On this day in 2014: Europe won third straight Ryder Cup

Sport360 staff 09:20 28/09/2016
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Nation of dominance: Europe.

Europe’s recent dominance of golf’s most prestigious tournament continued on this day two years ago as Paul McGinley’s team claimed a dominant 16.5 to 11.5 points win at Gleneagles.

Welshman Jamie Donaldson played the winning shot when his second to the 15th landed less than two feet from the hole and Keegan Bradley conceded. Donaldson halved the 14th meaning Europe were guaranteed a minimum 14-14 score – enough to retain the cup.

The US won the morning fourballs on the opening day but that was the only time they led as Europe won the next four rounds including the final day singles matches as Europe claimed a 11th title in the last 15 matches.

More memorable events on this day:

1870: Jockey Fred Archer, 13, rode his first winner, Athol Daisy to victory at Chesterfield, the first of 2,748 winners for Archer.

2008: Renault’s Fernando Alonso wins Formula One’s first night race, the Singapore Grand Prix.

2015: The beginning of the end for UEFA president Michel Platini, who confirmed he received a £1.3m (Dh6.1m) payment more than nine years after he worked for FIFA.

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