Ryder Cup Celebrations

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Europe team captain Paul McGinley receives a dousing from his team after winning the 2014 Ryder Cup at Gleneagles.
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Team Europe, donning their respective countries' flags, pose with the Ryder Cup after a securing the 16 1/2 - 11 1/2 victory over the Americans.
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Sergio Garcia, Lee Westwood, Rory McIlroy and Ian Poulter celebrate winning the 2014 Ryder Cup.
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Jamie Donaldson, who's stellar approach on the 15th hole secured the victory for Team Europe, poses with the Ryder Cup.
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Martin Kaymer jumped into Sergio Garcia's arms moments after sinking the 6-foot putt that clinched the Ryder Cup for Europe.
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Sergio Garcia found plenty of fans to celebrate with him. Europe rallied from a 10-6 Sunday deficit to stun the U.S. at Medinah.
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It was Europe's fifth win in the past six Ryder Cups.
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Graeme McDowell and captain Colin Montgomerie celebrated the Europeans' 14 1/2 - 13 1/2 victory over the Americans at Celtic Manor in Wales.
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Ian Poulter, arguably the heart and soul of the European team, thoroughly enjoyed the festivities.
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Fans at Celtic Manor charged the 17th green in celebration after Hunter Mahan conceded the final match to Graeme McDowell.
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The crowds at Celtic Manor rooted for Team Europe all week long and celebrated with the team afterward.
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The European team then celebrated with the Cup.
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The entire 2008 U.S. Ryder Cup team celebrated its 16 1/2 to 11 1/2 victory over the European side on a balcony at the Valhalla clubhouse.
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U.S. Captain Paul Azinger lead the team to an inspiring triumph—the first for the Americans in nine years.
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The U.S. Team was energized by four Ryder Cup rookies—Boo Weekley, J.B. Holmes, Hunter Mahan and Anthony Kim—who overwhelmed their European rivals.
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Anthony Kim, who went 2-1-1 in his first Ryder Cup, doused the American fans in Kentucky with champagne.
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Boo Weekley received lots of support from the fans and was congratulated at the celebration with a beer dousing from Captain Azinger.
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Darren Clarke sprayed Lee Westwood after Europe won its third consecutive Ryder Cup 18 1/2 - 9 1/2.
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From left: Paul Casey's girlfriend, Jocelyn Hefner; Luke Donald's fiancee, Diane Antonopoulos; and Morgan Norman, Greg's daughter, who was dating Sergio Garcia at the time.
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Captain Ian Woosnam joined in the celebration.
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Clarke made sure not all of the champagne went to waste.
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Clarke knocked down a glass of Guinness during the celebration.
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Thomas Levet joined the European fans in celebrating his team's drubbing of the U.S. at Oakland Hills in Detroit.
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Bernhard Langer captained the Europeans to victory.
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Ian Poulter's son curled up next to the Ryder Cup on the team's plane.
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Paul McGinley sank the winning putt to clinch Europe's three-point win over the U.S.
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McGinley was then thrown into a lake by his teammates.
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Sergio Garcia jumped for joy after McGinley holed the winning putt.
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European captain Sam Torrance was drenched in champagne during the celebration.
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The U.S. won when Justin Leonard made his miraculous 45-foot putt in Brookline.
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Tiger Woods and Mark O'Meara let loose after the U.S. mounted a huge comeback on the final day.
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On Saturday night, captain Ben Crenshaw said he had a special feeling about Sunday's singles matches. He was right.