TIM DAHLBERG
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September 29, 2012
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Rookies step up on first day of Ryder Cup

MEDINAH, Ill. (AP) - The Ryder Cup might be golf's most pressure-packed stage, but it hardly frightened this bunch.

Four of the five rookies on the U.S. team contributed to the Americans' 5-3 lead on opening day. And without Nicholas Colsaerts' one-man show - he made eight birdies and an eagle on his own ball - the Europeans would have been shut out in the afternoon session.

"Well, everybody called them rookies, but they're proven Tour winners and FedEx Cup winners and guys that have played very, very well lately," U.S. captain Davis Love III said. "So we weren't considering …

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