When Sunday morning came at Medinah Country Club, it looked as though Captain Davis Love III had his American team exactly where they needed to be. The final day in the Ryder Cup was here and it was the American’s for the taking. There was only one problem, Love III must have forgot to his his players they needed to close out the singles matching to reach the total amount of points need to win the Ryder Cup, before the Europeans did. The American team looked to be in control in regaining the cup, that was until the team from Europe mounted one of the biggest come backs in Ryder Cup history.
Even though many can’t stand the NBC commentator Johnny Miller he made have said it best when he said there was “The colossal collapse in Chicago.” That is exactly what took place as guys like Phil Mickleson let Justin Rose climb back into the match to defeat him 1 up. If that wasn’t bad enough, Keegan Bradley the guy who was playing so well all weekend would fall to the worlds number one Rory McIlroy who played without even warming up. McIlroy nearly missed his tee time and was rushed to the course in a police car just 10 minutes before his tee time.
Webb Simpson who hit a shank shot on a hole would fall to Ian Poulter who was charged up mounting a comeback for his European team defeated Simpson by 2 holes. Bubba Watson the long ball hitter would battle all day just to hang with Luke Donald would fall 2 and 1. The wheels were really falling off of Davis Love III team and there was no one, I mean not one of his players that could stop the change in momentum.
Dustin Johnson played well and won his match defeating Nicolas Colsaerts 3 and 2, this would be the Americans biggest margin of victory in any of the singles matches that were held on Sunday. Paul Lawrie smacked the heck out of the Fedex Cup winner Brandt Snedeker who may have well not even played the way he got beat. Zach Johnson tried to help the Love team with a win over Graeme McDowell but it was already too little to late for the Americans who were falling behind faster than a falling rock from a cliff.
Lee Westwood defeated Matt Kuchar 3 and 2 and you could just see the dejected taking shape on the American team faces, these guys knew they let the Ryder Cup slip out of Captains Love’s hands and it was showing by the expressions on their faces. The man with many emotions Sergio Garcia added to the Europeans team total when he defeated Jim Furyk 1 up. Furyk who has held the lead in so many tournaments in the past 6 weeks, couldn’t believe what was taking place once again in his golfing career.
Justin Dufner played well in his first Ryder cup the guy was solid every-time he went out on the course, he defeated Peter Hanson 2 up, with the way the European team was ringing up the points Dufner’s win wasn’t going to get it done. The fatal blown may have been the Steve Stricker match. Stricker missed a put on 18 that people thought he hit terribly, some say he may need glasses after seeing how far he pulled the putt. Stricker would fall to Martin Kaymer.
As quick as the Americans thought they would win the Cup when Sunday morning came around, they lost it. This was one of the biggest comebacks in the history of the Ryder cup. Tiger Woods who didn’t provide much spark for the American team all weekend would finish his match halved with Francesco Molinari.
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