Win elevates Monty's Ryder Cup status

Originally Published: October 4, 2010
By Bob Harig | ESPN.com

NEWPORT, Wales -- So many times in a career filled with achievements, Ryder Cup and otherwise, Colin Montgomerie hit the nervy shot, holed the crucial putt.

On Monday at Celtic Manor, all he could do was watch, helpless.

Graeme McDowell closed out the 2010 Ryder Cup as a fretting Monty stood along the 17th green of the Twenty Ten course, sending all of Wales into hysterics and tears down the cheek of the European captain.

By the narrowest of margins, Europe ...

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