Asked where that putt ranks in his career, former US Open champion and Olympic gold medallist Rose said: “Top, top, top.”A lot of putts have meant a lot to me. We don’t know the significance of the putt yet but the last putt of the day, all of your team are behind you, the stage was set.

“Just to enjoy the amphitheatre was incredible, and to knock one in, I kind of let it rip (with the celebration). It was fun.”

Speaking about his first Ryder Cup match, MacIntyre added: “It was incredible. I’ve never walked off a driving range before almost in tears.

“But to have the crowd behind you the way it was and to have Justin there to hang on, I managed to get a half point, it was everything I ever dreamed of.”

Fitzpatrick had never played a fourball match before but instantly made up for lost time, making four birdies and an eagle in the first six holes to take total command of the match.

“Those first six holes, I was having goosebumps,” Fitzpatrick said. “I felt like I was hitting it well and I felt like as soon as I got on the green, I had a chance, didn’t matter where I was.

“You have days like that. You have days where it’s the complete opposite, but I was happy to take advantage of that today.”