2012 Ryder Cup live scores: Dustin Johnson earns 1st American point

Jamie Squire - Getty Images

The Americans dropped the first four points on Sunday at Medinah, but Dustin Johnson momentarily pushed them back in front at 11-10.

The Americans are on the board after Dustin Johnson defeated Nicolas Colsaerts to earn the first point for Davis Love III. The match was all-square through 13 holes but the long-hitting South Carolinian won three straight holes to wrap it up on the 16th green. Johnson is the first American since Phil Mickelson in 1995 to go an undefeated 3-0 at the Ryder Cup. He drained a crucial putt on the 17th green on Saturday to keep the Americans ahead by four points and picked up the back-nine success on Sunday. Johnson has struggled in team events in the past, but he was clutch partnering with Matt Kuchar and carried that over into singles.

Johnson's win momentarily pushed the American lead to 11-10. The U.S. needs 4.5 points to win the Cup but the Euros have blitzed them early, earning the first four points of the day at Medinah. The European team is dressed in navy to honor Seve Ballesteros, the inspiring leader of their team for so many decades. There may be a little Seve magic in the air on Sunday in Chicago, but Johnson did his best to briefly stop the momentum.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.