Before long the drama of the Ryder Cup will be upon us and the engulfing vortex of its grasp leaves little time to reflect on the event’s past glorious moments.
Fear not, though, because you can always rely on news.ladbrokes to take you on an all-expenses-paid trip down memory lane.
Paul McGinley’s Europe are 2/5 to lift the trophy and could well be inspired to victory by these three great moments of Ryder Cups gone by:
Torrance seals first European win in 1985
After levelling his match at A/S on The Belfry’s 17th, a chance to provide Team Europe with their first ever win in the Ryder Cup presented itself to Sam Torrance on the last:
Clarke’s bravery in 2006
Having lost his wife less than a month prior, Darren Clarke took the brave decision to accept Ian Woosnam’s wildcard invitation to join Team Europe at the K Club.
Not many could have done that, let alone become the side’s hero. Clarke partnered Lee Westwood in two fourball clashes over the first two days, before beating Zach Johnson in the singles 3&2 to remain undefeated and help Europe to a huge win.
2012’s Miracle at Medinah
Jose-Maria Olazabal’s simply astonished America in coming back from a four-point deficit on Sunday to claim a second straight Ryder Cup victory.
This fan footage as Martin Kaymer rolls in the winning putt perfectly captures the shock the comeback left the nation in.
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