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Rose and Stenson finish with 10 straight birdies to give Europe 6-3 lead in Ryder Cup

  • Europe's Justin Rose lines up a putt on the 4th green during the fourball match on the second day of the Ryder Cup golf tournament, at Gleneagles, Scotland, Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)

    Europe's Justin Rose lines up a putt on the 4th green during the fourball match on the second day of the Ryder Cup golf tournament, at Gleneagles, Scotland, Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)  (The Associated Press)

  • Europe's Henrik Stenson plays a shot on the 2nd fairway during the fourball match on the second day of the Ryder Cup golf tournament, at Gleneagles, Scotland, Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)

    Europe's Henrik Stenson plays a shot on the 2nd fairway during the fourball match on the second day of the Ryder Cup golf tournament, at Gleneagles, Scotland, Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)  (The Associated Press)

  • Europe's Justin Rose celebrates after putting on the 2nd green to win the hole during the fourball match on the second day of the Ryder Cup golf tournament, at Gleneagles, Scotland, Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)

    Europe's Justin Rose celebrates after putting on the 2nd green to win the hole during the fourball match on the second day of the Ryder Cup golf tournament, at Gleneagles, Scotland, Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)  (The Associated Press)

Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson finished with 10 straight birdies to win Saturday's first fourballs match, putting Europe ahead 6-3 in the Ryder Cup.

Rose and Stenson birdied 12 out of 16 holes to beat Bubba Watson and Matt Kuchar 3 and 2. The Americans had nine birdies themselves.

The United States was ahead in the three other matches.

Rose and Stenson won both of their matches together Friday without trailing a single hole.

Europe started the day with a 5-3 lead after taking 3½ points from Friday afternoon's foursomes.

Europe has won seven of the last nine Ryder Cups.