Sergio Garcia thanks Seve Ballesteros for Ryder Cup victory

Sergio Garcia
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Sergio Garcia thanks the spirit of Seve Ballesteros following Europe's victory at the Ryder Cup.

Sergio Garcia has thanked the spirit of Seve Ballesteros for Europe's victory in the Ryder Cup.

The USA squandered a 10-6 lead on the final day to allow Jose Maria Olazabal's team to clinch a remarkable triumph at the Medinah Country Club in Illinois.

"What a day. It was hard but we knew there was a chance," Garcia told BBC Sport.

"Today, obviously, everything came right. I've no doubt in my mind that [Seve] was with me today, all the way. There's no chance I would have won my match if he wasn't there."

Garcia narrowly defeated Jim Furyk to get Europe to within a point of retaining the trophy before Martin Kaymer sealed the win.

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