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US team captain Tom Watson attends a press conference after Europe won the 2014 Ryder Cup golf tournament at Gleneagles, Scotland, Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

Tom Watson takes blame for U.S. Ryder Cup loss

- Associated Press

“I regret that my words may have made the players feel that I didn’t appreciate their commitment and dedication to winning the Ryder Cup,” Watson said in a statement issued Saturday through the PGA of America. “My intentions throughout my term as captain were both to inspire and to be honest.”

Europe’s Rory McIlroy celebrates winning his match against Rickie Fowler of the US on the 14th hole during the singles match on the final day of the Ryder Cup golf tournament, at Gleneagles, Scotland, Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)

Ryder Cup remains in Europe as U.S. falls again

- Associated Press

The result in the record book was Europe 16½, United States 11½. It’s an old story for the Americans. Europe won for third straight time, and now has won eight of the last 10.

Europe's Thomas Bjorn congratulates  Justin Rose on winning the hole and halving the match on the 18th green at the  end of  the foursomes match on the second day of the Ryder Cup golf tournament at Gleneagles, Scotland, Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)

Ryder Cup: U.S. will need miracle of its own to overcome Europe edge

- Associated Press

Justin Rose capped off a remarkable Saturday for himself and his team. His 6-foot putt on the 18th hole at Gleneagles was enough to give Rose and Martin Kaymer a half-point, giving Europe a 10-6 advantage and leaving it on the cusp of another Ryder Cup victory.

Jordan Spieth of the US celebrates putting out to win the 10th hole during the fourball match on the second day of the Ryder Cup golf tournament at Gleneagles, Scotland, Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

Ryder Cup: U.S. closes deficit on Europe with fourballs wins

- Associated Press

After Europe’s advantage stretched to 6-3, the Americans surged back. Jim Furyk and Hunter Mahan beat Lee Westwood and Jamie Donaldson 4 and 3. Rookies Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reed took down Thomas Bjorn and Martin Kaymer 5 and 3.

US team captain Tom Watson attends a press conference ahead of the Ryder Cup golf tournament at Gleneagles, Scotland, Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

Ryder Cup: Tom Watson has singular focus on trying to break U.S. drought

- Associated Press

The Americans haven’t won on European soil since 1993, the last time Watson was the captain. He is adored in Scotland as much as any American golfer, having won the British Open four times on Scottish links. His three Senior British Open titles all were in Scotland.

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