The United States team of Jason Dufner and Zach Johnson were 1 down to Lee Westwood and Francesco Molinari as the two teams played the par-4 ninth hole.
Staring at a birdie putt of about 10 feet, Dufner put a beautiful stroke on it, but it clung to the edge of the cup. He was walking it in, thinking it would drop. One second. Two seconds. Three seconds. Drop.
A huge birdie to square the match heading to the back-nine, where the U.S. tandem would win Nos. 10, 15 and 16 to close out the match 3 and 2, clinching the second point for the American team.
"I really like this format, this environment. For me I feel like there's a little bit less pressure," said Dufner. "I'm not trying to post a score, I'm just trying to play golf and enjoy the day and be with a teammate and try to get a point for the team.
"You know, I'm just caught up in each hole being a point and win points for the team, so that takes a lot of stress out for me."
After going ...