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Perhaps the longest-hitting duo in Ryder Cup history -- Americans Brooks Koepka and Dustin Johnson -- got upstaged by an equally tall, young and limber fella who is taking the Ryder Cup by storm as a rookie.

Thomas Pieters, who is helping Europe's physical, mental and emotional leader Rory McIlroy charge back from its 4-0 deficit Friday monring, drove the 356-yard par 4 fifth hole during the afternoon four-ball matches. Then he made the 15-foot putt to win the hole with only the second eagle of the week.

Johnson made birdie and lost to go 2-down.

Earlier in the day, McIlroy and Pieters beat Ricky Fowler and Phil Mickelson 4 & 2 in the foursome matches. Pieters and McIlroy also won in Friday afternoon's four-ball matches. McIlroy ended that match with the first eagle of the week, a 20-footer on the par 5 16th.