5.) Paul Azinger, 2002 Ryder Cup, The Belfry
 
Proceedings were tied at eight points apiece before the Sunday singles. Europe shot out of the blocks, winning four and a half points from the first six matches. Niclas Fasth needed a point to secure victory, and was one up in his match against Paul Azinger, who was in the green-side bunker at 18. He landed his ball in the fringe and watched on as it rolled into the cup, keeping American hopes alive.
 
4.) Howard Clark, 1995 Ryder Cup, Oak Hill
 
America led by two points going into the singles, and it was looking like Europe, and captain Bernard Gallacher, were heading for a third successive Ryder Cup defeat. Howard Clark still believed, and holed his tee shot at the par 3 11th in his match with Peter Jacobson, one of only six hole-in-ones in Ryder Cup history. It sparked a resurgence and Europe went on to win 14.5 – 13.5.
 
3.) Eamon Darcy, 1987, Muirfield Village
 
Eamon Darcy hadn’t recorded a single Ryder Cup point in nine attempts before his singles match with Ben Crenshaw. The match was all square after 17, despite Crenshaw breaking his putter on the sixth hole. The American holed a five-footer on the last, forcing Darcy to hole a putt of a similar length to win his first ever point. He duly knocked it in, helping Europe to a first victory on American soil. 
 
2.) Justin Leonard, 1999, Brookline
 
Granted, the aftermath was deplorable, but that shouldn’t detract from the quality of Justin Leonard’s putt on the 17th green. The US were four points behind heading into the singles but won the first six matches of the day. Leonard, though, was one down to Jose Maria Olazabal playing the 17th, but that would all change when he rolled in a double-breaking 55-footer to get back to all square. His half point completed the biggest final-day comeback in Ryder Cup history.
 
1.) Christy O’Connor Jnr, 1989, The Belfry
 
Christy O’Connor Jnr and Fred Couples were all square after 17 holes of their singles match. Both found the 18th fairway, but O’Connor had 240 yards to the hole, some 100 yards behind Couples. No matter. He hit the 2-iron of his life, his ball landing on the front of the green and settling some four feet from the cup. Couples half-shanked his approach and ultimately conceded O’Connor’s putt. The 2-iron was later auctioned and raised £50,000 for a Galway hospital.