Europe Takes Ryder Cup
Team Europe has reclaimed the Ryder Cup from the U.S. after an extended rainy weekend in Wales. The event was stretched into Monday because of a seven-hour rain delay on Friday at the Celtic Manor Resort in Newport. Team Europe clinched the title by 14 1/2-13 1/2 when Northern Ireland’s Graeme McDowell defeated Hunter Mahan in the anchor match of the final round. It’s Europe’s fourth Ryder Cup in the last five tries, and takes back the title won by the U.S. back in 2008. Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, and Dustin Johnson all won their final round matchups, but it wasn’t enough to bring the Americans back from a deficit. The U.S. entered Monday down 9 1/2-6 1/2 after Europe took 5 1/2 of six points during Sunday’s third session. The U.S. still hasn’t won a Ryder Cup in Europe since 1993.