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2002 Ryder Cup

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Colin Montgomerie 2002 Ryder Cup

Colin Montgomerie posted a 4-0-1 record for Europe at the 2002 Ryder Cup.

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Score: Europe 15.5, USA 12.5
Site: The Belfry in Sutton Colfield, England
Captains: USA - Curtis Strange; Europe - Sam Torrance
The 2002 Ryder Cup was originally scheduled for 2001, but was postponed a year due to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in the United States. Prior to this, the Ryder Cup was always played in odd-numbered years; since, it has been played in even-numbered years.

Team Europe reclaimed the cup after the American's stirring comeback at the 1999 Ryder Cup by doing something that Team USA, to this point in the competition's history, had usually done itself: winning the singles session.

The two sides entered the Sunday Singles tied at 8-8. But Colin Montgomerie - whose 4-0-1 record was tops for the tournament - led off with a 5-and-4 victory over Scott Hoch, setting the tone for the day. Team USA managed to win only two of 12 singles matches, Team Europe winning five, the rest being halved.

Phil Mickelson, playing second-to-last for the Americans, lost to unheralded Phillip Price; and Tiger Woods, in the last spot, halved with Jesper Parnevik. But it was Paul McGinley's half-point earned against Jim Furyk that pushed Europe to the points needed (14.5) to win back the cup.

David Toms topped Team USA with a 3-1-1 mark, while Hoch was 0-3-1. Bernhard Langer was another star for Europe, going 3-0-1.

Team Members
• USA: Paul Azinger, Mark Calcavecchia, Stewart Cink, David Duval, Jim Furyk, Scott Hoch, Davis Love III, Phil Mickelson, Hal Sutton, David Toms, Scott Verplank, Tiger Woods
• Europe: Thomas Bjorn, Darren Clarke, Niclas Fasth, Pierre Fulke, Sergio Garcia, Padraig Harrington, Bernhard Langer, Paul McGinley, Colin Montgomerie, Jesper Parnevik, Phillip Price, Lee Westood

Day 1 Results:

Foursomes
• Darren Clarke/Thomas Bjorn, Europe, def. Tiger Woods/Paul Azinger, U.S., 1-up
• Lee Westwood/Sergio Garcia, Europe, def. David Duval/Davis Love III, U.S., 4 and 3
• Colin Montgomerie/Bernhard Langer, Europe, def. Scott Hoch/Jim Furyk, U.S., 4 and 3
• Phil Mickelson/David Toms, U.S., def. Padraig Harrington/Niclas Fasth, Europe, 1-up

Fourballs
• Hal Sutton/Scott Verplank, U.S., def. Darren Clarke/Thomas Bjorn, Europe, 2 and 1
• Lee Westwood/Sergio Garcia, Europe, def. Tiger Woods/Mark Calcavecchia, U.S., 2 and 1
• Colin Montgomerie/Bernhard Langer, Europe, halved with Phil Mickelson/David Toms, U.S.
• Stewart Cink/Jim Furyk, U.S., def. Padraig Harrington/Paul McGinley, Europe, 2 and 1

Day 2 Results:

Foursomes
• Phil Mickelson/David Toms, U.S., def. Pierre Fulke/Phillip Price, Europe, 2 and 1
• Colin Montgomerie/Bernhard Langer, Europe, def. Scott Verplank/Scott Hoch, U.S., 1-up
• Lee Westwood/Sergio Garcia, Europe, def. Stewart Cink/Jim Furyk, U.S., 2 and 1
• Tiger Woods/Davis Love III, U.S., def. Darren Clarke/Thomas Bjorn, Europe, 2 and 1

Fourballs
• Mark Calcavecchia/David Duval, U.S., def. Niclas Fasth/Jesper Parnevik, Europe, 1-up
• Colin Montgomerie/Bernhard Langer, Europe, def. Phil Mickelson/David Toms, U.S., 2 and 1
• Tiger Woods/Davis Love III, U.S., def. Sergio Garcia/Lee Westwood, Europe, 1-up
• Darren Clarke/Paul McGinley, Europe, halved with Scott Hoch/Jim Furyk, U.S.

Day 3 Results:

Singles
• Colin Montgomerie, Europe, def. Scott Hoch, U.S., 5 and 4
• David Toms, U.S., def. Sergio Garcia, Europe, 1-up
• Darren Clarke, Europe, halved with David Duval, U.S.
• Bernhard Langer, Europe, def. Hal Sutton, U.S., 4 and 3
• Padraig Harrington, Europe, def. Mark Calcavecchia, U.S., 5 and 4
• Thomas Bjorn, Europe, def. Stewart Cink, U.S., 2 and 1
• Scott Verplank, U.S., def. Lee Westwood, U.S., 2 and 1
• Paul Azinger, U.S., halved with Niclas Fasth, Europe
• Paul McGinley, Europe, halved with Jim Furyk, U.S.
• Davis Love III, U.S., halved with Pierre Fulke, Europe
• Phillip Price, Europe, def. Phil Mickelson, U.S., 3 and 2
• Tiger Woods, U.S., halved with Jesper Parnevik, Europe

Player Records (wins-losses-halves)

USA
Paul Azinger, 0-1-1
Mark Calcavecchia, 1-2-0
Stewart Cink, 1-2-0
David Duval, 1-1-1
Jim Furyk, 1-2-2
Scott Hoch, 0-3-1
Davis Love III, 2-1-1
Phil Mickelson, 2-2-1
Hal Sutton, 1-1-0
David Toms, 3-1-1
Scott Verplank, 2-1-0
Tiger Woods, 2-2-1

Europe
Thomas Bjorn, 2-2-0
Darren Clarke, 1-2-2
Niclas Fasth, 0-2-1
Pierre Fulke, 0-1-1
Sergio Garcia, 3-2-0
Padraig Harrington, 2-2-0
Bernhard Langer, 3-0-1
Paul McGinley, 0-1-2
Colin Montgomerie, 4-0-1
Jesper Parnevik, 0-1-1
Phillip Price, 1-1-0
Lee Westood, 3-2-0

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