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Watson and Simpson romp to best-ball victory

Pity

Peter Hanson

and

Paul Lawrie

. The European duo got railroaded Friday afternoon by

Bubba Watson

and

Webb Simpson

.

“The train left on the front nine,” Hanson noted.

The Americans took the express car to victory with one of the greatest best-ball starts in Ryder Cup history. Watson and Simpson combined to produce seven birdies in their first eight holes – good for a 6-up lead.

The biggest tam-match beatdown in Ryder Cup history was a 7&6 romp by

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Hale Irwin
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and

Tom Kite

over Ken Brown and Des Smyth in 1979. This final margin turned out to be 5&4, with Watson and Simpson combining for 10 birdies in 14 holes.

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Simpson said he drew strength from his faith: “This was my first Ryder Cup and I was scared to death.”

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