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Friday's Birdies And Bogeys

Who were the winners and losers on Friday of the Ryder Cup? Let's take a closer look with another edition of birdies and bogeys

September 28, 2012
Nicolas Colsaerts

Birdie: Nicolas Colsaerts

One of Jose Maria Olazabal's two captain's picks, the Belgian entered these matches as the most obscure of the 24 competitors. About all the casual fan knew of Colsaerts coming in is how long he is off the tee. However, it was his putter that shined on Friday afternoon. The 29-year-old teamed up with Lee Westwood to knock off Tiger Woods and Steve Stricker, 1 up, in his first-ever Ryder Cup match. His eight birdies and an eagle are even more impressive when you factor in his partner being a complete non-factor. But maybe we should have expected this. Colsaerts' one European Tour win this year came at the Volvo World Match Play Championship, where he defeated Graeme McDowell in the final.
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