The come back: Leonard vs. Olazabal

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The come back

Justin Leonard vs. Jose Maria Olazabal in the 1999 Ryder Cup at The Country Club.

‘The Battle of Brookline’, the Country Club in Brookline, Massachusetts played host to one of the most infamous Ryder Cup’s in history. After a dominant first day, Europe consolidated on day two to lead 10-6 going into the singles. It would take the biggest comeback in history for the U.S.A to be victorious. This dream quickly became a reality with team U.S.A getting the first 7 points on the board in the singles matches. Europe recovered to trail 13-12, but Jim Furyk’s win over Sergio Garcia left U.S.A needing just a half to win.

All eyes turned to the match between Justin Leonard and Jose Maria Olazabal. With 7 holes to play Olazabal was 4-up but he lost the next 3 holes and when Leonard sunk a 40 foot putt at the 15th it was all square.

Fast forward to the 17th green and Leonard steps up to roll in another monster putt from over 40 feet for birdie sparking wild celebrations from the U.S.A team. When the dust had settled Olazabal had his birdie chance but missed, guaranteeing the half point that the U.S.A needed to win The Ryder Cup and complete the biggest comeback in Ryder Cup history.

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How to take part and play in The Ryder Cup Fan Game challenges

It’s very simple, just open Golf GameBook app, navigate to challenges section, join a challenge and head over to the course to play golf.

1. Go to the Challenges section.

2. Choose the challenge.

3. See the story & join to challenge.

4. Next round will be the challenge round. You can follow match live on course while you play.