The Americans, the most competitive sporting nation in the world, do not roll over. Down on Sunday evening by three points in the Ryder Cup, they were written off by most European media commentators this morning most of whom have never played sport to any level.
It went to the wire and Monty's selection of Graham McDowell to play last was the critical element of an amazing final day as Europe won back the Ryder Cup from America by 14.5-13.5 at the 17th after "four" days for which at least a day and half was played in wellington boots.
But the fans kept quiet for the shots, the golfers maintained the integrity of the sport which cricket and soccer has lost. True there were some Barmy Army supporters which needs some attention........otherwise it will spoil this great game.
But hats off to both teams, to Monty who wears his heart on his sleeve; what a difference to two years ago when Nick Faldo thought he knew everything.....and to the Americans who will back....rest assured.