Even with the first opening-session sweep in four decades, the Americans were reminded anew Friday that no lead is safe in the Ryder Cup.
Not after one session. Not after one day.
And based on the last Ryder Cup on American soil, not until it's over.
Europe battled back from a 4-0 deficit behind its best tandem, Henrik Stenson and Justin Rose, and capped off a long and rowdy day at Hazeltine when its best player, Rory McIlroy, holed a 20-foot eagle putt and then mocked the crowd by taking a bow.
The American celebration turned into a consolation.
They had a 5-3 lead, the margin after the first day at Medinah four years ago that ended in another...