GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – The US was clearly going to walk over Europe to win the Ryder Cup in Medinah, Illinois in the US, so far ahead at 10-4 Saturday and still four points up on Sunday, that some TV viewers couldn’t be bothered to watch to the end – and what a surprise they had when the final result flashed.
“It added up to the closest possible victory at the 39th Ryder Cup, 14½-13½, the second straight time Europe has won by that score and the fourth time since 1995, showcasing how razor thin and dramatic the competition has become”, reports the Boston Globe.
How could it happen? Some talk about collapse, of the US team, others about an amazing comeback, by the Europe team. Mostly, the agreement just hours after the turnaround, is that it was a bit of both, and guarantees that the next time the USA and Europe face off for the cup in 2014, in Gleneagles, Scotland, there will not be a shortage of fans and the analysts will be hard at work again.