By petedirenzo
Tuesday, October 02, 2012

One detail lost in the shuffle of the Europeans' big comeback on Sunday was the way the final match ended. With 14 points and the Cup in the bag, some thought it would have been a nice gesture for Francesco Molinari to concede the 18th hole to Tiger Woods.
Even Molinari thought about giving Tiger the match, but he was overruled by the team's captain, Jose Maria Olazabal. "I thought about giving him the halve on the fairway, but then the captain was there, the chairman was the there, they told me, it's not the same, winning or halving, so get focused and do your best, and that's what I did," Molinari said. "So I just tried to win the hole, to win the tournament, basically." Sports Illustrated's Alan Shipnuck shared his thoughts on the issue via Twitter:

Francesco Molinari also told his story:

What do you think? Should Molinari have conceded? Did Olazabal do the right thing? Share your comments in the space below.

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