2004 Oakland Hills Country Club, Bloomfield Township, MI

Captains: Hal Sutton (US), Bernhard Langer (European)
Europe 18 ½ - USA 9 ½

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After a sensational three days of golf, where every member of Bernhard Langer's glorious team played their part, Europe won The Ryder Cup at Oakland Hills Country Club with a record 18.5 - 9.5 winning margin with, perhaps fittingly, the recognized on-course leader Colin Montgomerie providing the winning point amidst emotion-packed scenes around the 18th green. After all his documented problems off the golf course this year there could surely have been no more appropriate man to hole the winning putt than the 41 year old Scot, who had started the whole week off with the first drive in Friday morning's Four-Ball session. Leading 11-5 going into the final day's singles, the holders needed three and a half points to ensure that Samuel Ryder's gleaming golden chalice would travel back across the Atlantic on Monday morning and they did it in style. Every Member of The European Team contributed to the points. Even after the Match was won, the points kept rolling in, capped by Monty's winning point. "We have beaten one of the strongest American Teams ever assembled. A wonderful achievement for everybody involved," Langer said afterward. "This has been incredible. In my wildest dreams I didn't think we could have a six point lead going into the singles. The guys came through very strong. Point after point was put on the board and after they started strongly, the leaderboard went from all red to all blue. We've been working on this for a year and when it all comes together it is a wonderful feeling."

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Four-Ball: Friday
Phil Mickelson & Tiger Woods 0 Colin Montgomerie & Padraig Harrington (2 and 1) 1
Davis Love III & Chad Campbell 0 Darren Clarke & Miguel Angel Jiménez (5 and 4) 1
Chris Riley & Stewart Cink ½ Paul McGinley & Luke Donald ½
David Toms & Jim Furyk 0 Sergio Garcia & Lee Westwood (5 and 3) 1
Four-Ball: Saturday
Jay Haas & Chris DiMarco ½ Sergio Garcia & Lee Westwood ½
Tiger Woods & Chris Riley (4 and 3) 1 Darren Clarke & Ian Poulter 0
Jim Furyk & Chad Campbell 0 Paul Casey & David Howell 1
Stewart Cink & Davis Love III (3 and 2) 1 Colin Montgomerie & Padraig Harrington 0
Foursomes: Friday
Chris DiMarco & Jay Haas (3 and 2) 1 Miguel Angel Jiménez & Thomas Levet 0
Davis Love III & Fred Funk 0 Colin Montgomerie & Padraig Harrington 1
Phil Mickelson & Tiger Woods 0 Darren Clarke & Lee Westwood 1
Kenny Perry & Stewart Cink 0 Sergio Garcia & Luke Donald (2 and 1) 1
Foursomes: Saturday
Jay Haas & Chris DiMarco 0 Darren Clarke & Lee Westwood (5 and 4) 1
Phil Mickelson & David Toms 1 Miguel Angel Jiménez & Thomas Levet 0
Jim Furyk & Fred Funk 0 Sergio Garcia & Luke Donald (1 up) 1
Davis Love III & Tiger Woods 0 Padraig Harrington & Paul McGinley  
Singles: Sunday
Tiger Woods (3 and 2) 1 Paul Casey 0
Phil Mickelson 0 Sergio Garcia 1
Davis Love III (halved) ½ Darren Clarke (halved) ½
Jim Furyk (6 & 4) 1 David Howell 0
Kenny Perry 0 Lee Westwood (1 up) 1
David Toms 0 Colin Montgomerie (1 up) 1
Chad Campbell (5 & 3) 1 Luke Donald 0
Chris DiMarco (1 up) 1 Miguel Angel Jiménez 0
Fred Funk 0 Thomas Levet (1 up) 1
Chris Riley 0 Ian Poulter (3 and 2) 1
Jay Haas 0 Padraig Harrington (1 up) 1
Stewart Cink 0 Paul McGinley (3 and 2) 1