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  •  Europe’s Martin Kaymer celebrating his Ryder Cup-winning putt Sunday was just one of the many memories for a special weekend at Medinah Country Club.

    Despite loss, great week for USA golf, Ryder Cup Oct 2, 2012 12:00 AM
    For many in attendance, the Ryder Cup at Medinah was the single greatest sporting event they have ever attended, and the amazing finish only made it that much more astonishing.

  •  Organizers say it will take at least three months before Medinah Country Club is fully back to normal after the Ryder Cup.

    Medinah dazzles during its moment in spotlight Oct 1, 2012 12:00 AM
    Team USA may have faded down the stretch, but fans and organizers of the 39th annual Ryder Cup say Medinah Country Club dazzled from start to finish. Nearly 50,000 people jammed the course for Sunday's historic match. "The golf course looked so beautiful on screen. The city of Chicago, DuPage County, Medinah — we all delivered the deal," Mike Scully, Medinah's director of golf.

  • Maggie Roland of Wheeling, left, and Jo Holtby of Arlington Heights have a glass of wine at the Lynfred Winery in Roselle after attending the Ryder Cup. The winery has seen a substantial boost in business from the event.

    Local businesses are Ryder winners, but big gain could be future for DuPage Sep 30, 2012 12:00 AM
    The Ryder Cup is on target to provide an immediate economic influx of about $130 million for businesses in the region, including about $80 million for DuPage County businesses, officials say. And long-term benefits could be in store as local officials woo visiting executives from around the world. “The Ryder Cup puts DuPage County on the world stage,” said Greg Bedalov, CEO of Choose DuPage.

  •  Steve Stricker reacts to missing a putt on the 17th green Sunday. Stricker lost to Germany's Martin Kaymer, whose match point clinched the Ryder Cup for the Europeans.

    Was this the last Ryder for winless Stricker? Sep 30, 2012 12:00 AM
    Did Steve Stricker, who’s had more birthdays than golf has had Ryder Cups, just play in his last Team USA vs. Team Europe competition? If so, will his lasting Ryder Cup memory be his last putt? The clutch eight-footer gave the United States hope, only to see opponent Martin Kaymer match the par-saver with a five-footer to halve the 18th hole, win the head-to-head match and secure victory for Europe. Stricker took the collar in the 39th Ryder Cup at sunny, jam-packed Medinah Country Club, going 0-4, as Europe rallied from Sunday’s four-point deficit for a stunning 14˝-13˝ victory.

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

    Europeans stun everyone but themselves to keep the Cup Sep 30, 2012 12:00 AM
    The Europeans did their best to convince everyone, themselves included, that they actually had a chance to rally from America’s commanding 4-point lead and retain the Ryder Cup. Needing 8 points out of Sunday’s 12 singles matches, the Europeans turned what seemed improbable into reality with a stunning display of golf, winning 14˝ to 13˝ in the largest comeback on foreign soil.

  • Europe’s Martin Kaymer reacts after winning his match on the 18th hole to clinch a Europe win Sunday at the Ryder Cup.

    Europe retains Ryder Cup in improbable finish Sep 30, 2012 12:00 AM
    Europe has retained the Ryder Cup, completing an improbable comeback from a 4-point deficit. Martin Kaymer delivered the crucial 14th point with a 1-up victory over Steve Stricker. When Kaymer rolled in the 6-foot putt to clinch the match Sunday, he threw up his arms in triumph and shook his fists. His teammates, surrounding the green, roared and grabbed anyone within reach for a hug. European captain Jose Maria Olazabal, watching from the middle of the fairway, closed his eyes and looked skyward.

  • Editorial: The Ryder Cup’s visit to the suburbsSep 30, 2012 12:00 AM
    A Daily Herald editorial reflects on the value of the international sports spectacle the suburbs are hosting this weekend -- the 2012 Ryder Cup taking place at the Medinah Country Club.

  • Team Europe members douse Justin Rose with champagne following their stunning Ryder Cup victory over the United States Sunday at Medinah Country Club.

    For Europe’s best, this was the miracle at Medinah Sep 30, 2012 12:00 AM
    It could be argued that this was the greatest comeback in sports history, considering the pressure, the circumstances, the location, the way the U.S. team had performed for two days and the sheer number of points Europe had to get in a single day of play at the Ryder Cup.

  • 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.

    Images: Europe comes back to win the Ryder Cup Sep 30, 2012 12:00 AM
    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.

  •  This is the view of 2nd hole at Gleneagles in Scotland, which will host the 40th Ryder Cup in 2014.

    Scotland set to host 40th Ryder Cup Sep 30, 2012 12:00 AM
    The 40th Ryder Cup will be held at Gleneagles in Scotland in 2014. The next Ryder Cup held in America will be in Minnesota in 2016.

  •  USA’s Phil Mickelson, left, shakes hands with Jack Nicklaus on the first hole before a singles match at the Ryder Cup PGA golf tournament Sunday.

    Day 3 gets off to unusual start as European star nearly late for tee time Sep 30, 2012 12:00 AM
    The third and final day of the 39th Ryder Cup got off to a bizarre start at Medinah this morning when Europe’s top player, Rory McIlroy, nearly missed his tee time. Early reports indicated McIlroy, who arrived at the course with only about 10 minutes to spare thanks to a police escort, was confused over the time zone, believing he was to tee off at 12:25 p.m., instead of 11:25 a.m.

  • Recapping the Ryder Cup singles matches Sep 30, 2012 12:00 AM
    Here is a capsule look at the 12 singles matches Sunday in the 39th Ryder Cup.

  •  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.

    After attitude check, Kaymer cashes in with clincher Sep 30, 2012 12:00 AM
    Germany’s Martin Kaymer changed his attitude. And for that, he was rewarded Sunday with the honor of assuring the Ryder Cup would remain in Europe for two more years.

  •  Europe's Luke Donald reacts after hitting out of a bunker on the 17th hole in his singles match against USA's Bubba Watson. Donald won the hole and the Ryder Cup match to start Europe's historic comeback.

    Donald rewards Olazabal’s trust with big winSep 30, 2012 12:00 AM
    Luke Donald did his job perfectly for Team Europe on Sunday. With his team trailing 10-6, captain Jose Maria Olazabal sent former world No. 1 and Northwestern alum Donald out first in Sunday’s singles in hope of building some quick momentum for his team. Donald didn’t disappoint.

  •  Bernard Langer, left, a member of the European Ryder Cup team, and Hale Irwin, a member of the U.S. Ryder Cup team walk together on the 17th green during the deciding match of 1991 Ryder Cup, which became known as “The War by the Shore.” The United States rallied to win the event at Kiawah Island, S.C., as Langer three-putted on the 18th green to split the final match.

    The 5 most memorable Ryder Cups ever playedSep 30, 2012 12:00 AM
    What place in golf history the 39th Ryder Cup at Medinah County Club ends up is still to be determined by this weekend's matches. Len Ziehm, who has covered golf for more than 40 years, offers his perspective on the five most memorable Ryder Cups ever.

  • Joining a half billion people for Ryder Cup rideSep 30, 2012 12:00 AM
    Perhaps not everyone gets all the hoopla over the Ryder Cup. But DuPage Editor Jim Davis and others note the suburbs are front and center in what is a once-in-a-lifetime event for many.

  •  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.

    Furyk, Mickelson had their chances to win Sep 30, 2012 12:00 AM
    One up. Two holes to play. That was the situation both Phil Mickelson and Jim Furyk found themselves in Sunday afternoon at the Ryder Cup. Hang onto those leads and the U.S. would almost certainly claim victory at Medinah Country Club. Somehow, though, both matches unraveled before millions of unbelieving eyes.

  •  Ian Poulter, who won his singles match against Webb Simpson, gets fired up after making a putt Sunday afternoon. Poulter went 4-0-0 in this Ryder Cup.

    Emotional Poulter recall’s Seve’s spirit Sep 30, 2012 12:00 AM
    A clearly emotional Ian Poulter stood on the 18th green at Medinah Country Club on Sunday and remembered with fondness the person most people believe is the best European golfer of all time: Seve Ballesteros. He’d be the proudest man in the world right now,” Poulter said, his eyes welling up.

  •  For Mike Scully, the end of the Ryder Cup is also a new beginning for the suburban golf pro. Scully, who has been the Director of Golf for Medinah for nearly 10 years, is leaving for a new job in Arizona at Desert Mountain.

    For Medinah’s Scully, Ryder Cup ending was ‘magical’ Sep 30, 2012 12:00 AM
    As he prepares to bid adieu to Medinah Country Club after nearly 10 years as Director of Golf to take over the reins at Desert Mountain in Arizona, Mike Scully probably couldn’t have imagined a better going away present than what the 39th Ryder Cup has provided. “Magical,” Scully said.

  • USA's Webb Simpson, right, and Bubba Watson line up a putt on the fifth hole during a four-ball match at the Ryder Cup PGA golf tournament.

    Breaking down Sunday's singles matches at Medinah Sep 30, 2012 12:00 AM
    Here's a look at the Ryder Cup pairings for Sunday's singles matches.

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