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Live Reporting

Luke Reddy

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  1. Farewell until 2017

    Well then, by my watch it's time for bed. We hope you've enjoyed the three days and our golf coverage across the BBC this year. From 5 live to TV to live text, we love bringing it to you.

    Next up I guess is Augusta for the Masters. You'll be there with us I know.

    How do we sign this one off? Well done America, enjoy the trophy. What a corking few days we have had.

    Thanks to you all for the brilliant tweets from far flung places. They were a brilliant addition to the live text. We will see you soon. Now get on the course this week. You have two years to qualify for the 2018 team.

    Patrick reed
  2. Post update

    The United States national anthem plays out, the players stand with their peak hats to their chest and the flags of Europe and the USA are lowered. France in two years it is then folks.

  3. Davis gets his hands on the bounty...

    Davis Love
  4. Go on Davis...

    Davis Love now rattles off a list of reasons why the week was magical. He goes for elements like the weather, caddies and fans. No one there is going to disagree with him. Then he goes for spouses and partners, yep, that's a safe shout too Davis. You will not meet any resistance on these options. 

    He adds: "We came in as a team, going out we are even more of one, that's what makes Ryder Cup golf so incredible. For three days, we take an individual sport and play for something bigger and grander than ourselves."

    He has thanked every US player by name, omitting Lee Westwood. (Sorry Lee).

  5. Looking good fellas...

    When writing a live text, I try to stay away from writing too much opinion. Here though, I will nail my colours to the mast and I hope you agree with me, blazers and peak hats as a combination must be outlawed.

    Players at the Ryder cup in hats and blazrers
  6. Post update

    More from Darren Clarke: "You played some great golf here this week and you deserved your victory.

    "We are Europe and we stand together - we have shown this in the past and we will continue to show this in the future.

    "We have been honoured to be guests here this week. Thank you to the PGA of America and to everyone at Hazeltine National.

    "Most importantly, thank you to the United States of America.

    "The competitive fires of Hazeltine may now be flickering to their embers, but the flame will be ignited in Paris.

    "The Ryder Cup is special, unique and like nothing else in golf. It is a fire that burns inside of all of us, one that will never go out."

  7. Post update

    Both teams are wearing black blazers, we think as a show of respect to the late Arnold Palmer.

    Darren Clarke
  8. Clarke takes the stage...

    Europe captain Darren Clarke is warmly applauded and here he goes: "On behalf of every single person associated with Team Europe, thank you. This has been another memorable chapter in the history of golf's greatest team contest. And just as I was four days ago, I remain honoured and humbled to be captain of this great team.

    "Guys, you are not simply 12 great golfers, you are 12 great men who could not have given a single ounce more of effort and determination this week.

    "All the 24 players on this stage did themselves, their families and Samuel Ryder himself, proud. This week has been played under the shadow of Mr Palmer's passing. But I'm sure he is up there looking down on us all with a smile on his face."

    The crowd start chanting "ARNOLD PALMER.

    "To my good friend Davis and your team, sincere congratulations."

  9. Post update

  10. Go on Mike...

    The whole shindig will be presented by a  gent called Mike Tirico, an American broadcaster. Seems cheery does Mike.

    He congratulates fans for sticking it out. "Join me in welcoming the captains, vice captains and players from Europe and the United States of America," he adds. More trumpets. No trumpet no party.

  11. Here we go...

    The closing ceremony is on us. This part is always good for an emotive speech or two. There's a giant Ryder Cup image on the wall, chairs either side for each team and a crowd of people out front. The tune currently blaring is a rather screechy version of Katie Perry's 'Firework'.  Now a switch up to some trumpets, here we go, it's on. I can't promise it will be anything like McIlroy v Reed earlier, but hey, who knows?

  12. Jordan likes the taste...

    Jordan Spieth
  13. Dear me...

    American golf loves nothing more than an ill-fitting dinner jacket. Even the coveted Green Jacket is an odd fashion choice. The American players are now sporting black ones. What is more, they wear them with golfing attire underneath. It looks as trendy as a pair of old sandals. 

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  15. Time to party

    Champagne being sprayed

    I think the US team are being driven on golf carts to the stage for the forthcoming ceremony. No doubt a certain Arnold Palmer will get a mention or two. What would the great man have made of the brilliance on show today? My guess is he'd have loved it.

    As these winners drive along they wave flags like some sort of triumphant politician.

    Phil Mickelson has shades on, he looks like Tom Cruise in Top Gun, just with less of a jaw line.

  16. Enjoy the party

  17. Coming up...

    If you're still with us, stick at it, you've come this far. We have a ceremony to come and who knows, maybe we will have one more moment of chaos. A riot on the stage? The trophy dropped? Maybe someone will get a bit carried away and grant an instant rematch. How good would that be?

  18. One great remembers another...

  19. Setting things alight...

    Patrick Reed and Rory McIlroy

    All of the analysis in the world begins now, the US have their biggest Ryder Cup win since 1981 after all. But putting all of that aside, what an event this is. I get that sport is about the winning at the highest level, but did you enjoy it?  Those early Rory McIlroy/Patrick Reed holes today were just scintillating. Sometimes we see epic sporting tussles, this was one.

  20. This lot want champagne spray

    Golf author Adam Schupak is in a good position...