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The 2006 Ryder Cup
The K Club
Straffan, Co. Kildare, Republic of Ireland 22 Sep 2006 - 24 Sep 2006
Praise Comes From All Quarters
As the Guinness and compliments flowed in equal measure at The K Club, Ian Woosnam and his triumphant team were able to bask in some high praise from an unlikely source – Tom Lehman’s father.
Emotional Europe Equal Record Victory
They said it couldn’t be done. Not again. Especially not on a course that was designed by an American and suited the style of their players. But to the backdrop of arguably the most emotionally-charged scenes ever witnessed at a golf tournament, Europe won The 2006 Ryder Cup at The K Club by exactly the margin of two years ago, 18½ points to 9½.
Europe Win The 2006 Ryder Cup
Amid unprecedented scenes of raw emotion, Europe won a third consecutive Ryder Cup for the first time in history, matching their record 18 ½ - 9 ½ victory of two years ago.
Europe Have History in their Sights
The European Ryder Cup Team are on the brink of history as they take a 10-6 lead into the final day singles looking to win all five sessions for the first time and win Samuel Ryder’s golden chalice for a record third successive time.
Europe Edge 10-6 Ahead After Saturday Foursomes
Europe bagged another 2 ½ points from the Saturday afternoon Foursomes to establish an overall 10-6 lead over the USA. It was another wonderful performance from Ian Woosnam’s Team, summed up in one perfect shot from Paul Casey, who ended his and David Howell’s match against Stewart Cink and Zach Johnson in outrageous style with a hole in one on the Palmer Course’s par three 14th.
Europe Increase Their Lead
Europe have extended their lead at The 2006 Ryder Cup to three points after toppling the USA’s highest ranked partnerships in the Saturday morning Fourballs. Sergio Garcia and José Maria Olazábal defeated Chris DiMarco and Phil Mickelson 3 & 2, before Darren Clarke and Lee Westwood disposed of Jim Furyk and Tiger Woods by the same scoreline to leave the home side leading 7 ½ to 4 ½.
Europe Look to Press Home Advantage
European Captain Ian Woosnam has made only one change to the opening day foursomes pairings for this afternoon as he looks to press home the advantage in the second foursomes session.
Europe's Flying Start Turns to Midway Dominance
Europe’s flying start in the Saturday morning Fourballs became halfway dominance as the four matches moved through the turn on the Palmer Course. The home side lead in three matches and are one down in the fourth.
Europe Fly Out of the Blocks on Day Two
The second day of The 2006 Ryder Cup is under way, with Europe flying out of the blocks in the first Fourball match of Saturday morning as Paul Casey and Robert Karlsson surged to a two hole lead over Stewart Cink and JJ Henry after four holes.
Pendulum Swings Europe's Way
Europe take a 5-3 lead into the second day of The 2006 Ryder Cup after a sensational day’s golf at The K Club which saw seven of the eight matches go to the 18th. It is the fifth successive Ryder Cup that Europe have led after the first day.
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