Friday's Four-ball
MATCH 2
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S. Stricker                  
I. Poulter                  
Friday Four-Ball
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MATCH 2 - FINAL RESULT: Europe Wins 4 & 2
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Par 4 4 3 4 4 4 5 3 4 5 3 4 4 3 4 4 4 5
S. Stricker 4 4 2 3 5 3 4 3 4 3 4
B. Curtis 4 5 3 4 4
I. Poulter 4 3 3 4 4 4 3 3 4 4 2 3
J. Rose 3 3 4 4
Match Progress
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HoleYardsParHole Highlights
14484The two Englishmen were first to tee up. Poulter found the fairway with his drive and was matched by Rose. For the U.S., rookies Stricker and Curtis both started with solid drives. Poulter found the middle of the green, but Rose's wayward approach shot found the left rough. Curtis came up short, finding the bunker, to put pressure on Stricker but the American's ball nestled next to Poulter's. Rose chipped onto the green to about 10 feet, but Curtis' bunker shot flew past the pin and back off the green. He then putted to two feet. Rose missed his par putt and Poulter's birdie putt narrowly missed. Stricker's 14-foot birdie putt was even closer, glancing the left edge of the cup. Poulter made his 3-footer to halve the hole.
25054Poulter found the center of the fairway and Rose found the light rough on the left hand side. Stricker and Curtis both hit the middle of the fairway. Stricker's approach landed about 10 feet from the hole, while Rose also found the green but was further on. Poulter hit the edge of the green and his birdie putt was within two feet. Rose holed his birdie putt from about 20 feet and Stricker missed his closer birdie chance, so Europe goes 1-up.
32063Rose and Poulter both missed birdie putts from range after finding the green with 9-irons. Curtis came off the left-hand bunker to land on the green, but Stricker holed an 8-foot to win the hole to make it all square.
43754All four players had birdie chances after fine pitch shots. Curtis missed his 15-footer but Stricker holed a 7-footer for birdie. Rose holed his from the same distance to claim a halve. All square still.
54634Poulter chipped on to leave himself a 35-foot birdie putt but rolled up short. Curtis found the bunker and Stricker made it onto the green in three after finding the rough with his drive. Poulter holed his par putt and Curtis holed his par to halve the hole. All square.
65004Both Americans struggled with their drives, Curtis landing close to Floyds Fork, having to take a drop and Stricker finding the rough, forcing him to play out sideways, while Poulter and Rose split the fairway. Poulter chipped to the heart of the green and Rose was just off to the left. Poulter had two putts from 40 feet to win the hole. He was just short with his first attempt, but holed from three feet after Rose holed his par putt to put Europe 1-up.
76015Both the Americans went with drivers off the tee, but the Europeans went with 3-woods. Rose overclubbed his second shot and followed through the back of the green. Poulter missed the green to the right. Curtis ended up in a similar position. Stricker dropped into the water. Poulter hit the flag with his superb chip from the rough, but Rose fluffed his pitch from the edge of the green. Curtis failed to make it on the green and then left it three feet short on his second attempt. Rose missed his 12-foot birdie putt, but captain's pick Poulter holed his 6-footer to win the hole and put Europe 2-up.
81804Curtis, Rose and Poulter found the green off the tee while Stricker found the bunker. Curtis missed a birdie chance and Stricker lipped his lengthy par putt after chipping out. Poulter did the same from about 12 feet and Rose, who landed 10 feet behind the hole, rolled it round the cup. Curtis holed his par putt to halve the hole. It remains Europe 2-up.
94164Rose's approach shot was superb, but it was eclipsed by Poulter, whose 8-iron shot from 130 yards bounced once before stopping inches from the hole. Stricker's shot was almost as impressive, landing three feet from the hole. Poulter's putt is conceded and Stricker rolled his putt in to halve. Europe remains 2-up.
105945Rose's stunning approach shot spun back to five feet. Stricker chipped his third shot from the rough at the back of the green to a similar distance on the other side of the cup. Poulter also chipped to 6 feet from the rough on the right of the green. Curtis missed his birdie putt from 10 feet. Poulter holed his birdie putt and Stricker followed suit to halve the hole. Europe is 2-up still.
112083Stricker's tee shot landed 20 feet from the pin and he two-putts for par. Poulter's 30-foot birdie putt sailed past the hole and Rose sank his par putt from 12 inches to halve the hole. Europe remains 2-up.
124644A lovely approach shot from Rose landed just 15 feet from the flag after both Americans missed the green. Poulter found the bunker and his third shots ran to the back of the green. Rose misread his birdie putt, but was given his par. Stricker holed his par putt from 3 feet to halve the hole.
133524Rose found the rough close to the water, while Stricker, Curtis and Poulter all found the green. Despite an awkward stance Rose chipped to within three feet and was given his par. Poulter just missed his 11-foot birdie putt to the right. Curtis missed his birdie putt from a similar distance. Stricker missed his 9-footer for birdie as the hole was halved. Europe is still 2-up.
142153Poulter landed his tee shot 15 feet from the flag. Curtis rimmed his chip from the edge of the green. Poulter then holed his birdie chance to put Europe 3-up with just four to play.
154344Poulter's approach from the rough bounded past the hole, but Curtis stopped his shot 4 feet from the pin. Rose missed a 20-foot birdie putt and Curtis missed his 4-footer. Both were given their par putts to stay at Europe 3-up.
165114Curtis' second shot flew through the green. Poulter, who had been superb for Europe, found the front edge from 204 yards. Stricker's approach fell short and rolled back down the hill. Rose also missed the green, but after a chip shot to within a foot of the hole, his par is conceded. Stricker missed his birdie chance and Curtis couldn't hole his chip from the edge of the green. The hole was halved, meaning Europe wins the match 3&2.