After all of the hype over whether Tiger Woods should have been a Captain's Pick by Corey Pavin, it was another U.S. player who faltered down the stretch to give the Cup back to the Europeans. In the closest Ryder Cup in quite some time, Hunter Mahan needed to win 17 and 18 to have the Ryder Cup, but couldn't finish down the stretch as U.S. Open Champ Graeme McDowell closed him out.
It was great TV for those who saw it. The shots of the teams on the backside of the green really showed how much they cared.
The surge in singles play kept the Americans in it, but the Euros prevailed in the end. Yes, the Europeans won this round of the Cup, but what else did we learn during the championship?
Well, I don't know about you, but I saw 10 distinct things...