Scoring

Session 4 Singles
G. McDowell Wins 3 & 1 H. Mahan
MATCH 12 - FINAL Last update: 10:53 AM
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Par 4 5 3 4 4 4 3 4 5 3 5 4 3 4 4 4 3 5
G. McDowell 3 5 3 3 4 3 3 5 5 3 4 5 3 4 4 3 3
H. Mahan 4 5 3 4 4 4 3 4 5 3 5 4 3 4 3 4 4
Match Progress
1Up 1Up 1Up 2Up 2Up 3Up 3Up 2Up 2Up 2Up 3Up 2Up 2Up 2Up 1Up 2Up 3Up
Hole Yards Par Hole Highlights
1 465 4
  • The final singles match of the day will soon be under way
  • Graeme McDowell for Europe and Hunter Mahan for the USA
  • McDowell has an early chance here with a birdie putt
  • From 8ft, right to left, he holes centre of the cup
  • McDowell starts brilliantly and wins the hole in three
  • 2 610 5
  • Mahan will look to attack this long par 5 2nd hole
  • Both players play conservatively and reach the green in three
  • After two putts from each player, the hole is halved in five
  • 3 189 3
  • Mahan gives himself a tremendous birdie opportunity here
  • Mahan pushes it right, and par is conceded
  • McDowell makes a routine par, and the hole is halved in three
  • 4 461 4
  • This hole has seen many birdie's holed so far today
  • McDowell has given himself a chance from 9ft
  • After a superb approach shot, McDowell holes out comfortably
  • Mahan fails to match this, and McDowell wins the hole in 3
  • McDowell now advances to 2up
  • 5 433 4
  • Mahan gives himself a 10ft birdie putt for the win
  • He strokes it down hill, left to right, but misses right
  • Both players make par and the hole is halved in four
  • 6 422 4
  • McDowell has a 10ft putt for birdie from left to right
  • McDowell rolls it down tentatively, and the ball creeps in
  • Mahan can only make another par with McDowell now 3up
  • 7 213 3
  • Both players have made par
  • The hole is halved in three
  • 8 439 4
  • Mahan pulls a shot back as McDowell can only make bogey
  • McDowell is still ahead however by two holes
  • 9 580 5
  • Both players safely make par
  • The hole is halved in five
  • 10 210 3
  • Both players make par and the hole is halved in three
  • 11 562 5
  • McDowell has 75ft eagle putt from the front of the green
  • McDowell does brilliantly and is within 2ft, birdie conceded
  • Mahan has an equally long eagle putt but leaves it 4ft shy
  • Mahan now for birdie, but he lips out right
  • McDowell's putt hasn't been conceded, so he has this to win
  • McDowell holes with ease and wins the hole in four
  • McDowell moves to 3up
  • 12 458 4
  • McDowell finds the rough on his approach to the right
  • McDowell fails to get up and down for his par
  • Mahan has a chance for the win, and he takes it
  • McDowell is not going to win this easily, pegged back to 2up
  • 13 189 3
  • McDowell finds the green to the back edge
  • Mahan also finds the green but is several feet away
  • McDowell is favourite here, 30ft away for birdie
  • Mahan now for birdie, down hill left to right
  • He nearly holes it but it shaves the hole to the right
  • McDowell now for birdie but leaves it just short
  • The hole is halved in three
  • 14 485 4
  • Mahan has found the fairway comfortably with his drive
  • McDowell plays down the breeze and straight down the centre
  • The Ryder Cup could all hinge on this final match
  • Nothing to seperate the drives, McDowell with 190 yards to go
  • Mahan is a yard ahead with 189 to the pin
  • McDowell has 6 iron in hand, ball below his feet
  • He launches it in the air, but comes up short of the green
  • Mahan can put some real pressure on McDowell with this shot
  • 6 iron for Mahan, and he also comes up short
  • McDowell, short left in the semi rough, lands it to 2ft away
  • Astonishing from McDowell, can Mahan match him?
  • Mahan responds well, leaving 2ft for par
  • McDowell cleans up for par, Mahan still to come
  • Mahan holes, and the hole is halved in four
  • 15 377 4
  • Mahan's drive comes just short but is lying ok
  • McDowell goes wayward off the tee and finds heavy rough
  • McDowell will be lucky to get up and down here
  • Mahan first, looking to pitch this close
  • He does just that, and is 3ft from the hole
  • McDowell only has 3 yards of green to work with, needs luck
  • McDowell with his third goes past the flag and 20ft away
  • McDowell has this for par and needs to hole
  • What a putt from McDowell, holing out for par
  • Mahan still has this short putt for the hole
  • Mahan strokes it in, winning the hole in three
  • McDowell is now 1up with three to play
  • 16 499 4
  • Mahan drives left and into the deep rough
  • McDowell responds by driving directly down the middle
  • McDowell has 186 yards to pin, Mahan 202
  • Mahan to play first, and he lays up short of the green
  • McDowell now, fades it in, and finds the top of the green
  • It's all down to this match, as we are now ties at 13.5 each
  • Mahan now with his pitch shot, plays it well to 8ft
  • Mahan has been left with left to right and down the hill
  • McDowell needs to be careful with the speed of this putt
  • The fate of the Ryder Cup lies with these two men
  • He strokes it down tentatively and watches as it drops in
  • What a putt from McDowell under extreme pressure
  • McDowell wins the hole in three
  • McDowell now leads by two holes, with two play
  • 17 211 3
  • Mahan needs to win the final two holes to retain the trophy
  • McDowell only requires a halve and Europe have won
  • Nobody could have written this script here today
  • McDowell will tee off first here, looking to find the green
  • McDowell flirts with the bunker, but just clings on
  • He has rested up just in the first cut on the right
  • Mahan lets fly but mis hits and lands well short of the green
  • They march up to the green amid wild cheers from 35,000 fans
  • Mahan to play first, and realistically he needs to chip in
  • Nerves get to Mahan and he fluffs his chip
  • McDowell has two putts to win the Ryder Cup for Europe
  • The tension here is unbearable
  • McDowell plays it up the hill, and has a 4ft putt left
  • However, if Mahan misses, it's all over
  • Mahan, from left to right, sends it on its way
  • He misses right, and conceded the putt to McDowell
  • McDowell wins the match for Europe
  • Europe have won the Ryder Cup here at Celtic Manor
  • They have defeated the USA 14.5 - 13.5
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