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


C. Montgomerie
VS. D. 


D. Toms
Last update: 15:57 GMT
MATCH 1 - FINALRESULT: Europe Wins by 1 Hole
C. Montgomerie442464434543424544
D. Toms443654434543434534
Match Progress                  

Hole Yards Par Hole Highlights
1 418 4 Montgomerie and Toms recieve a spine-tingling reception on the first tee, as Toms get the Sunday Singles underway with a fine drive. Montgomerie follows him down the middle. Toms puts his approach from 150 yards to 25 feet before Montgomerie matches that, his ball coming to rest around the same distance to the right of the cup. The Scot's birdie effort slides agonisingly past the hole, as does Toms' effort. First hole halved in par.
2 413 4 Toms leaves his approach short of the green before Montgomerie almost holes his second, the ball pitching inches from the cup and spins back to eleven feet. Toms chips to a foot and his par is conceded. Montgomeire leaves his birdie chance right on lip. Hole halved in par. Match all square.
3 170 3 Toms hits in to 15 feet before Montgomerie sticks his approach to four feet with a wonderful iron shot. Toms rushes his birdie putt four feet past but doesn't have to hole out as Montgomerie holes his birdie chance to put Europe one up.
4 568 5 Toms finds himself in trouble. His second shot finds a fairway bunker, as does his third. Montgomerie lays up and then plants another fine aprroach to four feet for birdie. Toms' fifith shot - a 25 foot putt - misses and the American concedes. Montgomerie moves to two up.
5 440 4 Toms misses a good chance from 12 feet. Montgomerie, who chipped to eight feet after missing the green left, misses his bogey putt before Toms taps in for five to win the hole. Europe one up.
6 478 4 Toms produces sensational five wood from 222 yards but he can't convert the 10 foot birdie chance and the hole is halved in four. Europe one up.
7 430 4 Montgomerie almost holes another approach shot but his ball, loaded with spin, almost runs back into the water, just holding on to the fringe. Toms finds the greenside bunker with his approach. Montgomerie's birdie putt slide past after the American splashes out to four feet and holes for par. Montgomerie taps in for the half. Europe one up.
8 173 3 Montgomerie's 45 foot birdie chance stops a foot short before Toms pushes his 20 foot effort past. Hole halved in par threes. Europe one up.
9 461 4 Montgomerie's fairway wood approach skids off the back off the green but the Scot makes a great up and down from the back of the green. Toms leaves his six iron from 185 yards around 40 feet short and two putts for the half.
10 584 5 Given the wet conditions, both players are forced to lay up. Toms leaves his pitch 30 feet short of the flag, with Montgomerie leaving his ball 25 feet from the hole. Toms misses his putt, as does the Scotsman, but he remains one up.
11 415 4 Montgomerie gets an unbelievable break as his second shot from the fairway bunker hits the rocks in the greens side lake, but instead of bouncing into the water the Scot's ball defies physics to bounce back onto the fringe of the green, some 15 feet from the flag. Toms puts his second to around 50 feet. Toms leaves his putt two feet short, as does Montgomerie. Europe one up.
12 182 3 Toms hits a fine drive to 15 feet. Montgomerie matches him. Toms leaves his birdie chance short. Montgomerie, hitting almost the exact putt as his opponent, hits a poor one, leaving it short. Hole halved in three. Europe one up.
13 428 4 Montgomerie misses the green left and Toms sets up a good chance to square the match by putting his approach to within 20 feet. The American can't convert though, and Montgomerie gets up and down to reamain one up.
14 213 3 A great tee shot from Montgomerie to six feet. Toms has a difficult 30 foot downhill putt. The American makes it look easy though, almost holing out but the ball hangs on the lip. Montgomerie then sinks his birdie chance to go two up in the day's first match.
15 446 4 Montgomerie holes out from three feet for par to move within striking distance of Europe's first point of the day. Europe two up.
16 555 5 Montgomerie finds the middle of the fairway to pile the pressure on Toms, who pushes his drive into the right rough and is forced to lay up - just like his opponent. The Scotsman lands his approach around 30 feet past the flag, while Toms lands 12 feet short of the flag but has a far easier putt of the day. Montgomerie hits a marvellous putt over the ridge and down the hill but it just slid past. Toms misses and Montgomerie goes dormie two up.
17 424 4 Toms hits a fine second in to 20 feet before Montgomerie rushes his ball through the green and leaves an awkward 40 foot putt that he leaves just 18 inches from the hole. Toms has to hole his birdie chance to keep the match alive, and he holds his nerve to sinka great putt and keep the match alive. Europe one up.
18 537 5 Montgomerie puts his second shot in the greenside bunker, before Toms squeezes his second over the water and on to the putting surface, some 80 feet from the cup. Montgomerie spalshes out to four feet. Toms lags his putt to two feet before the Scotsman rams home his birdie effort to win Europe's first Singles match of the afternoon.