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At a Glance: Match 9
U.S. analysis: Cink and Campbell rallied from 3-down to beat Poulter and Rose in the morning foursomes match. Campbell was shaky, especially off the tee, and he'll need to eliminate that issue. Cink, the veteran, made a key shot to kickstart the duo, and Campbell got a much-needed confidence booster with a 5-iron shot on the final hole that led to the winning birdie. That could be huge going into Saturday.
Europe analysis: Of the 36 holes that Poulter and Rose played on Day One, they led for 22 of them and arguably deserved a better fate than the one point that contributed to the European cause with an afternoon win. In fact, Poulter said he and Rose were "pretty flawless" in beating Steve Stricker and Ben Curtis in Fourball. As for Foursomes, the two were especially productive when they needed some ups-and-downs to save par.
Notes: Rose and Poulter only trailed after two of their 36 holes on Friday ... Cink and Campbell played the four par-3 holes in 1-under and three par-5s in 2 under .... Rose and Poulter played the four par-3s in 1 over and the par 5s in even par ... Campbell has never lost in three Foursomes matches at the Ryder Cup.
Quotes: "I'm enjoying (the Ryder Cup) and I'm playing good. Let's hope we can take that into tomorrow and all the guys can get pumped up and go out and put some blue numbers on the board." -- Ian Poulter ... "We didn't play perfectly, but we recovered from our mistakes." -- Stewart Cink.
Outlook: Rose and Poulter definitely found their rhythm in the afternoon win, which was Europe's only win in eight matches. Rose thinks he and Poulter make a strong Foursome tandem. They'll certainly seek to avenge Friday morning's loss, but the pressure will be huge on them to set the tone if Europe hopes to rally. Meanwhile, perhaps Campbell has gotten all the jitters out of his system.
Prediction: Europe wins, 1 up