Brookline and Medinah loomed large in the minds of 2018 captains Thomas Bjorn and Jim Furyk on Saturday night as they considered the 10-6 lead Europe hold over the United States going into Sunday’s singles session at Le Golf National.
Keegan Bradley was never more nervous than the moments before his Ryder Cup debut. He had the opening tee shot in foursomes at Medinah against Sergio Garcia and Luke Donald, a European tandem that had never lost in four matches against some of America’s best players.
Masters champion Danny Willett hopes his apology can draw a line under the controversy caused by an article written by his brother which describes American Ryder Cup fans as a ''braying mob of imbeciles.''
Colin Montgomerie has joined the debate over the Tiger Woods factor at next week’s Ryder Cup with the former European captain believing the 14-time major champion will be most intimidating to Darren Clarke’s rookies at Hazeltine.
It was a comeback that has already established itself among the most astonishing in the annals of sport and must have come as a relief to victorious European captain Jose-Maria Olazabal, who would have serious questions to address had his side have been wiped.