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'C'mon! C'mon!' Patrick Reed holes out for eagle

The United States needed this.

While Rory McIlroy has carried the Europeans this Ryder Cup with booming drives, dialed-in approach shots and long putts at Hazeltine National, the Americans have been looking for a spark.

They got one Saturday afternoon from Patrick Reed.

The boisterous Texan who infamously "shushed" the European Ryder Cup crowd at Gleneagles two years ago came up big in a big way. Paired with Jordan Spieth in the afternoon four-balls session, Reed made a birdie putt on No. 5 to even the match with Henrik Stenson and Justin Rose.

After a perfect second shot on the par-5 sixth hole, Reed drew a wedge and plunked his shot 15 feet behind the hole with a little English. It spun toward the hole, losing momentum as it inched toward the cup - and dropped for an eagle to put the U.S. 1-up in the match.

The crowd erupted. Galleries watching on screens at nearby holes erupted. Reed dropped his club and screamed with Spieth: "C'mon! C'mon! C'mon!" while also high-fiving everyone in reach except for the NBC camera man.

The high-fives continued with some of the 50,000 spectators on the walk to the seventh hole, where Reed made birdie to put his side 2-up.

Here's what the eagle looked like.

Pieters eagles No. 5 by driving the green

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.

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