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Recap: Match 13
Instant analysis: Weekley was the catalyst in this one. Just when the momentum was starting to shift in Europe's favor midway through the back nine, Weekley holed a lengthy putt from the fringe at the 14th hole to give the Americans a better cushion at 2 up. Then he hit a shot from the fairway bunker at No. 15 that hit on the left side of the green and then curled toward the hole, stopping 18 inches away. It didn't win the hole -- Westwood holed a 12-footer first -- but it kept the Americans on top. The Europeans never led in this rematch of a battle that went to the 18th hole on Friday and Westwood's unbeaten streak was halted at 12 matches.
Key moments: For sheer entertainment, it's hard not to pick that drive Holmes hit at the 10th hole, a 594-yard par 5. It kept rolling and rolling and rolling and settled 375 yards from the tee. He then hit a 6-iron that stopped 8 feet from the pin. When Soren Hansen sent his 10-foot birdie putt racing past the hole, Holmes didn't even have to attempt that eagle putt and suddenly the U.S. held a 3-up advantage. Weekley then kept the Americans on top with some solid ball-striking down the stretch.
Player report cards
Weekley: A. Holmes wasn't giving him much help, but Weekley's ball-striking was solid. This rookie has gained confidence with every match. And for the record, he basically limited his cheerleading until after the opponents had played.
Holmes: C. Holmes left Weekley on his own too much. He'll need to play smarter on Sunday if he's going to win his Singles match.
Westwood: B-. Westwood was primed for a big day against his new nemisis after sitting out the morning session. The Englishman played well early, but couldn't get the putts to fall late to cut into the American lead.
Hansen: C+. While his two birdies did result in Europe's only two wins, he didn't really give Westwood much help.
What They Said
Weekley on not being as nervous today: "I reckon just because I finally got it under my belt the first day, and I felt a little more comfortable about what I was doing and who I was playing with. We haven't played really a lot together, and we got here earlier this week and we kind of got together and played a little bit, and then yesterday just the nerves of being here, and all the fans are great."
Weekley on where his bunker shot at the 15th hole ranks among career shots. "I'd have to say No. 9 because I've had eight holes in one."
Holmes on whether the Ryder Cup has been what he expected: "It's been more. Being here in Kentucky, the fans have been here. I had a great partner in Boo, so just a lot of fun. Feels a lot better than yesterday. Boo will agree with me, we let a half a point slip away, so it was nice to get in there today."