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Match 4 - Saturday Fourballs

Montgomerie/Harrington lost to Cink/Love III by 3&2


September 18, 2004

Hole 16 - Cink closes out the match for the Americans by holing a long birdie putts moments after Harrington had appeared to keep Europe's hopes alive with a birdie three of his own. Cink and Love, who were never down, with the match 3&2.

Hole 15 - Montgomerie makes another par to halve the hole with Cink and leave Europe three down with three to play. Storming finish required by the Europeans.

Hole 14 - Montgomerie holes a seven footer for par to halve the hole as Cink also makes four. Americans three up with four holes remaining.

Hole 13 - Montgomerie responds to two excellent shots by Love and Cink landing his tee shot to seven feet. Love is also about seven feet while Cink is eight feet. Both American's miss and Montgomerie has a chance to win hole but sees his putt fall short. America stay in strong position three up.

Hole 12 - Match starts to slip away from Europe as Harrington misses birdie putt from seven feet on par five 12th. He had reached the green in two but had a lengthy first putt. Love made four for his fifth birdie of the day.

Hole 11 - Harrington missed a seven foot birdie putt to leave the door open for Cink to hole from a similar length and line to win the hole but the American misses and the match stays two up to America. Harrington and Montgomerie battle on.

Hole 10 - Harrington is unluckily denied a birdie three as his putt from 12 feet hangs frustratingly on the edge. Love makes four, hole is halved. America stay two up.

Hole 9 - Harrington makes a great sand save, splashing out to two feet, for a par three while Cink, who found the middle of the green, makes a good two putt from an awkward range. Americans stay two up.

Hole 8 - Harrington saves Europe from going three down by holing a seven footer for par four while Love cards a four for his side to keep the Americans in the driving seat.

Hole 7 - Montgomerie and Harrington both have chances to make birdie three, win the hole and stop the bleeding. Montgomerie seizes the opportunity and holes from nine feet. Love and Cink both miss from long range. America are two up.

Hole 6 - Love makes his fourth birdie in six holes to take his side three up. Love, who also birdied two, three and four, holed a six footer on the short par four sixth. Harrington missed a 15 footer for a three. Cink also missed from eight feet for a birdie while Montgomerie missed his effort from long range. Harrington and Montgomerie yet to find form.

Hole 5 - Harrington comes tantalizingly close to holing a huge 40 foot putt for birdie. Montgomerie misses from a similar length. Love holes tricky downhill putt from six feet for par and a halve. America
two up.

Hole 4 - On fire Love keeps the pressure on and hits second to five feet. Europe struggle to make par. Montgomerie and Harrington not on green in regulation and have to try and get up and down. Both fail with Irishman missing from 20 feet, the Scot from 15. They concede Love's putt. Americans move two up.

Hole 3 - Love lights up the gallery with pin point five iron to seven feet but Harrington responds with shot to eight feet on 198 yard par three, also with five iron. Harrington holes important putt for two as Love follows him in. Montgomerie finished 30 feet away with his tee shot. America still one up.

Hole 2 - Harrington holes great birdie putt from 18 feet for birdie on the par five 519 yard second. Love also makes a four from five feet to keep the Americans one up.

Hole 1 - Love makes a solid start on the first to help put America one up as Europe's heroes of the first day Montgomerie and Harrington struggle. Love hit a massive drive followed by second to heart of green to put pressure on opposition. Cink made good up and down for par. Montgomerie found bunker off tee, splashed out into fairway and hit third to 25 feet, from where he could not convert. Harrington missed green with his second into greenside rough and faced difficult chip. Chips out to 20 feet but misses.

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