Matt Kuchar got day two of the Ryder Cup under way on Saturday as the United States attempt to overturn Europe's 5-3 lead at Gleneagles.
In bright conditions similar to first thing on Friday morning at the iconic Scottish course, Kuchar was first to the tee in the morning fourballs alongside Bubba Watson and the American duo made a promising start to move 1up after the first three holes against Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson.
It was Rose and Stenson who got Europe's Ryder Cup defence off and running with a 5 and 4 win over Watson and Webb Simpson in the opening fourballs 24 hours previously.
Jim Furyk and Hunter Mahan, who both suffered defeats in the foursomes on Friday, are 2up through three in their fourball pairing with Jamie Donaldson and Lee Westwood.
Following their halved fourball against Ricky Fowler and Jimmy Walker on the opening day, Thomas Bjorn and Martin Kaymer were again deployed together, this time pitted with Ryder Cup rookies Patrick Reed and Jordan Spieth.
Bjorn and Kaymer lead by one after the first hole, as do their European team-mates Ian Poulter and world number one Rory McIlroy, who were last out with Fowler and Walker.
Saturday's schedule is identical to the opening day, with foursomes set to follow in the afternoon.
Europe are trying to win a third consecutive Ryder Cup.