Tuesday 23 January 2018

How the drama unfolded at Celtic Manor

0905: Steve Stricker hits first shot through the mist.

0933: Rory McIlroy draws first blood with an opening birdie.

1045: Europe ahead in six of the first eight games.

1140: With all 12 games under way Europe up in eight, down in four.

1247: Dustin Johnson hammers Martin Kaymer to cut Europe lead to two. 9 1/2-7 1/2.

1248: Stricker beats Lee Westwood on the 17th and the States are only one behind. 9 1/2-8 1/2.

1303: Ian Poulter gives Europe their first win, 5&4 over Matt Kuchar. 10 1/2-8 1/2.

1321: McIlroy scrambles a half with Stewart Cink after taking two in a bunker by the 18th green. 11-9.

1330: Luke Donald beats Jim Furyk on the last. 12-9.

1405: Miguel Angel Jimenez's great birdie on the 15th to defeat Bubba Watson makes it 13-9.

1411: Ross Fisher three-putts the 16th and loses to Jeff Overton. 13-10.

1415: Tiger Woods is nine under par in beating Francesco Molinari. 13-11.

1444: Phil Mickelson's first win of the week, over Peter Hanson, cuts the gap to one again. 13-12 with three games left.

1503: Rickie Fowler completes a stunning comeback from four down with six to play and three down with three to go. His closing 18-foot birdie putt makes it 13 1/2-12 1/2.

1504: Zach Johnson defeats Padraig Harrington on the 16th and the sides are level with one game left.

1522: Graeme McDowell beats Hunter Mahan and wins the Ryder Cup. 14 1/2-13 1/2.

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