What looked like a potential runaway for the Americans turned into a thrilling nail-biter as Europe, playing in memory of Seve Ballesteros, won the 39th Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Club, 14 ½-13 ½.
With the score tied 13-13, the Cup came down to the final two matches, and four players who hadn’t yet won a point. Martin Kaymer made a clutch, six-foot par putt on 18 to defeat Steve Stricker and give the Europeans a 14-13 lead. That guaranteed them at least a tie, which meant they would retain the Cup because they won the 2010 matches at Celtic Manor in Wales.
“The colossal collapse in Chicago,” NBC’s Johnny Miller said on the air.
United we stand (and kicked ass), divided we fell (and got embarrassed). I’m going to try and keep this positive. First, let me say that I loved the Ryder Cup this year. I usually enjoy watching it every year, but this year I thought it was really entertaining. Secondly, talk about an all-time choke job. That was a classic case of choking under the pressur...