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Our Cups Runneth Overseas

With Team Europe’s convincing victory in the Solheim Cup, the trophies for all four of the game’s major team competitions remain on the other side of the pond—as they have been for the past two years. In 2012, the amateur teams from GB&I won the Walker Cup at Royal Aberdeen and the Curtis Cup at Nairn, and last September Team USA’s "Meltdown at Medinah" enabled the Euros to retain the Ryder Cup they’d won two years earlier at Celtic Manor. As if all that weren’t enough, Matt Fitzpatrick’s victory at Brookline on Sunday means that the U.S. Amateur and Open trophies of the same calendar year both rest in the hands of Englishmen for the first time ever. Has the sun set on the American empire?

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