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Ryder Cup: They think it's all over, it is for Europe

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By Billy Weir

Published 06/10/2016

Europe's Rory McIlroy celebrates his putt on the 6th during the singles matches on day three of the 41st Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minnesota, USA. David Davies/PA Wire.
Europe's Rory McIlroy celebrates his putt on the 6th during the singles matches on day three of the 41st Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minnesota, USA. David Davies/PA Wire.
Europe's Justin Rose celebrates his putt on the 8th to win the hole, during the singles matches on day three of the 41st Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minnesota, USA. David Davies/PA Wire.
United States' J.B. Holmes reacts after winning the second hole during a singles match at the Ryder Cup golf tournament Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016, at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minn. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Europe's Rory McIlroy during the singles matches on day three of the 41st Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minnesota, USA. David Davies/PA Wire.
Europe's Rory McIlroy tees off from the first during the singles matches on day three of the 41st Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minnesota, USA. Peter Byrne/PA Wire.
Europe's Justin Rose celebrates a putt during the Fourballs on day two of the 41st Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minnesota, USA. Peter Byrne/PA Wire.
United States' Phil Mickelson hugs United States' Matt Kuchar after winning their match on the 17th hole during a four-ball match at the Ryder Cup golf tournament Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016, at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minn. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
United States' Phil Mickelson hugs United States' Matt Kuchar after winning their match on the 17th hole during a four-ball match at the Ryder Cup golf tournament Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016, at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minn. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
USA's Rickie Fowler checks his phone during the Fourballs on day two of the 41st Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minnesota, USA. David Davies/PA Wire.
Europe's Matthew Fitzpatrick and Europe vice captain Ian Poulter (right) during the Fourballs on day two of the 41st Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minnesota, USA. David Davies/PA Wire.
Europe's Justin Rose and Europe vice captain Padraig Harrington (right) on a buggy after the Fourballs on day two of the 41st Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minnesota, USA. David Davies/PA Wire.
Europe's Henrik Stenson and Europe's Justin Rose during the Fourballs on day two of the 41st Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minnesota, USA. Peter Byrne/PA Wire.
USA's Matt Kuchar during the Fourballs on day two of the 41st Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minnesota, USA. Peter Byrne/PA Wire.
Europe's Justin Rose celebrates a putt during the Fourballs on day two of the 41st Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minnesota, USA. Peter Byrne/PA Wire.
(left to right) Europe's Rafael Cabrera-Bello, Europe vice captain Ian Poulter and Europe's Matthew Fitzpatrick around the 18th during the Fourballs on day two of the 41st Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minnesota, USA. David Davies/PA Wire.
Europe's Lee Westwood misses his putt on the 18th during the Fourballs on day two of the 41st Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minnesota, USA. David Davies/PA Wire.
Europe captain Darren Clarke and Europe's Rory McIlroy watch on the 17th hole during a four-ball match at the Ryder Cup golf tournament Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016, at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minn. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Europe's Lee Westwood misses his putt on the 18th during the Fourballs on day two of the 41st Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minnesota, USA. David Davies/PA Wire.
USA's Jordan Spieth (right) and USA's Matt Kuchar (second right) during the Fourballs on day two of the 41st Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minnesota, USA. Peter Byrne/PA Wire.
CHASKA, MN - OCTOBER 01: Phil Mickelson and Rickie Fowler of the United States pose on the first tee with Thomas Pieters and Rory McIlroy of Europe during morning foursome matches of the 2016 Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National Golf Club on October 1, 2016 in Chaska, Minnesota. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)
Europe's Matthew Fitzpatrick tees off the 1st during the Foursomes on day two of the 41st Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minnesota, USA. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday October 1, 2016. See PA story GOLF Ryder. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Use subject to restrictions. Editorial use only. No commercial use. Call +44 (0)1158 447447 for further information.
CHASKA, MN - OCTOBER 01: (EDITORS NOTE: A graduated color filter was used for this image.) Brooks Koepka of the United States hits off the first tee during morning foursome matches of the 2016 Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National Golf Club on October 1, 2016 in Chaska, Minnesota. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)
CHASKA, MN - OCTOBER 01: (EDITORS NOTE: A graduated color filter was used for this image.) Thomas Pieters of Europe hits off the first tee during morning foursome matches of the 2016 Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National Golf Club on October 1, 2016 in Chaska, Minnesota. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)
CHASKA, MN - OCTOBER 01: Rickie Fowler of the United States reacts on the third green during morning foursome matches of the 2016 Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National Golf Club on October 1, 2016 in Chaska, Minnesota. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)
CHASKA, MN - OCTOBER 01: Fans wave American and European flags during morning foursome matches of the 2016 Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National Golf Club on October 1, 2016 in Chaska, Minnesota. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)
CHASKA, MN - OCTOBER 01: Rory McIlroy of Europe hits off the second tee during morning foursome matches of the 2016 Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National Golf Club on October 1, 2016 in Chaska, Minnesota. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)
CHASKA, MN - OCTOBER 01: Captain Darren Clarke of Europe speaks to vice-captain Ian Poulter during morning foursome matches of the 2016 Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National Golf Club on October 1, 2016 in Chaska, Minnesota. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)
CHASKA, MN - OCTOBER 01: Phil Mickelson of the United States hits off the second tee as Rickie Fowler looks on during morning foursome matches of the 2016 Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National Golf Club on October 1, 2016 in Chaska, Minnesota. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)
CHASKA, MN - OCTOBER 01: Patrick Reed of the United States hits off the first tee during morning foursome matches of the 2016 Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National Golf Club on October 1, 2016 in Chaska, Minnesota. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)
CHASKA, MN - OCTOBER 01: Rickie Fowler of the United States plays a shot on the second hole during morning foursome matches of the 2016 Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National Golf Club on October 1, 2016 in Chaska, Minnesota. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)
(From left to right) USA's Brandt Snedeker and Brooks Koepka pose for a picture with Europe's Matthew Fitzpatrick and Henrik Stenson on the first tee ahead of their Foursomes match on day two of the 41st Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minnesota, USA. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday October 1, 2016. See PA story GOLF Ryder. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Use subject to restrictions. Editorial use only. No commercial use. Call +44 (0)1158 447447 for further information.
CHASKA, MN - OCTOBER 01: Phil Mickelson of the United States plays a shot on the first hole during morning foursome matches of the 2016 Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National Golf Club on October 1, 2016 in Chaska, Minnesota. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)
CHASKA, MN - OCTOBER 01: Rory McIlroy of Europe plays a shot on the first hole during morning foursome matches of the 2016 Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National Golf Club on October 1, 2016 in Chaska, Minnesota. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)
CHASKA, MN - OCTOBER 01: Phil Mickelson and Rickie Fowler of the United States react after a shot on the second hole during morning foursome matches of the 2016 Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National Golf Club on October 1, 2016 in Chaska, Minnesota. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)
CHASKA, MN - OCTOBER 01: Thomas Pieters of Europe looks on from the second green during morning foursome matches of the 2016 Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National Golf Club on October 1, 2016 in Chaska, Minnesota. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)
CHASKA, MN - OCTOBER 01: Rickie Fowler of the United States looks on from the first green during morning foursome matches of the 2016 Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National Golf Club on October 1, 2016 in Chaska, Minnesota. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)
CHASKA, MN - OCTOBER 01: Rory McIlroy and Thomas Pieters of Europe react on the second green during morning foursome matches of the 2016 Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National Golf Club on October 1, 2016 in Chaska, Minnesota. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)
CHASKA, MN - OCTOBER 01: Rory McIlroy and Thomas Pieters of Europe react on the second green during morning foursome matches of the 2016 Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National Golf Club on October 1, 2016 in Chaska, Minnesota. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)
CHASKA, MN - OCTOBER 01: Rory McIlroy of Europe catches a ball on the third green during morning foursome matches of the 2016 Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National Golf Club on October 1, 2016 in Chaska, Minnesota. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)
CHASKA, MN - OCTOBER 01: Thomas Pieters of Europe reacts on the first green during morning foursome matches of the 2016 Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National Golf Club on October 1, 2016 in Chaska, Minnesota. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)
CHASKA, MN - OCTOBER 01: Rory McIlroy of Europe putts on the third green during morning foursome matches of the 2016 Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National Golf Club on October 1, 2016 in Chaska, Minnesota. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)
CHASKA, MN - OCTOBER 01: Phil Mickelson and Rickie Fowler of the United States look on from the first green during morning foursome matches of the 2016 Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National Golf Club on October 1, 2016 in Chaska, Minnesota. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)
CHASKA, MN - OCTOBER 01: Thomas Pieters and Rory McIlroy of Europe react on the fourth green during morning foursome matches of the 2016 Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National Golf Club on October 1, 2016 in Chaska, Minnesota. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)
CHASKA, MN - OCTOBER 01: Phil Mickelson and Rickie Fowler of the United States look on from the first green during morning foursome matches of the 2016 Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National Golf Club on October 1, 2016 in Chaska, Minnesota. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)
CHASKA, MN - OCTOBER 01: European fans cheer along the course during morning foursome matches of the 2016 Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National Golf Club on October 1, 2016 in Chaska, Minnesota. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)
CHASKA, MN - OCTOBER 01: Rory McIlroy of Europe plays a shot on the third hole during morning foursome matches of the 2016 Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National Golf Club on October 1, 2016 in Chaska, Minnesota. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)
CHASKA, MN - OCTOBER 01: Bethany Wood walks off the first tee during morning foursome matches of the 2016 Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National Golf Club on October 1, 2016 in Chaska, Minnesota. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)
CHASKA, MN - OCTOBER 01: captain Darren Clarke of Europe hugs Rory McIlroy on the first tee during morning foursome matches of the 2016 Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National Golf Club on October 1, 2016 in Chaska, Minnesota. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)
CHASKA, MN - OCTOBER 01: Henrik Stenson and Matt Fitzpatrick of Europe react on the first tee during morning foursome matches of the 2016 Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National Golf Club on October 1, 2016 in Chaska, Minnesota. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)
(From left to right) USA's Phil Mickelson and Rickie Fowler pose for a picture with Europe's Thomas Pieters and Rory McIlroy ahead of their Fourballs match on day two of the 41st Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minnesota, USA. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday October 1, 2016. See PA story GOLF Ryder. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Use subject to restrictions. Editorial use only. No commercial use. Call +44 (0)1158 447447 for further information.
CHASKA, MN - OCTOBER 01: Nicole Willett, Erica Stoll and Eva Bossaerts walk off the first tee during morning foursome matches of the 2016 Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National Golf Club on October 1, 2016 in Chaska, Minnesota. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)
A USA fan wears a t-shirt with a message for Europe's Rory McIlroy on day two of the 41st Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minnesota, USA. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday October 1, 2016. See PA story GOLF Ryder. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Use subject to restrictions. Editorial use only. No commercial use. Call +44 (0)1158 447447 for further information.
Rory McIlroy of Europe plays a shot on the range during morning foursome matches of the 2016 Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National Golf Club on October 1, 2016 in Chaska, Minnesota. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)
CHASKA, MN - SEPTEMBER 30: Rory McIlroy of Europe lines up a putt on the second green during morning foursome matches of the 2016 Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National Golf Club on September 30, 2016 in Chaska, Minnesota. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)
Europe's Rory McIlroy reacts after missing his putt on the 18th during day one of the 41st Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minnesota, USA. : David Davies/PA Wire.
United StatesÄô Patrick Reed reacts after making a putt and winning his match 3 & 2 on the 16th hole during a foresomes match at the Ryder Cup golf tournament Friday, Sept. 30, 2016, at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minn. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Europe's Rory McIlroy reacts after missing his putt on the 18th during day one of the 41st Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minnesota, USA. David Davies/PA Wire.
A view of the scoreboard, showing USA 4 up after the morning Foursomes, during day one of the 41st Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minnesota, USA. David Davies/PA Wire.
A view of the scoreboard, showing USA 4 up after the morning Foursomes, during day one of the 41st Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minnesota, USA. David Davies/PA Wire.
Europe's Martin Kaymer and Europe vice captain Ian Poulter on a buggy after the morning Foursomes during day one of the 41st Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minnesota, USA. Peter Byrne/PA Wire.
United StatesÄô Patrick Reed reacts after making a putt and winning his match 3 & 2 on the 16th hole during a foresomes match at the Ryder Cup golf tournament Friday, Sept. 30, 2016, at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minn. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Europe's Rory McIlroy reacts after missing his putt on the 18th during day one of the 41st Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minnesota, USA. David Davies/PA Wire.
CHASKA, MN - SEPTEMBER 30: Matt Kuchar of the United States rides off the green after winning his round during morning foursome matches of the 2016 Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National Golf Club on September 30, 2016 in Chaska, Minnesota. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
CHASKA, MN - SEPTEMBER 30: Matt Kuchar of the United States walks off the green after winning his round during morning foursome matches of the 2016 Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National Golf Club on September 30, 2016 in Chaska, Minnesota. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
CHASKA, MN - SEPTEMBER 30: Vice-captain Tiger Woods of the United States gives a thumbs up as he walks during morning foursome matches of the 2016 Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National Golf Club on September 30, 2016 in Chaska, Minnesota. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
CHASKA, MN - SEPTEMBER 30: Vice-captain Tiger Woods of the United States gives a thumbs up as he walks during morning foursome matches of the 2016 Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National Golf Club on September 30, 2016 in Chaska, Minnesota. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
CHASKA, MN - SEPTEMBER 30: Lee Westwood of Europe hits off the seventh tee during morning foursome matches of the 2016 Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National Golf Club on September 30, 2016 in Chaska, Minnesota. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
CHASKA, MN - SEPTEMBER 30: Paulina Gretzky looks on during morning foursome matches of the 2016 Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National Golf Club on September 30, 2016 in Chaska, Minnesota. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
CHASKA, MN - SEPTEMBER 30: Dustin Johnson of the United States plays a shot on the sixth hole during morning foursome matches of the 2016 Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National Golf Club on September 30, 2016 in Chaska, Minnesota. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
CHASKA, MN - SEPTEMBER 30: Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reed of the United States line up a putt on the 12th green during morning foursome matches of the 2016 Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National Golf Club on September 30, 2016 in Chaska, Minnesota. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
CHASKA, MN - SEPTEMBER 30: Andy Sullivan of Europe reacts to a missed putt on the 16th green during morning foursome matches of the 2016 Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National Golf Club on September 30, 2016 in Chaska, Minnesota. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)
CHASKA, MN - SEPTEMBER 30: Andy Sullivan of Europe reacts to a missed putt on the 16th green during morning foursome matches of the 2016 Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National Golf Club on September 30, 2016 in Chaska, Minnesota. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)
CHASKA, MN - SEPTEMBER 30: Sergio Garcia of Europe lines up a putt on the 15th green as fans look on during morning foursome matches of the 2016 Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National Golf Club on September 30, 2016 in Chaska, Minnesota. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)
CHASKA, MN - SEPTEMBER 30: Phil Mickelson and Rickie Fowler of the United States react at the end of their round during morning foursome matches of the 2016 Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National Golf Club on September 30, 2016 in Chaska, Minnesota. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)
CHASKA, MN - SEPTEMBER 30: Phil Mickelson of the United States hits off the 18th tee during morning foursome matches of the 2016 Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National Golf Club on September 30, 2016 in Chaska, Minnesota. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)
CHASKA, MN - SEPTEMBER 30: Rory McIlroy of Europe throws his putter on the 18th green during morning foursome matches of the 2016 Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National Golf Club on September 30, 2016 in Chaska, Minnesota. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)
CHASKA, MN - SEPTEMBER 30: Rory McIlroy of Europe throws his putter on the 18th green during morning foursome matches of the 2016 Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National Golf Club on September 30, 2016 in Chaska, Minnesota. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)
CHASKA, MN - SEPTEMBER 30: Lee Westwood and Thomas Pieters of Europe line up a putt on the ninth green during morning foursome matches of the 2016 Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National Golf Club on September 30, 2016 in Chaska, Minnesota. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
CHASKA, MN - SEPTEMBER 30: Lee Westwood and Thomas Pieters of Europe line up a putt on the ninth green during morning foursome matches of the 2016 Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National Golf Club on September 30, 2016 in Chaska, Minnesota. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
CHASKA, MN - SEPTEMBER 30: Lee Westwood and Thomas Pieters of Europe line up a putt on the ninth green during morning foursome matches of the 2016 Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National Golf Club on September 30, 2016 in Chaska, Minnesota. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)
CHASKA, MN - SEPTEMBER 30: Vice-captain Tiger Woods and captain Davis Love III of the United States speak during morning foursome matches of the 2016 Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National Golf Club on September 30, 2016 in Chaska, Minnesota. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
CHASKA, MN - SEPTEMBER 30: Vice-captain Tiger Woods and captain Davis Love III of the United States speak during morning foursome matches of the 2016 Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National Golf Club on September 30, 2016 in Chaska, Minnesota. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
CHASKA, MN - SEPTEMBER 30: Lee Westwood of Europe and Dustin Johnson of the United States shake hands at the end of their match during morning foursome matches of the 2016 Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National Golf Club on September 30, 2016 in Chaska, Minnesota. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
CHASKA, MN - SEPTEMBER 30: Dustin Johnson and Matt Kuchar of the United States react after a putt on the 14th green to end the match during morning foursome matches of the 2016 Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National Golf Club on September 30, 2016 in Chaska, Minnesota. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
CHASKA, MN - SEPTEMBER 30: A United States fan looks on during morning foursome matches of the 2016 Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National Golf Club on September 30, 2016 in Chaska, Minnesota. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
CHASKA, MN - SEPTEMBER 30: Rory McIlroy of Europe reacts on the 14th green during morning foursome matches of the 2016 Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National Golf Club on September 30, 2016 in Chaska, Minnesota. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)
CHASKA, MN - SEPTEMBER 30: Dustin Johnson and Matt Kuchar of the United States look on from the 14th green during morning foursome matches of the 2016 Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National Golf Club on September 30, 2016 in Chaska, Minnesota. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
CHASKA, MN - SEPTEMBER 30: Matt Kuchar of the United States reacts on the eighth green during morning foursome matches of the 2016 Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National Golf Club on September 30, 2016 in Chaska, Minnesota. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
Europe's Rory McIlroy (right) and Andy Sullivan (left) during day one of the 41st Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minnesota, USA.
Europe's Rory McIlroy (right) and Andy Sullivan (left) during day one of the 41st Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minnesota, USA.
Europe's Rory McIlroy (right) and Andy Sullivan (left) during day one of the 41st Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minnesota, USA.
European fans during day one of the 41st Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minnesota, USA.
Erica Stoll and Rory McIlroy of Europe attend the 2016 Ryder Cup Opening Ceremony at Hazeltine National Golf Club on September 29, 2016 in Chaska, Minnesota. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)
CHASKA, MN - SEPTEMBER 29: Vice-captain Padraig Harrington of Europe and Caroline Harrington attend the 2016 Ryder Cup Opening Ceremony at Hazeltine National Golf Club on September 29, 2016 in Chaska, Minnesota. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)
CHASKA, MN - SEPTEMBER 29: Dustin Johnson of the United States sits with Paulina Gretzky during the 2016 Ryder Cup Opening Ceremony at Hazeltine National Golf Club on September 29, 2016 in Chaska, Minnesota. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
CHASKA, MN - SEPTEMBER 29: Dustin Johnson of the United States sits with Paulina Gretzky during the 2016 Ryder Cup Opening Ceremony at Hazeltine National Golf Club on September 29, 2016 in Chaska, Minnesota. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
CHASKA, MN - SEPTEMBER 29: Captain Darren Clarke of Europe and his team look on during the 2016 Ryder Cup Opening Ceremony at Hazeltine National Golf Club on September 29, 2016 in Chaska, Minnesota. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)
CHASKA, MN - SEPTEMBER 29: Junior Hailee Cooper of the United States reacts during the 2016 Ryder Cup Opening Ceremony at Hazeltine National Golf Club on September 29, 2016 in Chaska, Minnesota. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)
CHASKA, MN - SEPTEMBER 29: Justine Reed, Nichole Moore, Amy Mickelson, Sybi Kuchar and Becky Edwards wave flags during the 2016 Ryder Cup Opening Ceremony at Hazeltine National Golf Club on September 29, 2016 in Chaska, Minnesota. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
CHASKA, MN - SEPTEMBER 29: Junior Patrick Welch of the United States reacts during the 2016 Ryder Cup Opening Ceremony at Hazeltine National Golf Club on September 29, 2016 in Chaska, Minnesota. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)
CHASKA, MN - SEPTEMBER 29: Eva Bossaerts, Kate Rose, Emma Stenson, Helen Storey and Nicole Willett wave flags during the 2016 Ryder Cup Opening Ceremony at Hazeltine National Golf Club on September 29, 2016 in Chaska, Minnesota. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
CHASKA, MN - SEPTEMBER 29: Erica Stoll and Eva Bossaerts look on during the 2016 Ryder Cup Opening Ceremony at Hazeltine National Golf Club on September 29, 2016 in Chaska, Minnesota. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)
CHASKA, MN - SEPTEMBER 29: Henrik Stenson of Europe reacts during the 2016 Ryder Cup Opening Ceremony at Hazeltine National Golf Club on September 29, 2016 in Chaska, Minnesota. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
CHASKA, MN - SEPTEMBER 29: Vice-captains Tiger Woods, Bubba Watson, Steve Stricker and Tom Lehman of the United States react during the 2016 Ryder Cup Opening Ceremony at Hazeltine National Golf Club on September 29, 2016 in Chaska, Minnesota. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
CHASKA, MN - SEPTEMBER 29: Matt Kuchar, Patrick Reed, Zach Johnson, Dustin Johnson, J.B. Holmes, Rickie Fowler and captain Davis Love III of the United States look on during the 2016 Ryder Cup Opening Ceremony at Hazeltine National Golf Club on September 29, 2016 in Chaska, Minnesota. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
CHASKA, MN - SEPTEMBER 29: Singer Alisan Porter performs the national anthem during the 2016 Ryder Cup Opening Ceremony at Hazeltine National Golf Club on September 29, 2016 in Chaska, Minnesota. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
Captain of Europe, Darren Clarke (C) poses with (L-R) Rafa Cabrera Bello, Andy Sullivan, Thomas Pieters, Danny Willett, Lee Westwood, Chris Wood and Martin Kaymer of Europe before departing Heathrow Airport Terminal 5 ahead of the 2016 Ryder Cup on September 26, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 26: Captain of Europe, Darren Clarke poses with four of his vice-captains (L-R) Thomas Bjorn, Sam Torrance, Paul Lawrie and Padraig Harrington before departing Heathrow Airport Terminal 5 ahead of the 2016 Ryder Cup on September 26, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 26: Vice-Captain of Europe, Paul Lawrie poses with his wife Marian Lawrie as they depart the Hilton London Heathrow Airport Terminal 5 ahead of the 2016 Ryder Cup on September 26, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 26: Thomas Pieters of Europe poses with his girlfriend Eva Bossearts as they depart the Hilton London Heathrow Airport Terminal 5 ahead of the 2016 Ryder Cup on September 26, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 26: Rafa Cabrera Bello of Europe poses with his girlfriend Sofia Lundstedt as they depart the Hilton London Heathrow Airport Terminal 5 ahead of the 2016 Ryder Cup on September 26, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 26: Captain of Europe, Darren Clarke and his wife Alison Clarke pose with the Ryder Cup before departing Heathrow Airport Terminal 5 ahead of the 2016 Ryder Cup on September 26, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 26: Vice-Captain of Europe, Padraig Harrington poses with his wife Caroline Harrington as he departs the Hilton London Heathrow Airport Terminal 5 ahead of the 2016 Ryder Cup on September 26, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 26: Danny Willett of Europe poses with his wife Nicole Wiillett as they depart the Hilton London Heathrow Airport Terminal 5 ahead of the 2016 Ryder Cup on September 26, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 26: Vice-Captain of Europe, Padraig Harrington poses with his wife Caroline Harrington before departing Heathrow Airport Terminal 5 ahead of the 2016 Ryder Cup on September 26, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

The fat ladies and men have sung, fingers and bottoms have stopped wagging and wiggling and bad jumpers are back in the closet - yes, it can mean but one thing, the Ryder Cup is done and dusted for another two years.

But not quite, here's my look at proceedings at Hazeltine, the highs and the Lee Westwoods, and a bit of telly thrown in for good measure and to keep me in a job.

A is for All over: No one really wanted to say it but in reality the Ryder Cup was over on Friday evening before most of us got home from work with the US racing into a 4-0 lead.

B is for Brexit: The British players seemed to take the EU withdrawal a little far by notching up 'nil points' during the singles matches on Sunday. I'm not sure if this included Rory McIlroy or not, but I'm not getting into that.

C is for Crowe: The Beeb started proceedings with Russell Crowe looking menacingly at the camera with a video shown to the Europe team. "Unless it comes unasked out of your heart, out of your mind and mouth, your gut, don't do it," he said, and seek medical attention as soon as possible.

D is for Darren: You have to spare a thought for Darren Clarke in that not only did he have six rookies to contend with in his team but was up against three Davis Loves. The bad news is that George Hamilton IV is lined up to lead the US in France.

E is for Errrrr: Sky's on-course expert Howard Clark, like many men before and in future, struggling to get to grips with Jordan, referring to Jason Spieth and then correcting himself by calling him Justin. "I'm going to have problems with that," he said. Indeed.

F is for Fair: No accusations of bias could be levelled at Butch Harmon, a man who has coached Phil Mickelson, but didn't miss him in the warm-up. "He can't even spell fairway, let alone hit one." Who needs enemies?

G is for Groundhog: Everywhere you looked American actor Bill Murray seemed to pop up, and confused all of us who couldn't work out if we had somehow popped on the director's cut of Caddyshack by mistake.

H is for Harmon: There was more finger wagging on show than at a puppy standing beside a steaming pile, not going down well with Butch (not the one from Tom and Jerry), as Patrick Reed raised his digit. "C'mon Patrick, show some class," he said. Or not.

I is for Irish: A far cry from the K Club when everything was green, Paul McGinley tried to divert our attention from the golf, by referring to "heavyweight contests" and "it reminds me of the first 20 minutes of a soccer match". Remember, if anyone uses the term 'soccer' you are, under winter rules, allowed to clump them with a five wood.

J is for JB: Is it me or does JB Holmes sound like a building contractor? Europe are going to hit back in Paris in two years' time with JB Sports coming onto their team, although they're having a few issues getting the time off work.

K is for Kirsty: Spare a thought for Sky Sports News' Kirsty Gallacher who suffered the plight of all their female presenters as she opened her case in Minnesota to find that termites had munched their way through all her sleeved clothing.

L is for Lee: What can you say about Lee Westwood? He wasn't very good but, and I can't emphasise this enough, he was there on merit and not because he's Darren's mate. Couldn't putt a marble into the Grand Canyon.

M is for Monty: "This is what we don't want as a European, to get the crowd like this, we've got to try and silence them somehow," said a worried Colin Montgomerie. I know, how about hitting fewer shots and putting the wee ball in the hole now and again?

N is for Nuneaton: "I would imagine the streets of Nuneaton are deserted," said Sky's Ewen Murray as hometown favourite Andy Sullivan drove off. I imagine they weren't deserted for very long.

O is for Over the limit: Sky's ever-improving Nick Dougherty on the dangers of over-imbibing. "You know they've had a drink or two when they're putting their own players off," he said.

P is for Phil: "Mickelson is just rolling back the years," said Ewen Murray in the middle of Big Phil's classic game with Sergio Garcia, which was rather apt as the scoreboard was fast becoming simply red.

Q is for Quiet: "You can tell he's going to be composed today, keep his emotions in control and just play golf." Peter Alliss with an uncanny prediction of how Rory McIlroy's top match with Patrick Reed would pan out.

R is for Rookie: Thomas Pieters became Belgium's most famous person after a wonderful few days, meaning he is now just ahead of Poirot, Tintin, strong beer and a nice box of chocolates in the Big Boy's Book of all things Belgian. Oh, I've just remembered Jean-Claude van Damme.

S is for Bad word: S***. Danny Willett's appraisal of how his Ryder Cup went was the most profound utterance from a member of that clan all week given his brother's stupidity. In better news, Donald Trump, impressed by his tact and diplomacy, is looking to give his sibling an ambassadorial role. To Mexico.

T is for Taskforce: How the USA won, by all accounts, and a welcome return of a term last heard when Britain, unburdened by Europe, headed across the Atlantic to deal with some noisy (South) Americans. Expect Jim Davidson to replace Darren Clarke as captain.

U is for U-bend: More scatological business when Henrik Stenson's opening drive on Sunday ended up beside the toilets, prompting the Swede to chortle "now that's a s*** shot", which isn't easy to type never mind say.

V is for Viking: "It's a noisy morning in Minnesota, a taste of Viking atmosphere," said Ewen Murray on day one, clearly forgetting that we were in Valhalla in 2008 and are at Pointy Horned Helmet Golf Club in 2020.

W is for Wozniacki: A late call-up to the European squad as the Danish tennis player became the darling of the mischievous American galleries, who broke into a chorus of Sweet Caroline whenever Rory came into view. So good, so good, so good…

X is for X-rated: Rory having a fan ejected for shouting something very rude at him. He should have just taken it on the chin or shouted "you're a pudgy, basement-dwelling irritant" and got on with it.

Y is for Yank: The Beeb's obligatory one, Hunter Mahan, a man who can say 'wow' in many ways was wowed by Jordan Spieth's naked bits as he took a dip in the water "with great ankles showing, he's got great calves". Wow, get a room, you guys.

Z is for Zach: For the life of me I can't think of one thing Zach Johnson did over the three days other than fulfil the 'Z' section of an A to Z thus negating the need for me to clumsily mention Fuzzy Zoeller for no apparent reason.

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