Ryder Cup – what the US press said

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Here is what some of the American newspapers said of Europe’s narrow victory over the USA in the 38th Ryder Cup:

Here is what some of the American newspapers said of Europe’s narrow victory over the USA in the 38th Ryder Cup:
NEW YORK TIMES: After a decade of relatively lopsided victories, Monday’s finish was a flashback to the best years of the Ryder Cup in the 1980s and 1990s when the margins of victory were as routinely small as the celebrations were large.
CHICAGO TRIBUNE: The longest Ryder Cup in history came down to the very last match Monday at Celtic Manor, exposing the rawest emotions found in golf and delivering a moment that defines a career – even for a U.S. Open champion.
PGATOUR.COM: McDowell was engulfed by his teammates on the 17th green, but perhaps the biggest cheers were reserved for Monty. One of Europe’s greatest Ryder Cup players, he now has a win leading the team in what he called the highlight of his career before the event even started.
WALL STREET JOURNAL: The first Monday finish in Ryder Cup history produced arguably the most exciting conclusion in 83 years of this biennial intercontinental dust-up, as Europe won the trophy by a single point despite an extraordinary comeback by Team USA.
USA TODAY: Ah, individualism. It wins majors. It dominates money lists. It earns multimillion-dollar endorsements. If only it could win Ryder Cups. Teamwork has trumped the individual spirit once again at another Ryder Cup, but just barely.
LOS ANGELES TIMES: In a competition with an overwhelming aroma of nationalism, Europe had defeated the big ‘ol, rich USA, which is always special for Europe. European sports fans like that a lot. USA fans, with so many more things to choose from and be loyal to, are less invested.

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