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He didn’t even come close.
Colsaerts was on the losing end of both matches he played Saturday. It was quite a comedown from Friday, when the big Belgian made an eagle and eight birdies to upset Tiger Woods and Steve Stricker in fourballs and single-handedly keep Europe from being swept.
Especially with how it was lost.
As unflappable as Colsaerts was in taking down Woods, he was that clumsy in the alternate-shot match against Dufner and Johnson. After Garcia gave the Europeans a chance with a gorgeous chip-in on the 16th hole, Colsaerts splashed his tee shot on 17. Garcia tried to console him as they walked to the green, but Colsaerts could barely lift his head.
The Americans had a 30-footer for birdie, and Johnson knocked it to a foot to clinch the match.
“We get to one with two to go, and all of a sudden we have a decent chance to go to 18 and get something out of it,” Colsaerts said. “It’s just one of those moments where you need a few Ryder Cups under your belt.”
He fared better in the afternoon, as he and Paul Lawrie took Dustin Johnson and Matt Kuchar to the 18th hole. But Colsaerts came up short once again, missing a 10-footer that would have given the Europeans a half-point.
“It’s very frustrating because there was a lot of putts that looked very good and you don’t make them,” Colsaerts said. “So yeah, it’s kind of painful.”
MAKE SOME NOISE: Wonder no more what would happen if the crowd screamed in the middle of a golfer’s backswing. It’s happened two days in a row at the Ryder Cup by design, signaling what might be the start of a new tradition.
U.S. golfer Bubba Watson got things off to a raucous start Friday afternoon, stepping onto the tee box and waving his arms like a cheerleader, exhorting fans in the packed grandstands to get on their feet and yell. As the wall of noise closed in, Watson addressed his opening drive and crushed it down the middle of the fairway. The roar got even louder.
The moment so energized players on both teams that when Watson did the same thing on his opening tee shot Saturday morning, Europe’s Ian Poulter encouraged the crowd to keep howling and promptly followed suit.
“It was ridiculous. A special moment,” Poulter said. “It’s an amazing amphitheater to stand there and hit that first tee shot, even when it’s quiet.
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