Europe won back the Ryder Cup from the United States, winning 14 ½ to 13 ½. And it all came down to the 12th and final match between Graeme McDowell and Hunter Mahan with a dramatic 3 & 1 victory for the northern Irishman.
Europe reclaimed the Ryder Cup, winning a thriller that went down to the final singles match Monday.
Bolstered by the sight of blue on every leaderboard, they won five matches and halved the last one when Francesco Molinari knocked in a 3-foot birdie putt and celebrated with his brother, Edoardo. That stretched their lead to 9 1/2-6 1/2.
When play was called because of darkness, the U.S. had a 6-4 lead. But Europe was ahead in all six matches that got started late in the afternoon.
A seven plus hour rain delay has backed up play at the Ryder Cup.
I am going to treat every player the same. The objective is to try to win the Ryder Cup and if in my judgment I think Tiger is to play five matches, or should play four or three, then that is what I will do.
Tiger Woods is going to the Ryder Cup as a captain’s pick with his 71 victories and 14 majors. So is 21-year-old Rickie Fowler, who has never won anything at all.