The Europeans started the week as 1/2 favourites, but by the end of Saturday night Sam Torrance's men had made it 9 9 which meant it could have gone either way in the singles.
There are a lot of players playing here from the Seve Trophy and I'm going to give a shout out to Nicolas Colsaerts.
I thought the tournament in Paris was a better contest because once again the Americans won the Presidents Cup. Yes, the internationals rallied a bit in the singles, but I think there was only ever going to be one winner.
So with Portugal being in Western Europe it's going to be popular with players a) trying to get in to the top 60 and make it in to the Dubai World Championship or, b) players trying to stay within the 110 and remain valid for next year.
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ROB'S SKY BET TIPSI'm going to back Colsaerts at 20/1 to win the Portugal Masters and qualify for the HSBC Champions event. He's been playing well, he beat Paul Casey in a hard fought singles on the Sunday of the Seve Trophy and he was part of the overall winning side. I think he goes to Portugal with a lot of confidence
I spoke to him on the putting green at the Open D'Italia and he said 'I'm desperate to make the Seve Trophy side' he nearly won there, finishing fourth.
I suppose, thankfully for the Europeans, they just got it over the line and it went down to the last match. And it was a long time coming with GB winning the last six. It really couldn't have been better as a contest.
On the Euro Tour this week it's the Portuguese Masters. I like this event, there's only two tournaments left for players that want to keep their card for next season Portugal and Perth and Australia is a long way to go to make a few quid.
But they're entitled to do what they want to do, I thought it was disappointing they didn't come, but it's a free world.
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On the other hand, I just feel they are trying to make the Presidents Cup into the Ryder Cup, but it's never going to have the intensity; it's over four days whereas the Ryder Cup is over three days. They still have the same date, but the importance has changed because there's the chance to get off to a fast start to next year's tour.
I thought the 20 players involved were a credit to the European Tour and it was a very, very close competition. Converse Kids High Tops
The big names that didn't show are all doing Converse Dainty Black Leather extremely well in the game of golf, but the position of the Seve Trophy this time opposite the Presidents Cup with breaks either side meant that it wasn't jammed in between two other tournaments there's been plenty of time off between; it couldn't have been better in terms of the calendar.
The Presidents CupContrastingly everyone turned up at the Presidents Cup, everyone who qualified played and all the picks turned up to play the very opposite of the Seve Trophy, but I don't think the scrap was as good.
I don't think it reflects particularly well on those players who didn't show, especially after Medinah when they were all wearing the badges of Seve on their arm and saw what it meant to Jose Maria Olazabal when he looked up to the sky.
guys. You've got the continent of Europe versus Great Britain and Ireland, but they're all Europeans so they're all bonding; Captain McGinley got to see a whole lot of players play in what was a hard fought contest and those that were there were desperate to play.
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The Europeans they just got it over the line and it went down to the last match. It really couldn't have been better as a contest.
The Portugal Masters: Rob Lee tips Nicolas Colsaerts for the win.
Then at the Seve Trophy he said to me 'I'm desperate to play in the HSBC Champions event' which you have to have had a win to get in to so this is his last chance.
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