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Valhalla GC, Kentucky
19-21 September

European fans show their support on the first tee

A raucous atmosphere greets the players on the first tee as European fans try to inspire a last-day turnaround in fortunes

Sergio Garcia gives Anthony Kim his ball after conceding a putt on the first tee

Sergio Garcia and Anthony Kim are the first pairing out. Despite Kim asking him to putt a three-footer, Garcia concedes the American's

United States fans

The United States fans are also in good voice as the home crowd senses a first win since the 1999 Ryder Cup

Sergio Garcia

Garcia finds the rough off the sixth fairway and is soon three down against the inspired Kim

Anthony Kim is congratulated by his captain Paul Azinger after sealing a vital point for the US

And Kim is the apple of Paul Azinger's eye as he completes a 5&4 win over Garcia to get the US scoreboard up and running

Justin Rose and Phil Mickelson

Justin Rose makes a super start against Phil Mickelson and is three up after 10 holes in match four

Boo Weekley

Boo Weekley pretends his club is a horse as he rides down the fairway during his tussle with Oliver Wilson

Ian Poulter and Nick Faldo

Nick Faldo wishes Ian Poulter, Europe's star player so far, all the best as he tees off against Steve Stricker in match 10

Europe's Robert Karlsson

Robert Karlsson rises to the occasion for Europe as he plays magnificently to beat Justin Leonard 5&3 with the pressure on

Paul Casey watches his drive fly down the fairway

Paul Casey comes back at the final hole to grab a valuable half at the end of his topsy-turvy match against Hunter Mahan

Europe's Justin Rose

And Rose gets the job done in fine style, seeing off world number two Mickelson 3&2 to keep European hopes alive

Boo Weekley

But it looks ominous for Europe as Weekley clinches a 4&2 win over Wilson, hot on the heels of Kenny Perry's defeat of Henrik Stenson

JB Holmes (right) and Soren Hansen

JB Holmes edges the hosts closer to their target with a crucial 2&1 victory over Denmark's Soren Hansen

Jim Furyk (left) and Paul Azinger

And Jim Furyk is the man who clinches the winning point with a 2&1 win over Miguel Angel Jimenez, to Azinger's relief

Ian Poulter

With the Cup already back in American hands, Poulter claims his fourth point with a 3&2 win over Stricker

Graeme McDowell

Graeme McDowell wins his match against Stewart Cink 2&1 - the Northern Irishman was inspirational all weekend

Ben Curtis (left) and Lee Westwood

Lee Westwood (left) went down to Ben Curtis 2&1 meaning the Englishman failed to win a match over the three days

Padraig Harrington

Padraig Harrington also goes down 2&1 to Chad Campbell, meaning he has not won a match since 2004

Nick Faldo (left) and Jose Maria Olazabal

The defeat begins to sink in for Faldo and his vice-captain Jose Maria Olazabal. And let the post-mortem begin...

American celebrations

And the Americans have plenty of reason to celebrate after completing their first win since 1999

Paul Azinger

Azinger holds aloft the Ryder Cup trophy, which the Americans will defend at Celtic Manor, Wales in 2010

see also
Ryder Cup scores
19 Sep 08 |  Golf

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