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Southport's Tommy Fleetwood one of the heroes of Europe's Ryder Cup winning team

Southport's Tommy Fleetwood one of the heroes of the Ryder Cup after his record breaking performance Credit: PA

Southport's Tommy Fleetwood is one of the heroes of the Ryder Cup.

The 27 year old was a rookie making his debut in the tournament in Paris.

To chants of 'Tommy Tommy Fleetwood' and 'Ole Ole Ole' he was lifted in celebration, after his record breaking performance, winning his first four matches, only losing his single matches on the last day to Tony Finau who played sublime golf.

Fleetwod's playing partner over the first two days, Francesco Molinari fittingly secured the winning point, with victory in the singles, to win all 5 of his matches

A special, record breaking partnership dubbed 'Moliwood' Credit: PA

Fleetwood, who was part of Europe's star pair with Molinari, paid tribute to his partner.

"It couldn't have gone any better. Frankie (Molinari) is unbelievable," he said.

"He is one good golfer and he deserves all the credit he gets. It was fitting he hit the winning shot as well."

"To be able to represent Europe is extra special. To win this thing back is even more special."

Joie de Tommy Fleetwood after his record breaking performance Credit: PA

Europe retained the Ryder Cup in Paris winning 17 and half and to the USA's 10 and half points.

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'Sheer fantasy': Residents urge ministers to block Bolton's Ryder Cup bid

Peel Group plan to build Championship course, luxury hotel and a thousand executive homes on Hulton Park Estate Credit: Peel Group

Plans to bring Golf's Ryder Cup to Bolton could be thrown off course after thousands of residents lobbied the government to veto the development

Councillors approved plans by Peel Group to build a golf course and a thousand executive homes, after planners said the benefits of hosting the world's third largest sporting event outweighed the harm to the greenbelt.

But conservationists have described the Ryder Cup bid as 'fantasy' and opponents fear the ancient woodland and local farming would be lost.

Our correspondent Elaine Willcox has the story.

Jamie Donaldson: Ryder Cup success 'not sunk in yet'

Macclesfield golfer Jamie Donaldson hit the winning shot to win the Ryder Cup for Europe on Sunday.

Jamie's now back home in Cheshire, and in between a lot of understandable celebrating, he took time out to chat to ITV News.

Jamie Donaldson: I hit the shot of my life

Ryder Cup golfer Jamie Donaldson has spoken about the moment he hit the winning shot to seal the win for Europe.

Donaldson, who is based at Macclesfield Golf Club, says he hit "the shot of his life" to seal a win against the USA, and guarantee Europe retained the trophy.

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Macclesfield Golf Club members celebrate Ryder Cup win

Members at Macclesfield Golf Club are celebrating Europe's Ryder Cup success after Jamie Donaldson clinched the crucial point to win the famous trophy.

Members of Macclesfield Golf Club celebrate Ryder Cup success Credit: Paul Crone, ITV Granada

With 13 and a half points already on the board, Donaldson initially made sure Europe would retain the trophy as holders by guaranteeing half a point against Bradley by holding a four-hole lead with four to play.

But he then sealed outright victory in style, hitting his approach to the 15th to within inches of the hole and prompting the captains to shake hands before he had reached the green.

Today, members at his home club in Macclesfield have been toasting his success.