In 1985 Sam Torrance wept after he sank the putt that finished the Americans at The De Vere Belfry and once again, in 2002, his inspiration led Europe to glory. On one of the greatest days of the competitions glorious history, the Europeans won back the Ryder Cup and avenged their defeat at Brookline in 1999. After two days of enthralling action, the scores were level and the USA entered the final day expecting to dominate the singles. Colin Montgomerie and Bernhard Langer had played supremely, remaining unbeaten for two days, but the moment of truth had arrived for The Ryder Cup rookies. The Captain decided to send his big guns out first in a high risk, high reward strategy. As the Tiger stepped up to tee off, Torrance's Lions had already turned the scoreboard into a sea of blue and were riding on a wave of confidence. It was time for the heroes to come out of the shadows and, man for man, they played their part as they defied the odds and took on and beat America's best. Phillip Price's sensational triumph over the world number 2, Phil Mickelson, put the Europeans within touching distance of a remarkable victory after wins by Montgomerie, Langer, Harrington and Bjorn. The stage was set for Paul McGinley, who held his nerve and holed a magnificent nine feet putt at the final hole. His decisive half point sent the crowd wild and ensured a famous and dramatic conclusion to three days of incredible golfing action. Torrance wept again and Europe's magnificent dozen reclaimed The Ryder Cup for OUR Uncle Sam.