Best 2012 Ryder Cup photos from Sports Illustrated

1 of 25 Robert Beck / SI
Captains Davis Love and Jose Maria Olazabal were all smiles during Thursday's opening ceremonies.
2 of 25 Kohjiro Kinno / SI
Graeme McDowell teed off in front of an imposing crowd on Friday morning.
3 of 25 Robert Beck / SI
Rory McIlroy won his opening match Friday, but fell to Keegan Bradley and Phil Mickelson in the afternoon session.
4 of 25 Robert Beck / SI
Jim Furyk teamed with Brandt Snedeker Friday morning and lost 1-down to McIlroy and McDowell.
5 of 25 Fred Vuich / SI
Nicolas Colsaerts was Europe's star on Friday, as he teamed with Lee Westwood and rang up eight birdies and an eagle to spark a 1-up victory over Tiger Woods and Steve Stricker.
6 of 25 Fred Vuich / SI
Steve Stricker and Tiger Woods were one of the best teams on the U.S. side in previous competitions, but they went 0-3 together at the 2012 Ryder Cup.
7 of 25 Robert Beck / SI
Brandt Snedeker went 1-2 in his first career Ryder Cup.
8 of 25 Kohjiro Kinno / SI
Woods received some encouragement from assistant captain Fred Couples, but he fell to Colsaerts and Westwood 1-down on Friday afternoon.
9 of 25 Kohjiro Kinno / SI
Bubba Watson teamed with Webb Simpson in the first match on Saturday morning, where they lost 1-down to Ian Poulter and Justin Rose.
10 of 25 Robert Beck / SI
Keegan Bradley and Phil Mickelson were an unbeatable duo. They went 3-0 as a team for the week.
11 of 25 Fred Vuich / SI
McIlroy went 1-1 in his two matches on Saturday.
12 of 25 Robert Beck / SI
Francesco Molinari reacted with disgust when this chip shot failed to drop into the cup after hanging on the lip. He and Justin Rose lost to Webb Simpson and Bubba Watson 5 and 4 Saturday afternoon.
13 of 25 Robert Beck / SI
Dustin Johnson was a bright spot among American rookies. He went 3-0 for the week.
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Sergio Garcia and Luke Donald walked off with a 1-up victory over Woods and Stricker on Saturday afternoon.
15 of 25 Fred Vuich / SI
Ian Poulter gave the Europeans momentum heading into Sunday singles when he reeled off five straight birdies to close out a win over Zach Johnson and Jason Dufner.
16 of 25 Fred Vuich / SI
A skywriter had a message that would prove to be telling.
17 of 25 Fred Vuich / SI
Bubba Watson lost to Luke Donald in the opening match of Sunday singles.
18 of 25 Robert Beck / SI
Rory McIlroy arrived at the course just 10 minutes before his tee time, but he still went on to beat Keegan Bradley 2 and 1.
19 of 25 Robert Beck / SI
Phil Mickelson thought he'd won his match against Justin Rose on the 17th hole, but this chip failed to drop.
20 of 25 Robert Beck / SI
Justin Rose went on to drain a long birdie on 17, and another putt on 18 to beat Mickelson 1 up. The Europeans kept the momentum all afternoon on Sunday.
21 of 25 Robert Beck / SI
Jim Furyk missed this putt on the 18th that would've halved his match against Sergio Garcia.
22 of 25 Robert Beck / SI
U.S. team members could only watch as the late matches continued to go to Europe.
23 of 25 Kohjiro Kinno / SI
Martin Kaymer buried a six-foot putt to beat Steve Stricker and clinch the Cup for Europe.
24 of 25 Robert Beck / SI
Sergio Garcia found plenty of European fans to celebrate with.
25 of 25 Robert Beck / SI
The Europeans celebrated a four-point comeback, which matched the largest final-day rally in Ryder Cup history.