What happened next turned out to be historic.
Sergio Garcia's wife Angela was also out and about on Friday morning, despite her husband not playing in any of the four matches.
USA golfer Tiger Woods throws a ball during his fourball match on the first day of the 42nd Ryder Cup at Le Golf National Course at Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, south-west of Paris on September 28, 2018.More news: Lindsey Graham Goes Savagely Partisan in Defense of Phony Bipartisanship
SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France-Brooks Koepka was happy that he and Tony Finau pulled out a victory in Friday morning four-balls, a 1-up win over Europe's Justin Rose and Jon Rahm, but he wasn't entirely at peace as he sat out the afternoon foursomes sessions. "I saw him out on the golf course".
But, despite taking a two-hole advantage after three, Simpson and Watson reeled off five bogeys in just six holes to throw the match away.
In his return to the Ryder Cup for the first time since 2012, Woods quickly added to his losing record.
Denmark's Olesen struck his first Ryder Cup tee shot into the water, but spent much of the match carrying four-time major victor McIlroy, who failed to make a single birdie or win a hole. And make no mistake - the four afternoon matches that Europe swept at Le Golf National were most definitely lopsided.
Thousands of fans, some of whom managed to get a seat for the opening tee shot in the grandstand that holds just under 7,000 surrounding the first tee, left Le Golf National chanting, cheering and singing over this wild turn of events. My putting feels solid.More news: Kavanaugh accuser details alleged sexual assault to U.S. Senate committee
It was the 11th time in Ryder Cup history that one side had a clean sweep of any session - and the first time all scores were by 3 and 2 or better. He said he was all good. As European Captain Thomas Bjorn said, "It seemed like nothing could go wrong for us".
Captains typically opt for the birdie machines in fourballs and for the best players in alternate shot, when it's imperative to strike shots solidly.
All four of the USA teams were at least 2 over at the turn. "It looks to be right above her eye", he said. "But we've just got to regroup and come out sharp".
'It would have been a different story if we were down the entire match, but we were down early, flipped it, got up, and we felt like we should have won the match'.More news: Unbeaten Rams win shootout with Vikings