Justin Rose glugs the traditional post-game triple magnum of champagne

Ryder Cup: Don't get caught out-of-bounds

Smitten by Europe's epic comeback at Medinah on Sunday? Here's our brief blaggers' guide to the game for Johnny-Daly-come-lately golf fans

Sergio Garcia, Luke Donald, Nicolas Colsaerts and Graeme McDowell of Europe celebrate after helping their team defeat the United States

Ryder Cup: European victory party 'a bit wild' says Nicolas Colsaerts

Belgian rookie Nicolas Colsaerts described the post-match Ryder Cup party as “a bit wild” after emerging bleary-eyed this morning following Europe's remarkable comeback win over United States.

Team captain Jose Maria Olazabal hugs Francesco Molinari after Europe defeated the USA 14.5 to 13.5

Ryder Cup: Jose Maria Olazabal says tournament turned on Saturday afternoon

Europe may have taken 8 1/2 points from 12 singles matches to win the Ryder Cup - but captain Jose Maria Olazabal believes the seeds were sown the previous afternoon.

Martin Kaymer lines up the crucial putt

Ryder Cup: Martin Kaymer thought about Bernhard Langer before crucial putt

Martin Kaymer admits he thought about Bernhard Langer before holing the putt that so dramatically kept the Ryder Cup in Europe's hands last night.

Tiger Woods congratulates Rory McIlroy

Ryder Cup: 'It was pointless to finish' says Tiger Woods after losing final hole to gift Europe outright victory

Tiger Woods claimed neither he nor the United States team were interested salvaging a tie from the 39th Ryder Cup at Medinah.

Sergio Garcia

Sergio Garcia: 'I would not have won without Seve Ballesteros'

Europe's triumphant players had Seve Ballesteros on their minds after their remarkable Ryder Cup victory in Medinah.

Ryder Cup: Europe's incredible fightback completed by Martin Kaymer

German's nerveless putt on the 18th retains Ryder Cup for Olazabal's side

Ian Poulter whipped up the crowd – and delivered the killer drive

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The Way I See It: Before Poulter's intervention, this event was dying on its feet as a spectacle

Join the club: Nicolas Colsaerts is frustrated as he misses a putt on the 15th hole playing with Sergio Garcia yesterday

Ryder Cup: Colsaerts' Big Belgian Bang makes world take notice

Wildcard dazzles Woods but he just couldn't be Superman again

In the groove: Bradley enjoys approach shot to the fourth hole in the foursomes

James Lawton: Bradley and Mickelson prove an irresistible force

Man from Vermont and his childhood idol are proving to be the most compelling American pairing since Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers as they beat all before them

Sport on TV: Rough Ryders leave Europe hunkering in the bunkers

The Ryder Cup is as close as golf gets to being a contact sport. On the opening morning, the nervous players on the first tee belted the balls into the crowd and the spectators jostled each other to get to the little white orbs among the trees. At the start of day two, after Ian Poulter had bizarrely whooped the crowd into a feeding frenzy, Bubba Watson high-fived about 100 fans. And then there's the way the United States team chest-bump each other whenever they win. Europe's best hope may be that if the spectators don't get them first, the opposition will injure each other so badly that there wouldn't be enough of them to play in today's singles matches.

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Ryder Cup Corner: Bubba brings the noise to feel right at home

Understandably, most players demand absolute silence when they are on the tee, especially the first tee of a Ryder Cup, but not Bubba Watson. Before his first shot in the fourballs yesterday, the self-confessed "goof", his caddie and team-mates encouraged the crowd to make as much noise as possible. A brave tactic, but it paid off. Bubba drove straight and true down the middle. But then, if you can chip balls unsighted into your jacuzzi from behind your garage – as Bubba posted himself doing on YouTube – then what's the first tee at Medinah?

Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy are set to light up Medinah over the coming days

James Lawton: Tiger v Rory could be the biggest duel the Ryder Cup has ever witnessed

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