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Irish duo to face Woods and Furyk

Published 23/09/2006

Padraig Harrington and Paul McGinley are set to face Tiger Woods and Jim

Furyk in the second round of today's matches in the Ryder Cup.

Tom Lehman resisted what must have been a temptation to rest his top two

players Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson,

The world number one and number two were pale imitations of the players who

have lifted seven of the last 12 major titles, but instead Lehman decided to

bring back David Toms as Mickelson's partner.

Chris DiMarco was left out altogether, while Woods was kept with Jim Furyk and

were up against Padraig Harrington and Paul McGinley, who at the same stage two

years ago beat Woods and Davis Love.

For the second day running European captain Ian Woosnam used all 12 players,

while Lehman finally gave a game to uncapped Vaughn Taylor. He partnered Chad


Omitted for Europe were Swedes Henrik Stenson and Robert Karlsson, Paul Casey

and Jose Maria Olazabal, while in addition to DiMarco Lehman rested JJ Henry,

Scott Verplank and also Brett Wetterich, who was a spectator all day.

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