Ian Poulter
Ian Poulter's chip on 15 keeps Europe ahead. Getty

The United States have cut Europe's lead in the Ryder Cup to a single point as they trail 6½-5½ after the morning fourballs session of the second day at Gleneagles.

Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson continued their spectacular form to secure their third win from three matches after beating Bubba Watson and Matt Kuchar 3 & 2 to open a 6-3 advantage.

Europe's Jamie Donaldson and Lee Westwood were unable to extend that lead however as Jim Furyk and Hunter Mahan kept things competitive and pulled a point back with a 4 & 3.

US captain Tom Watson's decision to pair debutants Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reed in two of the opening three matches at Gleneagles has continued to be vindicated after the young duo secured a second victory of the weekend over Thomas Bjorn and Martin Kaymer.

In the final match of the morning session, US duo Rickie Fowler and Jimmy Walker looked to be edging towards the point that would have levelled the competition against world number one Rory McIlroy and Ian Poulter, only for the latter to summon some magic reminiscent of his wonderful performance in Medinah two years ago.

Moments after Fowler had the chance to level the contest with an eagle, Poulter sank a spectacular chipped shot on 15 to ensure the point was shared.

Afternoon foursome session:

Donaldson & Westwood v Johnson & Kuchar
Kaymer & Rose v Spieth & Reed
Garcia & McIlroy v Furyk & Mahan
Dubuisson & McDowell v Walker & Fowler