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Last Updated: Wednesday, 20 September 2006, 08:28 GMT 09:28 UK
Ryder Cup: Wednesday photos

Course officials take shelter from the wind and rain

Course marshalls take shelter as the tail-end of Hurricane Gordon causes disruption as it sweeps over County Kildare

A course marshall battles against the strong winds

Gusts of more than 40mph force organisers to close the K Club to spectators and all non-essential staff

K Club officials struggle to keep hold of the Irish tricolor

Officials struggle to keep hold of the Irish tricolor as the strong winds continue to wreak havoc with Ryder Cup plans

Golf fans queue up at the K Club

Up to 40,000 golf fans are expected to attend the day's practice and many are forced to queue patiently outside

A member of groundstaff mows the fairway

K Club greenkeepers continue to prepare the fairways throughout the morning despite the wet conditions

Europe's Darren Clarke plays out of a bunker

Europe's Darren Clarke braves the rain when practice gets underway as he continues his partnership with Lee Westwood

Luke Donald and Paul McGinley practice on the driving range

Luke Donald takes part in practice on the range and is paired with Spain's Sergio Garcia for the second day of preparations

A spectator struggles with his umbrella in the strong wind

The weather continues to cause problems for spectators squeezed into the best vantage points across the course

Tiger Woods shares a joke with US team captain Tom Lehman

Tiger Woods joins his team captain Tom Lehman as the US team head into the wild weather for a second day of practice

The US team practice on the first green

Some fans are left disappointed as Lehman's side controversially decide to just concentrate on their short game



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SEE ALSO
Ryder Cup: Tuesday photos
19 Sep 06 |  Golf
Bad jumpers, dodgy strides
18 Sep 06 |  Golf


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