Timeline to victory

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Timeline to victory

How Europe won The 2012 Ryder Cup

RYDER CUP TIME-LINE TO VICTORY    
    
2.24    Luke Donald beat Bubba Watson 2 & 1 to win the opening singles and make the score Europe 7, USA 10.
    
3.13    Paul Lawrie wins  5 & 3 over Brandt Snedeker to close the gap to Europe 8, USA 10.
    
3.22    Rory McIlroy beat Keegan Bradley to get Europe within one point, Europe 9, USA 10.
    
3.27    Ian Poulter finishes The Ryder Cup with a 100% winning record after defeating Webb Simpson by two holes to tie the match 10 all.
    
3.34    Dustin Johnson claims the first singles win for the USA, beating Nicolas Colsaerts,  3 & 2 to make his record, played three, won three.
    This makes the score USA 11, Europe 10.
    
3.43    Justin Rose defeats Phil Mickelson by one hole to tie up the score at Europe 11, USA 11.
    
4.05    Zach Johnson edges out Graeme McDowell, 2 & 1 to take the USA into a one point lead, 12-11.
    
4.30    Lee Westwood defeats Matt Kuchar 3 & 2 to make the score of Europe 12-USA 12.
    
4.32    Sergio Garcia beat Jim Furyk by one hole to get Europe within one point of retaining the Cup. The score, Europe 13-USA 12.
    
4.45    Jason Dufner triumphed over Peter Hanson by two holes to tie up the score at Europe 13, USA 13.
    
5.15    Martin Kaymer defeats Steve Stricker by one hole to make the score Europe 14, USA 13. Europe retain The Ryder Cup.
    
5.25    Francesco Molinari and Tiger Woods provided the only halved match in The Ryder Cup to make the score Europe 14½- USA 13½.
  
Europe win The Ryder Cup.