WATCH: Tony Finau gets incredible bounce to avoid water at 2018 Ryder Cup
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WATCH: Tony Finau gets incredible bounce to avoid water at 2018 Ryder Cup

Tony Finau got one of the greatest bounces you'll ever see in golf, and then he took advantage to bring his team closer to a big point in Paris.

Just when it looked like the tide was turning back toward the Europeans in the Friday morning fourballs at the the 2018 Ryder Cup, Finau and partner Brooks Koepka stepped to the tee at the par-3 16th at Le Golf National, part of the four-hole closing stretch called The Loop of Doom because of its penchant for creating dramatic swings.

Finau teed off first for the American side, which had been leveled by Justin Rose and Jon Rahm in the first match of the week. The American Ryder Cup rookie teed off on the hole, hitting hit shot well short of the water-protected target. And then Finau's ball caught the bulkhead separating land from water, and he got the bounce of a lifetime.

The ball landed on the green, some 3 feet from the hole and well within Finau's range for a birdie he would make to send the Americans to a 1-up edge heading to No. 17. European fans booed Finau before he struck the hole-winning putt.

Finau and Koepka are looking to post the second American point of the session after Dustin Johnson and Rickie Fowler beat Rory McIlroy and Thorbjorn Olesen by a 4-and-2 count.

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