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“It’s been a tough week,” Olazabal said. “The first two days, nothing went our way and we struggled on the greens. This morning, I felt a little change in that regard. We started to make a few putts and the Americans started to miss them.”

As the tide began to turn, Olazabal remained stoic, shuttling between holes to watch the critical matches.

But when Kaymer’s putt dropped, Olazabal could no longer contain himself. Tears filled his eyes, and he looked up at the sky. He and his good friend had yet another Ryder Cup win.

” All men die, but not all men live. And you made me feel alive again this week,.” Olazabal told his team.

And Graeme McDowell didn’t have a doubt about one thing:

“If Seve could have wrote this script, I think he would have wrote it just this way.”