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At a Glance: Match 12
U.S. analysis: Perry and Furyk let one slip away in Friday's Foursomes against Lee Westwood and Sergio Garcia, eventually halving their match. But both sat out the afternoon session and should be properly rested for Saturday's session. Perry had some costly stumbles down the stretch, but he's not the type to let that linger in his mind. But perhaps he was pressing too much to please the home folks. Now that he has the first day out of the way, he might be more relaxed.
Europe analysis: Harrington was brilliant most of the day, especially on the greens, and deserved a better fate than a halve and a loss in his two matches. He and Karlsson never trailed in their match against Anthony Kim and Phil Mickelson, but a rare Harrington missed putt on the final hole failed to slam the door. Outside of Ian Poulter and Justin Rose, the Harrington-Karlsson duo was arguably the best tandem for Europe on Friday.
Notes: Even though Perry and Furyk didn't win Friday, they did accomplish a moral victory but preventing Sergio Garcia from winning the ninth consecutive Foursomes match in his career ... Perry and Furyk led for 11 of their 18 holes. Harrington and Karlsson led for nine.
Quotes: ""We can't complain about the halve at the end of the day. We've got to see that as being positive." -- Padraig Harrington ... "I had all the crowd chanting my name. It was phenomenal. I'm guessing the Euros are kind of getting tired of hearing it." -- Kenny Perry
Outlook: This could be the most entertaining match of the morning. Harrington and Karlsson played well enough to win Friday. So did Perry and Furyk. Karlsson is the X-factor and he left several long putts for Harrington. But if Harrington can continue to hole the squeamish par putts, the Europeans will be hard to beat. To win, though, they need for some of those par putts to be for birdies. Harrington needs to be in top shape; he's the only one of the four who didn't get an afternoon rest, and he also needed a little physical therapy on his neck.