The final countdown for Europe
Golf:A countdown that chronicles Europe's amazing comeback at Medinah that saw them snatch an unlikely victory in the 39th Ryder Cup in Chicago.Timeline of how Europe beat the United States to win the 39th Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Club on Sunday (all times local):
11.03 (USA 10 Europe 6):Englishman Luke Donald gets the singles matches underway when he tees off first in the opening match against Bubba Watson.
11.15 (USA 10 Europe 6):Rory McIlroy arrives at the course just 10 minutes before his tee time after hitching a lift in a police car.
14.22 (USA 10 Europe 7):Bubba Watson concedes defeat in his match to Donald on the 17th green, the Englishman winning 2&1 and the Europeans are off to a good start.
15.10 (USA 10 Europe 8):Scotland’s Paul Lawrie, playing in his first Ryder Cup since 1999, birdies the 15th hole to seal a 5&3 win over Brandt Snedeker.
15.17 (USA 10 Europe 9):Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy hands rookie Keegan Bradley his first defeat with a 2&1 win.
15.28 (USA 10 Europe 10):Englishman Ian Poulter wins the final two holes of his match with US Open champion Webb Simpson to come from behind and complete a two up victory. Suddenly the scores are all tied up.
15.39 (USA 11 Europe 10):After conceding the first four singles matches, the Americans finally get their first point of the day when big-hitting Dustin Johnson clinches a 3&2 win over Nicolas Colsaerts when the Belgian rookie bogeys the 16th.
15.39 (USA 11 Europe 11):The Europeans tie it up again when Justin Rose drains a long birdie putt on the 17th then makes another birdie in the last to come from behind and beat Phil Mickelson one-up.
16.03 (USA 12 Europe 11):Former Masters champion Zach Johnson led his match with Northern Ireland’s Graeme McDowell from start to finish before sealing victory on the 17th. The Americans are back in front.
16.28 (USA 12 Europe 12):England’s Lee Westwood taps in for par on the 16th to wrap up a 3&2 win over Matt Kuchar.
16.30 (USA 12 Europe 13):Europe takes the lead for the first time in the three days when Jim Furyk bogeys the last two holes to hand Spain’s Sergio Garcia a 1-up win.
16.44 (USA 13 Europe 13):The scores are level again after American Jason Dufner pars the final hole to finish off a 2-up win over Sweden’s Peter Hanson.
17.13 (USA 13 Europe 14):Germany’s Martin Kaymer ensures Europe retain the Cup they won in Wales two years ago when he sinks a five-foot putt on the last hole to defeat Steve Stricker one-up, sparking wild celebrations from the visitors.
17.26 (U.S. 14 Europe 14):Tiger Woods misses a short putt that would have won him his match with Italian Francesco Molinari and tied the scores at 14-14. Instead the pair halve the match and Europe win 14.5 - 13.5