On this Day – September 29, 2002: Europe win Ryder Cup

Sport360 staff 11:15 29/09/2016
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It was a famous victory at The Belfry.

Ireland’s Paul McGinley sunk a dramatic 10-foot putt on the final green to halve his crucial singles match with Jim Furyk.

Team Europe finished 15½ to 12½ in front as Sam Torrance’s men secured a famous victory against Curtis Strange’s team in the 34th staging of the event.

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Here are some other memorable events that happened on this day:

1971: Chelsea inflicted an 8-0 defeat on Luxembourg’s Jeunesse Hautcharage in the first leg of their European Cup Winners’ Cup match. The Blues won the second leg, at Stamford Bridge, 13-0 on their way to a European club record aggregate victory of 21-0.

1981: Bill Shankly died. The former Liverpool manager had taken the Reds out of Division Two in 1962 and transformed them into one of the most famous sides in the world.

2010: Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Ijaz Butt withdrew match-fixing allegations against England players and claimed there was a ”misunderstanding” with the England and Wales Cricket Board over his comments. Butt had been quoted as saying England players had taken ”enormous” sums to lose the third one-day international against Pakistan earlier in the month.

2011: England kicking coach Dave Alred and fitness specialist Paul Stridgeon were suspended by the Rugby Football Union from the World Cup Pool B decider against Scotland after they were found to have illegally switched balls during the 67-3 victory over Romania.

2015: The adjudicatory chamber of FIFA’s ethics committee banned former FIFA vice-president Jack Warner from taking part in any football-related activity at national and international level for life.

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