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Europe 11, U.S. 5

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.

SATURDAY FOURBALL: Sergio Garcia-Lee Westwood (Europe) tied Jay Haas-Chris DiMarco (U.S.); Tiger Woods-Chris Riley (U.S.) def. Darren Clarke-Ian Poulter (Europe) 4 and 3; Paul Casey-David Howell (Europe) def. Jim Furyk-Chad Campbell (U.S.) 1-up; Davis Love-Stewart Cink (U.S.) def. Colin Montgomerie-Padraig Harrington (Europe) 3 and 2.

SATURDAY FOURSOME: Darren Clarke-Lee Westwood (Europe) def. Jay Haas-Chris DiMarco (U.S.) 5 and 4; Phil Mickelson-David Toms (U.S.) def. Miguel Angel Jimenez-Thomas Levet (Europe) 4 and 3; Sergio Garcia-Luke Donald (Europe) def. Jim Furyk-Fred Funk (U.S.) 1-up; Padraig Harrington-Paul McGinley (Europe) def Tiger Woods-Davis Love (U.S.) 4 and 3.


Noon _ Paul Casey, Europe, vs. Tiger Woods, United States.

12:11 P.M.: Sergio Garcia, Europe, vs. Phil Mickelson, United States.

12:22 P.M.: Darren Clarke, Europe, vs. Davis Love III, United States.

12:33 P.M.: David Howell, Europe, vs. Jim Furyk, United States.

12:44 P.M.: Lee Westwood, Europe, vs. Kenny Perry, United States.

12:55 P.M.: Colin Montgomerie, Europe, vs. David Toms, United States.

1:06 P.M.: Luke Donald, Europe, vs. Chad Campbell, United States.

1:17 P.M.: Miguel Angel Jimenez, Europe, vs. Chris DiMarco, United States.

1:28 P.M.: Thomas Levet, France, vs. Fred Funk, United States.

1:39 P.M.: Ian Poulter, Europe, vs. Chris Riley, United States.

1:50 P.M.: Padraig Harrington, Europe, vs. Jay Haas, United States.

2:01 P.M.: Paul McGinley, Europe, vs. Stewart Cink, United States.


Lee Westwood has played all four matches for the Europeans and has not lost. Along with Sergio Garcia, he halved a morning fourball match with Jay Haas and Chris DiMarco, fighting back from 2-down early. In the afternoon, Westwood paired with Darren Clarke to trounce Haas and DiMarco 5 and 4 in foursome.


Jim Furyk has been on the losing end of all three of his matches, and the morning match Saturday was particularly painful. Furyk and Chad Campbell led Paul Casey and David Howell 1-up with two to play and lost. Furyk then lost with Fred Funk 1-up to Sergio Garcia and Luke Donald in foursome. Furyk is a combined 1-8-1 in team matches in four Ryder Cup appearances.


Paul Casey and David Howell had never hit a shot in a Ryder Cup before Saturday morning. And after taking a 2-up lead through 10 holes over Jim Furyk and Chad Campbell, they seemed to be feeling the pressure, losing three straight holes to fall 1-down after 13. But they persevered. And despite falling behind after a 16th hole birdie, they battled back, with Howell making birdie at the 17th to tie it and Casey making par at 18 to win. Instead of losing a point, the Europeans gained a point, throwing water on what had been a nice American comeback. "It was a huge, huge victory for two rookies," Colin Montgomerie said. "To win the last two holes was massive."


All of them because the United States has given itself no room for error. It must earn 9{ of a possible 12 points in singles to win the Ryder Cup. Europe needs just three points to retain the Cup. Obviously for the Americans, a fast start is imperative. That's why captain Hal Sutton put his top players out first: Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Davis Love will lead off. If they get on a roll, a key match will be David Toms against Colin Montgomerie, who has never lost in singles.