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Match 2 - Saturday Foursomes

Jimenez/Levet lost to Mickelson/Toms 4&3

September 18, 2004

Hole 15 - Mickelson hits a wild slice on the 15th and the US pair are in trouble but make a four all the same. Europe find thick rough and find trouble eventually completing the hole in five and the match is all over, Mickelson and Toms win 4 and 3 to take the overall score to 9-5 in Europe's favour.

Hole 14 - Jimenez finds trouble off the tee but Levet plays a superb recovery, a big cut over the trees, to 15 feet from the pin. Mickelson chases one up but it runs through the green. Toms plays a good chip. Jimenez has the chance to win the hole but again the ball stays above ground. Mickelson pops the ball in and Europe remain three down and holes are running out.

Hole 13 - The American team are in good shape in the second of the afternoon flights, Mickelson finding the heart of the green. Levet is right on line but the ball spins back down the slope. Toms holes from 18 feet and the US pair move three up and very much in control.

Hole 12 - Toms plays a superb bunker shot, stone dead for a birdie four but Levet can't hole his ten footer for the half and the US pair move two holes ahead.

Hole 11 - The European pair in a spot of trouble and short of the green in two after a poor Levet drive. Europe struggling on the greens but hanging on in this match. Levet chips up to eight feet and finally the Europeans have a holed putt. Toms also finds the bottom of the cup and the US pair remain one up.

Hole 10 - The US pair continue to keep their noses in front as the tenth is halved in par fours.

Hole 9 - Mickelson misses from five foot for a par but Levet, from four feet, missed for a second successive hole and the US stay one up.

Hole 8 - Thomas Levet gets a lucky bounce off the back of the eight green, shooting off sideways to remain on the putting surface. But after Jim?nez putts up to three feet, Levet missed the putt to win the hole and Europe remain one down

Hole 7 - Jimenez has a four footer to remain one down and in it drops. A very accomplished two putt to halve the hole in four.

Hole 6 - Toms holes a birdie putt as they continue to apply the pressure on the European pairing. But Jimenez has an eight footer for birdie and the half but it stays out and in the space of two holes Mickelson and Toms have gone from one down to one up.

Hole 5 - Levet drives in the left rough and Jimenez hooks one up to the left bunker. Mickelson holes a great putt over across the green for a birdie three to level the match.

Hole 4 - Levet's approach catches the slope and runs away from the hole but Jimenez holes the putt for a birdie three and Europe go back to one up.

Hole 3 - A bogey on the third costs Europe the hole on the par three and the match is back to all square.

Hole 2 - Europe take first blood in the match with a birdie on the par five second.

Hole 1 - After Thomas Levet dissected the fairway on the first. Miguel Angel Jimenez hit their second right down the flag in a great start to the afternoon foursomes. But the American pairing of Daivd Toms and Phil Mickelson match their par and the match remains all square.

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