Uihlein made an 18-foot putt for par at the 18th hole to win he and Nathan Smith’s match against Great Britain & Ireland’s Gavin Dear and Matt Haines. They were 1 down with two holes to play and won both holes. The rally was the difference between a 3-1 American lead or 2-2 tie. The momentum carried over into the afternoon singles, which ended with the Americans ahead 8-4.
Uihlein pumped his fist and waved his arms after the putt dropped, but he doesn’t remember.
“I kind of blacked out,” he said.
Uihlein, a sophomore at Oklahoma State, also won his afternoon singles match, defeating Tommy Fleetwood, 2 and 1.
“You’re on a pretty good high and [I] definitely had to settle down for the afternoon match,” Uihlein said.