Finau's birdie 2 on the par-3 16th came from a fortunate bounce

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WATCH: Lucky Break Helps Finau/Koepka Beat Rose/Rahm

Tony Finau got a seriously lucky break on the 16th hole which helped he and his partner Brooks Koepka win the opening Ryder Cup match vs Justin Rose and Jon Rahm.

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Finau hit his iron shot short on the par-3 16th but it bounced off of the wooden sleepers to around 4ft.

USA were 1 down at the time but Finau converted the putt to go all square and then he and Koepka won the last for a 1up victory.

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Watch Finau’s lucky break below:

Check out the afternoon foursomes pairings here.

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