After losing twice in pairs, Crenshaw faced Eamonn Darcy of Ireland, winless in 10 previous Ryder Cup matches, in the eighth match. After three-putting the sixth hole to fall two holes down, Crenshaw slammed down his putter -- the famed "Lil' Ben" -- and snapped the shaft. "It was like somebody shot me," he later said. Crenshaw putted the rest of the match with either a sand wedge or a 1-iron, battling back to go 1 up on the 17th hole. But he left his third shot in a bunker and conceded, and then hooked his drive off the 18th into a stream. Scrambling, Crenshaw used his 1-iron to make a six-footer for a bogey. But Darcy managed to shake in a downhill four-footer for the match.