Lee Westwood full of praise for Jamie Donaldson after securing Europe point

Jamie Donaldson (L) and Lee Westwood of Europe celebrate as they leave the 12th green during the Afternoon Foursomes of the 2014 Ryder Cup on the PGA Centenary Course at Gleneagles on September 26, 2014
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Lee Westwood says that Ryder Cup rookie Jamie Donaldson has taken to the tournament like a "duck to water" after the pair secured a foursomes point for Europe.

Europe's Lee Westwood has praised Ryder Cup rookie Jamie Donaldson for quickly finding his feet at Gleneagles after the pair secured a foursomes point for the defending champions.

The duo, who were not selected by captain Paul McGinley for this morning's fourballs, earned a 2-up victory over the USA's Jim Furyk and Matt Kuchar.

"I love it," Westwood told Sky Sports News. "I have as much fun playing for myself as a I do watching someone take it like a duck to water. He played great out there, he hardly ever missed a shot."

Europe are currently leading 3.5-2.5 with two matches yet to finish.

Justin Rose of Europe celebrates a putt on the 6th hole during the Afternoon Foursomes of the 2014 Ryder Cup on the PGA Centenary course at Gleneagles on September 26, 2014
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