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2006 Ryder Cup


Sergio Garcia 2006 ryder cup

Sergio Garcia won all four of the team matches in which he played at the 2006 Ryder Cup.

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Score: Europe 18.5, USA 9.5
Site: The K Club, Straffan, County Kildare, Ireland
Captains: USA - Tom Lehman; Europe - Ian Woosnam
Europe's 18.5 to 9.5 victory over the USA in the 2006 Ryder Cup matched the biggest win ever (to that time) by Europe in the long history of the Cup. And Europe could have set a record for biggest win had Paul McGinley not conceded a long putt to J.J. Henry on the final hole of that singles match, resulting in a halved match.

The victory was the third straight for Team Europe, and its fifth win out of the last six.

In 28 matches played at this Ryder Cup, Americans managed only six match wins. Only Tiger Woods and Scott Verplank had winning records among the Americans; Phil Mickelson went 0-4-1.

On the European side, Sergio Garcia and Lee Westwood each earned four points for the team, while Darren Clarke, Luke Donald and Jose Maria Olazabal all went 3-0-0. Clarke was playing barely a month after the death of his wife from breast cancer.

Europe held the lead after every session, and routed the Americans in singles by a score of 8-3-1 (eight wins, three losses, one draw).

Team Members
• USA: Chad Campbell, Stewart Cink, Chris DiMarco, Jim Furyk, J.J. Henry, Zach Johnson, Phil Mickelson, Vaughn Taylor, David Toms, Scott Verplank, Brett Wetterich, Tiger Woods
• Europe: Paul Casey, Darren Clarke, Luke Donald, Sergio Garcia, Padraig Harrington, David Howell, Robert Karlsson, Paul McGinley, Colin Montgomerie, Jose Maria Olazabal, Henrik Stenson, Lee Westwood

Day 1 Results:

• Tiger Woods/Jim Furyk, U.S., def. Padraig Harrington/Colin Montgomerie, 1-up
• Stewart Cink/J.J. Henry, U.S., halved with Paul Casey/Robert Karlsson, Europe
• Sergio Garcia/Jose Maria Olazabal, Europe, def. David Toms/Brett Wetterich, U.S., 3 and 2
• Darren Clarke/Lee Westwood, Europe, def. Phil Mickelson/Chris DiMarco, U.S., 1-up
• Chad Campbell/Zach Johnson, U.S., halved with Padraig Harrington/Paul McGinley, Europe
• Stewart Cink/David Toms, U.S., halved with David Howell/Henrik Stenson, Europe
• Phil Mickelson/Chris DiMarco, U.S., halved with Lee Westwood/Colin Montgomerie, Europe
• Luke Donald/Sergio Garcia, Europe, def. Tiger Woods/Jim Furyk, U.S., 2-up

Day 2 Results:

• Stewart Cink/J.J. Henry, U.S., halved with Paul Casey/Robert Karlsson, Europe
• Sergio Garcia/Jose Maria Olazabal, Europe, def. Phil Mickelson/Chris DiMarco, 3 and 2
• Darren Clarke/Lee Westwood, Europe, def. Tiger Woods/Jim Furyk, U.S., 3 and 2
• Scott Verplank/Zach Johnson, U.S., def. Henrik Stenson/Padraig Harrington, Europe, 2 and 1
• Sergio Garcia/Luke Donald, Europe, def. Phil Mickelson/David Toms, U.S., 2 and 1
• Chad Campbell/Vaughn Taylor, U.S., halved with Colin Montgomerie/Lee Westwood, Europe
• Paul Casey/David Howell, Europe, def. Stewart Cink/Zach Johnson, U.S., 5 and 4
• Jim Furyk/Tiger Woods, U.S., def. Padraig Harrington/Paul McGinley, Europe, 3 and 2

Day 3 Results:

• Colin Montgomerie, Europe, def. David Toms, U.S., 1-up
• Stewart Cink, U.S., def. Sergio Garcia, Europe, 4 and 3
• Paul Casey, Europe, def. Jim Furyk, U.S., 2 and 1
• Tiger Woods, U.S., def. Robert Karlsson, Europe, 3 and 2
• Luke Donald, Europe, def. Chad Campbell, U.S., 2 and 1
• J.J. Henry, U.S., halved with Paul McGinley, Europe
• Darren Clarke, Europe, def. Zach Johnson, U.S., 3 and 2
• Henrik Stenson, Europe, def. Vaughn Taylor, U.S., 4 and 3
• David Howell, Europe, def. Brett Wetterich, U.S., 5 and 4
• Jose Maria Olazabal, Europe, def. Phil Mickelson, U.S., 2 and 1
• Lee Westwood, Europe, def. Chris DiMarco, U.S., 2-up
• Scott Verplank, U.S., def. Padraig Harrington, Europe, 4 and 3

Player Win-Loss Records (wins-losses-halves)

Chad Campbell, 0-1-2
Stewart Cink, 1-1-3
Chris DiMarco, 0-3-1
Jim Furyk, 2-3-0
J.J. Henry, 0-0-3
Zach Johnson, 1-2-1
Phil Mickelson, 0-4-1
Vaughn Taylor, 0-1-1
David Toms, 0-3-1
Scott Verplank, 2-0-0
Brett Wetterich, 0-2-0
Tiger Woods, 3-2-0

Paul Casey, 2-0-2
Darren Clarke, 3-0-0
Luke Donald, 3-0-0
Sergio Garcia, 4-1-0
Padraig Harrington, 0-4-1
David Howell, 2-0-1
Robert Karlsson, 0-1-2
Paul McGinley, 0-1-2
Colin Montgomerie, 1-1-2
Jose Maria Olazabal, 3-0-0
Henrik Stenson, 1-1-1
Lee Westwood, 3-0-2

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