U.S. trying to maintain lead

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - With Sergio Garcia and Lee Westwood
reduced to the role of spectators, the Europeans tried to cut into
a commanding U.S. lead at the Ryder Cup on Saturday.
The Americans led 5½-2½ after opening day, leading Euro captain
Nick Faldo to the curious decision to rest the two longest-serving
members of his team.
A familiar duo tried to rally the Europeans under cloudy skies
at Valhalla Golf Club. Ian Poulter and Justin Rose, the only Euro
pairing to go out in each of the first three sessions, built a
commanding 4-up lead on Stewart Cink and Chad Campbell with seven
holes left.
The Americans were 2-up in two other matches: Phil Mickelson and
Anthony Kim on Henrik Stenson and Oliver Wilson as they made the
turn; Jim Furyk and Kenny Perry over Padraig Harrington and Robert
Karlsson through eight holes.

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