GREAT MO­MENT

2012 – ‘Mir­a­cle at Me­d­i­nah’ in the Ry­der Cup

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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.

Mir­a­cle: Kaymer.

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