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Europe Makes Monster Comeback



    Europe Makes Monster Comeback
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    MEDINAH, IL - SEPTEMBER 30: Justin Rose of Europe hits his tee shot on the fifth hole during the Singles Matches for The 39th Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Club on September 30, 2012 in Medinah, Illinois. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

    MEDINAH, Ill. (AP) — Europe is making a monster comeback at the Ryder Cup, winning five of the first six matches.

    The teams are tied at 11, but Europe needs only three more points for its fifth win in the last six Ryder Cups.

    Europe won the first four matches on Sunday before Dustin Johnson finally got the Americans on board with a 3-and-2 victory over Nicolas Colsaerts, Europe's only rookie. But Justin Rose snatched a point away from Phil Mickelson with a birdie-birdie finish. After he closed out the match with a 12-footer, Mickelson applauded and said, "I'm proud of you."

    There are six matches still being played, with each country leading three.

    The biggest comeback in Ryder Cup history was at Brookline in 1999, when the Americans erased an identical 10-6 deficit in front of a cheering home crowd.