Medinah Country Club, 2012 Ryder Cup — Justin Rose was one down with two to play, Phil had just chipped it to within a putter grip and the Englishman looked dead and buried. What followed was a moment of Ryder cup ecstasy, the kind of excitement few golf events can match.
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Justin’s birdie levelled the game going into the 18th. Phil would go on to loose the game to a birdie on the final green and America would loose the Ryder Cup by one point. My favourite part is Phil’s response, applauding his opponent when he was faced with an unenviable situation is a mark of the man. This is why we love the Ryder Cup.
Of course, Justin Leonard’s putt shouldn’t be ignored. The American fought back from four-down to have a chance on the 17th green at Brookline. What followed was one of the most important putts in Ryder Cup history, although it was marred by the celebration that followed as Jose Maria Olazabal still had a putt to halve the hole.
Quite unbelievably it was placed at number four on the list of “Top 10 Ryder Cup Pressure Putts.” What a crock of shit!