Twitter Reacts to Stunning USA Collapse on Final Day of the Ryder Cup

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Twitter Reacts to Stunning USA Collapse on Final Day of the Ryder Cup

The United States team was at the wrong end of one of the worst sports collapses in recent memory, as Davis Love III's squad fell to the Europeans at the Medinah Country Club by a score of 14.5 to 13.5.

Despite finishing play Saturday with a 10-6 lead, the Americans turned in an abysmal performance in the final round on Sunday.

It came down to Steve Stricker at the end, as the 45-year-old veteran needed to win his round against Martin Kaymer. But victory was not in the cards for America, as the latter sunk an 18th-hole putt to seal the deal.

Twitter exploded once the results were finalized, and as always, you can find the best of the best right here.

ABC's Josh Elliott had some words for commentator Johnny Miller, throwing in a nifty historical reference in his tweet:

Team Europe's official Ryder Cup team Twitter account was elated after Kaymer sank his six-footer to send the Americans packing on their own soil:

See for yourself what happened on the final meaningful putt of the day, as Kramer kicked off the party for Europe on the 18th:

BBC's chief sportswriter Tom Fordyce rubbed it in after Kaymer holed out and sent the European contingent of the crowd into a chant-driven frenzy:

The Los Angeles Times provided a disheartening statistic for the United States Ryder Cup team and the fans:

Boston Red Sox beat writer Pete Abraham compared this collapse to another epic one in baseball. Let's hope nobody throws around accusations of clubhouse boozing and fried-chicken eating:

Mercury News columnist Tim Kawakami refused to let us forget about how boring some of today's NFL games were. But, hey, at least we all got to watch the Ryder Cup:

Tom Fordyce detailed what happened at the 18th hole, where Tiger Woods missed a tap-in to allow the Europeans to win the Cup outright. (Tweet correction: Score should read 14.5 to 13.5.):

Glasgow Rangers football Andy Little poked fun at Woods as the Cup wrapped up:

Bad Religion's Jeff Bentley wasn't happy with the United States' showing on the final day:

American golfer Rickie Fowler let the Twitterverse know that he wasn't too happy with the result, but commended the European team for its effort:

PGATour.com's Brian Wacker shed light on how awful Sunday was for the Americans:

Sky Sports Golf tweeted a quote from Ian Poulter following his team's gutsy comeback:

Tom Fordyce unveiled a quote from Kaymer following his clutch putt to clinch the win:

ESPN's Colin Cowherd wasn't the only one who enjoyed the Ryder Cup. He's right about this not only being a good day for Europe, but a good day for golf in general:

Sports Talk editor Ben Jacobs found Kaymer after the triumphant win, and Europe's star had something to say to his critics:

 

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