Twitter was awash with Ryder reaction from sports personalities past and present who stayed up late to cheer on Europe from afar.
"The victory was epic!" Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal, a keen golfer, tweeted.
Paul Casey, an English golfer who played in three Ryder Cups from 2004-08, added: "Woke up this morning and it wasn't a dream. The most amazing Ryder Cup ever! Well done lads, especially JMO."
Four-time Olympic rowing gold medalist Matthew Pinsent of Britain offered his own take.
"Ironic that in the cold light of morning the US played better in the team formats than we did and EUR were great 'individually,'" Pinsent tweeted.
AP Sports Writer Raf Casert in Brussels and Associated Press writers Joe Wilson in Barcelona, Spain, and Ciaran Fahey in Berlin contributed to this report.
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