The 42nd Ryder Cup was set to be a formidable challenge for Team Europe as they faced up to one of the strongest teams ever assembled in the history of the event. The United States were painted as the favourites following their emphatic win in 2016, but instead what unfolded in the spectacular setting of Le Golf National will go down in history as one of Europe's most memorable victories...Thomas Bjørn, Europe's magnificent captain, knew that in his ranks he had 12 of the most determined and focused team mates he could wish for, and they duly delivered over three glorious days.
Day One The USA showed their intentions, winning three of the first four points, but Europe roared back with an emphatic 4-0 afternoon whitewash.
Day Two More passion and grit from Team Europe across the board to take a commanding 10-6 lead.
Day Three The scene was set, a passionate crowd in fine voice and 24 of the best players in the world ready to do battle...
A brave fight back from the USA saw them draw within a single point of the Europeans, but then the magic began all over the course. Point by point the lead was extended until Francesco Molinari concluded a perfect weekend of work, securing the winning point and taking his place in history with an incredible five points from five matches. Molinari's record performance, the birth of the "Moliwood" phenomenon, and Captain's Pick Sergio Garcia becoming Europe's all-time leading points scorer this was a weekend filled with the greatest golfing memories, as every European player delivered at least one point in a display of total commitment from 12 of Europe's finest.