Shades of Medinah as Olly’s boys stage super comeback

Published: 23/12/2013

Jose Maria Olazabal masterminded the Miracle of Medinah in 2012 and this year produced another piece of magic as Europe took the Royal Trophy on a dramatic final day at the Dragon Lake Golf Club in Guangzhou, China.

The Spaniard’s Ryder Cup side won eight and tied one of 12 last-day matches in Chicago a year ago to take the trophy.

His Royal Trophy side faced a similar situation yesterday. Europe started day three 5-3 down to Asia and when the hosts got out to lead 7-3 after singles losses for Scottish duo and Press and Journal columnists Paul Lawrie and Stephen Gallacher, the writing was on the wall.

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