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1999 The Country Club, Brookline, Mass.

Captains: Ben Crenshaw (US), Mark James (Europe)
USA 14 ½ - EUROPE 13 ½


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The United States Ryder Cup Team mounted a final-day comeback, winning 8 ½ points of a possible 12 points, to win the Ryder Cup Trophy for the first time since 1993. European Ryder Cup Captain Mark James, riding the success of his pairings the first two days, didn't allow three players to compete until the singles. That strategy backfired as the U.S. sped to a 6-0 lead in the singles, winning by an average of four holes per match, and building momentum. The U.S. combined for 23 birdies and just three bogeys. The Europeans' leaders for two days, Sweden's Jesper Parnevik and Spain's Sergio Garcia, both lost singles matches. America's leader was Hal Sutton, who finished the week with a team-leading 3 ½ points. Though the U.S. won eight matches on the final day, it still needed the vital half point to secure the Ryder Cup. Justin Leonard, who trailed Spain's Jose Maria Olazabal by four holes with seven to play, came through. He won four holes to square the match and briefly took the lead on the 17th hole when he stroked home an uphill 45-foot birdie putt. Olazabal barely missed his 25-foot uphill birdie putt. Olazabal made an 18-foot birdie on the final hole to earn the halve but watch the Ryder Cup change hands.

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Foursomes: Morning
David Duval & Phil Mickelson0Paul Lawrie & Colin Montgomerie (3 and 2)1
Tom Lehman & Tiger Woods0Sergio Garcia & Jesper Parnevik (2 and 1)1
Davis Love III & Payne Stewart (halved)½Miguel Angel Jiménez & Padraig Harrington (halved)½
Jeff Maggert & Hal Sutton (3 and 2)1Darren Clarke & Lee Westwood0
Fourballs: Afternoon
Jim Furyk & Phil Mickelson0Sergio Garcia & Jesper Parnevik (1-up)1
Justin Leonard & Davis Love III (halved)½Paul Lawrie & Colin Montgomerie (halved)½
Jeff Maggert & Hal Sutton0Miguel Angel Jiménez & Jose Maria Olazabal (2 and 1)1
David Duval & Tiger Woods0Darren Clarke & Lee Westwood1
Foursomes: Morning
Jeff Maggert & Hal Sutton(1-up)1Paul Lawrie & Colin Montgomerie0
Jim Furyk & Mark O'Meara0Darren Clarke & Lee Westwood (3 and 2)1
Steve Pate & Tiger Woods(1-up)1Miguel Angel Jiménez & Padraig Harringto0
Justin Leonard & Payne Stewart0Sergio Garcia & Jesper Parnevik (3 and 2)1
Fourballs: Afternoon
Phil Mickelson & Tom Lehman (2 and 1)1Darren Clarke & Lee Westwood0
Davis Love III & David Duval (halved)½Sergio Garcia & Jesper Parnevik (halved)½
Justin Leonard & Hal Sutton (halved)½Miguel Angel Jiménez & Jose Maria Olazabal (halved)½
Steve Pate & Tiger Woods0Paul Lawrie & Colin Montgomerie (2 and 1)1
Tom Lehman (3 and 2)1Lee Westwood0
Davis Love III (6 and 5)1Jean Van De Velde0
Phil Mickelson (4 and 3)1Jarmo Sandelin0
Hal Sutton (4 and 2)1Darren Clarke0
David Duval (5 and 4)1Jesper Parnevik0
Tiger Woods (3 and 2)1Andrew Coltart0
Steve Pate (2 and 1)1Miguel Angel Jiménez0
Mark O'Meara0Padraig Harrington (1-up)1
Jim Furyk (4 and 3)1Sergio Garcia0
Jeff Maggert0Paul Lawrie (4 and 3)1
Justin Leonard (halved)½Jose Maria Olazabal (halved)½
Payne Stewart0Colin Montgomerie (1-up)1
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