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  • 3: The number of times in a row Europe has won the Ryder Cup following their victory over the U.S. on Sunday at the K Club, Co. Kildare, Republic of Ireland. Europe has also won five of the last six matches.
  • 18.5--9.5: The final margin of Europe's victory (nine points), equaling their previous best-ever win two years ago at Oakland Hills, Michigan.
  • 2: The number of hole-in-ones during the three-day tournament, both at the 213-yard 14th hole, with Paul Casey achieving the feat for Europe on Saturday and Scott Verplank for the U.S. on Sunday.
  • 6: The number of hole-in-ones in Ryder Cup history.
  • 8: The number of unbeaten singles matches Europe's Colin Montgomerie has played in the tournament, winning six and halving two. The Scot has scored 24 career Ryder Cup points, one less than Nick Faldo's all-time record 25-point tally.
  • 7: The number of times Europe has won since the biennial competition was first played in its current U.S. vs. Europe format in 1979
  • 6: The number of times the U.S. has won since 1979.
  • 1: The number of times the match has been halved -- in 1989.
  • 1: The number of times world No. 1 Tiger Woods has won the Ryder Cup in five attempts.
  • 2008: The date of the next Ryder Cup match, scheduled to be played at the Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky.

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    European captain Ian Woosnam lifts the Ryder Cup trophy on Sunday.

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