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It's over already, folks: U.S. finishes off dominant Ryder Cup victory early in singles

European Ryder Cup captain Padraig Harrington stood on the first tee Sunday morning at Whistling Straits, his team faced with an unprecedented task of making up an 11-5 deficit and keeping the home side from winning the three-and-a-half points needed to take back the cup.

"No one player can win nine matches, but all 12 players can win one match,” a somewhat hopeful Harrington told Golf Channel’s Steve Sands prior to the first tee ball being struck.

Ten-to-six leads had been surrendered before in the Ryder Cup, most recently in 2012, when the Europeans orchestrated the "Miracle at Medinah.