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Europe rallies to win golf's Ryder Cup
At No. 7 in the golf world, Tiger Woods enters this week's Masters tee-off a long way from his former No. 1 spot.
At No. 7 in the golf world, Tiger Woods enters this week's Masters tee-off a long way from his former No. 1 spot.
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he Europeans executed one of the biggest comebacks in golf history Sunday, snatching the Ryder Cup from the near-triumphant Americans in front of a raucous U.S.-boosting crowd at the Medinah Country Club in Medinah, Ill. A combination of exceptional golfing from Europe's top five players and some notable misses by Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Steve Stricker, and the rest of Team USA allowed the Europeans to overcome a 10 to 6 deficit, ultimately winning 14 1/2 to 13 1/2. The U.S. pulled of a similar upset in 1999, and "we know what it feels like now," says U.S. captain Davis Love III. "We are all a little stunned."

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