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Tiger Woods beaten by Brits in the Ryder Cup

Team Europe golfers Ian Poulter and Justin Rose beat the US's legendary Tiger Woods and Steve Ricker 2&1 in the Ryder Cup.

Team Europe golfer Ian Poulter celebrates Credit: REUTERS/Mike Blake

Brit Poulter's par-saving putt of about 15 feet at the 16th hole allowed the European tandem to clinch their foursomes match at 17 on a cool, breezy day at Medinah Country Club in Illinois, US.

Tiger Woods shakes hands with Team Europe golfers Rose and Poulter after Team Europe won their match Credit: REUTERS/Mike Blake

Poulter had enjoyed great success in the Cup competition, with an 8-3-0 record. Two of those losses came against US duos that included Woods.

He said: "Tiger has had two of my three defeats and I never wanted to have another one."

Team Europe golf fans watch play at the 39th Ryder Cup Credit: REUTERS/Jim Young