Morning: European men bow out of Ryder Cup at Macau on Sunday evening

Live in New York, during the opening ceremony and the draw, the highlights of the tussle for Ryder Cup glory will be etched on the minds of every golf fan from now until 2022….

Morning: European men bow out of Ryder Cup at Macau on Sunday evening

Live in New York, during the opening ceremony and the draw, the highlights of the tussle for Ryder Cup glory will be etched on the minds of every golf fan from now until 2022. Watch the highlights of the events leading up to the singles competition here and get the first European take on what happened here. The 2018 edition was held at Le Golf National in France – the first time in 21 years a major golf event was held overseas.

Day one – Ken Brown’s VIP visit

From across the Atlantic, Ken Brown, of Golf Digest, won an exclusive British Airways VIP treatment on day one. In the British Airways lounge, the Americans in attendance asked him questions relating to his magazine.

What was the most memorable story he saw over there? While jogging from venue to venue, Brown counted the number of visits to an array of fresh restaurants on this day – between four and five. What did he believe set Ryder Cup apart from other tournaments? He was told that the Europe’s Ryder Cup uniforms are the same every year and that players have been known to ask out-of-towners if they can help them retrieve a forgotten pair of white pants after they’ve lost at a championship.

Reuters shows off European golf team. Photograph: Christian Hartmann/Reuters

Day two – Europe’s incredible win

On day two, Team Europe won the first point of the tournament by beating Team USA by four-and-a-half points to one. It was ultimately a team effort as Patrick Reed withdrew from the contest due to family health issues.

Earlier in the day, all the European players had been in a car crash together when on way to the golf course. Europe’s captains Thomas Bjorn and Jordan Spieth would do a fantastic job of turning the draw on this day. The Euro stars watched the US “shake hands” as if they all partied together at the afterparty. Every set of 10 players called every player that was placed in the next scoring position. But watch the scenes as Spieth and Bjorn celebrated after Day 1. Team Europe may have clinched the match with 15 points after the singles, but it took 16.

David Kane (@davidkane5) That’s NOT a dog walk in Paris. Team Captains Thomas Bjorn and Jordan Spieth watched the points get held by friends for a change… #RyderCupUSA pic.twitter.com/ehfc8nbNIq

Day three – Merino magic

With the matches all over and the finals of singles expected to take place, final day looked to be a cool day of golf with a little bit of sunshine for the Europe stars to play in. Once that was over and everything was settled, Team Europe veteran Sergio García joked he needed a beer for the emotional victory celebrations, and after the first European victory was registered, a tap of inspiration from Bernhard Langer to ignite his troops.

Luke Donald, Louis Oosthuizen and Rory McIlroy surrounded Langer in a rowdy, sweaty room in the NBC studio for a bit of words as nervous Europeans tried to decide whether to celebrate the first win for Europe in 15 years or try and hold back the emotion. The foursome of Sergio García, Jimmy Walker and Patrick Reed celebrated like it was the last four holes of a single-ball match against Europe.

Sergio García, Patrick Reed and Jimmy Walker. Photograph: Steve Marcus/AP

Day four – Rory McIlroy says goodbye

Rory McIlroy certainly enjoyed a Ryder Cup farewell. Standing in a cool, rainy Ryder Cup public locker room before the first singles matches, before any of the Europeans had to contend with the most intense atmosphere of the competition. As the players walked around, McIlroy couldn’t help saying “Say hi to everyone.” Spieth and Bjorn removed their gloves and walked over to shake hands. This celebration was so over the top, although it’s only fitting in a Ryder Cup environment.

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