It was one of the most stunning collapses in the history of golf or any other sport.
The Meltdown at Medinah belongs on the short list of most embarrassing choke jobs in American sports history, as Europe tied the biggest single-day comeback in Ryder Cup history but blew the previous effort out of the water by doing it on enemy soil.
Captain Davis Love III’s group will go down with as much infamy as the 1969, ’84 and 2003 Chicago Cubs, 1992 Houston Oilers, 2004 New York Yankees, 2007 and ’08 New York Mets, 1964 Philadelphia Phillies, last year’s Boston Red Sox, Jean van de Velde’s meltdown at the 1998 British Open, and just about every major Greg Norman ever played in.
The only team on that list that blew its wad in a single day was the Oilers, who blew a 35-3 halftime lead to the Bills in the Wild Card playoff before Frank Reich went all Frank Reich on them. That’s probably the most apt non-golf comparison for the Americans, who were 4/5ths of the way home before letting this ...