Paul Casey barely able to speak in emotional Ryder Cup interview

Hope Soto
September 30, 2018

"For me, it's been a lot of golf for a short period of time. We go ahead tomorrow and focus on what's ahead and not what's done".

Europe's Francesco Molinari clinched the victory after Phil Mickelson hit his tee shot into the water on the 16th hole, giving the Italian a 4&2 win.

"We took a really tough loss at Hazeltine a couple of years ago and that stung, " McIlroy said.

If not for Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas, the Americans might really be in trouble.

Two years after the Americans thought they had their Ryder Cup problems figured out, Europe reminded them Sunday why it practically has owned this shiny gold trophy for the last quarter-century. "His pace looked a little bit slow walking; I think that's expected coming off a big win".

"There's a long way to go in this but we go home with a good taste now and then we regroup for tomorrow".

Mickelson will have to shake off some rust.

And speaking after the famous win, captain Bjorn revealed that he had total faith in his "amazing" players to hold their nerve on the final day - despite a late onslaught from the Americans. It became 10 points out of 11 when they also came out on top in the first two afternoon matches to finish before the United States hit back to share that session.

With the European celebration engulfing the green, Woods could only take off his cap and wish congratulations to the victors before retreating to spot off to the side with his girlfriend, Erika Hermann, and pats on the shoulder from several European players, including Rory McIlroy and Justin Rose.

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'It was fitting he hit the winning shot as well'.

That wasn't enough to contend against "Moliwood". It never materialised. At one point, in fact, Europe were up in all four matches again.

The U.S. finally put some more red on the board, though, with Spieth and Thomas defeating Poulter and McIlroy 4&3 after losing the first two holes, and Bubba Watson and Webb Simpson getting the better of Garcia and Swede Alex Noren - a match in which the second hole was shared with triple-bogey sixes.

They were 5 up at the turn over Woods and Bryson DeChambeau, and a brief rally only delayed the inevitable.

Ian Poulter, "Mr Ryder Cup", then produced probably the loudest cheer of the week when world number one Dustin Johnson conceded on the 18th green to leave Europe on the verge.

Woods has failed to win seven consecutive matches, dating to his singles victory against Molinari in Wales in 2010. Why did Woods go 0-4-0 a week after winning the Tour Championship?

"That's the frustrating thing about match play". "You see it in the emotion when we hole putts".

The rest of Europe wasn't too shabby either.

Other reports by MaliBehiribAe

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