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That’s probably the most accurate way to describe the 43rd Ryder Cup from a European point of view.

Having enjoyed so much success in the match over the last couple of decades, Padraig Harrington’s side was humbled by an inspired US team at Whistling Straits. 

Across the next few pages, we run the rule over the 12 players who represented the ‘blue and gold’ this week and mark them out of 10. 

Hit the NEXT button to see how they scored.

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Michael McEwan is the Deputy Editor of bunkered and has been part of the team since 2004. In that time, he has interviewed almost every major figure within the sport, from Jack Nicklaus, to Rory McIlroy, to Donald Trump. The host of the multi award-winning bunkered Podcast and a member of Balfron Golfing Society, Michael is the author of three books and is the 2023 PPA Scotland 'Writer of the Year' and 'Columnist of the Year'. Dislikes white belts, yellow balls and iron headcovers. Likes being drawn out of the media ballot to play Augusta National.

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