a couple of steals on the second and ninth when Bubba was on the green in two on the second, and I was in the rough and Justin was in the rough. But I managed to hit it close, make four, and he three-putted for par.
"There were a couple of crucial moments, and like I said, the second, Justin made a great birdie on four. I made a good birdie on 9, when he was in trouble there and then he pulled a great putt in on 10 to go four-up.
"So in the morning, it was really ours to lose on the back nine with four-up through 10, and then we actually came out and played better in the afternoon.
"I think we made six birdies together, and we knew it was going to be a tough match against Zach and Hunter, the two players who don't give away anything really for free, I guess up until the 17th.
"But we won 15, and we both halved with birdies on 16. [I] had a long-range putt that I lagged up for a change compared to the one on 12.
"I hit it close there and I guess they felt forced to try to make something happen towards the last couple of holes there and they three-putted and the match was over.
"After a long day, we didn't have to come up 18, and two points out of a possible two so far. Looking forward to the rest."