Day One of the 41st Ryder Cup began with a video tribute to Arnold Palmer and a song — “Let’s Go Crazy” — by hometown guy Prince blasting from loudspeakers.
By the middle of the day, the United States had a stunning 4-0 advantage.
It ended Friday with the U.S. holding a 5-3 lead over the Europeans and suddenly subdued fans holding their breaths.
The apparent rout at Hazeltine National Golf Club outside Minneapolis had become an obvious battle.
“We got hot and holed a lot of putts in the morning,” said Davis Love, the U.S. captain, “and they lipped a few out that were crucial. Then the opposite this...