Posted September 05, 2012 on AP on Fox
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The decisive putt went in and European captain Jose Maria Olazabal closed his eyes and looked skyward. Seve Ballesteros has played a part in all his great Ryder Cup memories, and this one was no different. ''Seve will always be present with this team,'' Olazabal said, his eyes moist as he spoke of Ballesteros, who died last May of a brain tumor. ''I think the boys understood that believing was the most important thing, and I think they did.'' Wearing Ballesteros' trademark navy slacks and white polo shirt Sunday, the silhouette of the beloved Spaniard on their left sleeve, the Europeans won the Ryder Cup in an improbable comeback. Down by six midway through the Saturday afternoon session, the Europeans revived their chances by stealing the final two matches. They then came out Sunday and steamrolled the Americans, winning the first five matches and gaining more and more confidence with every blue point that went up on the board. By the time Martin Kaymer and Steve Stricker got t...
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