Ryder Cup 2014: The best tweets and pictures as Europe celebrate victory at Gleneagles

Rory McIlroy in a wig, a kilt and nothing in between was among the highlights

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After winning the Ryder Cup yesterday it didn't take long for the champagne to emerge.

And for Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell, it emerged even sooner than they were expecting. A video of McIlroy holding a bottle from which the cork unexpectedly pops out has appeared on the internet - one of just many celebratory images from Gleneagles.

Famous faces have also been tweeting their congratulations to the European Team after they ultimately beat the United States comfortably by a score of 16.5-11.5. The golfer who sealed victory for Europe was Jamie Donaldson, whose delightful wedge was so close to the pin the hole was conceded and with it the point that ensured Paul McGinley's team retained their title was won.

Here, we take a look at some of the best from social media following the Ryder Cup.










The morning after...





Congratulations from famous people...

Chris Evans (TV and radio presenter): "Hats off to Paul McGinley by far and away the best prepared Ryder Cup captain of all time. Different class. Total professional"

Scott Quinnell (former British Lions and Wales number eight):" Donaldson wins his game,wins a point and wins the Ryder Cup for Europe. #RyderCup2014 Congratulations to all the European team. #pontyboy"

Piers Morgan (former newspaper editor and TV personality): "Yes, Phil Mickelson may well be a massive d***. But he's also 100% correct about Tom Watson's captaincy. It was awful. #RyderCup2014"

Matt Prior (England cricketer): "That last iron shot from Donaldson sums up this #RyderCup for me! Sheer quality! Incredible standard of golf all round...congrats Europe!"

Jack Whitehall (comedian): "Jimenez is the kind of guy you'd love to spend a few hours with in a hotel bar. #RyderCup."

Shane Warne (former Australia cricketer): "Loving the #RyderCup2014 The 3 players from either team that I would want on my side are.. McIlroyRory JustinRose99 & P Reed !! Yours ?"

Joey Barton (QPR midfielder): "Europe pumped the Yanks. Now off to NFL at Wembley..."

Gary Lineker (former England striker and TV presenter): "Thrilled for Paul McGinley. He's done a marvellous job and just happens to be one of the loveliest blokes I know. Nice guys do win!"

Niall Horan (One Direction member): "Yes rydercupEUROPE have retained the rydercup ! Amazing ! Super golf played all weekend!"

Gary Player (winner of nine golf majors): "Congratulations Captain Paul McGinley & rydercupEUROPE on a fantastic victory today. Golf is the overall winner. My best to all. GP"

Andy Murray (two-time tennis grand slam champion): "Great job Europe... sounds like a very clinical performance at gleneagles! Imagine the celebrations could get a bit messy tonight!"

Rio Ferdinand (QPR defender): "Some round of golf from McIlroyRory that was! He treated Rickie like Bianca used to in Eastenders! ##Rickiiiiiiiiiiie"