Result: Justin Rose, Henrik Stenson win first point for Europe

Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson win the opening point of the 2014 Ryder Cup for Europe after beating Bubba Watson and Webb Simpson 5&4.

Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson have defeated Bubba Watson and Webb Simpson 5&4 to win the opening point of the 2014 Ryder Cup for Europe.

Justin Rose (R) of Europe celebrates his birdie with Henrik Stenson on the 4th hole during the Morning Fourballs of the 2014 Ryder Cup on the PGA Centenary course at Gleneagles on September 26, 2014© Getty Images

After Simpson had mis-hit the first shot of the competition at Gleneagles, it was one-way traffic for the European pairing as they denied their opponents a win on any of the 14 holes that were played.

Stenson registered a birdie on the fourth to give himself and Rose an early two-shot lead but missed chances at six, seven and eight meant that they failed to capitalise on a slow start by Watson and Simpson.

However, another birdie from the Swede gave Europe a three-shot lead at the turn, and that soon became four shots at the start of the back nine.

The American duo managed to stop the rot on the following three holes but they played the 14th badly, and Rose took full advantage to hole from 10 feet for the win.

Justin Rose (R) of Europe celebrates his birdie with Henrik Stenson on the 4th hole during the Morning Fourballs of the 2014 Ryder Cup on the PGA Centenary course at Gleneagles on September 26, 2014
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