Heading into Sunday’s Singles Matches, the European squad held an almost insurmountable 10-6 lead. They needed to only capture four points out of Sunday’s 12 matches to retain the Ryder Cup. Leading up to the 1999 Ryder cup the largest Sunday comeback in history had been a two-shot deficit. Things didn’t look good for the US but somehow when Justin Leonard stood on the 17th green in the second to last match he had a chance to win it for the US and cap the largest comeback in Ryder Cup history. What happened was magical and the source of contention for how the US team reacted with a premature celebration. Honestly though, can you blame them? It was a magical day.
Note: Leonard putt at 1:10
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