Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Europe draws first blood and gains a three-peat - Ryder Cup 2006

The story unfolded, as it has done in so many Ryder Cups, with Colin Montgomerie (Monty). Sent out by captain Woosnam at the top of the order and charged with the task of setting an example for those to follow, the Scotsman made a nerve-racking up-and-down birdie from a bunker at the 18th to close out a one hole win over David Toms, and in the process extend his amazing unbeaten run to eight singles matches.

It was first blood to Europe and from there they never looked back.

That was the start of the single matches. The foursomes and four-balls also went to Europe. Another record victory of 18 1/2 points to 9 1/2.
They said it couldn’t be done. Not again. Especially not on a course that was designed by an American and suited the style of their players. But to the backdrop of arguably the most emotionally-charged scenes ever witnessed at a golf tournament, Europe won The 2006 Ryder Cup at The K Club by exactly the margin of two years ago!

2004 it was the story of Bernhard Langer, the top German golfer. He was captain then and he managed to form an outstanding European team. And even played his best golf at the age of 47.
2006 it was the story of pumped-up Sergio Garcia who inspired Europe to lead in the foursome and four-ball matches, playing with Olazabal (with whom else? Ole, the Spanish!) and Donald.

That means the winner is Europe for the third time in a row (2002-2004-2006). Go and repeat the three-peat, Europe!


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