In the end it was a demolition job, except the dream-wreckers weren't the superstars of America.
Thomas Bjorn has hailed Tiger Woods' return to the Ryder Cup as "phenomenal" for the competition as the Dane prepares to captain the European team in its battle against the US.
U.S. Ryder Cup captain Jim Furyk made Tony Finau his final wild-card pick Monday.
Tiger Woods was in blistering form as he fired an opening 62 to share the lead with Rory McIlroy in the first round of the BMW Championship near Philadelphia.
Tiger Woods says it is "beyond special" to be returning to a playing role in the Ryder Cup after receiving a wildcard pick from US captain Jim Furyk Tuesday.
Brandt Snedeker fell one shot short of tying the PGA Tour record with an 11-under 59 on Thursday at the Wyndham Championship.
A month on from his long-awaited return to the PGA Tour, Tiger Woods is officially back on the US Ryder Cup team.