What looked mission impossible when Europe trailed 10-4 at one point and finished 10-6 on Saturday, suddenly became possible after they dramatically won the first five games during the Sunday singles with Luke Donald, Ian Poulter, Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose and Paul Lawrie all putting in colossal performances, and then picked up further points from Lee Westwood and Sergio Garcia.
Europe equaled the biggest singles comeback in Ryder Cup history to win The Ryder Cup 14 ½-13 ½ and stun the USA after the most thrilling of final days at Medinah.
Dressed in the colors of the late Seve Ballesteros, Europe pulled off one of his trademark great escapes in what will go down as the “Miracle of Medinah”.
A tearful European team captain Olazábal said: “When I saw we had a chance coming down the stretch I was very emotional. The boys have done an unbelievable job. I have a few thoughts for my friend Seve and this one is for him.
“That’s why I’ve always said that this event is so special. Last night I told them I really believed we could do it and they just believed in themselves. That’s why we’re here as winners.”
Stunned American Captain Davis Love said: “I would not have done anything differently. They played great.
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