Rally by Furyk and Snedeker falls short

Rally by Furyk and Snedeker falls short
Brandt Snedeker (left) and teammate Jim Furyk pause on the ninth tee Friday at the 2012 Ryder Cup taking place at the Medinah Country Club in Medinah. (Jose M. Osorio/Chicago Tribune)
Rory McIlroy


Graeme McDowell

were putting a big-league beatdown on

Jim Furyk

and Brandt Snedekerin Morning Foursomes. The Euros were 3-up after 12 holes, in total command.

But then Furyk won the 13th with a par putt, McDowell splashed his tee shot on the driveable 15th and Furyk played Superman on No. 16. With 206 yards into the elevated green, Furyk ripped a hybrid to 4 feet.

"It came out perfect," he said.

After the teams halved 17, Snedeker's tee shot at 18 went way right. "An awful swing at the wrong time," he said.

Furyk's 20-foot par saver on 18 slid left, and McDowell drained a 4-footer for the 1-up victory.

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