"The fourballs are a good place for our three rookies to get their feet wet," Watson told Sky Sports News. "They play every ball. You can't play all 12 guys, you have to sit four of them, and you can probably bet that Matt Kuchar and Jim Furyk will be playing in the afternoon.
"I have told my team, especially the rookies, that they cheer just as loud here as in United States. You have to expect them to cheer when you miss putts, it is all part of the contest, all part of going to the ball game.
"The mood is loose and committed. The players have a certain swagger to them. They are thinking about 2012 and are going to make amends. I hope they do."
Europe clinched the trophy on USA's home turf at Medinah two years ago.