Europe triumphs at Ryder Cup final

At the end of the long stretch of the Ryder Cup, the final round was a thrilling one as Europe defeated the United States in a close call of 14 1/2 points to 13 1/2 points.ryder cup

The champion of the U.S. Open, Graeme McDowell, was the man of the hour for the Europeans who held through the tournament and closed out a three and one victory over Hunter Mahan, who currently ranks at number 16.

Europe’s current victory avenges their defeat to the Americans two years ago at Valhalla. The momentous win was witnessed by approximately 35,000 fans who showed up just to see the first Monday finale in the history of the tournament that was held at Celtic Manor.

According to Colin Montgomerie, a Europe skipper, “It means the world to us, the European Tour… I didn’t hit a shot but I am so proud, so proud.”

He adds, “I had great 12 players and I always knew that. I am proud of all the players – they played magnificently.”

During the competition, the Europeans started off with a three-point lead ahead of the 12 singles. This was a huge advantage already which meant that they only needed five points to win the competition.

Not to be undone, the Americans tapped into their well known come-from-behind victory in 1999 at Brookline, and soon bounced back with a string of victories that put the Europeans under a lot of pressure.

At the end, it boiled down to a nerve-wracking shoot-out between McDowell and Mahan, which resulted with the Europeans victory by just 1 point.

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