The Ryder Cup didn't end with the closing ceremony at Medinah.
Keegan Bradley called his Ryder Cup debut "the best day of my life." Barely 24 hours later, somehow it got even better.
A capsule look at the matches Saturday in the Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Club:
Phil Mickelson and Keegan Bradley helped stake the Americans to their biggest lead in the Ryder Cup in more than 30 years. Ian Poulter, eyes bulging and fists shaking with every clutch putt, at least gave Europe some big momentum over the final frantic hour Saturday at Medinah.
Capsules from Friday's matches in the Ryder Cup:
The Ryder Cup might be golf's most pressure-packed stage, but it hardly frightened this bunch.
For so many years, the Ryder Cup didn't need a cast of stars to become the biggest spectacle in golf. The flags stitched onto the shirts and caps, and the colors on the leaderboards _ American red, European blue _ were enough to produce raw emotion, enormous pressure and compelling theater.
Two big weeks in golf could not be more different.
The FedEx Cup was all about the $10 million bonus when it began in 2007 because there was nothing left to decide.