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Faldo knows importance of Ryder Cup in Europe

Updated: October 23, 2007, 1:17 PM ET
By Bob Harig | Special to ESPN.com

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- The Ryder Cup became a big deal when the Americans started losing it. Suddenly an event the Yanks dominated became an every-other-year grudge match built into an epic happening that transcends the support. For many, it is the biggest event in golf.

But even consecutive blowout losses do not consume the American public the way the Europeans chew on everything that is the Ryder Cup. A few days or weeks of consternation follow a U.S. Ryder Cup defeat and it will undoubtedly ...

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