Ryder Cup LogoRyder Cup: Team USASeptember 22-24 2006, The K Club, Straffan, County Kildare, Ireland
Saturday Foursomes


C. Montgomerie


L. Westwood
VS. C. 


C. Campbell


V. Taylor
Last update: 19:30 GMT
C. Montgomerie433544533642434554
L. Westwood
C. Campbell443446433543435544
V. Taylor
Match Progress                  

Hole Yards Par Hole Highlights
1 418 4

Vaughn Taylor finally makes his Ryder Cup debut, stepping onto the first tee in the afternoon foursomes and sweeping a smooth drive down the middle. Montgomerie follows suit. Westwood, from the middle of the fairway, hits his second pin high 15 feet left of the pin and Montgomerie’s birdie putt just skips by. Campbell also found the middle of the green and Taylor putted up, three feet short of the pin but Campbell holed without any problem and the first hole is halved.

2 413 4  Campbell hits a huge drive down the right side. Westwood hits the middle of the fairway. Montgomerie gets the blow in first by hitting over the back of the hole, spins it back as if on a piece of string to about eight feet. Taylor responds by hitting 20 feet behind and right of the hole. Campbell hits a tentative putt that never threatened the hole leaving the Europeans with a chance to go one up. In it goes and Europe take the early advantage by going one up.
3 170 3 Taylor hits a superb tee shot to eight feet. Westwood has a birdie chance from 15 feet but stays below the hole. Campbell has a chance to level the match after three holes. But the putt clips the left edge and stays out and a golden opportunity is missed.
4 568 5 Both Campbell and Westwood drive into the rough and neither pair are able to reach the par five. Montgomerie puts Westwood back on the fairway but Westwood hits a wayward third, pushing it right towards the crowd. Taylor also put the ball back in play and Campbell finds the green with his approach. Montgomerie chips out of the long grass on the short side but it rolls well past the hole. Taylor holes the birdie putt from 18 feet down the hill and squares the match.
5 440 4 Montgomerie drives down the right but Westwood hits another loose shot and misses the green short and right and once again has short-sided his partner. Campbell, with 116 yards to the pin, hits out of the thick rough on the right to 35 feet. Montgomerie, plays a beautiful chip from the thick rough to three feet. Taylor gives his birdie chance a good roll but it just runs by. Westwood converts the up and down and the match remains all square.
6 478 4  From the right side of the fairway off a Campbell drive, Taylor pulls his second into the water. Montgomerie hits a wood onto the front edge, showing how long the hole his playing. Westwood putts up from30 feet. Campbell took a drop and chipped up. Taylor was unable to convert his putt from 20 feet and the hole is conceded. Europe one up.
7 430 4 Westwood hits the middle of the fairway but the ball has so much spin on it the ball shoots back and down off the green, onto the rocks around the water. Campbell plays the US approach to about 15 feet and should have twp putts for the hole. Montgomerie takes a penalty drop and hits Europe’s fourth putt just a few feet right of the pin. Taylor putts up and the hole is won, back to all square.
8 173 3 Campbell hits a wonderful tee shot to eight feet to set up another birdie chance. Westwood finds the centre of the green but a 35 feet from the hole. Both teams two putt and the match heads to the ninth tee all square.
9 461 4  Westwood’s approach just skips through the green to the back fringe. Campbell’s second comes up comfortably in the middle of the green, 25 feet from the hole. Taylor holes a great putt for birdie. But Montgomerie, as he has done so often, steps up to the plate and chips in to halve the hole.
10 584 5 Westwood missed from four feet for par to halve the tenth and the Americans go one up. America are up in two and down in two.
11 415 4 Westwood's approach from 151 yards spins back off the front of the green. Campbell fares better by finding the putting surface, but the hole is eventually halved in par.   
12 182 3  USA make par but Montgomerie has a seven foot birdie putt after Westwood's fine tee shot. The Sctosman duly holes to level the match once again.
13 428 4 Montgomerie tees off and Westwood hits the approach into a bunker guarding the right side of the green. The USA are on the putting surface in two. Montgomerie plays a delicate bunker shot to within two feet which his partner converts for a par. Taylor had earlier made a bad fist of his birdie putt, so the hole was halved.
14 213 3 Par at this long par three is always a good score. Taylor is faced with a long, uphill putt across the green and lags it up beautifully. Montgomerie has a similar putt but leaves it a foot and a half outside of the American ball. Westwood keeps his nerve and holes for par before Campbell secures the halve. Match remains all square.
15 446 4 Crucial mistake from Taylor. The young rookie sends his drive into the water and the USA can only make bogey. Montgomerie splits the fairway with his tee shot and Westwood hits the second pin high and to around ten feet away. Europe win hole with a par and move one clear. The Americans are now down in three matches.
16 555 5 USA well placed for a birdie after Taylor fires a three wood on to the green. Europe lay up and Westwood sends a wedge eight feet over the pin. A fine response but the USA still hold the advantage on this crucial hole. Europe make par but, amazingly, Taylor and Campbell three-putt. Europe stay one ahead.
17 424 4 Montgomerie and Taylor are both right of the fairway with their drives. Europe finish worse off but Westwood takes the brave option of puching a low shot between the trees and the ball almost runs off the back of the green and into the water. The USA make the putting surface in two and Taylor misses a golden chance to make birdie. It doesn't matter as the European duo produce a rare slip-up. First, Montgomerie was a little heavy with his chip and then Westwood missed the putt back, the ball lipping out to send the match down the last all square.
18 537 5 After two fine drives, Taylor lays down the gauntlet to the Europeans by reaching the front part of the green in two. Montgomerie, as he so often does in The Ryder Cup, rises to the challenge by arrowing a three wood to below the cup. Campbell lags up the USA's putt and Taylor is assured a par. Disappointment for Westwood as he sees his effort brush the cup. Hole halved with birdie fours and match finishes all square.