As expected, the 11-person task force will include Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Rickie Fowler, but the goal of the panel isn't just 2016, it is future-proofing the U.S. at the Ryder Cup for years to come.
Rickie Fowler and Jimmy Walker notched a pair of halves on Friday, and will look to continue to put points on the board when they take on Ian Poulter and Rory McIlroy in Saturday morning's final four-balls match at 3:20 a.m. EDT.
After the U.S. took a one-point lead after Friday's four-ball session, the Europeans stormed back in foursomes, winning three matches and halving the other to take a two-point lead after Day 1 of the 2014 Ryder Cup at Gleneagles.
Jimmy Walker chipped in twice and made a 6-footer for birdie on the par-5 18th to secure a half-point for the U.S., as he and Rickie Fowler battled back from an early 3-down deficit against Martin Kaymer and Thomas Bjorn.
Playing from the middle of Lake Olmstead in Augusta, Ga., LPGA star Lexi Thompson and PGA Tour star Rickie Fowler took aim at a skee-ball target from 150 yards. The two stars were showcasing the Red Bull Off Course as part of Masters Week.