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U.S. Team melts down, Europe wins the Ryder Cup
By Zak Kozuchowski
GolfWRX Managing Editor
The U.S. Ryder Cup Team suffered one of the worst meltdowns in Ryder Cup history, losing eight of the 12 Singles Matches on Sunday to hand Team Europe a 14.5-13.5 victory at the 39th Ryder Cup.
The U.S. Team led by as much as a six-point margin on Saturday, although Europe closed the day with two wins to make the score 10-6 entering Sunday. The U.S. needed only 4.5 points at Medinah on Sunday to win the Ryder Cup, but key losses by Phil Mickelson to Justin Rose, Jim Furyk to Sergio Garica and Steve Stricker to Martin Kaymer earned Europe its fourth Ryder Cup win in the last five Ryder Cup Matches.