Justin Leonard made a 45 foot putt on the 17th to all but seal an incredible final day for a solid comeback for the U.S, and when he did, the entire U.S team (including their WAGS and caddies) danced about the green in celebration. However, Josie Maria Olazabal still had a putt to take the match further, but he had to wait for the people to clear in order to have his shot. It took several minutes for the people to clear, and when they finally did, the Spaniard’s head was all over the place and the putt was missed. The Americans apologised through yet more celebrations, but the damage had been done.
Casey’s legendary hole-in-one
Paul Casey made history as he earned his first hole-in-one at the K Club in 2006. It was the 213-yard 14th hole to win a foursomes match alongside David Howell over U.S duo Stewart Cink and Zach Johnson. “It’s just unbelievable, that’s my first hole-in-one in a professional tournament,” said Casey afterwards. Casey’s hole-in-one was the only of it’s kind in Ryder Cup history, and the first since Howard Clark in 1995.