(MEDINAH, Ill.) — The Ryder Cup is staying with Europe. Heading into Sunday down 10 to 6, the Europeans stormed back at the Medinah Country Club in Illinois and finalized the victory when Martin Kaymer nailed a six-foot birdie putt to beat Steve Stricker and allow Europe to retain the Cup.
“It’s incredible,” European Lee Westwood said. “I’ve never seen anything like it. I’ve been watching the Ryder cup since 1985, I’ve been on eight of them. It was just staggering what went on today. It was the same that went on at Brookline but we were on the other end of that. There were a few of us out there, you know, me and Sergio knew what it was like when momentum starts to change, and we tried to impress that on a few people in the team room. And you could see it in the crowd and see it in the players.”
Speaking of Brookline, in 1999 the Americans stormed back from the same deficit as the Europeans did Sunday to win the Cup.
The Europeans have now won seven of the last nine Cups.
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Lois M. Collins, Deseret News