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Azinger managed _ barely _ by holing a bunker shot on the 18th to earn a halve against Niclas Fasth and at least delay Europe’s celebration.

“I made a 10-footer on the 17th with Europe around the green ready to pop the cork,” he said. “I miss it and they win. I still think it’s the greatest putt I ever made.”

His advice to Love would be to not put a captain’s pick anywhere around No. 8 through No. 11 in the Sunday lineup unless “you believe in your heart” he can handle it.

Based on this year’s team, that shouldn’t be a problem.