Ryder Cup Logo Ryder Cup: Team USASeptember 22-24 2006, The K Club, Straffan, County Kildare, Ireland

1987 Muirfield Village, Columbus, Ohio

Captains: Jack Nicklaus (US), Tony Jacklin (Europe)
EUROPE 15 - USA 13

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Thumbnail - Click for larger image Team Europe celebrates with the trophy
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Thumbnail - Click for larger image Seve Ballesteros and Jose Maria Olazabal after winning
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Following the opening ceremonies, European Captain Tony Jacklin invited PGA European Tour Executive Director Ken Schofield and the Tour's chief administrators into a bungalow for cocktails. The officials were greeted by the European Team who spent the next two hours outlining their disappointment with a variety of issues on Tour. This "clearing of the air" meeting, European officials believed, helped relieve the tension of the team and opened the door for a memorable Ryder Cup performance. Europe went out and posted its most impressive victory and its first triumph on U.S. soil. Europe built a 10 ½ to 5 ½ lead after two days, sparked by three victories by the Spanish duo of Seve Ballesteros and Jose Maria Olazabal. Europe won all four afternoon Four-Ball on the second day of competition, with its players 29 under par through the 65 holes played to America's 22-under par. During the singles, Ireland's Eamonn Darcy defeated Ben Crenshaw, 1-up, after a rollercoaster match. Darcy went 2-up after six holes and Crenshaw snapped his putter in disgust, putting the remainder of the match with a 1-iron and the edge of his sand wedge.

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Foursomes: Morning
S Torrance & H Clark 0 C Strange & T Kite (4 & 2) 1
K Brown & B Langer 0 H Sutton & D Pohl (2 & 1) 1
N Faldo & I Woosnam (2 holes) 1 L Wadkins & L Mize 0
S Ballesteros & J M Olazábal (1 hole) 1 L Nelson & P Stewart 0
Four-Ball: Afternoon
G Brand Jr & J Rivero (3 & 2) 1 B Crenshaw & S Simpson 0
A Lyle & B Langer (1 hole) 1 A Bean & M Calcavecchia 0
N Faldo & I Woosnam (2 & 1) 1 H Sutton & D Pohl 0
S Ballesteros & J M Olazábal (2 & 1) 1 C Strange & T Kite 0
Foursomes: Morning
J Rivero & G Brand Jr 0 C Strange & T Kite (3 & 1) 1
N Faldo & I Woosnam (halved) ½ H Sutton & L Mize (halved) ½
A Lyle & B Langer (2 & 1) 1 L Wadkins & L Nelson 0
S Ballesteros & J M Olazábal (1 hole) 1 B Crenshaw & P Stewart 0
Four-Ball: Afternoon
N Faldo & I Woosnam (5 & 4) 1 C Strange & T Kite 0
E Darcy & G Brand Jr 0 A Bean & P Stewart (3 & 2) 1
S Ballesteros & J M Olazábal 0 H Sutton & L Mize (2 & 1) 1
S Lyle & B Langer (1 hole) 1 L Wadkins & L Nelson 0
Singles
I Woosnam 0 A Bean (1 hole) 1
H Clark (1 hole) 1 D Pohl 0
S Torrance (halved) ½ L Mize (halved) ½
N Faldo 0 M Calcavecchia (1 hole) 1
J M Olazábal 0 P Stewart (2 holes) 1
J Rivero 0 S Simpson (2 & 1) 1
A Lyle 0 T Kite (3 & 2) 1
E Darcy (1 hole) 1 B Crenshaw 0
B Langer (halved) ½ L Nelson (halved) ½
S Ballesteros (2 & 1) 1 C Strange 0
K Brown 0 L Wadkins (3 & 2) 1
G Brand Jr (halved) ½ H Sutton (halved) ½

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