Scoring

Session 1 Fourballs
S. Stricker T. Woods Wins 2Up I. Poulter R. Fisher
MATCH 3 - 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
S. Stricker 5 4 3 3 3 4 3 3 5 3 3 4
T. Woods 4 3 4 4 4 4
I. Poulter 2 4 4 5 2 3 4
R. Fisher 4 5 4 3 4 4 4 5 3 3 5
Match Progress
1Up AS 1Up 1Up 1Up 1Up 1Up AS 1Up AS AS 1Up 1Up 1Up 1Up 1Up 1Up 2Up
Hole Yards Par Hole Highlights
1 465 4
  • Welcome to the third match: Poulter/Fisher v Stricker/Woods
  • First shot duty on this third match lies with Steve Stricker
  • Stricker pulls his tee shot left of fairway into the rough
  • Tiger Woods also pulls his shot left into rough
  • Ian Poulter makes it the third shot to pull left into rough
  • Incredible, Fisher pulls his shot left into the rough as well
  • All four balls within a few feet of each other, Stricker next
  • Stricker finds a bunker on his second shot
  • Apparently Ross Fisher's first shot landed inside an umbrella
  • Ross Fisher's second shot finds green
  • Woods now, difficult line, shanks it only a few yards
  • Tiger gets his ball onto the green, ten feet from flag
  • Stricker from the bunker overshoots the entire green
  • Poulter from the bunker, lovely shot within ten feet of hole
  • Staff trying to squeegee first greeen for play to continue
  • Fisher misses thirty foot putt, will settle for par
  • Stricker chips from down slope, misses - Europe 1 up
  • 2 610 5
  • Ian Poulter on his third shot within 18 feet of flag
  • Woods 100 yards to pin, hits a beauty, spins within 3 feet
  • Fisher's shot hits green, spins and within lies 15 feet
  • Woods sinks 4 foot putt for birdie, Europe can half
  • Fisher can par, but misses by inches, United States square up
  • 3 189 3
  • Stricker hits his tee shot into a water hazard - crowd jeers
  • Tiger hits his tee shot past the green on this 189-yard par 3
  • Poulter takes raincoat off, tee shot finds green
  • From tee Fisher finds just misses green, avoids bunker
  • Tiger pitches ball into slope but will have 7-foot putt
  • Poulter makes magnificent 25 foot putt for birdie, wins hole
  • 4 461 4
  • Europe 1 up after third hole, crowd loving Poulter's putt
  • Stricker the only player to make the fairway, 240 yards out
  • Woods and Poulter made rough to right, Fisher in right bunker
  • Stricker having issue with ball drop, trying to avoid water
  • Play is suspended at 9:43am due to standing water on fairways
  • Welcome back
  • Poulter now, out of the rough, and further down the fairway
  • Poulter moves his next shot onto the green, within ten feet
  • Stricker from the rough chips onto the green, chance to par
  • Tiger 82 feet away, chips onto green, runs past hole, 17 feet
  • Stricker for par, moves left and within a foot - bogey
  • Tiger now, 17 foot save, good work from him this hole
  • Poulter has chance to halve...
  • ...and Poulter does - hole halved
  • Both Woods and Poulter shot par on hole four
  • 5 433 4
  • All four players drive onto fairway, Americans a bit further
  • Poulter sensible shot onto the back of green, within 25 feet
  • Fisher lovely shot over water hazard onto green
  • And Woods misses the green, overhits it down the slight slope
  • Stricker hits the same shot onto green within 20 feet
  • Stricker, Poulter and Fisher with a good chance to birdie
  • Woods though misses his chip, never really threatened the cup
  • Poulter with 25 plus foot putt, moves left and misses
  • Fisher now, it cup-bound all the way, but agonising miss
  • Stricker for the hole, twelve feet, moved right and missed
  • Hole halved, both Fisher and Stricker could have swung this
  • 6 422 4
  • Woods first onto the fairway
  • Woods second short of the green
  • Fisher from fairway nice second onto the green, 20 feet
  • Poulter within a foot of Fisher's on the green
  • Stricker, decent shot onto green within 17 feet
  • Tiger putts to within a foot, but misses
  • Fisher for birdie, puts to within a foot also, Poulter next
  • Poulter, with the exact same putt, pushes it 18 inches over
  • Finally Stricker for birdie, looks good, but just left
  • Hole halved
  • 7 213 3
  • Poulter drive pulls left and doesn't find the green
  • Fisher from tee, finds the green within 20 feet for birdie
  • Stricker with a lovely shot onto green within ten feet of cup
  • Woods now doesn't like it, finds left hand trap down slope
  • Here goes Poulter from rough 76 feet, poor chip, within 12
  • Woods not much better
  • Fisher putt slightly uphill, just stays left, misses cup
  • Stricker for the hole, 12 feet, looks simple, but he misses!
  • Hole halved
  • 8 439 4
  • All four drives onto fairway, within 170 of pin
  • Woods 166 yards launches spectacular shot onto green
  • Fisher now, bounces onto the green but lands on edge of green
  • Poulter shoots short, hits ledge and rolls back on green
  • Stricker, high shot, drops to 30 foot range
  • Stricker, brilliant putt, holes his from 30 feet. Superb.
  • Fisher now, powerful putt, just runs left downhill, misses
  • Poulter 30 foot putt, uphill, just slides right
  • USA wins the hole. It's all square on match three!
  • 9 580 5
  • Stricker lands it on the right side of the fairway from tee
  • Tiger second shot, gets about 50 yards short of green, nice
  • Steve third, 109 yards plus, onto green, spins towards flag
  • Poulter, third effort, getting dark in Usk Valley...
  • ...shot goes up and down, but he's short, up against fringe
  • Tiger now, 50 yards, up and down, to within eighteen inches
  • Poulter, hits the lip of the hole from the fringe
  • Fisher, 30 foot putt, on a perfect line. Just short.
  • USA wins hole - 1 up they go
  • 10 210 3
  • Stricker hits his tee drive within 15 feet of pin
  • Hole in one opportunity for Woods, but it stays well right
  • Poulter, decent tee shot, within 20 feet
  • Ross Fisher now, leaves his tee shot right
  • Last putts coming up now before nightfall
  • Fisher's put, moves right to left, but misses just right
  • Ian Poulter who? Ask the crowd, he sinks it. Beauty.
  • Stricker now, has words with Tiger... tension before sunset
  • Stricker, it's going in, surely, nice curve, just misses
  • Glorious sunset here at The Twenty Ten Course at Celtic Manor
  • Now we say 'nos da' (goodnight) this match continues tomorrow
  • Europe won that hole by the way, all square after ten holes
  • 11 562 5
  • 'Bore da' (good morning) here we're on 11th for an 8am start
  • Sunshine, dew and mist, this is a very Welsh morning
  • Tiger hits his tee shot left into the rough
  • All other tee drives on the fairway, about 240 yards
  • Third shots, Tiger is first, cold conditions here
  • Woods hits it left of the pin, within 25 feet
  • Poulter hits a poor third shot, rolls off the green
  • Stricker hits a lovely shot close to pin, rolls away, 15 feet
  • Fisher up, uses the spin to his advantage, within 6 feet
  • Stricker and Fisher most likely candidates now for birdie
  • Poulter pitches up fourth shot onto green, within 3 feet
  • Tiger now, not happy with last shot, very close, inches away
  • Stricker now, takes his time and sinks it for birdie
  • All on Fisher to halve, and he does, birdie from him
  • Still all square in this match going into 12
  • 12 458 4
  • 458 yards on this par four
  • All four drives onto fairway
  • Woods furthest, 299 yard drive, 150 out
  • Stricker over the water leaves it short and left of green
  • Poulter 180 to flag, two swans fly in front of his shot...
  • and Poulter flirts with the water, wrong club, 35 foot putt
  • Fisher, slightly better, onto green to within 30 feet
  • Woods, about the same, ball spins away, just stays on green
  • Poulter to chip, very tidy shot, slows to within 2 feet
  • Stricker, no green to work with incredibly holes it, birdie!
  • Fisher on his own, 35 foot putt, just misses on the right
  • Stricker is carrying US in this match, outstanding winner
  • United States now 1 up
  • 13 189 3
  • Poulter gets it safely on the green, 20 foot putting chance
  • Fisher lays a beautiful tee shot over water to within 12 feet
  • All four within Poulter's 35 foot distance for birdie chances
  • Poulter first, gentle upward slope, doesn't quite turn left
  • Stricker takes advice from Tiger, 21 feet, just right though
  • Woods from 17 feet could use this, just overhits it
  • Ross Fisher now for a birdie opportunity to square
  • But Fisher just drags it left, misses by three inches
  • Halved
  • 14 485 4
  • 485-yard par four on 14, this is one of our long par-fours
  • Woods and Poulter have found the water on this hole
  • Stricker on his second shot, finds the bunker, miles from pin
  • This hole will be between Fisher and Stricker now
  • Fisher finds the green, 40 foot putt opportunity for him
  • Stricker onto the green within 20 foot of pin
  • Fisher now, big putt, nice line but a foot or so short
  • Fisher sinks for the half
  • United States still 1 up, Fisher and Stricker hit par
  • 15 377 4
  • Everyone's been talking about this dog-leg par-four 15th
  • You can hit the green from the tee, or play safe on fairway
  • Stricker guns for green and makes it, 15 foot putt, superb!
  • Tiger now, 242 yards from tee to green, too long into crowd
  • Woods seriously hasn't found his radar in this match
  • Guess where Poulter's going?
  • Hits a nice shot, just off the fringe, within 25 feet
  • Fisher doesn't like it, no surprises it's high up on the bank
  • Fisher hits down the bank, within six feet of pin
  • Poulter, big shot, chips onto the green, not enough engine
  • Steve Stricker, for two on the 15th, for two up USA
  • But he doesn't hole it, gives Fisher the 25 foot chance
  • Fisher then for birdie, and it's in!
  • Hole halved, onto the the saunter down the valley
  • 16 499 4
  • Could Fisher turn this match at the last? Three holes to go
  • Starts with this narrow fairway on the 16th, beware bunkers!
  • Tiger hit his first shot into the rough
  • Second shot though, Tiger his a nice shot onto the green
  • Fisher for a par attempt on 16, misses
  • Poulter not having success on the greens, concedes par
  • Woods now for a birdie opportunity, drifts six inches right
  • Hole halved
  • 17 211 3
  • Stricker on tee, lays it to within ten feet, but sloping
  • Woods now from tee, lovely, finds top tier, 18 feet away
  • Fisher will have to make a two to square, right side 25 feet
  • Poulter from the tee, pulls left a little, rolls to within 35
  • Stricker could wrap this match up here on the green
  • Sunny in south Wales, an oak tree shadows much of the green
  • Poulter consults this putt with Fisher
  • It's Fisher to putt first, doesn't swing enough, good effort
  • Poulter overhits his putt, didn't swing left-right
  • Stricker puts a nice pace on his putt, but it's an inch left
  • Tiger 'guaranteed' to sink this putt according to commentary
  • But he misses
  • Very disappointing from Woods, hole halved
  • 18 575 5
  • Stricker to tee off on challenging par-five 18th
  • It's soft though from Stricker, flirts with bunker
  • Tiger puts his on the down slope, on the fairway
  • Poulter now, huge roars from the crowd, safely on fairway
  • Fisher, similarly, safely on fairway
  • Doubtful whether any of these four will make green with 2nd
  • Actually Woods can probably reach it, but on downward slope
  • Tiger's first shot was 261 yards
  • Stricker now down the fairway, plenty of green to pitch to
  • Fisher plays a similar distance, but more central fairway
  • Poulter went first, he's got a pitch chance to green
  • Woods, massive hit! But into the gallery and the fans
  • Anything can happen now, it's down to the wire on 18
  • Poulter pitches onto the green safely, within around 35 feet
  • Fisher next, Poulter lecturing at length to his compatriot
  • Fisher tries to spin, but doesn't come back, on green 35 feet
  • Steve Stricker now up and down onto green, within 12 feet
  • Now Woods is in the trodden crowd grass
  • Horrible pitch, hits half inch behind the ball, goes 15 yards
  • Steve Williams complaining to fans not to photograph
  • Tiger eventually gets it onto green, within 15 feet, costly
  • Europe have to go for this, to scrape a half
  • Fisher taking ages over this, up slope from the hole
  • Fisher now, swings right-left, but curves to much, not quite
  • If this doesn't go in, will Stricker have to putt?
  • Poulter: 22 feet for birdie
  • Does not go in, not enough power, slope takes it
  • So Stricker doesn't need to putt, USA win this match, 2 up
  • Steve Stricker with some massive shots for the USA in this
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