It was a great day for the American Team at the Ryder Cup as they extended their lead to four full points to 10-6 over the European Team. The day could have been much worse for the Europeans Team except brilliant saves from the last two European teams to win and hold off the onslaught from the Americans.
Sergio Garcia and Luke Donald hung on to top a charging Tiger Woods and Steve Stricker and in the last match of the day Ian Poulter and Rory McIlroy birdied the last six holes to come from behind to steal a point from previously undefeated (2-0) Jason Dufner and Zach Johnson. McIlroy birdied the 13th to get to one down and the his gritty English partner proceeded to birdie the last five holes. They went all square at the 15th and Poulter’s birdie on the 16th got them to one up. His closing two birdies brought looks of amazement from his teammates and cheers from the partisan crowd.
Watching Poulter play in a Ryder Cup is one of the great experiences in golf. Every time he tees it up in the Ryder Cup he proves that he is one of the most determined, courageous and emotional players to chase down Mr. Ryder’s Cup.