This will be only the second time that the Ryder Cup is staged outside of Britain and Ireland after Spain's Valderrama in 1997.
Mukesh Kumar secured his maiden Asian Tour victory at the weekend's $400,000 Panasonic Open India by one stroke and became the circuit's oldest winner in the process.
Rory McIlroy laid the foundations for a two-stroke victory in the Deutsche Bank Championship over England's Paul Casey with a bewitching front nine performance, sinking five birdies to be five under at the turn
Great Britain's Justin Rose pitched the ball 18 inches from the cup on the par-5 18th hole and sank the birdie putt to beat Henrik Stenson by two strokes.
The lead changed hands several times during the round but it was Justin Rose who finally prevailed with a two-under-par 70, which included four birdies and two bogeys, for a final total of 17-under.
World No. 6 Justin Rose said Anirban Lahiri is a great putter and a tough competitor.
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Holders Europe outscored the US side 3 1/2 to 1 1/2 in afternoon foursomes for the second day in a row, the final blow a six-foot birdie putt by Justin Rose allowing him and Martin Kaymer to halve with unbeaten US rookies Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reed.
Despite sharing the lead, Rory McIlroy said he felt a little frustrated coming off the course because he felt he should have been better than what he finished with.
Tiger Woods, who missed the cut in Washington on his comeback from back surgery, stayed in fifth place behind two other Americans, Bubba Watson and Matt Kuchar.
The three-time Asian Tour number one finished ninth on the final Race to Dubai rankings in the recently concluded European season, but the Thai home hero is keen to win for the first time this year in front of his fans at Amata Spring Country Club.
Justin Rose is hoping to end his most successful year of his career with a victory at the Nedbank Challenge in Johannesburg.
Fellow golfers appreciate how dangerous Woods can be with confidence and the hunger for a first major title since the 2008 US Open.
Life has certainly changed for Justin Rose since winning the U.S. Open last month. But the Englishman wants that victory to remain in the past as he heads into this week's British Open.
Justin Rose completed the long and, at times, painful journey from boy wonder to failed pro and then on to major winner at the US Open on Sunday.
World number one Tiger Woods fired a 74 to finish on 13-over 293 -- his worst 72-hole US Open score over par as a professional -- and shared 32nd spot.
Five days after revealing that he is dating US ski star Lindsey Vonn, the 37-year-old American put himself in position to overtake top-ranked Rory McIlroy by capturing the $6.2 million event.
England's Rose, playing alongside Woods, opened with a 65. His seven-under effort included an eagle and six birdies - including a stretch of four in a row from the fourth.