Europe defied the odds to win the 2012 Ryder Cup, after pulling off their most dramatic comeback in the history of the golf competition. Going in to the final day at Medinah four points behind the US at 10 points to 6, the side managed to win eight of their twelve singles matches to clinch the contest 14 ½ points to 13 ½.
Europe team captain Jose Maria Olazabal congratulated the team on the remarkable victory:
"I think the players believed and what happened today it will go down in the history books of the Ryder Cup, you know it was a huge comeback and I'm really happy for these twelve wonderful men."
Tiger Woods, the star of the US team who missed a three-foot par putt at the 18th to hand Europe victory, was gracious in defeat:
“Congratulations to the European team they played fantastic today and they deserve the Cup."
The win was a fitting tribute to the late Seve Ballesteros who died last year, with the players sporting the Spaniard’s navy blue colours on the final day in Chicago. The comeback was even more remarkable for Europe as it was achieved on US soil. They have now won the Ryder Cup on seven of the last nine tournaments.
Written and presented by Alfred Joyner