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Tiger Woods won his singles match Sunday, plus produced one of Sundays Five Shots of the Day. (Photo: Getty Images)
Tiger Woods won his singles match Sunday, plus produced one of Sundays Five Shots of the Day. (Photo: Getty Images)

Sunday's Five Shots of the Day

What were the best, baddest and biggest shots of Sunday's singles action at the 35th Ryder Cup Matches? Read on to see our list of the five shots heard 'round Oakland Hills.

Don Jozwiak, Contributor
September 19, 2004

BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. -- Twenty-four of the world's best golfers squared off in singles matches at the final day of the 35th Ryder Cup. There were many amazing shots struck at Oakland Hills Country Club, and here's a guide to the five most memorable shots of the day.

No. 1: Westwood Retains the Cup
Lee Westwood was 4-0-1 at this year's Matches, so it was fitting that he stroked the putt that gave Team Europe enough points to retain the Ryder Cup. Westwood's par putt on No. 18 against Kenny Perry earned a full point for his team and reserved the Ryder Cup a seat on a Virgin Atlantic flight back to London.

No. 2: Monty Wins it Outright
Minutes after Westwood's putt, Team Europe's elder statesman finished off Team USA with a putt of his own. Montgomerie ran in a diabolical downhill 20-footer on the 18th green to give Team Europe the 14 1/2 points it needed to win the Ryder Cup outright. Montgomerie seemed to make every clutch putt he faced at Oakland Hills, turning back the clock to his dominant era of the late 1990s.

No. 3: A Tiger Unleashed
Tiger Woods struggled with his driving accuracy all week at Oakland Hills, but he didn't have any trouble with the 320-yard par-4 sixth hole on Sunday. Tiger ripped a drive that split the 6-yard chute between the front bunkers and bounded onto the green. Woods never trailed in his 3 and 2 victory over Paul Casey.

No. 4: Shanks, Sergio
Sergio Garcia authored many of the most amazing shots seen at the 35th Ryder Cup Matches -- and one of the worst. Playing an iron shot from the rough on No. 8, Garcia shanked the ball 20 yards dead right of where he was standing. He lost the hole to Phil Mickelson, but won the match 3 and 2.

No. 5: That Sinking Feeling for Phil
Garcia's match with Mickelson ended on the 16th hole, where it appeared Mickelson might have an opening to chip away at his 2-down deficit. With Garcia forced to lay up short of the green, Mickelson could have played safely to the center of the green. He tried a tricky shot -- a low runner -- that kicked right into the pond fronting the 16th green. It was an appropriate ending to a disappointing and surprising Ryder Cup performance from the reigning Masters champion.

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