Sunday's Singles
J. B. Holmes                  
S. Hansen                  
Sunday Singles
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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
J. Holmes 4 4 2 3 3 4 6 4 4 7 3 4 4 2 4 3 3
S. Hansen 3 4 3 3 4 5 5 3 4 5 4 4 4 4 3 4 4
Match Progress
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HoleYardsParHole Highlights
14484Soren Hansen of Denmark took the early advantage over Kentucky native J.B. Holmes with a birdie 3 after about an 8-foot putt.
25054Holmes and Hansen eached parred the hole. Hansen retained a 1-up advantage through 2 holes.
32063The big-hitter Holmes also showed some iron accuracy, hitting the green solidly on his first shot, then converting a 10-foot birdie putt to square the match.
43754Holmes' drive flew the green on this par 4, then he followed with a tender touch to get within about 7 feet for his birdie putt. Hansen, whose caddie was sent to the hospital with back pain and was replaced just before the match, took his drive just short of the green in front of the flag. Both players made their birdie putts to keep the match all-square.
54634Holmes hit another monster drive, leaving about 80 yards between he and the cup. With his approach, Holmes hit past the hole, but spun the ball back and nearly snagged an eagle. Holmes coverted his birdie putt and took a 1-up lead.
65004Holmes extended the lead to 2-up with a par, while Hansen suffered his first bogey of the afternoon after missing a 10-foot par putt. Incidently, the big-hitting Holmes had 3 birdies and the par in his last 4 holes. Through 6 holes, Holmes is 3 under.
76015The lead went back to 1. Holmes tried to hit the green in 2 with an iron and missed, dumping his third shot into a bunker, but still had a chance to halve the hole if he could make a 10-foot birdie putt. He did not.
81804Hansen converted a short par putt on the par-3 8th while Holmes bogeyed for the second conecutive hole. The match is now all-square.
94164Both players made par and kept the match all-square. Hansen was 2 over through 9 holes while Holmes was 1 under.
105945The wheels continued to fall off for Holmes. Holmes made a double bogey on the par-5 10th while Hansen converted a par putt to take the lead in the match.
112083Both players found the bunkers with their tee shots. Both punched out to leave lengthy par putts. Holmes made his, Hansen missed his, and the match was back to all-square.
124644Holmes drained a 25-footer for par. Hansen responded by making a much shorter par as the match remained all-square.
133524The match stayed all-square as both players made par on the tempting 13th. With each passing hole, this match looms larger in the total picture.
142153Holmes stuck his tee shot to about 2 feet, then made the ensuing birdie putt to take a 1-up lead with 4 holes to play. Incidentally, Hansen made birdie on the hole.
154344Holmes put his 2nd shot to within 5 feet, but blew the birdie putt by the hole. Hansen got the glory, as he made a birdie putt a bit longer than Holmes' to make the match all-square once again. How large will this match loom later?
165114Talk about taking advantage of an opportunity. Holmes hit his driver way left into the gallery, but the ball kicked right and rolled all the way to the fringe of the fairway. He then hit his second shot with a wedge to within 6 feet. After Hansen missed his birdie chance, Holmes drilled his to go 1-up.
174774Hansen flew the green with his second shot. Holmes hit his second shot from 79 yards away to within 2 feet. NBC analyst Johnny Miller called the shot the best of Holmes' career. Hansen made a great effort on his 3rd shot, as the ball lipped out. Holmes made the putt and closed out the match, 2 and 1, leaving the U.S. a single point from its first Ryder Cup win since 1999.