LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - The United States has its first lead
going to the final day of the Ryder Cup since 1995, holding off a
The U.S. is up 9-7 heading to Sunday, the Europeans missing a
chance to close within a point when Robert Karlsson missed a
12-footer for eagle at the 18th hole in the final better-ball match
of the day. Karlsson and Henrik Stenson halved their match with
Phil Mickelson and Hunter Mahan.
Boo Weekley and J.B. Holmes gave the Americans a big boost by
defeating Lee Westwood and Soren Hansen 2 and 1, ending Westwood's
unbeaten streak of 12 straight Ryder cup matches. The U.S. picked
up another unlikely half when Steve Stricker and Ben Curtis played
to a draw with Sergio Garcia and Paul Casey.
Ian Poulter teamed with Graeme McDowell to win his third match
of the weekend, a 1-up victory over Kenny Perry and Jim Furyk.
Poulter also won an alternate-shot match in the morning with Justin