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  Friday, 27 September, 2002, 17:57 GMT 18:57 UK
USA close the gap
Foursomes


Clarke/Bjorn v Sutton/Verplank
(USA win 2&1)

Clarke and Bjorn celebrate after taking an early lead but Hal Sutton and Scott Verplank soon get their game together and close the gap
Darren Clarke and Thomas Bjorn start celebrating too soon as their lead is cut back after the 12th hole

Hal Sutton and Scott Verplank congratulate each other on a job well done after coming from behind to beat Clarke and Bjorn 2&1
Hal Sutton and Scott Verplank fight back to win four out of the final five holes to clinch the match


Garcia/Westwood v Woods/Calcavecchia
(Europe win 2&1)

Lee Westwood advises Sergio Garcia as he lines up a putt; a successful Garcia celebrates as the pair extend their lead over Tiger Woods and Mark Calcavecchia
Lee Westwood helps Sergio Garcia line up a shot as the pair storm into the lead against the American duo

Tiger Woods reflects after he and Mark Calcavecchia are beaten by Sergio Garcia and Lee Westwood
A downcast Tiger Woods takes in his second defeat of the day as he and Mark Calcavecchia lose 2&1


Montgomerie/Langer v Mickelson/Toms
(Match halved)

More scenes reminiscent to Jean van de Velde at The Open as David Toms hits a shot out of the water on the eighth
David Toms hits trouble on the eighth and has a dip in the water as the US begin to lose ground

Colin Montgomerie (right) can't understand it as he and Bernhard Langer's lead is cut and Phil Mickelson and David Tom level the match
Bernhard Langer and Colin Montgomerie see their three-shot lead cut to nothing on the final holes


Harrington/McGinley v Cink/Furyk
(USA win 4&2)

Jim Furyk and Stewart Cink control the final match and a disappointed Paul McGinley and Padraig Harrington are forced to concede
Jim Furyk showed good form in the final match of the day, to Paul McGinley's frustration

Cink and Furyk's win over Harrington and McGinley gives the USA hope as the foursomes concludes the opening day at the Belfry
Cink and Furyk win 4&2 to put the USA back in contention as Europe's lead is slashed to just one point



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