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Europe keeps the Ryder Cup.

Posted on October 1, 2012 in Sports News - Yooper & Michigan.

–Golf—Europe keeps the Ryder Cup.

Europe equaled the largest comeback in history on Sunday, overcoming a 4-point deficit, to win the Ryder Cup.

Europe won 8 1/2 out of 12 points on Sunday and won the Cup outright at Medinah, when it looked like the U.S. would win this in a walk.

Martin Kaymer, who didn’t even play on Saturday, defeated Steve Stricker, 1-up to guarantee the Ryder Cup stayed with Europe.

Stricker missed a 7-foot par save at 17 and needed to win the 18th to give the Americans any chance.

Stricker made a gutsy 8-footer to save par at the last, but when Kaymer’s 6- footer fell, the comeback was complete and Europe matched the 1999 U.S. team at Brookline for the largest final-day comeback in Ryder Cup history.

The difference between the two comebacks was the U.S. was on home soil for it’s Sunday miracle 13 years ago. Europe pulled this off on the road.

 

By: Mike Plourde  for Great Lakes Radio Sports

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