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Match 3 - Saturday Foursomes

Garcia/Donald beat Furyk/Funk by 1 hole

September 18, 2004

Hole 18 - Europe hold on for the victory after Garcia plays a beautiful lag putt from 35 feet leaving his partner with a three foot par putt to secure the point. Both Garcia and Funk had hit fine drives while Donald and Furyk hit long second shots to the left half of green leaving long and difficult first putts. Furyk drained an excellent downhill putt from eight feet for par to force Donald to hole a pressure packed putt.

Hole 17 - Furyk rallies and fires a tee shot to four feet while Donald lands his shot 25 feet away. Garcia trickles their putt six feet past the cup from where Donald misses and Europe concede the Americans birdie putt. Match heads to the last with Europe one up.

Hole 16 - Both Donald and Furyk hit accurate second shots to 14 and 12 feet respectively. Garcia just misses Europe's birdie putt and so does Funk. Both sides card pars keeping Europe two up.

Hole 15 - Furyk puts America two down by holing an eight footer for birdie after Garcia had made a par saving putt from nine feet. Funk hit a great second shot while Garcia's approach spun off the front of the green.

Hole 14 - An inspired Donald strikes his second to four feet, moments after Furyk had hit the Americans second to six feet. Funk misses the birdie putt before Garcia holes out for a three to put the Europeans three up with four to play.

Hole 13 - Superb par putt by Furyk from 13 feet keeps the Americans just two down. Furyk had hit their tee shot into a greenside bunker from where Funk just managed to excavate the ball and leave his partner with an important par putt. Europeans make a solid par.

Hole 12 - Europeans play their first bad hole after Garcia's third on the par five 12th flies into a back bunker. Donald faces an awkward lie and is unable to get the ball out of the sand. Funk soon holes for a par five to win the hole and put the Americans two down.

Hole 11 - Garcia drains a five footer for a par to halve the hole and keep himself and Donald three up and on course for victory. Furyk missed an eight footer for a birdie three.

Hole 10 - Donald and Garcia combine perfectly again to make a par four while Furyk and Funk drop a shot to fall three down. The European duo have yet to drop a shot and are three under for their round.

Hole 9 - Garcia plays great lag putt from 40 feet to secure par while Furyk holes from three feet to halve the hole. Europe head to the back nine two up.

Hole 8 - Funk thins his bunker shot over the green as the Americans make five leaving Donald and Garcia to win the hole and go two up.

Hole 7 - Europe and America both make par fours to halve the hole, which leaves Donald and Garcia one up in match three.

Hole 6 - Garcia drives the green on the 356 yard par four sixth and lands 25 feet from the pin from where Donald just misses the eagle putt. They make a birdie but so do the Americans following a putt by Funk that keeps them one down.

Hole 5 - Garcia makes five footer for a par for a half following a chip from Donald. Furyk's 20 footer for birdie just finished short. Europe stay one up.

Hole 4 - Americans get a hole back after making a birdie three thanks to a putt by Funk while the Europeans make a par. Europe lie one up.

Hole 3 - Donald and Garcia go two up after they make a par, following solid tee shot by Donald, while Furyk misses par putt from six feet. Garcia just missed his birdie putt from 25 feet.

Hole 2 - Furyk misses seven footer for a birdie to get back to level. Hole halved in fives, the young European side stay one up.

Hole 1 - Garcia and Donald, victorious in yesterday's foursomes, start well by winning the first with a par. The American duo were in trouble off the tee and Funk had to splash out from a fairway bunker into the fairway. They reached the green in three while the Europeans were on the putting surface in two and were conceded the hole.

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