The Whistling Strait affront two years ago (Europe's 19-9 loss to the United States) is washed away. And the tears of Rory McIlroy, the European leader, dried in the Roman furnace on Sunday. "We wanted to redeem ourselves. We have new blood in the team and I think it worked perfectly," said the Northern Irishman.
The die seemed almost cast on the edge of the 12 singles on Sunday. The twelve European gladiators were not far from giving the coup de grace in the overheated arena of the Marco Simone Golf & Country Club. Luke Donald's team only needed four wins to pocket the necessary 14.5. But the Americans, who had to win no less than eight games and a draw for a historic remontada, offered a sacred resistance and the announced Roman triumph took time to take shape. "It was stressful because the United States fought," European captain Luke Donald said. But I'm very proud...
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