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Recap: Match 9
Instant analysis: The Europeans did what they set out to do -- get up early and stay there. The Americans, so solid in winning on Friday morning, missed the first fairway as well as the first green and never really recovered. Riding Ian Poulter's deadly putter, Europe built a 5-up advantage through the first eight holes. Team USA made a small rally on the back nine, but the Americans had built themselves too big a hole.
Key moments: Poulter made a statement on No. 1 when he nearly holed his approach for eagle and left Rose inches for an opening birdie. The Americans' troubles can be summed up by their performance at the par-5 seventh hole. Cink found the water with their second shot and Campbell's fourth, after the drop, sailed wide right on the way to bogey that put the Europeans 5 up.
Player report cards
Cink: C. Too many shots hit into the water will probably keep him on the bench in the afternoon.
Campbell: C. Once again, this ball-striker was having trouble finding fairways and greens.
Poulter: A. The Englishman was on fire -- holing putts, stiffing approach shots -- and Nick Faldo is looking like a genius for picking him.
Rose: B. The rookie is thriving with his good friend as a partner. Faldo would be foolish to break this dynamic duo up.
What They Said
Poulter: "Yesterday we got off great start in Foursomes, but unfortunately we didn't finish it off. I think it was good we could go out again in the morning. The key was putting blue paint on the board and let everybody see it."
Rose: "We put into play the experience that we gained yesterday and finished it off."