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Kaymer on handling pressure: 'That's the way we Germans are!'

Martin Kaymer spoke about the pressure he felt going into the 16th hole last night.

"[Europe captain] Jose Maria [Olazabal] told me, 'We need your point - and I don't really care how you do it, just deliver!'

"But I like those - that's very straight forward, that's the way we Germans are!"

Kaymer, left out all day on Saturday, was the one to deliver the point Europe required to match the biggest comeback in the Ryder Cup history.

Justin Rose's view of a night of celebration for Europe

Europe's Justin Rose, who won three of his five Ryder Cup matches, has been tweeting his view of the celebrations at Medinah.

Personalised champagne for Europe's golfers. Credit: @JustinRose99
Germany's Martin Kaymer, left, played a crucial role in snatching victory at the last. Credit: @JustinRose99
Britain's Ian Poulter, Europe's top points scorer, appears to be letting his hair down. Credit: @JustinRose99

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Europe retain the Ryder Cup

Europe retained the Ryder Cup after completing an astonishing comeback to grab an unbeatable lead on the final day at Medinah Country Club today.

With one singles match still to be completed, the Europeans ensured they could not be beaten when Germany's Martin Kaymer defeated Steve Stricker one up to give the visitors a 14-13 lead.

As holders, Europe, who started the final day trailling 10-6, only needed to tie the match to retain the Cup they won in Wales two years ago.

Poulter putts keep European hopes alive at Ryder Cup

Ian Poulter hugs teammate Rory McIlroy
Ian Poulter hugs Rory McIlroy after victory in the afternoon's four-ball round. Credit: Jim Young / Reuters

A series of nerveless putts by Ian Poulter has kept Europe's hopes of retaining the Ryder Cup alive in Chicago.

But the United States hold a 10-6 lead at the end of the second day at the Medinah Country Club. Sunday's singles will decide the 39th Ryder Cup meeting.

Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods thrilled the home crowd during the afternoon four balls. Credit: Jim Young / Reuters

Tiger Woods beaten by Brits in the Ryder Cup

Team Europe golfers Ian Poulter and Justin Rose beat the US's legendary Tiger Woods and Steve Ricker 2&1 in the Ryder Cup.

 Team Europe golfer Poulter celebrates
Team Europe golfer Ian Poulter celebrates Credit: REUTERS/Mike Blake

Brit Poulter's par-saving putt of about 15 feet at the 16th hole allowed the European tandem to clinch their foursomes match at 17 on a cool, breezy day at Medinah Country Club in Illinois, US.

Tiger Woods shakes hands with Team Europe golfers Rose and Poulter after Team Europe won their match
Tiger Woods shakes hands with Team Europe golfers Rose and Poulter after Team Europe won their match Credit: REUTERS/Mike Blake

Poulter had enjoyed great success in the Cup competition, with an 8-3-0 record. Two of those losses came against US duos that included Woods.

He said: "Tiger has had two of my three defeats and I never wanted to have another one."

Team Europe golf fans watch play at the 39th Ryder Cup
Team Europe golf fans watch play at the 39th Ryder Cup Credit: REUTERS/Jim Young

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