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Friday fourball

Colin Montgomerie-Padraig Harrington (Europe) def. Tiger Woods-Phil Mickelson (U.S.) 2 and 1.

Darren Clarke-Miguel Angel Jimenez (Europe) def. Davis Love-Chad Campbell (U.S.) 5 and 4.

Paul McGinley-Luke Donald (Europe) tied Chris Riley-Stewart Cink (U.S.).

Sergio Garcia-Lee Westwood (Europe) def. David Toms-Jim Furyk (U.S.) 5 and 3.

Friday foursome

Chris DiMarco-Jay Haas (U.S.) def. Miguel Angel Jimenez-Thomas Levet (Europe) 3 and 2.

Colin Montgomerie-Padraig Harrington (Europe) def. Davis Love-Fred Funk (U.S.) 4 and 2.

Darren Clarke-Lee Westwood (Europe) def. Tiger Woods-Phil Mickelson (U.S.) 1-up.

Sergio Garcia-Luke Donald (Europe) def. Kenny Perry-Stewart Cink (U.S.) 2 and 1.


Colin Montgomerie continued his remarkable run at the Ryder Cup. The at-large pick of captain Bernhard Langer birdied the first hole in his morning match and never looked back. Monty and partner Padraig Harrington never trailed, winning both their matches. They knocked off the heavyweight team of Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson 2 and 1 in fourball, then won 4 and 2 against Davis Love and Fred Funk. Montgomerie improved his overall Ryder Cup record to 18-7-5.


Davis Love has the most Ryder Cup experience of any U.S. player, and captain Hal Sutton showed his faith by playing him in the morning and afternoon matches. But Love did not respond. He managed one birdie in his morning partnership with Chad Campbell, losing 5 and 4 to Darren Clarke and Miguel Angel Jimenez. Then, paired with Fred Funk, Love was routed again, this time by Colin Montgomerie and Padraig Harrington 4 and 2.

Match of the day

The foursome between Tiger Woods-Phil Mickelson and Darren Clarke-Lee Westwood came down to the final hole all square. Then the life got sucked out of the Americans when Mickelson's tee ball in the alternate-shot format went 40 yards left of the fairway. Up against an out-of-bounds fence, the hole was all but lost. The Europeans won the hole with bogey and won the match 1-up, meaning two defeats for Woods and Mickelson, who blew a 3-up lead they built through four holes.

Today's keys

Just about all of them for the Americans, who have never trailed by as big of a margin after one day in Ryder Cup history. Jay Haas and Chris DiMarco, the only winning team on Friday, will lead off against Sergio Garcia and Lee Westwood this morning in fourball. Hal Sutton put Phil Mickelson on the bench, replacing him with Chris Riley as Tiger Woods' partner. They play Darren Clarke and Ian Poulter in the second match. Jim Furyk and Chad Campbell get the team of Paul Casey and David Howell, each of whom will be making his first Ryder Cup appearance. Montgomerie and Harrington anchor the morning for the Europeans against Davis Love and Stewart Cink.