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Sergio Garcia, right, and Martin Kaymer celebrate after Kaymer sank the put that sealed the Ryder Cup victory Sunday during the final day of the 2012 Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Club.

Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

Keegan Bradley dejected at the 17th hole after losing the point to Rory McIlroy Sunday during the final day of the 2012 Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Club.

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Steve Stricker and his caddie look glum after Stricker missed a putt on 18 that sealed the European victory Sunday during the final day of the 2012 Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Club.

Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

Fans for both the US and European teams were out in force at the first tee Sunday during the final day of the 2012 Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Club.

Jeff Knox | Staff Photographer

European teammates Sergio Garcia, left, and Martin Kaymer celebrate after their team's win Sunday in Medinah.

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Rory McIlroy bows to the crowd at the 17th hole after defeating Keegan Bradley and taking a point for Europe Sunday during the final day of the 2012 Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Club.

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Team Europe's Justin Rose gets a hug from his caddie Sunday during the singles matches.

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Keegan Bradley gets the crowd fired up Sunday afternoon.

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Team Europe members douse Justin Rose with champagne following their victory over the US Sunday during the final day of the 2012 Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Club.

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Fans jam the course at Medinah Country Club Sunday to see the conclusion of the 39th Ryder Cup.

George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

Dressed as Uncle Sam, Michael Sloan of Indianapolis, Indiana can't watch as Team Europe fans celebrate nearby Sunday evening in Medinah.

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Martin Kaymer of Germany celebrates with his country's flag after his putt won the cup for the European team.

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Martin Kaymer thanks the crowd after sinking the putt that sealed the victory for team Europe Sunday during the final day of the 2012 Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Club.

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Rory McIlroy, who won his singles match against Keegan Bradley Sunday, pumps his fist after making birdie on #6.

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Fans watch the action on the video screen above Sunday afternoon.

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European fans celebrate under a stream of champagne after team Europe came back to win the Ryder Cup Sunday during the final day of the 2012 Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Club.

Jeff Knox | Staff Photographer

Martin Kaymer of Team Europe raises his arms in victory after his par putt on 18 clinched the 2012 Ryder Cup for Europe.

John Starks | Staff Photographer

Ian Poulter, right, and Sergio Garcia celebrate their victory of the US in Sunday during the final day of the 2012 Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Club.

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Team USA's Dustin Johnson watches solemnly as the US leads slips away.

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Dustin Johnson salutes the crowd after putting Sunday.

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Rory McIlroy blasts out of a bunker on the 7th hole Sunday at the Ryder Cup.

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Fans for both the US and European teams were out in force at the first tee Sunday during the final day of the 2012 Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Club.

John Starks | Staff Photographer

US team assistant captain Fred Couples walks down the first fairway to get the gallery revved up prior to the first match starting Sunday during the final day of the 2012 Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Club.

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European fans celebrate after their team won the Ryder Cup Sunday in Medinah.

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Keegan Bradley fires a shot from the rough as the crowd watches in anticipation.

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Fans for both the US and European teams were out in force at the first tee Sunday during the final day of the 2012 Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Club.

John Starks | Staff Photographer

Team USA fans came dressed to support their team Sunday.

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Team USA members and their families stand solemnly near the 18th green as the European comeback is completed Sunday at the Ryder Cup.

George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

Phil Mickelson gets pumped after hitting a great tee shot on the par-3 8th.

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Fans clamor for freebies being tossed out by the Team USA assistant captain as they wait for the start of the final day of the Ryder Cup at Medinah.

Christopher Hankins | Staff Photographer

Michael Jordan watches some live action on a remote device while enjoying a cigar on the course Sunday.

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Sunday during the final day of the 2012 Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Club.

Jeff Knox | Staff Photographer

Stefan and Simone Zwicker of Düsseldorf, Germany celebrate as Martin Kaymer's putt seals the European win at the Ryder Cup. Simone's brother and Kaymer's brother play golf together in Germany, and the Zwickers know Martin personally and traveled from Germany to watch him play.

Christopher Hankins | Staff Photographer

Fans found all sorts of ways to get a better view of the action Sunday at Medinah.

George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

European teammates Luke Donald, left, Sergio Garcia and Martin Kaymer celebrate in Medinah Sunday after winning the Ryder Cup.

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Team Europe's Luke Donald celebrates a clutch shot from the bunker on 17 during the singles matches of the Ryder Cup Sunday.

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Sergio Garcia picks up Martin Kaymer in celebration after Kaymer sank the put that sealed the Ryder Cup victory Sunday during the final day of the 2012 Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Club.

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US team captain Davis Love III is applauded by his players including Jim Furyk, left, and rookie Keegan Bradley after Love's remarks during the closing ceremony of the Ryder Cup Sunday evening in Medinah.

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Webb Simpson reacts after putting on #4 Sunday.

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Jim Furyk reacts after a poor shot from the sand on the 17th hole Sunday during the final day of the 2012 Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Club.

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A bagpiper performs during the closing ceremonies of the Ryder Cup Sunday evening at Medinah Country Club

George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

Phil Mickelson reacts after nearly sinking a chip on the 17th hole Sunday during the final day of the 2012 Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Club.

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Keegan Bradley reacts to missing a putt on 16 Sunday.

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Ian Poulter celebrate team Europe's Ryder Cup victory Sunday during the final day of the 2012 Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Club.

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Sunday during the final day of the 2012 Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Club.

Jeff Knox | Staff Photographer

Fans for both the US and European teams were out in force at the first tee Sunday during the final day of the 2012 Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Club.

Jeff Knox | Staff Photographer

Steve Stricker reacts to missing a putt on 17 during the final holes of singles play Sunday. Stricker lost to Germany's Martin Kaymer, whose match point won the cup for the Europeans.

Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

Phil Mickelson watches his tee shot on #8.

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A small group of Team Europe fans are outnumbered by Team USA fans gathered in the grandstands at the first tee Sunday morning.

Christopher Hankins | Staff Photographer

Sergio Garcia, left, and Luke Donald celebrate team Europe's win by spraying champagne on Sunday during the final day of the 2012 Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Club.

Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

Fans for both the US and European teams were out in force at the first tee Sunday during the final day of the 2012 Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Club.

John Starks | Staff Photographer

US team members and their families watch as the European team comes from behind and wins on 18.

George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

Martin Kaymer reacts after sinking the putt that sealed the Ryder Cup victory for Europe Sunday during the final day of the 2012 Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Club.

Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

Keegan Bradley reacts to missing a putt on 16.

George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

Fans for both the US and European teams were out in force at the first tee Sunday during the final day of the 2012 Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Club. Here, Bubba Watson tees off to start the final round of play.

John Starks | Staff Photographer

European fans celebrate under after team Europe came back to win the Ryder Cup Sunday during the final day of the 2012 Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Club.

Jeff Knox | Staff Photographer

Phil Mickelson reacts after nearly sinking a chip on the 17th hole Sunday during the final day of the 2012 Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Club.

Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

Ian Poulter, who won his singles match against Webb Simpson, gets fired up after making a putt Sunday afternoon.

Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

Sergio Garcia, left, and Luke Donald celebrate team Europe's win Sunday during the final day of the 2012 Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Club.

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Crowds were jammed along the rope lines all day in Medinah to watch the singles matches of the Ryder Cup.

Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

Fans stake out a spot across from the 13 hole Sunday during the final day of the 2012 Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Club.

Jeff Knox | Staff Photographer

Webb Simpson watches a tee shot take flight Sunday at Medinah.

Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

Keegan Bradley is fired up after hitting a shot on #7.

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Gallery updated: 10/2/2012 10:10 AM

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The European Ryder Cup team came into Sunday trailing the US 10 - 6. They staged an historic 14 1/2 to 13 1/2 comeback to retain the Ryder Cup for another two years.
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