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

	

	Stenson
H. Stenson
VS. V. 

	

	Taylor
V. Taylor
Last update: 11:57 AM ET
MATCH 8 - FINALRESULT: Europe Wins 4 & 3
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Hole Yards Par Hole Highlights
1 418 4 First blood in the battle of the two rookies goes to Vaughn Taylor, who birdies the first while Henrik Stenson makes par. USA one-up. 
2 413 4 Hole halved in par four. USA stay one-up. 
3 170 3 Stenson still trailing after two more pars.
4 568 5 Both players birdie the first par five, Taylor holing from 18 feet.
5 440 4 Hole shared in par.
6 478 4 Both men make mistakes and Stenson escapes with the win despite a bogey five. Match all square. 
7 430 4 Buoyed, Stenson makes birdie and moves ahead for the first time. Europe one-up. 
8 173 3 Hole halved in three. Europe stay one-up. 
9 461 4 Taylor drops a shot and Stenson makes his par to reach the turn two holes to the good.  Taylor is out in one over par while Stenson is three under after three birdies and no dropped shots.
10 584 5  Hole halved in five.
11 415 4  Hole halved in four. Stenson remains two-up.
12 182 3 Taylor makes his second bogey of the day to gift Stenson a three hole lead.
13 428 4 Hole halved in four. Stenson remains three up and Europe are ahead in six of the eight matches still on the course. Of the four to have already finished, Montgomerie and Casey won, while Woods and Cink triumphed for the USA.
14 213 3 Taylor's eight foot par putt lips out and Stenson looks to have the point in the bag as he heads to the 15th tee with a four hole lead.
15 446 4 After Luke Donald closes out his match against Chad Campbell on the 17th green, Europe reach 14 points and will retain The Ryder Cup. This means Stenson has a seven foot putt to secure the winning point. The Swede drains it and lifts his putter in celebration. He beats Taylor 4 & 3.
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