A controversial captain's pick by Lanny Wadkins, Strange faced Nick Faldo in the singles in the eighth match of the match of the day. Strange was 1 up on the 16th tee, but bogeyed the next two. With the match even on difficult par 4 18th, Faldo drove poorly and was forced to lay up. Strange had a 3-iron second from the fairway, but mishit it, leaving it short in greenside rough. Faldo then hit a superb pitch from 90 yards to within four feet. Strange chipped to eight feet, but with the Americans only needing a half in the match to retain the cup, missed his putt. Faldo then holed the backbreaker.