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Sergio Garcia kisses Michael Jordan after Ryder Cup (Video)

As Michael Jordan exited the grounds at Medinah, Ill., following Europe’s shocking comeback over the U.S. last weekend, he ran into a few of the European players who were still celebrating the fact that they had retained the Ryder Cup. As an honorary member of the U.S. team, Jordan likely was not as thrilled as the likes of Rory McIlroy, Sergio Garcia and European captain Jose Maria Olazabal. MJ congratulated them on playing well, but Garcia wasn’t going to let him get off that easy.

As you can see from the video above that Jersey Chaser passed along, Sergio leaned into the window of Jordan’s SUV and planted a kiss right on his cheek. Garcia must have been in a kissing mood after the big win, because His Airness wasn’t the only man he kissed during the celebration. Apparently if you were in Sergio’s path on Sunday afternoon, you were at risk of receiving some bro love.

Tiger Woods costs sports books millions on last hole of Ryder Cup

Tiger Woods cost sports books millions with his play on the final hole of the Ryder Cup on Sunday.

The U.S. had already lost the Ryder Cup before Woods began his head-to-head play against Francesco Molinari on the final hole Sunday. Europe was up 14-13 after Martin Kaymer defeated Steve Stricker a hole earlier. Had Woods won 18 to win his match against Molinari, he would have given the U.S. a point to tie the Ryder Cup 14-14. Because ties mean the country that won the previous Ryder Cup retains the title, the U.S. had already lost. Woods knew that and probably didn’t think much of it when he missed a putt on 18 and conceded a four-foot putt and the hole to Molinari.

Instead of Tiger winning his match to tie the Ryder Cup, he and Molinari halved giving Europe the outright Ryder Cup win 14.5-13.5. That development cost sports books millions because it awarded money to those who bet on Europe to win, while hardly any bettors wager that there would be a tie.

Here’s the sports book breakdown according to Metro:

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Rory McIlroy wears giant clock around his neck after nearly missing Ryder Cup tee time (Picture)

Rory McIlroy gave European team captain Jose Maria Olazabal and the rest of his Ryder Cup teammates a heck of a scare at the start of the final day of the event when he nearly missed his tee time. As we told you on Sunday, McIlroy supposedly got his time zones mixed up when watching TV and thought his tee time was an hour later than it actually was. He arrived just 11 minutes before teeing off but still managed to defeat Keegan Bradley, doing his part to help complete one of the greatest comebacks in Ryder Cup history.

After the Europeans sealed their improbable win, somebody gave McIlroy a giant clock to rag on him and he proudly wore it around his neck. Had he lost his match and the Americans been able to close, his tardiness would not have been funny to most. Instead it became a theme of a celebration that also included men kissing other men on camera. No harm, no foul.

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Norm MacDonald predicted Europe’s Ryder Cup Comeback night before it happened

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.

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Rory McIlroy nearly misses Ryder Cup tee time because of time zone mix-up

Rory McIlroy had a tee time of 11:25 a.m. on Sunday morning at the Ryder Cup for singles match play, and he nearly missed it. Those who were watching the television coverage as the final day of action started in Medinah on Sunday would have seen McIlroy enter the grounds with a police escort. The confusion supposedly had to do with time zones.

McIlroy says he was watching the Golf Channel Saturday night and kept seeing that he was scheduled to tee off against Keegan Bradley at 12:25 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. The problem with that is Illinois runs on Central Standard Time, meaning McIlroy was thinking that his tee time was an hour later than it actually was. He arrived at the grounds just 11 minutes before teeing off.

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Bubba Watson goes ‘Happy Gilmore’ during first tee shot at Ryder Cup (Video)

The Ryder Cup is one of the most unique events in sports, and many people agree that it is the most exciting event in golf. In a sport that is typically dominated by individual play, the best golfers in the world get a chance to come together every other year and represent their countries in a team event. Playing in his first Ryder Cup on U.S. soil, Bubba Watson got swept up in the moment on Friday afternoon as he approached the first tee for his fourball match.

Golfers usually like total silence when they’re approaching a shot, but Bubba decided to go “Happy Gilmore” before his drive at the first tee. He let the crowd make as much noise as they wanted during his swing, and the ball ended up only a few steps off the fairway and in decent position. If someone tossed a “mashed potatoes!” in there the moment would have been picture perfect.