Saturday, September 20, 2008
The New Sergio Garcia and Luke Donald? Ian Poulter and Justin Rose.
It is scary to think that the European squad might have found Team Visors, a squad of fellow Englishmen that don't seem to lose when playing together.
At first glance it appeared that Nick Faldo's pick of Ian Poulter was a bad one, but after losing their morning match, Faldo stuck with the two and they have produced, winning another match this morning, 4 and 3 over Stewart Cink and Chad Campbell.
The score is now 5.5 to 3.5 and both the rock solid American teams aren't producing.
Justin Leonard and Hunter Mahan have had to make some strong par putts just to stay afloat and Phil Mickelson and Anthony Kim were four up (!) at one point but now find themselves one down. Saturday appears to be the mirror image of Friday, when Mickelson and Kim were three down in both matches before coming back.
More to come, but the Europeans might have played themselves back in this thing.
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