As of Sunday morning, the Europeans had very little chance at retaining the Ryder Cup. They trailed 10-6 after trailing by as much as 10-4 on Saturday, which put the Americans in complete control of their own destiny heading into singles match play on the final day of the event. Thanks to Europe’s refusal to win and America’s inability to close, the European squad was able to pull off an improbable comeback.
And actor Norm MacDonald saw it coming. After the matches were revealed on Saturday night, MacDonald took to Twitter and predicted the outcome of every match before concluding that the Europeans would make “the greatest comeback in Ryder Cup history.”
“The American team is much better,” MacDonald wrote. “It would be the greatest comeback ever. And yet, it somehow seems likely.”
MacDonald was not right about every match, but he nailed the end result. He questioned U.S. captain Davis Love III’s playing order, saying that Davis knew what European captain Jose Maria Olazabal was going to do. He predicted wins for Europe in the first three matches and was spot-on as Luke Donald defeated Bubba Watson, Ian Poulter defeated Webb Simpson and Rory McIlroy beat Keegan Bradley — despite the fact that Rory almost missed his tee time.