Ryder Cup LogoRyder Cup: Team USASeptember 22-24 2006, The K Club, Straffan, County Kildare, Ireland
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Casey Takes Europe Closer to Victory

Paul Casey maintained his unbeaten record to take Europe within two points of retaining The Ryder Cup.

Rod Williams, Press Officer
24 September 2006

Paul Casey edged Europe a step closer to victory with a stunning win over World Number Three Jim Furyk.

Casey was in magnificent form in winning 2 and 1 to put Europe’s second point on the board after Tiger Woods had made it two points for the United States with a win over Karlsson.

“I’m still a bit shakey after that,” admitted Casey. “I thought I would have to play some spectacular golf to get the edge on Jim Furyk and I did. He played tremendous today and threw everything at me. Even when I birdied the 14th he matched me and then he eagled 16 as well. He is a hell of a fighter and a man. I am delighted to beat the third best player in the world.”

It was the first time Furyk had ever lost a singles match in the Ryder Cup and took the European points tally to 12 and within two points of retaining The Ryder Cup.

For Casey he finished the Ryder Cup unbeaten with two wins and two halves from his four matches at The K Club.

“Nothing comes close to this,” said Casey. “The pressure, the atmosphere, the fans. “These events provide wonderful memories and to be part of this great team with such a great captain against these world class Americans is something special.”

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