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  Saturday, 28 September, 2002, 17:49 GMT 18:49 UK
USA edge gripping day
Davis Love III is congratulated by Tiger Woods after the pair win their second point of the day in the fourballs
Tiger Woods shows his relief after winning the fourballs

The Ryder Cup will go into Sunday's singles level at 8-8 after one of the best sessions of golf in the history of the competition.

The afternoon fourballs were an exhibition of matchplay golf of the highest order with all but one of the matches finishing on the 18th.

And the United States took the honours 2-1 after the morning foursomes finished 2-2.

Europe's sole win came courtesy of Padraig Harrington and Colin Montgomerie 2&1.

Elsewhere it was all America, with Tiger Woods and Davis Love III fighting back from the brink.

A hard-earned European half in the last match squared proceedings to set up what promises to be an equally exhilarating final day.

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Fasth/Parnevik v Calcavecchia/Duval
(USA win 1 up)

David Duval and Mark Calcavecchia won on the last with a half, having turned the match around on the back nine.

They had been three down on the front nine but went on a run and were eight-under par in the 11 holes to 16.

The match turned at the 10th when Duval drove the green while both Swedes found the water, Jesper Parnevik after attempting to follow the American's lead.

The setback stopped the European momentum while the visitors went from strength to strength.


Garcia/Westwood v Love III/Woods
(USA win 1 up)

Tiger Woods and Davis Love III secured their second point of the day in remarkable fashion on the last.

However, they were given a helping hand by their opponents, who lost their 100% record as a partnership in the process.

After Love chipped in from the fringe on 17, Sergio Garcia missed a short putt that would have guaranteed Europe at least half a point.

Both the Spaniard and Lee Westwood bogeyed the last, missing sinkable putts after Love had finished with a par four.


M'gomerie/Harrington v Mickelson/Toms
(Europe win 2&1)

Colin Montgomerie and Padraig Harrington closed out a memorable match on the 17th after both their opponents missed with putts for a half.

The match was undoubtedly the best of the afternoon with birdies on all but two holes.

The loss was the first Phil Mickelson and David Toms had endured in four outings at The Belfry.

But they pushed their hosts all the way, most notably when Mickelson won with birdies at nine, 10 and 12.


Clarke/McGinley v Hoch/Furyk
(Match halved)

A Paul McGinley birdie on the last won Europe half a point to round off an amazing day of Ryder Cup golf.

McGinley and Darren Clarke refused to give up and their dogged determination was finally rewarded at the last.

They were never ahead and clawed back to all square from two down at the 13th and one down at the 17th.

Scott Hoch's birdie at 17 looked certain to give the visitors a one-point lead going into the final day, but McGinley had other ideas.

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US captain Curtis Strange
"Sam has done something I have never seen before"
European captain Sam Torrance
"It's time to pick up the musket and do it"
Europe's Darren Clarke & Paul McGinley
"We had a really good day"
 VOTE RESULTS
Who will win the Ryder Cup?

United States
 34.15% 

Europe
 60.97% 

Tie
 4.89% 

28977 Votes Cast

Results are indicative and may not reflect public opinion
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