Europe stun US with remarkable comeback

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Updated: October 1, 2012

It was a comeback of monumental proportions yesterday at Medinah, in the 39th Ryder Cup, quite possibly one of the greatest sporting comebacks of all time. At the end of day 2 the Europeans seemed dead and buried trailing the US 10-6, and needing at least 8 wins from the singles, however Olazabel and his team never stopped believing and used the memories of the great Seve Ballesteros to inspire his group to a stunning finish and another win by 14,5 points to 13.5 in this superb competition.

Team captain Olazabel had to come out with all guns blazing, they needed at least 4 wins from the first five. He loaded his top order with experience, Donald going out first and clinching the first point in emphatic style.This set the tone and Poulter, Rose, McIlroy and Lawrie all followed with wins over Simpson, Bradley, Mickelson, and Snedeker, respectively. The impossible started to look like reality, despite wins in the middle for Dufner, and both Johnson’s.

Westwood defeated Kuchar 3&2, which left all the pressure down to the last 2 matches. Former world no. 1 Kaymer was the one that delivered the final point against Stricker on the 18th in a heroic performance that completed an unbelievable days golf. Molinari who held his own in the last match against Woods came home to share the match and clinch the Trophy with an outright win.

Once again this competition delivered as it so often has. It is a very special event which always provides some very special performances. Roll on Ryder Cup 2014!