It was a Sunday of laughter and tears, of success and relief. It was an afternoon on the prairie when America’s golfers stood up to anxiety and knocked down the criticism.
It was the day the United States finally won the Ryder Cup.
“There was a lot of pressure on these guys the last two years,” said the U.S. captain, Davis Love III. “More and more pressure, more and more questions.”
Such as why had the Europeans won this international competition the previous three times, and eight of the last 10? Why had the U.S. choked away a considerable final-round lead four years ago at Chicago when Love also was captain?
Now there are no more...