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Last Updated: Sunday, 19 September, 2004, 20:44 GMT 21:44 UK
Westwood edges out Perry
Perry v Westwood (Europe won 1-up)

Lee Westwood
Lee Westwood beat Kenny Perry 1-up to ensure Europe retained the Ryder Cup.

The Englishman was two down after six holes but he stuck at it and pegged Perry back to all-square after 12 before taking the lead at the next.

The pair traded holes but it was Westwood who held his nerve over the final holes to clinch a vital victory.

The win took Europe to 13 points and, with Colin Montgomerie guaranteed at least a half in the next match, it ensured Europe could not be beaten.

Afterwards, Westwood hailed captain Bernhard Langer for the way the German led the victorious European team.

"We are delighted for Bernhard Langer. He's done a fantastic job, and so have the vice-captains Anders Forsbrand, Joakim Haeggman and Thomas Bjorn.

"Bernhard has masterminded it all and brought us through," he said.

Westwood also praised rookies David Howell and Paul Casey, who claimed a crucial fourballs victory on Saturday, saying: "They are massive heroes."



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