Monday, 1 October 2012

Ryder Cup 2012 - Final Day Highlights at Medinah Country Club USA

continuing the theme of his week at Medinah and dedicating Europe's narrow win to his late friend Seve Ballesteros, also nominated his team's victory as the greatest moment of his career. Olazábal, winner of the US Masters in 1994 and 1999, was half of the most successful pairing in Ryder Cup history with Ballesteros, winning 12 of 15 points available to them. "It's going to take a little while before it completely sinks in," he said. "It's been a very emotional week, especially when things were not going our way, but yesterday [on Sunday] everything turned round for us, our players made the putts and had the right breaks at the right times. We changed a couple of crucial matches around down the stretch and that gave us the chance to have this trophy back. It's completely different from playing, being a Ryder Cup captain. I think in my career it ranks number one. "Seve's been on my mind the whole week, during the whole journey of this Ryder Cup. We had his silhouette [on the sleeves of our shirts] and his name on the last day, but obviously I had Seve in my mind every day. When we managed to retain the trophy, all those memories were very vividly coming to life. If someone had written a script for it that would be the ideal one and for it to happen, Seve had to have something to do with it."

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