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Final grades are in for Ryder Cuppers

10/5/2010 - Golf

NEWPORT, Wales -- By now, you know just how close the latest edition of the Ryder Cup was, coming down to the penultimate hole of the final singles match before Europe squeaked out a 14½-13½ victory.

But the score doesn't tell the entire story.

Check out a few other numbers from Celtic Manor for good measure. Such as the fact that every single player on both rosters earned at least a half-point. Or that only one, Stewart Cink, didn't post a single loss. Or that only four -- Edoardo and Francesco Molinari, Rickie Fowler and Jim Furyk -- failed to win a match.

Perhaps it's symbolic. In a year when parity has reigned on all major tours, it took hold of this biennial competition, as well, with many players feeling the ebbs and flows of success and failure.

Of course, in the end, some fared better than others. Time to lay it on the line with individual report cards for all 24 competitors.

Jason Sobel is a golf writer for ESPN.com. He can be reached at Jason.Sobel@espn.com