As witnessed at the 39th Ryder Cup matches held at Medinah Country Club in Chicago in September, this biennial competition pitting the best professionals from United States vs. Europe produces golf’s most spirited and gripping team competition. Playing for flag and country over three pressure-packed days, the pros, who compete in fourball, foursomes, and singles match-play formats, produce an inspired brand of golf unlike any other generated by a regular season event, much less a major. Riveting and dramatic, the Ryder Cup is Shakespearean in its plot twists. Think about how the U.S. team felt on Saturday night, after two triumphant days of team competition. And how they felt 24 hours later, after getting crushed by Europe in the singles matches.