10/09/2011 Golf: Walker Cup


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10/09/2011

Hazel Irvine presents live coverage of the 43rd Walker Cup from the Royal Aberdeen Club, as the best amateur golfers from Great Britain and Ireland take on their USA counterparts.


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For almost 90 years, golf's and Walker Cup has been introducing us

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to the golfing greats of tomorrow today. Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods,

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Kremer could tell, the list goes on and on. They all came to a

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retention in this, the foremost amateur team competition. It puts

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the United States of America against Great Britain and Ireland.

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It is a pretty sure bet that some of the young men we see this

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weekend will go on to become golfing greats. But all in good

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time and not before they have given their all in this the 43rd Walker

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Cup match. In the last decade or so, the matches have been pretty close

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and exciting fog will last part, but the last instalment was a

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runaway for the United States. Before the sides met in

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Pennsylvania, at the previous matches had been settled by a

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single point. Rickie Fowler played a key role in his last match as an

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amateur. And at last day singles victory by Peter Uihlein retained

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the cup for the United States. From there they the run-up an emphatic

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victory. This week, the US aiming to claim the Walker Cup for a 4th

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consecutive time. Yesterday evening, both sides were introduced by the

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respective captains. The anthems were played, formalities absurd,

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and we were ready to resume the oldest of rivalries in team golf.

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Ken Brown is a former five-times Ryder Cup player but this Walker

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Cup predates that. Why does it still matter in this day and age?

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He it is nice that amateur sport still has some sort of meaning, but

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it is such an important event to playing. It is the pinnacle of your

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golfing life as an amateur. If you can play in the Walker Cup you have

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ready made it and made it something special, and it is always on your

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CV. What does it mean far Saskia worse? It is like a Ryder Cup.

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There's nothing quite like to teams getting together, Match Play,

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foursomes and singles. The last two home matches had been marvellous.

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This is one of my favourite events to be at. It is a thrilling place.

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It is a place of real honesty and there is real honest endeavour from

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these young men. What about the boil Aberdeen links, a very testing

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course and a beautiful place to be -- will Royal Aberdeen. It is

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filled with tradition here. It is nine holes at eight and nine holes

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coming back into the breeze. It is in perfect condition so the boys

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will have a delightful venue to play it in. This is the calmest

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that it has been all day, right now. But there is a lot of weather

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coming in and how much of the leveller could that be? Could it

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play into the hands of the home team? I would think the American

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side overall a slightly stronger. But they have home advantage and

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the home crowd, so I think it is barely even over all. It will be,

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as always, the person or those crucial parts that will turn the

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match around. Let us explain the format. This is how it will be

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played. Today we have four matches Tomorrow, more foursomes in the

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morning and then all 10 players in each team involved in head to head

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singles. The US need to 13. To retain the Walker Cup and Great

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Britain and Ireland need 13.5. Let us introduce you to the teams. The

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home side is very young. All shapes and sizes and a real range of

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personalities. Stiggy Hodgson return from the 2019. Many that you

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will not have heard of but one that you should be aware of after his

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heroic in leading the Open at Royal It would have been silly to turn

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pro just a couple of months before this event, when I felt like I made

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that team after the Open. I struggled after the Open to get my

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concentration back. I had a lot of publicity in a way and it was good

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to let that pass and now my focus impressive group. They have six men

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in the top 10 of the world amateur rankings. Patrick Cantlay is the

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number one player and Peter Uihlein is one of the survivors of the 2009

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Playing the Majors, you are playing for yourself. In my case, I was

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representing my university in the States. But this is with nine guys

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you're not used to play with and also your country. It is a whole

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different feeling. Our open but last time my first tee shot was

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very nervous. Peter Uihlein and Tom Lewis are viewed as the natural

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leaders in both sides. For Tom Lewis, how much has his moment in

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the spotlight at royal St Georges prepared him for this? A great deal,

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I would say. Going into the Open Championship not a lot of people

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had heard of him. Locally, he was well known. Going their end

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shooting 65, to lowest round an amateur has ever scored in the Open

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Championship. He made the cut and finished 30th. It was a great week

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for him and will give him a lot of confidence. The Americans will lean

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heavily on Peter Uihlein. He is unbeaten in the Walker Cup. What

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could he go on to achieve in the game? It is difficult to say who is

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going to become a great one, who will be good and he will disappear.

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But to look at his record over the last three years and he is the best

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amateur in the world. He comes from a golfing background. I like the

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way he prepared for the Open Championship. He is well prepared,

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a professional amateur, as it were. Most of them are full-time amateurs.

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I remember Tom Watson same they were amateurs in name only. Gone

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are that days when the window- cleaner is going to give them a job.

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We have some wonderful systems over here in Great Britain and Ireland,

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developing young players, so most of them, the old school of the

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amateurs is dead and buried. These are semi-professionals. We will see

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a lot of them both this weekend and going forward. Let us meet the

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captains. For the United States, you have gym holed grief, a former

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Walker Cup player himself. -- Jim Holtgrieve. He is pitting his wits

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against Nigel Edwards. It is a game over 18 holes a where playing

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foursomes, we are playing at Royal Aberdeen, the boys know it very

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well. It looks as though the conditions will be similar to what

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we have played throughout the year. All the trophies and all the medals

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and all the accolades that everybody have got, it all goes

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away tomorrow when they walk over there and announced that there are

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 54 seconds

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At 9:00am today there were nerds, tension, excitement. Peter Uihlein

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hit the first shot in this Walker Cup contest. Tom Lewis went with a

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driver. A disconcerting start. Hooked it into a bush. That was not

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found. He and Michael Stewart lost the first hole. Consternation for

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the Great Britain and Ireland team straight away. They did get back

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into it. Senior and Solomon three Andrew Cotter and Peter Alliss.

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Windy conditions. Some brave soul going out to sea, looking for a

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lobster pot or tried to catch some crabs. -- trying. Look at this

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delightful golf course. It is in superb condition. His early days.

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First round. We will visit match one with Maureen Madill. We have

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been treated to some spectacular golf in this opening match. Tom

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Lewis and Michael Stewart hour one up. -- are. Only two par fives on

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this course. Probably a little bit out of reach. Looking for a

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replacement. I was on the first tee when Tom Lewis teed off. Drifted

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down the left-hand side. Lost it in the course. They have come fighting

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back, played some good steady golf. You will remember Tom Lewis from

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the Open Championship. Opening round of 65. Turning professional

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at the end of the week. He is going hope when he turns professional

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that he does not try to alter or too much. He is only a young fellow.

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He has got a good game. He just needs fine-tuning. Foursomes have

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always been very interesting. I had some great partners. Particularly

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Christy O'Connor, my old friend from Ireland. You have to play for

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your partner of relief. -- really. This is a risky second. Uihlein has

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pulled that a way. It was pretty much out of reach for him. The

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terrain is littered with bunkers. Lewis was always claimed short of

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those. I always -- I watched that ball and nobody moved. That could

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course. -- course. Foursomes, each two players has one ball in play

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and they take turns at tee shot. Nathan Smith. The oldest member of

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they can change very rapidly. So far it has been a curate's cake. --

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pate. A little bit of this, little bit of that. We have seen two balls

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lost of the first tee. Kelly Kraft lost his ball. Amazing. I like to

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see the crowd walking down the fairway. It is like the old days.

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It is all right when you only have a few hundred or a few 1000. When

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you get 20,000 or 30,000, it is very difficult. This is not a great

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lie. Michael Stewart has only got 90 yards. It is not the fattest

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green I have ever seen. He give it a good Digg. -- he struck it well.

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Excellent result. The Americans fired to the right. They do not

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seem to be in too much alarm. But they are still looking. It is

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horrid. They still have not found it. I am not actually convinced

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they have found this yet. It is totally thick down here. A rather

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risky shot that Uihlein took on. It was never going to make the green.

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It appeared on a few occasions as though they had found it. Then they

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started looking again. It always fascinates me when people stand

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around. It is obviously a popular place. I was fascinated to watch

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his second shot. Nobody waved their harm. This could be a lost ball.

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Match two. This is Jack Senior with the fourth

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shot for a Great Britain and Ireland. He drove out of bounds.

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has been in a rich vein of form. The semi-final of the US amateur

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Championship. A good player. news so far here. The search seems

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to be switching from inside to excite the rocks. Peter has been

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asked to identify a golf ball. I do not think the ball went out side

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the row. The stopwatches on them. I reckon it is about 3 a half-at this

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stage. -- three-and a-half minutes. They are finding a few balls. My

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goodness. Is it a Goblin?! That shot sounded a little porky. Good

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break. He did badly, got the run, put it close. This is matched three.

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-- match. Paul copter and Alan Dunbar. Nathan Smith and Blayne

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course that goes out. A little pitch and run here for Andy some of

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them. -- Andy Sullivan. He has played nicely so far today. A

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couple of errant shots at nine and They are having to recreate the

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original live. So many people stamped around him here. They are

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look happy with that now. This will be a difficult task facing Harris

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English. Lucky, lucky, lucky to the players reached the ball. There

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were quite a few people hunting around before they arrive. This is

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smash it as hard as you can and hope for the best. Yes, I agree.

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This is hit and hope. There are a couple of bunkers between him and

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the safety of the fairway. This is brute strength. There is no way

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that you can exert an lee macro control of the ball. -- any. That

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came out well. Hit and hope, and the hope came off. A massive break.

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A sigh of relief from the American camp. Some fierce rough around this

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course. On to the 11th. The 10th was conceded to the Americans. One

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up he beat Great Britain and Ireland team. It will be Kelly

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Kraft to hit the tee shot for the 167 yards. Looks very benign. That

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green is not as flat as it looks. And out of bounds fence on the

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right. Nice looking hole. Gentleman King. Tricky when you get to the

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Kelly Kraft has got a 5-iron. The pin on the left-hand side. At the

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green. He has to control the flight of the ball. The third hole they

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have played into the wind this morning. The wind is off to the

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left. That has stopped nicely for him. A long way from the hole.

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Almost in the three-putt range. It is not easy to get near that flag

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today. To get close to the flag you have to be bold and have a good

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or not, the Americans have this for the hole. This would be the most

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outrageous birdie. Uihlein has about golf. They nearly lost the

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ball. Eventually it was fined. Smashed it out and had a chance of

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winning the hole. GB and Ireland have still got to get the job done.

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By holing out has been very good in this match. Great support here for

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Michael Stewart, one of the home players. James Byrne is the other

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Scottish player in the team. Safely more. With a little bit better

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whether I am sure they would come in their hundreds and hundreds. --

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how much momentum can sway backwards and forwards so quickly -

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shots that win, it is the bad shots that lose. Anyone that can hole out

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is a damn good player to have Russell Henley. Once it reaches the

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top level of the green it will break from right to left and run

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away from him. Very tricky to judge flag-raising ceremony it was nice

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to see many of the old past players here from both United States and

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Great Britain and Ireland. The passing of time has been quite kind

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to some. Newly directly back into the breeze here on 13. -- Neelie. -

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I'm told but they are nearly all local members or low handicap

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players. Not be imported from America. There is the gallant

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colonel closely followed by the red jacket of one of the stalwarts of

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previous two holes and a real improvement there for Jack Senior.

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They are two up. That was quite a vicious celebration. HAZEL IRVINE:

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Jack Senior, winner of the Lytham Trophy the share and he has put his

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side two up after 11 -- this year. At the last match, a couple of

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years ago, a Great Britain and Ireland lost both sets of foursomes

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one, and had he been a professional, he would have made $325,000 already

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this season. The situation looks Andrew Cotter. ANDREW COTTER: It is

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looking very promising for Great Britain and Ireland. The red

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trouser it Americans brightening up But if you are in any way short,

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 54 seconds

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Half a club shorter than that and harassed English to go first. --

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Harris English. The pin is back right today so the further right

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that you hit your approach shot, the longer you have to hit it. If

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you aim for the centre of the green there is quite a welcoming little

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bump up the back left which can be helpful. Club selection is vital

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here. It is not a very big target. It is going to be something in the

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region of a 5-iron I would suspect played for Mike times in the Walker

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Cup. He was a tough competitor. He has been down to our match at

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dealer couple of times. We will be Stewart is just a couple of paces

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closer. This is one of the flatter places of the golf course. Going in

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with the same club. Trying to get it up the slope. It is drifting.

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What do you think? I think he was like that. I'm getting back in a

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he did not have the best of lies. That has even dit up a bit, but the

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home side find a reasonable lie, or were there miles out to the right.

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firing well. They have moved to up now. HAZEL IRVINE: Yes, both of

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from Northern Ireland. Alan Dunbar is from Rathmore, the clerk of

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Graeme McDowell, who represented Great Britain and Ireland in the

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Lewis but the ter rain is very unfriendly. It is straight down he

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Lord lot of bumps and hollows. -- down here with lots of bombs.

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hope, but it is a bit more than that. You hope the ball has the

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pace. But he should not have been out just yet. Over the last few

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holes there has been a thickening of the arteries out here. Players

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on both sides just tightening up a little bit. That was beautifully

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played, with great touch and imagination. Slightly unlucky to

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get a kick away as it landed. But a good result. So often, the first

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match, the top match, can set the scene. Uihlein and English are two

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quality players. There is a good crowd. We wondered if the crowds

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may stay away a little bit with the weather but they have come out in

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Industry has crept out in this direction. We are three or four

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miles north of the city centre. Aberdeen has grown with the or

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industry. There was a huge conference last week. Somehow, a

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little oasis like this remains. Somewhere up the road, Mr Trump is

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building a masterpiece and they All sorts of ships in the bay. I do

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not know if it is bad weather out down the coast. Not many of them

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looking pristine. Working ships of difficult to get close to this pin.

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But the man from Northern Ireland has done pretty well. That is

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almost as well as you can do unless you have I courageous early or in a

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partner a difficult shot. Sullivan for a three on the 12th. And he has

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it! He is putting well. At cheeky look. I do not quite know what it

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means. What a fantastic pot from Andy Sullivan. Kelly Kraft for a

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 54 seconds

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This pair looked - might look good. tee. We will head back to the 11th.

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Play started at 9 o'clock. The pace is not too slow, not too fast. At

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least they look as though they are walking bit briskly. The local

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caddy six are sensible fellows. -- back all-square. Back to the 11th.

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This is match three. Cutler, Dunbar, well, well. Great Britain and

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Ireland 3 up and a couple of matches now. -- in a couple of

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matches. Williams and Patrick Cantlay dominating the final match

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for the United States. Tough time for Stephen Brown and Stiggy

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in an open letter to the teams, never give up. There is never a

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lost cause in team golf. The picture looks pretty bleak firm

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Brown and Hodgson. Five down. Emphatic progress in match is two

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and three. All square in the top one. This is a real test of

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character for these young men, many who have never been in a high-

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pressure situation like this. They are finding out a lot about

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close to us. It is not the best lie. -- the American ball. They have no

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chance of reaching the green. By my reckoning, Lewis is a little closer.

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He is shaping up as though it is his shot. 187 yards remaining. Hard

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to tell on the ankle. Such an important match now, Maureen. This

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match is all-square. It could well tip at the morning matches. This is

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proper rough. It is not that long wispy stuff we saw at Muirfield

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many years ago. That is down and wept. A good thump to get it

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2009 Walker Cup. It is so wet and Tangley. It requires a lot of

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strength to get the ball out of this rough. The fairways are pretty

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generous. Yes, but it is -- they are pretty undulating. He has got a

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nice swing. He see. No great complications. -- easy. You cannot

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be a bit of straight hitting at this game. It does not matter what

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the others say. Over to Paul Eales. Second shot for a Russell Hanley

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target. Lot of bumps and hollows. Needs to get this in close. This is

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the sort of shot the Americans at are not used to plane. -- playing.

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It is something they do not practise very often. It is a new

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thing for them to try. Interlocking grip. He is almost down to the

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He was betwixt and between. Great Britain and Ireland have been

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fortunate here. They have found a part of the golf course without any

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rough. He has got a blind second shot. He will have to fly this one

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all the way. The long bunker is standing guard in between him and

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the flag. 187 yards. Just wandering whether that shot of Russell Henley

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will change the thinking of Jack Senior. A there a bunker in the

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way? Yes. It cuts into the right hand side of the green. They are

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Rhys some room beyond the bunker. - - there is. He has gone for a 6-

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sorry, but for players of this calendar, that is pretty bad, isn't

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it? -- Caliber. He has left Andy Sullivan very little shot there.

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Grey strikes at never quite lived it today. It is not too cold.

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Fairly mild. I can see Maureen marching around, skirting this top

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match. Great Britain and Ireland in control. Yes, in control. But there

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are so many changes of direction and momentum that you're almost

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afraid to say that. We have seen more loose shots in the last few

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holes than we had in the previous 10. That just shows you how the

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nerves jangle a bit more as you get close to the finishing line and the

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club house looms into view. United States have played three to

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few supporters will have come crossed the golf course. Two odds

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will be good enough for the wind. - - pots. Tom Lewis will be asked to

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on the golf course. This is totally enclosed by spectators and course.

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facing him. And he got the hop and the bounce beautifully. That was

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really well done. His partner left him in a horrid place. That is the

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art of foursomes. If you can keep your partner in play and save...

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Modest players can play well executed it. The Americans are

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here but there is a bunker to the left. Just a bit of applause as the

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galleries stream across the fairway. The large bunker in front of the

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green. Just looking for the perfect position. It is slightly elevated.

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Quite a generous green. It is not a to the right. It is wide enough to

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be just about okay. There are some trampled down bits. From one hide

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it looks OK but when you get it see that very often. That really

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was a let-off for G B. I fancy that the Americans had a hole that one.

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= had to hole. That one is conceded and they are now four up after 12.

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HAZEL IRVINE: Here is the situation. Four Cup for the pair from Northern

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Ireland. Alan Dunbar is the lowest ranked player in the team but so

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far performing very creditably indeed. Stiggy Hodgson is the only

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it could have gone anywhere. That is 80 yards off line. Sprang to

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bottom, home with no tee, I think bushes with that one. If so, his

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partner may have to drive another one. The American pairing have been

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steadier on the tee shot. They do not hold back. That is a real

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belter and it is on the fairway. Great Britain and Ireland are

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certainly going to hit another one because we saw the marshal and the

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the club on the back of the ball. The green sits below them. The flag

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is very short, defended by a huge bunker. It depends on the contact.

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He is going with the wedge. Probably will want to keep the

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flight it down a bit. Anything shots. Great Britain and Ireland

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one up in this match. Four to play. It is like two different golf

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courses. The opening holes basically down breeze and suddenly

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turn into the stiffer breeze and it is a much tougher prospect. Golf as

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it used to be. Wandering the fairways. All the legions of

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supporters. Just a thin caught in front of them to keep them at bay.

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It really is a wonderful golf course. Look at those bunkers.

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Lovely putting surfaces. Running a little bit slower than I think

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Americans anticipated. But it is a delight for links course. --

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are slim. It might be. They have found the ball here to the right of

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the 14th. It was much closer to the trees, I think. We have got one

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right under the bushes here. Jack is coming to have a look. Did your

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partner in crime find it? He did. Another one. Nigel Edwards said it

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would come down to the putting and this is a chance for Peter Uihlein,

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a birdie attempt. He seems to have slightly struggled with the pace of

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eventually we found the ball buried. This will be a heck of a shot if

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Andy some of them can actually reached the fairway. -- Andy

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little touch from the right hand the greens and plenty of grass.

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Just a little slower than they were in practice. A slightly

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disconsolate looking Tom Lewis. His dad Brian sometimes can't -- dares

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to come out and watch. He has been drop that one. But holes running

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out for the Americans. As we all know, one up can quickly disappear.

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Andy Sullivan managed to make it back on to the fairway but it will

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be Kelly Kraft to play the second shot for the American's first. 119

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breeze? Nicely done. With the pin cut to the right side it is

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That part probably has to drop. A few spots of rain now. I think this

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is going to be the interesting match. Ken Jack Senior and Andy

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Sullivan hold on? -- can they hold on? First thing this morning at 6am

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it was hosing down with rain. It is not very bright, but not chucking

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it down with rain. Back to the third match. Has Alan Dunbar got

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lucky or has he taken a drop? This right on this one. He is going for

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eight singles this afternoon. Tomorrow we have four foursomes in

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the morning and 10 singles. All the players play in the singles on

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water breeze going on and the rain starting to fall with a bit more

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age of 19 or 20. Everybody wrapped up against the elements. You're not

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going to use her, hi you?! -- lose Nathan Smith. Up the hill and down

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older men -- others member of the teams. He is a very young -- he's a

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putts will win the hole for the is from Cutler and Dunbar. Got a

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bit lucky. Missed the bush and made it par. Allcott year played very

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well in the Irish Open. -- Paul Cutler. Played at Killarney on the

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European Tour this year. Suddenly the old boy has got one not to use

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the hole. -- lose. That is Match Play, that hole. That is

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astonishing. They would have thought they would get back to

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three, and suddenly, they are five -- love. It is brightening out here,

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but the rain is starting to fall. there? -- stop. Local knowledge. It

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is miserable and there now. Sullivan to respond. A really

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1:45pm. Not much respite. There has been quite a little to-ing and fro-

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ing. The Americans have hit their tee shot into the rough on the

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right hand side. Peter Uihlein hit the provisional shot. Great Britain

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and Ireland in the rough with a fairly decent lie. I cannot evens

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but the American players at this point. I am not sure if they have

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gone in to look for the ball. about this one, Paul Eales? How did

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it stop there? I have no idea. Have a word with the greenkeeper. 137

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yards remaining for a Russell Henley. He has got an 8-iron out.

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taking some deep breaths, trying to steady himself after that wild tee

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shot. A great view into this green. He has got to set this down close

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to the flag. You can see the flag blowing from left to right. He has

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done that beautifully. That is for a bogey. I am sure both captains

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will put their strongest for some pairings out first. -- foursomes.

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Tom Lewis has had a long time to ponder this shot. It is a good

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looking shot. Two putts from there to take the hole. An avalanche of

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people coming over the hill. Back this at the Lake City in Florida.

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That is 30 yards short. Wait till it really starts to blow. It is not

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a huge breeze. Looking down on the 15th green. This is a very tricky

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downhill left to right putt for Andy Sullivan. This judgment. --

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misjudgment. The United States players balls have got their flag

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on, and hours have got the union Jack on. -- howe mack balls. --

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putting boots on so far today. He has now got a good opportunity.

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Nice putter, left to right. Slightly up the hill. This will be

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for a three to win the hole. This would change the momentum of the

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with three to play. Michael Stewart. That will do. Tom Lewis and Michael

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Stewart will now go two up with two to play. Must be a sigh of relief

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after Tom Lewis losing his opening tee shot. Generous applause for

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healthy. It looks very much as though it might be three to one in

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favour of Great Britain and Ireland. Tempting fate. Help the lead for

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Cutler and Dunbar. And in the final match for the Americans, Cantlay

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and Williams leading Brown and Hodgson. Five down with five holes

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left to play. He gave it a chance. The United States will have to hole

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that put to keep the match alive, strong par three. I just love this

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hole. You look down on a three terraced green. The pin is on the

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back left today. It is a cracking par three than this, Maureen?

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Two up with three to go. I growl of pit. The I think he hooked it. I

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team. Three of the par threes or on the odd number of holes. -- are on

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the odd numbered holes. Just hanging on. That was a good shot.

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He is happy with that. Alan Dunbar, pair... It will be Paul Cutler who

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has this putt to win. Northern Irish golf is running through an

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absolute golden age at the moment. He does not like to see the out

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Britain and Ireland. Convincing players will be unaware that there

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Stewart. That will be scooped up by Peter Uihlein. That is a lovely

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three at this stage of the match. fantastic little chip, just at the

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Congratulations, first point on the Board for Great Britain and Ireland.

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Tell us how well that feels. knew it was going to be at half

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came so we are happy to get the first point on the board. Emphatic,

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five and four. What was the key to this partnership? I don't think it

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was as one-sided as the result would suggest. We one down after

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six or seven. Paul hit a great shot on seven and a great iron shot into

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aid a wicked on from there and kept it going. Then this chance for

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Great Britain and Ireland. Thomas and Michael Stewart. An ideal start.

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Top match one, probably the two strongest pairings. PETER ALLISS:

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But also strong pairings from the United States, so that is a great

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You have waited a long time for this opportunity. Has it been worth

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the wait? Absolutely. It has been great ball we, not just today. We

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have gelled so well in the team rinse it is great get out here and

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do the business. It is only days. How nervous did you feel, genuinely,

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on this opening few holes? Of it was very nervous. I needed a great

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swing of the first to get things going. I did hit a couple of

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nervous shot in the first couple of holes but I felt I held myself

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together. Well done, gentleman. You have much more work to do this

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afternoon. We were lead you to it. -- we will leave you to it. A few

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first tee nerves. There was a bit of a shock to the system. I thought

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I hit a good drive but the stand pox off a lot of the wind and I did

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not realise how much wind was off to the right. It was a bit

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embarrassing. We had a few bad shots and gave them a couple of

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shots but we came away with the wind so we are happy. Michael, did

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you feel there was a turning-point in this match? Not really. We knew

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coming into the back nine that the wind was going to be tougher. If we

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could stick with the guys and maybe hit a couple of holes around the

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turn and go back to square then we could to it from there. We started

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to pull of the shots coming into the closing stretch. Nigel, your

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boys played for since the right way around in that they did not go back

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to the keys together. Was this a deliberate strategy? High let the

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boys choose themselves. They know what they're doing, they have

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played this golf course many times. They are confident in their ability

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and I have a lot of faith in these two boys. You must be delighted

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with the start. Yes, it is good. And I think Jack and Stiggy are

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still two up, so let's get those. to be there, but at this moment it

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looks like a handsome start on this opening day of the Walker Cup

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KEN BROWN: What do. Mean, Peter? Points mean prizes! It is easy to

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get carried away. We do not wish to be the voice of doom but let us

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hold our water, as they say, and Americans hold the putts and over

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the last few years, our lads and lasses have learned to hole a few

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putts. Going back over the years, it in Ryder Cup matches and Walker

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Cup matches, two Americans seem to putt better under pressure. But not

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Kraft. When someone holes a part of that went in front of view, your

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secret be thinking I do not think he will hole that. -- you are

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secretly thinking. And suddenly you're left with this for a half.

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And if he misses it, the matches over. I'd just stuck my head out of

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the door and it is quite a cool wind and there is a spitting rain.

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Kelly Kraft. Very confident. And on not play on, it so if the US should

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win the next hole but will be half. have done with one less and

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knocking it under the breeze. bunkers at the front get in your

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way you bit. They catch your eye but there is plenty of room to land

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it just over and skip it up. The wind is strengthening off the

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the high street. It might be on another green. Cobb knows what

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happened there. That is 50 yards off! I noticed how high he teed the

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ball up. It certainly did not look as though he was going to try and

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play a puncture. He clipped it straight off the top of the tee and

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opened the face. Not what was line? -- but. I fancy that was a

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A little bit of good fortune there, just to nudge back from the bank.

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Weighted that ball go on the 17th? I fancy might have gone over the

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back of the crowd. It is on the 17th green of the other course here

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at Royal Aberdeen. So he will get a free drop because he is on the

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wrong green. He has to drop the ball off to the side of the green.

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An enormously could bit of fortune there although it was a stinker.

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But a chance of a pit and a putt. He almost needs a yardage for this

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second shot to the par three. fascinates me. All this faffing

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around about where to drop the ball and it doesn't make the slightest

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bit of difference whether he is within a foot or an inch or yard as

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long as he is not nearer the hole. But we have to keep up this

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tradition of taking five hours to go round. That is the new way of

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thinking about it. The Zurich here, measure up there. Oh, they are in

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the way as well! It is a wonder they get five holes done in a day.

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It gets dark early now, as well. Ken was mentioning the yardage and

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the caddy has walked all the way up there. So he knows the numbers. He

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has got a nice lie on the apron of not an easy shot. I think a pitch

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from here to within a talk 10 because this is going to take a bit

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of time. The 14th green and the final match. Stiggy is an

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interesting player. He any looks about 12! 21. Do is he? He does not

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hit it a long way but he has a good short game and he knows where the

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ball is going. Now is the time to captains will be biting their nails.

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They sometimes get frightened of winning. Curses, and million

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curses! Good Lord, Stiggy! We don't use language like that in the

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Walker Cup! Count your lucky stars. Good God! Look at him, he is still

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fuming! Please, please. A smile and to the high tide level. 17. Russell

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Henley. They must have taken some high energy pills at half-time!

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strengthened. It is supposed to be a bit of form. It is not all life

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or death. The rain is coming. Visibility closing in. I thought

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they said it was going to get better this afternoon. Only three

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holes have in this match so far Never looked like it! That Firm

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chip from Stiggy Hodgson one home supporter. Kelly Kraft knows

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what he has going to do. He has to hole this put for a three to take

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the match down the 18th. He has not really had the pace of these greens

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all day. He will have to find here. This for a three to win the 17th.

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Steven Brown drives away at the 15th. He has found the fairway

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nicely. We have seen a strange recoveries before. Four down with

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holes running out is not an ideal position. The Americans on the need

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Jack has this to win the match. A shots on the back nine but they

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home supporter you were delighted. That is the first series took away.

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A little light lunch. Salad. No Fuzzy, fizzy or even clear drinks.

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How does it feel to get the first point on the board? It is a great

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relief. It is great to get at point on the board early doors. I had a

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little changed up a few weeks ago and it has just been flying in. The

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momentum is going your way. I am playing here with the big lad, one

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of my best mates, and it could not be any better what was it like on

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that first tee Q it was not sure which ball to hit. I was seeing

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four or 5. We got the job done in keep the match alive. It is all

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over now. The Americans deserve at least one point from the morning. A

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little bit of this struggle. It is 3-1 at half time in the Walker Cup

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on the first day. They will walk back of the club house. I am sure

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Great Britain and Ireland will be delighted with how of this opening

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morning has played. The singles will start in a little while. There

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Jack Senior and Andy Sullivan quickly back into the club house.

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55 minutes before Jack Senior takes on his singles match. Not a bad

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morning's play. I would say Great Britain and Ireland will be

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delighted with that star yes. was a little rough play. We're

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talking about the best amateurs in the United States, Great Britain

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and Ireland. To be 40 yards off line with A4 macro iron was not

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good. But overall, could play. Hazel is with the winning Americans.

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Chris, you first Walker Cup along with Patrick. Can you describe the

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experience? It is awesome. It was little and nerve wrecking on the

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first tee. But to be who to play the way that we did in these

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conditions is awesome. -- to be able. This man holed some long

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putts today, didn't de? Yes, it is nice playing with him. You were the

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top amateur in America. How does this experience compare? This is

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even better because you get to play for the team at represent your

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country. You finished that match off strongly. When you look at the

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overall picture, howdy you see this? We are behind. That is how it

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is. In the Ryder Cup we're always behind in foursomes. The singles is

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where it is that. We will come threatened to change the look of

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the leaderboard. Paul the Eales -- Paul Eales said during commentary

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that Jack Senior had his brother Joe on the back. Joe is a PGA

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professional. After the foursomes had concluded, it was pointed out

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that that arrangement may be in contravention of Rider -- Walker

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Cup rules. We did check the situation out. And sure enough,

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local Raul four says a player is prohibited from having a

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professional player on his caddy. We sought clarification from the

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Royal and Ancient, the amateurs of the game of golf. Great Britain and

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Ireland captain Nigel Edwards told Jack Senior of the situation. The

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big Lancashire player was clearly upset that he had been in

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contravention of the rules. But as yet, neither he nor anybody else

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was a clear if the panel tee would suffer a penalty. I caught a up

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with Peter Dawson to explain the What is the outcome of this? It was

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discovered after the match that Jack Senior's brother is in fact a

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professional golfer. There are many conditions of competition attaching

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to the Walker Cup. One of them is that caddies cannot be a

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professional golfer. Jack was not aware of this. Because the breach

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of the rules was discovered after the result of the match, under the

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rules of golf, the result stands. Great Britain and Ireland won that

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match. Both team captains have been briefed of the situation. Both

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entirely happy to let the result stand. As is the President of the

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United States Golf Association. The result stands. It is unfortunate

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this was discovered late in the day. Jack has had to change his caddy

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for the remainder of the Walker Cup. I'm sure he and his brother are

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somewhat upset. We have these rules and they have to be applied to

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everybody. I'm sure this role will be reviewed for future matches.

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That is the situation. The result stands. My understanding is that

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Dhaka asked several times it this would be OK. -- Jack had asked. Why

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was he not alerted to this problem? I can only assume that he asked

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people who did not know the position. Had he come to us, it is

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there in black-and-white. I cannot really answer that. This rule will

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be reviewed going forward. You feel that common sense has prevailed?

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Absolutely. I do not think Jack had an advantage by having a

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professional as a caddy. A lot of the players bring experienced

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caddies. We are quite satisfied there was no advantage. And the

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United States team captain was the first to say that.

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No penalty for Jack Senior or the home team. Jack now has to do

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without his brother on the bar. Alan Dunbar's caddy has stepped in

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for this afternoon. It may have cost Great Britain and Ireland at

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point. It is a very unusual situation. How costly from a

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personal perspective has it been? We saw him on the putting green. He

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said he had asked people. Obviously he had not asked the right people.

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It must have been an awful situation. It might have cost them

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the Walker Cup. I think the right decision has come about. He will

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have been a little bit shaken going on to the first tee. I know that

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you empathised greatly with him. There is the Hogg from Kent to say,

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it is all right, go and play your game. It is such a shock. You think

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you have done nothing wrong. It is such a big event. He has played

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well. The rule does quite clearly state that you cannot have a

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professional career in your back. I am not sure why, but that is how it

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is the stop eight singles matches this afternoon. After the foursomes,

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it is down to man on man. The first this morning. Jack Senior, after

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the controversy, very relieved to be out there. He's meeting Jordan

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Spieth, the wonder kid. He is only 18. Rhys Pugh, the youngest member

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on either side at 17, plays Patrick Rodgers. The Live scores as we have

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 54 seconds

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Let us get straight back out on to the course. We will home duped into

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weather seems to have improved a little bit up the moment. Yes, it

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no rain at the moment but there is a stiff breeze that is making this

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At this moment, Great Britain and Ireland might be slightly ahead.

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The controversy this morning intrigued me. I thought the

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Americans accepted it in a most gracious manner. Our rules are very

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complicated but it could have been a very nasty situation. Good sense

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prevailed but I was very impressed with the attitude of the Americans.

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Innocence is no excuse. None whatsoever. Peter Uihlein knocking

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that a six footer in for four. Very unfortunate for Jack. He has

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obviously asked about his brother and not asked the right people. The

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game of golf has obviously, out on top again and commonsense prevailed.

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rules prevail, at not in the US amateur Championship for in our

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 54 seconds

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more pleasant than it was this morning. There is still a little

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sticky rain in the air. Maureen Madill is here. This is a match of

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high quality. Andy Sullivan for the half. Andy Sullivan has had six

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birdies. He nearly holed in one at the 11th and his two was matched by

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Harris English. He was putting extraordinarily well this morning

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shot here. That could have left him an awkward one. He is a big talent.

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He followed Tiger Woods to become the only other multiple winner of

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the US amateur. All those problems this morning for Jack Senior, a new

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caddy on the back, and he is struggling a bit. I don't think

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that did him any good. He is three down. He has obviously been

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mentally disturbed. An interesting, foolish mistake. His new man on the

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bag is one of the caddies here. He has his chance to show his form and

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help his man this afternoon. But Jack wants to put all that sort of

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nonsense behind him, mistakes, unfortunate bit, call them what you

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grip on these greens. They are firm but yielding at the same time. The

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course is in beautiful condition. It looks rather dark but it is not

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to called out there. It looks pleasant for golf. Tom Lewis down

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the fairway and over the two bunkers on the left-hand side.

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Peter has had a little bit of trouble off the tee on the last two

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Yes, a beauty. There is a little there. Absolutely. It does seem

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strange to see this wonderful but of land, with so many large

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buildings. Industry has crept nearer and nearer, north of the

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town. Full of hustle and bustle. Harris English playing against Andy

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Sullivan. Andy Sullivan two up at away so he likes that one. Behind

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the course. There was some filthy water, one of those fountains,

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usually placed around the ninth middle. Get is a good one. That is

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gentleman is doing, that is the sound microphone which picks up all

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the sounds for us. Coming back to the 13th green. This is Jordan

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wonderful collection of spectators. The old boy on the right in the

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Macintosh, golfing jackets, sting out for its. It is just the end of

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up both of those markers but Alan Dunbar this morning. He is not

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playing in the singles so he is pressed into action. I'm sure that

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Jack senior will find another caddy for tomorrow. Tom Lewis has run too

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far into a dry water hazard. Peter Uihlein just stopped going in there.

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is a cardinal sin if he has knocked that into the hazard. With all that

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to-ing and froing and the yardage. I doubt if he will have a shot out.

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Oh, it is not bad. He has a swing at this. It is a question of how

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greedy he wants to be. He will try to it nip it off the top with a 9-

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iron. He did not hold back on that one. He has pulled it away left

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which has come left him an awkward one. He is not the favourite at

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Kraft. -- moves. HAZEL IRVINE: The best amateur still buckling heart

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in absolutely atrocious conditions. -- battling hard. At the moment, it

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is great Britain and Ireland who have taken something of a

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commanding advantage. They are up in four and down in two. All-square

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King three matches. Lots to be done and dusted before the end of play

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Hazel Irvine presents live coverage of the 43rd Walker Cup, in which the best amateur golfers from Great Britain and Ireland take on the USA. The competition is held every two years and in 2011 it's the turn of the Royal Aberdeen Club to play host. The USA have won the last three meetings, including the most recent in Pennsylvania when Rickie Fowler, who is now making a name for himself on the pro tour, was on the American team. This year's renewal could also feature a star of the future in the shape of England's Tom Lewis, who caused a sensation at this year's Open Championship by sharing the lead after the first round and going on to win the silver medal for the leading amateur.