Great result for the european team.
The last day tactics of putting the stronger, more experienced players out first worked well - in that it got a lot of momentum and support as (at one point) europe were ahead in the first 6 matches. This really got the home crowd behind the team although still admiring the brilliant shots played by both sets of players.
Colin Montgomery was brilliant in his comfortable victory over Scott Hoch (5 & 4) - not that Hoch did anything wrong, he was just up against somebody who peaked at the right time. The same goes for Bernard Langer - unbeaten in the week. According to one of the commentators Monty and Langer were never behind in any of their matches. Between them they got a lot of points for the team.
Crowd support for both sides was good, both sets of supporters being respectful of the other - a good sign after the events of the last competition.
Probably the biggest disappointment was the performance of Tiger Woods who, although acknowledged as the best in the world, was not in his usual form.
The event will be remembered as a great victory for the europeans despite (on paper) being the underdog. Played on a great course with a friendly atmosphere and support for both teams.
Going to America to defend the trophy next time will hold no fear and maybe, just maybe we can come home with it again.
English First, British Second, european Never!