Ryder Cup 2012: 5 Reasons USA Lost

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Ryder Cup 2012: 5 Reasons USA Lost
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A little more than half a day later, we can start to dissect the Miracle at Medinah—the unbelievable comeback by the team from across the pond over our boys.

The genesis of this loss may have been in May, 2011, when a golf legend, and the man who may have played the biggest part in converting the Europeans from doormat to dominant, passed away.

The ghost of Seve Ballesteros seemed to roam the undulating fairways of Medinah Country Club, like a Spanish poltergeist nudging putts into the holes from the beyond for the Europeans.

Back on this plane of existence, though, and with all due respect to the fiery icon for whom the Europeans shed multiple tears over the last three days, the answers are a little clearer and far less supernatural.

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