Ryder Cup Official Film 2012
The Miracle at Medinah
It was arguably the greatest comeback in the history of sport the most remarkable Ryder Cup ever!
Jose Maria Olazabal s heroes, inspired by the spirit of their talisman, Severiano Ballesteros, overcame the strongest American team in recent memory, a raucous Chicago galleryand a four point deficit going into the final day s 12 singles, to make history, winning 14 and a half to 13 and a half.
For two days of foursomes and fourballs the home team pounded Europe with birdies. Rookie Keegan Bradley and Masters Champion Bubba Watson led the American charge as Davis Love s dozen powered ahead.
But one man stood tall. The imperious Ian Poulter refused tobuckle. Five sensational straight birdies rescued a point from the Saturday fourballs and restored European faith.
Believe said captain Olazabal going into the final day - and they did. Donald, Poulter of course Rory McIlroy and PaulLawrie pulled Europe level. Justin Rose stunned Phil Mickelson. Garcia and Westwood added points before Germany s Martin Kaymer lined up a six foot putt on the final green to retain the Ryder Cup. The golfing world held its breath... He made it.
Minutes later Francisco Molinari denied Tiger Woods to earn the match winning extra half point.
The Miracle of Medinah was complete. Olazabal, face stained with tears, looked skywards This is for you Seve.