Europe Wins Ryder Cup

It was magic Monday for Europe as they won The Ryder Cup on a sensational final day at The Celtic Manor Resort.

As if they did not have enough Ryder Cup heroes already, Ireland came up with another amid amazing scenes at The Celtic Manor Resort - a real giant in Graeme McDowell.

Following in the famous footsteps of Eamonn Darcy, Christy O'Connor, Philip Walton and Paul McGinley, the 31 year old from Portrush won back the trophy for Europe when everything depended on him.

If McDowell thought he had faced the ultimate test of character when he won his first Major at the US Open Championship in June, he was made to think again. "I have never felt as nervous in my life," he admitted.

Yet under such enormous pressure - this was the first match to go to the final game since 1991 - McDowell, back at the course where he won The Celtic Manor Wales Open four months ago, beat Hunter Mahan. And he did so thanks to a dramatic 20 foot birdie putt at the 16th and then a par on the short 17th.