Ryder Cup LogoRyder Cup: Team USASeptember 22-24 2006, The K Club, Straffan, County Kildare, Ireland
Story Image Colin Montgomerie leads the way in the singles.

Europe On Course for Victory

There's a long way to go but Europe are on course to win The Ryder Cup early on the final day.

Rod Williams, Press Officer
24 September 2006

The final day singles matches are well underway and Europe hold the upper hand. Needing four and half points to win The Ryder Cup, Europe have got off to a terrific start and remain on course for victory.

With all 12 matches sent out amid rapturous applause, Europe are up in seven and level in one with Colin Montgomerie leading the way once again, one up on David Toms through the turn.

Paul Casey is continuing the form of the first two days, rolling in four birdies in his first eight holes to go four up on Jim Furyk while the Irish pair of Paul McGinley and Darren Clarke have taken early leads against J.J Henry and Zach Johnson respectively.

But Sergio Garcia, invincible for the first four sessions, is struggling against a birdie barrage from Stewart Cink. Four birdies in the first five holes from the American, followed by two dropped shots from Garcia, left the Spaniard five down after seven holes. Garcia managed to claw one hole back on the eighth but remains four down after nine holes.

The cheers were ringing out when Robert Karlsson won the first against Tiger Woods but lost three of the next four holes. He has pulled back one hole but remains one down.

David Howell, José Maria Olazábal and Lee Westwood have also taken early leads at the tail end.

Video Highlights

Darren Clarke Sunday Video Recap
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Memorable Moments

  • 1969: Tony Jacklin and Jack Nicklaus on the final hole of the final day.