Today I bring you the first of a series of blogs celebrating what I see as the greatest sporting comebacks.
Being a sports fanatic, although currently saddened by a bad loss by my beloved Arsenal this weekend and the sorry performance by the England cricket team out in Australia playing for the Ashes, I see sport as a perfect illustration of a never give up philosophy. Often we see on sporting fields across the world, teams or individuals virtually down and out, yet bouncing back to victory. Who knows I may be writing a similar story after England comeback in the ashes series. I will be bringing you those comebacks that have had me sitting on the edge of my seat.
My first example is still fresh in my memory. I was glued to the television for 3 days watching this amazing event played out.
So with no further ado let me bring to you the first of my Greatest Sporting Comebacks.
The Ryder Cup 2012
The Ryder Cup is a golf competition between teams from Europe and the United States played every 2 years.
Three quarters of the way through day two Europe trailed 10-4 with two games left to conclude on the course. Europe won both these to pull the score back to10-6.
That brought us to the final day of singles. After many twists and turns Europe pulled off one of the greatest comebacks in sporting history by winning the singles matches by a score of 8.5 to 3.5 making the final score 14.5 to 13.5 in Europe’s favour.
Who that watched it can forget Martin Kaymer’s putting that six-footer down the hole to bring on the wonderful celebrations.
This victory was very special with Europe coming so far from behind that it was undoubtedly one of the Greatest Sporting Comebacks I’ve ever seen.