Posted September 30, 2012 on AP on Fox
(Eds: With AP Photos.) By JIM LITKE AP Sports Columnist The debt was outstanding for 21 years. It took less than 10 seconds to erase. Martin Kaymer stood 6 feet below the hole on No. 18 at Medinah Country Club with a par putt to keep the Ryder Cup in European hands, much like his countryman, Bernhard Langer, faced at Kiawah Island in 1991. This time, the German poured it in. It came at the end of picture-postcard fall afternoon featuring more twists and turns over the course of nearly 6 1/2 hours Sunday than a season-long sitcom. Here is how it unfolded: --- 11:07 a.m. European captain Jose Maria Olazabal's strategy to front-load his singles lineup with his hottest players looked better and better as the day stretched on. But it paid immediate dividends, too. Luke Donald teed off first in the opening match against Bubba Watson, and although the Englishman was born in Hertfordshire, he has called Chicago home since arriving at Northwestern University on a golf scholarship mo...
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