The USA dominated Day 1 of the 2015 Presidents Cup, winning four of the five foursomes matches to put the pressure on the International team heading into the next round.
Golfing fans at the Jack Nicklaus Golf Course in Incheon witnessed a US team who controlled proceedings right from the start, with Indian's Anirban Lahiri unable to start on a winning not on his Presidents Cup debut as he went down with his partner Thongchai Jaidee to the American duo of Rickie Fowler and Jimmy Walker.
"It was a tough day," International team captain Nick Price said. "The US played really well, however, we've got 25 points left. We can't get down now."
Bubba Watson and JB Holmes began the winning spree for the US, beating Adam Scott and Hideki Matsuyama 3&2.
The International got one back with a similar 3&2 win courtesy Louis Oosthuizen and Branden Gace, who beat Matt Kuchar and Patrick Reed, however, the final three matches were all the US, as Jay Haas' men took a 4-1 lead.
"This is wonderful," US captain Haas told the Presidents Cup official website. "The guys played really, really well. We're ecstatic to get off to this start. We hope to keep the pedal down."
Results: Foursomes (US team first): Bubba Watson and JB Holmes beat Adam Scott and Hideki Matsuyama 3&2.
Matt Kuchar and Patrick Reed lost to Louis Oosthuizen and Branden Grace 3&2.
Rickie Fowler and Jimmy Walker beat Anirban Lahiri and Thongchai Jaidee 5&4.
Phil Mickelson and Zach Johnson beat Jason Day and Steven Bowditch 2 up.
Jordan Spieth and Dustin Johnson beat Danny Lee and Marc Leishman 4&3.