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Last Updated: Friday, 22 September 2006, 07:37 GMT 08:37 UK
Ryder Cup: Friday photos

Tiger Woods and Jim Furyk listen intently to the US captain Tom Lehman

Tiger Woods and Jim Furyk listen intently to the US captain Tom Lehman ahead of the opening match of the morning

Jim Furyk celebrates winning the first

Furyk claims the early advantage - winning the opening hole against Colin Montgomerie and Padraig Harrington

Europe's Darren Clarke drives down the first

Darren Clarke receives a huge welcome on the first tee before sinking a birdie putt to put Europe one up in match four

Woods agonises over a missed putt

Woods fails to find his touch on the green and Harrington and Montgomerie take advantage to level the match after five

Monty ponders an approach shot

Monty ponders an approach shot as the fascinating match against Woods and Furyk remains in the balance

Furyk celebrates after sinking a putt on the ninth

Furyk sinks a putt from 25 feet to put the US back in front on the ninth as the European pair struggle on the greens

Sergio Garcia tosses his golf ball away

Sergio Garcia is in fine form alongside compatriot Jose Maria Olazabal as the Spanish partnership reach the turn two up

Montgomerie and Harrington contemplate their situation on the green

Montgomerie and Harrington's battle back but Furyk and Woods hold on to seal the win one up

Olazabal and Garcia celebrate their win

Olazabal and Garcia are inspired and wrap up Europe's first point with a 3&2 win over David Toms and Brett Wetterich

JJ Henry and Stewart Cink celebrate after earning a half against Paul Casey and Robert Karlsson

JJ Henry and Stewart Cink recover from three down to halve their enthralling match with Paul Casey and Robert Karlsson

Lee Westwood and Darren Clarke embrace after beating Phil Mickelson and Chris DiMarco

Clarke and Lee Westwood seal an emotional win over Phil Mickelson and Chris DiMarco as Europe lead 2.5 to 1.5

Luke Donald acknowledges the crowd

Luke Donald appears in the afternoon foursomes and helps Garcia to an early lead over Woods and Furyk

Michael Jordan smokes a cigar

Former NBA legend Michael Jordan enjoys the gripping foursomes with the afternoon matches evenly poised

Westwood and Montgomerie check the line of a putt

Westwood is paired with Montgomerie as the tussle against Mickelson and DiMarco remains all square after 11 holes

Europe's Paul McGinley shows his frustration on the 16th

Paul McGinley and Harrington have to settle for a half as Chad Campbell and Zach Johnson overturn their lead on the 18th

Woods shakes hands with Garcia

In a heavy shower Garcia and Donald seal a two up win over Woods and Furyk to give Europe a vital point

David Howell reacts after missing a putt by a fraction on the 18th

David Howell and Henrik Stenson's nip and tuck match against Stewart Cink and David Toms ends all square

Montgomerie celebrates his putt on the 18th green

In a nailbiting finish Monty rescues half a point with an eight-foot putt on the 18th to give Europe a 5-3 lead after day one






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