Result: Zach Johnson, Jason Dufner hold off Nicolas Colsaerts, Sergio Garcia 2&1

Result: Colsaerts, Garcia edged out by Americans
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Nicolas Colsaerts finds the water on 17 to hand America a 2&1 victory in the third foursome on day two of the Ryder Cup.

America have opened up a three-point lead in the Ryder Cup thanks to Zach Johnson and Jason Dufner's 2&1 triumph over Nicolas Colsaerts and Sergio Garcia.

Following a halved hole on the first, Johnson found an accurate 7-iron on the par-3 second to set up a birdie which the Europeans couldn't equal.

Garcia and Colsaerts could then only make bogey at the fifth to see the Americans go 2 up but it was soon back to one after a bogey of their own from Johnson and Dufner.

The next four holes were halved before Colsaerts made a birdie at the 11th to bring it back all square.

The Europeans' resurgence couldn't continue though as they made a double bogey, then bogey on the next two, to gift Dufner and Johson their 2-up lead.

Garcia chipped in from the fringe on 16 to give the pair hope of a late comeback but Colsaerts then dumped his tee shot into the water on the signature 17th to ensure defeat.

Sergio Garcia
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