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Column: Decades-old debt erased in 10 seconds

Updated: September 30, 2012, 9:25 PM ET
Associated Press

(Eds: With AP Photos.)

By JIM LITKE

AP Sports Columnist

MEDINAH, Ill. -- The debt was outstanding for 21 years. It took less than 10 seconds to erase.

Martin Kaymer stood 6 feet below the hole on No. 18 at Medinah Country Club with a par putt to keep the Ryder Cup in European hands, much like his countryman, Bernhard Langer, faced at Kiawah Island in 1991. This time, the German poured it in.

It came at the end of picture-postcard fall afternoon featuring more twists ...

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