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Match 1 - Saturday Foursomes

Clarke/Westwood beat Haas/DiMarco by 5&4

September 18, 2004

Hole 14 - Haas approach runs through the green but Clarke also misses the putting surface. DiMarco plays a beautifully executed chip in an effort to keep the match alive. Clarke still has a 20 footer to win the hole but it stays above ground. Haas has a three footer to keep the match alive but it horseshoes out and Clarke and Westwood win 5 and 4. Westwood remains unbeaten over the first two days with three and a half points from four. Europe move five points clear once again, 9-4 and very much in the ascendancy.

Hole 13 - DiMarco misses a birdie putt to pull a hole back but Haas finds the hole for a par three. Europe match them and remain five up with five to play.

Hole 12 - Europe are no fire as Clarke raps in another birdie, converting from ten feet to go five up with six to play.

Hole 11 - A brilliant approach by Westwood to three and a half feet and Clarke holes to move four up.

Hole 10 - The Americans make a mess of the tenth, running up a double bogey and Europe go back to three up.

Hole 9 - A great tee shot on the ninth by Haas and with two putts for the hole, the putt is conceded. Europe head to the turn two up in the top match.

Hole 8 - Clarke hits his second shot absolutely stiff from 175 yards to two inches to win the hole and go three up. Clarke has stepped up a gear from this morning and Europe are on a charge

Hole 7 - The hole is halved after the Europeans play a lovely chip from the edge of the green, a shot matched by the Americans. Both chips could have gone in but narrowly missed and the hole was halved in four. Europe remain two up.

Hole 6 - Westwood drives into the bunker on the short sixth. Haas chips to four feet after DiMarco comes up just short of the green. Clarke, faced with a long bunker shot comes up well short of the second and advantage is with the Americans. Clarke holes a good putt for a four and Haas follows in for a half in four.

Hole 5 - A great shot by DiMarco to four feet gives the US the adavantage but Clarke holes a telling putt from 15 feet for a birdie. Haas has to hole his for the half but it misses and Europe go two up heading for the sixth tee.

Hole 4 - Clarke holes from 15 feet for a par four to level the match.

Hole 3 - Clarke has the honour but finds sand and Haas finds the middle of the green. But the Americans three putted and the hole is halved in four. Europe remain one up.

Hole 2 - The Americans find the front of the green in two but DiMarco's eagle putt pulls up ten feet short. Clarke hits the European second through the green and Westwood's chip runs well past. Clarke missed the birdie and the Americans have an early chance to level the match but Haas misses and Europe remain one up.

Hole 1 - Darren Clarke get the afternoon foursomes underway but drives in the left rough but Jay Haas finds sand off the tee. Chris DiMarco, trying to be too greedy, left the ball in the bunker. Haas still short with their third but Westwood finds the putting surface to take an early advantage. DiMarco plays on and Haas misses for bogey and the hole is conceded. Europe take an early one hole lead.

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