Ryder Cup report cards: European team


Team Europe

Nicolas Colsaerts (1-3) | (video profile)

Nicolas Colsaerts
Grade C

Skinny: Produced a mesmerizing performance against Tiger and Stricker in Friday fourballs, perhaps the most impressive Ryder Cup debut in history. Sadly, he used up all his good putting strokes in that match.

Luke Donald (2-2) | (video profile)

Luke Donald
Grade B

Skinny: Tricky situation for the Englishman living in Chicago, but he redeemed his up-and-down week with a tone-setting takedown of Bubba Watson in Sundays opening match.

Sergio Garcia (2-2) | (video profile)

Sergio Garcia
Grade A

Skinny: Garcia teamed with Luke Donald to beat Woods-Stricker in a key Saturday match, and then he won a vital point against Jim Furyk despite being 1 down with two holes to play.

Peter Hanson (0-2) | (video profile)

Peter Hanson
Grade D

Skinny: With the Euros needing every point they could get Sunday, he never led in a Sunday singles loss to Jason Dufner. Sat out both sessions on Day 2.

Martin Kaymer (1-1) | (video profile)

Martin Kaymer
Grade B

Skinny: He came to this Ryder Cup with little confidence, and he couldnt have taken much into Sunday singles, but Kaymer buried a pressure-packed 6-foot putt for par knowing it would mean the Euros would take the cup home again.

Paul Lawrie (1-2) | (video profile)

Paul Lawrie
Grade C

Skinny: His first Ryder Cup in 13 years at least ended on a high note ' his 5-and-3 thumping of Brandt Snedeker was Sundays most lopsided result.

Graeme McDowell (1-3) | (video profile)

Graeme McDowell
Grade D

Skinny: He was Europes Man of the Match in Wales two years ago, but Zach Johnson made one birdie on Sunday and beat him.

Rory McIlroy (3-2) | (video profile)

Rory McIlroy
Grade B

Skinny: Played all five sessions, a tall task, and his convincing victory Sunday over Keegan Bradley, the U.S.s hottest player, was huge for the Europeans momentum.

Francesco Molinari (0-2-1) | (video profile)

Francesco Molinari
Grade B

Skinny: He didnt win a match all week, but he got a half point from Tiger Woods in the anchor match.

Ian Poulter (4-0) | (video profile)

Ian Poulter
Grade A+

Skinny: What can you say? Officially, hes the 26th-ranked player in the world. But for one week every two years, hes world No. 1. 

Justin Rose (3-2) | (video profile)

Justin Rose
Grade A-

Skinny: Saved his best for singles, and his stunning reversal against Phil Mickelson was arguably the most critical point in Europes victory. 

Lee Westwood (2-2) | (video profile)

Lee Westwood
Grade B

Skinny: It wasnt a great week for the former world No. 1, riding Nicolas Colsaerts to a fourballs win, but he came through in the clutch with an important singles victory against Matt Kuchar.

Captain Jose Maria Olazabal | (video profile)

Jose Maria Olazabal
Grade A

Skinny: Channeling the spirit of Seve was key to the European victory, and nobody was more equipped to do it.