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“If you have any better suggestions, I’d love to hear them,” he said. “I guess it’s a little too late for those suggestions.”

Nothing matters now.

Starting Friday, it’s all about winning holes, winning matches, putting up points. The morning fourballs are to be followed by four alternate-shot matches in the afternoon.

Montgomerie made it clear how badly he wants to get his team in front quickly, putting his best two teams at the top of the lineup.

“My goal is to lead Friday evening if at all possible,” he said. “It’s all set up for that. That’s the plan.”