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Jason Dufner and Zach Johnson defeated the European duo of Sergio Garcia and Nicolas Colsaerts to push the Americans ahead 7-4 in the Ryder Cup.
The American team continues to roll at the 2012 Ryder Cup, with Zach Johnson and Jason Dufner picking up the second point for the USA in Saturday morning's Foursomes. The steady American duo held a lead for nearly the entire match, taking a 2-up lead through the first four holes and clinching it 2&1 on the 17th green. Sergio Garcia and yesterday's European star, Nicolas, Colsaerts, momentarily pulled the match all-square at the 11th but Johnson and Dufner responded in a big way.
The players encounter the teeth of Medinah over the final six holes, and the American duo took advantage of some European mistakes. Dufner rolled in a beautiful slider on No. 12 to push the Americans back up, and Johnson putted a perfect lag on No. 13 to tap in for par. The 13th is a daunting par-3, and a bogey by the Euros put the USA ahead for good at 2-up.
Garcia tried to make it interesting with a chip-in on the 16th hole to cut the lead to one, but Colsaerts rinsed his tee shot on the par-3 No. 17 to give the momentum right back to the Americans. The US pair took advantage and ended it on the 17th.
Dufner and Johnson, a natural pairing coming into the week, are now 2-0 through the first two days, and they'll head out again Saturday afternoon for their first Fourball appearance. They will anchor the session against Rory McIlroy and Ian Poulter, two of Europe's best players in this competition.