How the Europeans performed
Here’s a detailed breakdown of Ryder Cup games won, halved or lost by each of the 12 European players at the K Club.
Here’s a detailed breakdown of Ryder Cup games won, halved or lost by each of the 24 players at the K Club:
Holed-in-one to finish his Saturday foursomes with David Howell and beat world number three Jim Furyk in singles. Two halves with Robert Karlsson. Unbeaten a week after winning £1million World Match Play Championship.
2006: P4 W2 H2. Ryder Cup career: P6 W3 H2 L1
Winner of all his three games just six weeks after the death of his wife. Simply remarkable. Chipped in to clinch second of two fourballs victories with closest friend Lee Westwood and beat Zach Johnson in the singles.
2006: P3 W3. Career: P20 W10 H3 L7
Disappointed not to play opening session and was not called upon Saturday morning either, but made it four wins out of four with Sergio Garcia in foursomes and avenged 2004 singles loss to Chad Campbell.
2006: P3 W3. Career: P7 W5 H1 L1
Inspired on first two days as he won all four games – two with Jose Maria Olazabal, two with Donald – to take unbeaten run to nine. Had chance to become first European to win all five games, but found Stewart Cink in devastating form.
2006: P5 W4 L1. Career: P20 W14 H2 L4
Disappointing week for the local hero individually, but will still take away great memories from Ireland’s first-ever staging of the match. Only half was in first day foursomes with fellow Dubliner Paul McGinley.
2006: P5 H1 L4. Career: P17 W7 H2 L8
Might have expected to play more, but was another to finish the week unbeaten. Halved with Henrik Stenson and won with Casey, then thrashed Brett Wetterich.
2006: P3 W2 H1. Career: P5 W3 H1 L1
Deserved at least one win on debut. Halved twice with Casey and then had misfortune to face Woods in singles when world number one found his best form of the week.
2006: P3 H2 L1. Career: P3 H2 L1
Was worried about his form coming into the match, but Ian Woosnam had faith in him and McGinley responded. Half with Harrington in opening foursomes and agreed tie with JJ Henry in singles after Europe had clinched victory.
2006: P3 H2 L1. Career: P9 W2 H5 L2
Led Europe into battle and was again a tower of strength. Lost opening game against Woods and Furyk, but then had two halves with Lee Westwood and preserved unbeaten singles record by beating David Toms onlast green just as he did in 2004.
2006: P4 W1 H2 L1. Career: P36 W20 H7 L9
JOSE MARIA OLAZABAL
Returned for first time since 1999 and was simply brilliant. Twice partnered Garcia to success and in singles defeated world number two Phil Mickelson. Invaluable member of the team.
2006: P3 W3. Career: P31 W18 H5 L8
Topped qualifying table and might have played more, but that just underlined strength of team. Halved with Howell, lost with Harrington, but then sank putt that won the cup against Vaughn Taylor.
2006: P3 W1 H1 L1. Career: P3 W1 H1 L1
Wild card pick and fully justified it, like Clarke. After 4 1/2 points out of five two years ago, Westwood was unbeaten again. Two wins with Clarke, two halves with Montgomerie and a singles win over DiMarco despite suffering with a high temperature.
2006: P5 W3 H2. Career: P25 W14 H3 L8
Jon Rahm in favour of straight knockout format returning for WGC Match Play
The world number three does not believe players who lose a match should remain in the tournament.
Rory McIlroy working with Pete Cowen in bid to rediscover form ahead of Masters
McIlroy has previously sought Cowen’s input on an informal basis.
Justin Harding not feeling any pressure as he chases back-to-back wins in Kenya
The South African will be hoping to add the Kenya Savannah Classic title to the Magical Kenya Open crown he won on Sunday.
Knee surgery puts Brooks Koepka’s Masters place in doubt
Koepka went under the knife last week after suffering a dislocation and ligament damage.
Honda Classic champion Matt Jones felt unbeatable after “something clicked”
The 40-year-old Australian admits he was incredibly confident ahead of last week’s event.
Lee Westwood feeling ‘drained’ but relishing challenge of Honda Classic
The 47-year-old says he is ‘a little bit tired’.
Aaron Rai relishing return to ‘home from home’ at Kenya Open
The Englishman’s mother was born in Kenya.
Dustin Johnson feeling ‘in pretty good form’ before hastened Masters defence
The American shot a record 20 under par to claim the green jacket in November.
Justin Thomas on Sawgrass finale: ‘Probably one of the best rounds of my life’
The American admitted he was firing on all cylinders on Sunday.