2012 – ‘Miracle at Medinah’ in the Ryder Cup
On this day five years ago Europe retained the Ryder Cup at the Medinah Country Club in Illinois. At the start of the final day’s play, the U.S. led 10–6 and required 4 1/2 points to win; Europe required 8 points to retain the cup and 8 1/2 to win it outright. Europe achieved the feat by winning eight and tying one of the 12 singles matches. Martin Kaymer’s five-foot putt on the 18th hole to defeat Steve Stricker took the score to 14–13, allowing José María Olazábal’s team to retain the cup. It was named by European media covering the event as the Miracle at Medinah and is widely regarded as one of the best sporting comebacks of all time and the greatest in Ryder Cup history.