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(AP) -- Steve Stricker never felt more alone in front of so many people.
All he could do was watch on the 18th green at Medinah two years ago when Martin Kaymer made the best 6-foot putt of his life that won the Ryder Cup for Europe. He went to shake Kaymer's hand and couldn't find him because the German was swept up in the flag-waving, champagne-spraying mass of winners. Stricker walked quietly over to his wife, captain Davis Love III and the rest of the Americans.
"That whole day was so difficult that none of the guys ... when I looked over at them, you could see it in their faces," Stricker said. "No one was happy. There was a crappy feeling among us all. That's why you were hearing how guys wanted to be part of this team and get back something that we had one hand on."