Phil Mickelson speaks with USA vice-captain Steve Stricker

Ryder Cup 2014: Phil Mickelson criticised for verbal attack on USA captain Tom Watson after blasting his leadership skills

Former European captains Sir Nick Faldo and Colin Montgomerie among those to hit out at Mickelson's outburst following Ryder Cup defeat

Rory McIlroy sprays the champagne after Europe's Ryder Cup win

Rory McIlroy champagne moment: Ryder Cup hero suffers huge embarrassment as he pops the cork... before Europe had won

McIlroy appeared horrified that the cork had unexpectedly shot out of the bottle he was holding, but luckily his colleagues saw the funny side of it

Phhil Mickelson was scathing of Tom Watson's leadership

Ryder Cup 2014: Phil Mickelson blames Tom Watson for defeat in outspoken attack on his leadership

Phil Mickelson said no players were consulted over decisions and compared Watson's leadership to that of 2008 captain Paul Azinger

Tom Watson looks rueful as he watches his American team struggle at Gleneagles

Kevin Garside: America’s Ryder Cup failings did not stem from the figures on Tom Watson’s birth certificate

Captain Paul McGinley was coupled with Nostradamus on Saturday night. His American counterpart Tom Watson was twinned with Grandad from Only Fools And Horses, an old duffer hopelessly out of touch with modern mores and without a clue how to respond to a desperate situation of his own creating. At least that is how the argument was presented by his persecutors.

Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reed

Ryder Cup 2014: Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reed give US hope for 2016 as calls grow for Azinger

Jordan Spieth was only 60 days old when America last won the Ryder Cup on European soil. Since 1993 Europe have won eight of 10 matches and not even the return of Tom Watson, the architect of that US victory at The Belfry 21 years ago, to helm the visitors’ campaign at Gleneagles could halt the home team’s dominance.

Captain of Team Europe Paul McGinley of Ireland holds the trophy after Team Europe retained the Ryder Cup

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Rory McIlroy celebrates after his singles victory

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Ratings from one to ten of this year's Ryder Cup crop

Graeme McDowell of Northern Ireland (R) celebrates after winning his singles match with team-mate Rory McIlroy

Ryder Cup 2014: Graeme McDowell displays heart to lead out Europe's show of supremacy

McDowell got things underway on the final day

Rory McIlroy celebrates after his singles victory

Ryder Cup 2014: Marvellous Rory McIlroy turns young gunslingers' duel into mismatch

The Northern Irishman put the first point on the board for Europe on Day 3

Europe team captain Paul McGinley celebrates with Thomas Bjorn as Europe won the Ryder Cup on the 15th hole with victory by Jamie Donaldson
Europe team captain Paul McGinley celebrates with Thomas Bjorn as Europe won the Ryder Cup on the 15th hole with victory by Jamie Donaldson

Ryder Cup 2014 reaction: Paul McGinley says each Team Europe player was 'a colossus'

Captain celebrates victory at Gleneagles

Captain of Team Europe Paul McGinley of Ireland holds the trophy after Team Europe retained the Ryder Cup

Ryder Cup 2014 - Day 3 report: Jamie Donaldson clinches Ryder Cup victory for Europe at Gleneagles

Rory McIlroy got the first point on the board for Europe

Rory McIlroy celebrates after his singles victory

Ryder Cup 2014: Rory McIlroy says he was 'more up for this' than major victories, after beating Rickie Fowler

The world number one put Europe's first point on the board on the final day

A view from the Ryder Cup

Ryder Cup 2014 standings: Europe 16.5 USA 11.5 – Europe WIN the Ryder Cup after Rory McIlroy gets them going

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USA's cheerleader in chief Michael Jordan watches on with a cigar that Miguel Angel Jimenez would be proud of

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