The European team overcame a 10-6 deficit Sunday to steal the 2012 Ryder Cup with a 14.5-13.5 victory over a stunned American squad.
Their performance tied the record for largest Sunday comeback in Ryder Cup history and left the United States trying to figure out exactly where they went wrong after such a solid start.
The Europeans made up their four-match gap entirely in singles play, winning eight of the day's 12 matches to earn their fifth Ryder Cup in the last six tournaments.
Luke Donald, Ian Poulter, Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose and Paul Lawrie won the first five single matches of the day before Dustin Johnson could put America on the board by defeating Nicolas Colsaerts 3&2. Zach Johnson (2&1 over Graeme McDowell) and Jason Dufner (2up over Peter Hanson) were the only other Americans to beat their European counterparts one-on-one Sunday.
With Sergio Garcia, Lee Westwood and Martin Kaymer emerging victorious in three of the final four matches, Tiger Woods and Francesco Molinari's matchup became pointless with Woods in the middle of the final fairway. Woods also received much of the criticism that was directed towards the team after finishing the Ryder Cup with a 0-3-1 record.