Europe were handed a record-breaking 19-9 Ryder Cup hammering as Steve Stricker’s Ryder Cup team ran riot at Whistling Straits.
Padraig Harrington and his players must have felt like crying every time they looked at the scoreboards.
The water level in Lake Michigan might have risen by a few inches from the outpouring of emotions, with the Americans also weeping tears of joy after a record triumph.
And it gets even more upsetting when you realise this was the youngest ever American team, with an average age of just 29.
AND an average world ranking of NINE!
AND it was a team containing six rookies, who are only going to become even tougher to beat in future matches.
That adds up to compelling evidence that we are on the verge of an era of American Ryder Cup dominance, to rival Europe’s glorious sequence of seven wins from the nine precious matches.
Of course, some things will be different when the American gladiators fly over to Rome to do battle at the Coliseum – sorry the Marco Simone course – in two years time.