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Story Image European Team Captain Ian Woosnam looks on during the morning fourballs of the first day of the 2006 Ryder Cup at The K Club

Europe Fly out of the Blocks on Day Two

Europe are off to a flying start in the Saturday morning Fourballs as they look to continue the momentum gathered from the 5-3 advantage they established on Friday evening

Michael Gibbons, Press Officer
23 September 2006

The second day of The 2006 Ryder Cup is under way, with Europe flying out of the blocks in the first Fourball match of Saturday morning as Paul Casey and Robert Karlsson surged to a two hole lead over Stewart Cink and JJ Henry after five holes.

Europe are looking to continue the momentum they gathered from the first day when they took a 5-3 lead over the USA, inspired in main by a scintillating performance from Sergio Garcia, who was the only player of the 24 competitors to take maximum points fron two matches.

European Captain Ian Woosnam, who used every member of his squad on the opening day, is looking for a similar scoreline today.

“What a game of golf that was, wasn't it? I'm so happy for the boys. It would be nice to try and use all 12 players today, but that all depends on what happens this morning and how everybody is playing. You could be looking that way again. I'll have to wait and see how it goes this morning.”

With all four matches now on the golf course, Europe are leading in the first three games, with Casey and Karlsson two up and Garcia and José Maria Olazábal leading Chris DiMarco and Phil Mickelson by a single hole after five holes.

Darren Clarke and Lee Westwood are one up on Tiger Woods and Jim Furyk, with Padraig Harrington and Henrik Stenson trailing Zach Johnson and Scott Verplank by one hole having played three.

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