Superb Sergio Garcia repays Thomas Bjorn’s faith at Ryder Cup

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Woods dropped all three of his matches over the first two days, cut down each time by Europe's most dynamic combination, mullet-sporting Tommy Fleetwood and British Open champion Francesco Molinari.

This has the feel of the K Club and Gleneagles when Europe led 10-6 going into the singles and the Americans, who had shown too few signs of getting to grips with the tight set-up of the courses, could not stop the blue tide. The pair went 4-0 in team play, the first European team to ever do so, and then Molinari went out and won his singles match on Sunday to score five points in a single Cup, becoming the first man to do that since 1979 (and only the fourth in history, though two of those came in a different format). "They did that a lot to us".

Europe had seized a 10-6 edge in Saturday's foursomes and fourballs matches and got the points they needed to swipe the trophy after an early USA surge.

"It's disappointing because I went 0-4, and that's four points to the European team, " he said. The 14-time major champion played in four of the five events at the Ryder Cup.


That was enough for the Spaniard to overtake Nick Faldo and Europe's all-time leading Ryder Cup points-winner with 25.5. He has a winning record with only two, with Patrick Reed and Bryson DeChambeau joining an unsuccessful list. Koepka managed to get up-and-down from the greenside bunker at 18 while Casey missed a 20-foot birdie putt that would've won the hole.

US captain Jim Furyk knows that better than most - he was on both of those American teams, experiencing both ecstasy and devastation.

Woods played twice, and at times it looked as though he were playing by himself.

Spieth will take on Thorbjorn Olesen in the seventh Singles match while Poulter goes out just beforehand against Dustin Johnson.


There was no such drama in match three as Molinari and Fleetwood - the first European rookie to claim four points from his first four matches - piled further misery on Woods.

"It's frustrating because we came here, I thought we were all playing pretty well, and I just didn't perform at the level that I had been playing, and just got behind early in the matches and never got back", Woods said. They were five up at the turn and, although their opponents rallied with back-to-back birdies at the tenth and 11th, there was no way back.

"Some of that (poor record) might be that Tiger Woods hasn't played his best golf but primarily it is that he hasn't had the support", said Chamblee, a former PGA Tour victor.

"So I was waiting for the right moment, and I think to win the match this afternoon, it felt like the right time".


"If we can get two or three points early, it gets to be quiet and uneasy around here".

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