THE SKINNY Stricker fights back from a shaky start to beat
Europe’s best player and win his third point of the matches.
CRITICAL MOMENT Stricker makes a 20-footer for eagle- 2 at the
drivable par- 4 15th to go 2-up.
BIGGEST BLUNDER Westwood hits his tee shot into the water at
the par- 3 13th to go 1-down.
DONALD (EUR) DEF.
FURYK (USA), 1-UP
THE SKINNY Donald made every critical putt he faced to win his
third point of the matches.
CRITICAL MOMENT Donald made a 15-footer for birdie at the 11th
with Furyk within four feet to remain 2-up.
BIGGEST BLUNDER Needing a birdie to halve the match, Furyk hit
his sand wedge third shot into the greenside bunker.
POULTER (EUR) DEF.
KUCHAR (USA), 5 AND 4
THE SKINNY Poulter wins third point of matches and goes 7 under
through 14 holes.
CRITICAL MOMENT Poulter holes a pitch shot from 30 yards for an
eagle at the par- 5 11th to go 4-up.
BIGGEST BLUNDER Pavin puts rookie Kuchar in the critical first
JIMENEZ (EUR) DEF.
WATSON (USA), 4 AND 3
THE SKINNY Jimenez had never won a singles match in the Ryder
Cup until he faced Watson.
CRITICAL MOMENT Jimenez makes 10-footer for birdie at the par-
5 11th to go 3-up.
BIGGEST BLUNDER Watson fails to take advantage of his length
on the par 5s and the drivable par- 4 15th, losing three of those
holes to Jimenez.
THE SKINNY McIlroy wanted Woods but had his hands full with
Cink, whose putter failed him in this match.
CRITICAL MOMENT McIlroy gets up and down for par at the 18th
after leaving a shot in the greenside bunker.
BIGGEST BLUNDER Cink three-putted for par at the 15th to lose the
hole and square the match, and missed a five-footer for birdie on 17.
D. JOHNSON (USA) DEF.
KAYMER (EUR), 6 AND 4
THE SKINNY After a miserable first two days, Johnson makes
four straight birdies to close out the PGA champion.
CRITICAL MOMENT Johnson makes his first birdie of the day at
the par- 5 11th to go 3-up.
BIGGEST BLUNDER Kaymer left a shot in the greenside bunker
at the first hole to set the tone for the match.
OVERTON (USA) DEF.
FISHER (EUR), 3 AND 2
THE SKINNY The best U.S. rookie was Overton, who won two
points in four matches.
CRITICAL MOMENT Overton won five holes in a seven-hole
stretch after falling 2-down with a bogey on the ninth.
BIGGEST BLUNDER Fisher misses a five-footer for par at the
par- 3 13th to fall 2-down.
WOODS (USA) DEF.
F. MOLINARI (EUR), 4 AND 3
THE SKINNY Makes you wonder why Woods was placed so deep
into the singles lineup after seven birdies and an eagle in 15 holes.
CRITICAL MOMENT Woods holes out for eagle- 2 at the 12th for
3-up lead and follows with a birdie at the 13th to go 4-up.
BIGGEST BLUNDER Francesco takes a bullet intended for