Friday, September 19, 2008
Europeans Land Their First Full Point, Americans Grab Two More
Justin Rose and Ian "Oh I Can't Believe Faldo Picked Him" Poulter won the first full point of the day for the Europeans, a sentence that you aren't used to hearing on day one. It is 6:04 PM Eastern and the Euros just got their first point. I think that is a pretty solid example of how darn good the Americans are playing.
Oh, and Justin Leonard, the MVP of Day One, just chipped in from off the green on 15 to win their second full point of the day. The Texans are killing it, beating the Spaniards 4 and 3. That is and 3 and 2 victory in the morning and now a 4 and 3 win in the afternoon.
I guess Justin Leonard is pretty good at winning matches with tough shots. If those two aren't playing together tomorrow I will personally fly to Kentucky and bop Paul Azinger in the head.
Also, Graeme McDowell had a 12-footer on the 18th for birdie to half but it just slide by, earning the Phil Mickelson-Anthony Kim team their first full point of the day. I think it's fair to say Kim and Mickelson like each other.
Current Score: US 5 Europe 2
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