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EUROPE 18{, U.S. 9{

FRIDAY FOURBALL: Colin Montgomerie-Padraig Harrington (Europe) d. Tiger Woods-Phil Mickelson (U.S.) 2 and 1; Darren Clarke-Miguel Angel Jimenez (Europe) d. 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) d. David Toms-Jim Furyk (U.S.) 5 and 3.

FRIDAY FOURSOME: Chris DiMarco-Jay Haas (U.S.) d. Miguel Angel Jimenez-Thomas Levet (Europe) 3 and 2; Colin Montgomerie-Padraig Harrington (Europe) d. Davis Love-Fred Funk (U.S.) 4 and 2; Darren Clarke-Lee Westwood (Europe) d. Tiger Woods-Phil Mickelson (U.S.) 1-up; Sergio Garcia-Luke Donald (Europe) d. 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.) d. Darren Clarke-Ian Poulter (Europe) 4 and 3; Paul Casey-David Howell (Europe) d. Jim Furyk-Chad Campbell (U.S.) 1-up; Davis Love-Stewart Cink (U.S.) d. Colin Montgomerie-Padraig Harrington (Europe) 3 and 2.

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

SUNDAY SINGLES: Tiger Woods (U.S.) d. Paul Casey (Europe) 3 and 2; Sergio Garcia (Europe) d. Phil Mickelson (U.S.) 3 and 2; Darren Clarke (Europe) tied Davis Love (U.S.); Jim Furyk (U.S.) d. David Howell (Europe) 6 and 4; Lee Westwood (Europe) d. Kenny Perry (U.S.) 1-up; Colin Montgomerie (Europe) d. David Toms (U.S.) 1-up; Chad Campbell (U.S.) d. Luke Donald (Europe) 5 and 3; Chris DiMarco (U.S.) d. Miguel Angel Jimenez (Europe) 1-up; Thomas Levet (Europe) d. Fred Funk (U.S.) 1-up; Ian Poulter (Europe) d. Chris Riley (U.S.) 3 and 2; Padraig Harrington (Europe) d. Jay Haas (U.S.) 1-up; Paul McGinley (Europe) d. Stewart Cink (U.S.) 3 and 2.


Europe's Sergio Garcia, above, earned 4{ out of a possible five points (as did Lee Westwood) and defeated Phil Mickelson 3 and 2 in singles. Garcia was 2-down through eight holes but made three straight birdies to take the lead and give his teammates a big boost. The Americans were ahead in most of the matches early Sunday, but Garcia's victory was a reassuring sight to the rest of his team.


Phil Mickelson lost the match the Americans had to have. In the end, it didn't matter, but if there was any hope, the United States needed Mickelson, going off second, to beat Sergio Garcia. And he got off to a 2-up lead before faltering, failing to win a hole after the eighth. Mickelson, the Masters champion, finished 1-3 and will forever be second-guessed for changing his equipment a week before the event.


On a day that lacked drama, the match between Davis Love and Darren Clarke was excellent. Love built a 2-up lead through six holes, then was 1-up from the eighth through the 13th. At the 14th, Love's par gave him a 2-up lead. But as was the story of this Ryder Cup, the Americans could not hold on. Clarke pulled within one after birdie at the 16th, then holed an amazing chip for birdie at 17 to square the match. Both missed par putts at No. 18 and settled for a tie.