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The 2012 Ryder Cup will long be remembered as one of the great days in European sporting history. European leader Ian Poulter was on the rampage, Rory McIlroy was in a police car and noisy American supporters were silenced over three of the most dramatic days the world of sport has ever witnessed. It looked as though the United States team was going to put together a two-game winning streak at Medinah when the Americans took a 10-6 advantage into Sundays singles matches. But like a lightning bolt, the Europeans won the first five singles matches to take the lead. The battle continued through the rest of the 12 matches, but Europe finally prevailed by the results of three amazing matches: Justin Rose making birdies on the last two holes to beat Phil Mickelson; Jim Furyk making bogey on the last two holes to hand his match to Sergio Garcia and Martin Kaymer, a controversial captains pick, drained a six-foot par putt on 18 to defeat Steve Stricker and clinch the Cup. The story of McIlroy getting his tee-time wrong and turning up via police escort minutes before teeing off, the vocal banter and rivalry between European and American fans and the fact that the Europeans had been written off by golf fans across the world only added to the tension, emotion and drama of the occasion. It could be argued that this was the greatest comeback in sports history, considering the pressure, the circumstances, the location, the way the U.S. team had performed for two days and the sheer number of points Europe had to get in a single day of play. For golf pros the Miracle At Medinah will always be referenced as a reminder to never give up, and for the fans, it will be remembered for being one hell of a ride. Final Result: Europe 14 1/2 USA 13 1/2
Posted on: Wed, 26 Feb 2014 01:15:44 +0000

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