Europe wins 1st 5 matches out; Ryder Cup at 11 all

Associated Press
Europe's Luke Donald reacts after hitting out of a bunker on the 17th hole during a singles match at the Ryder Cup PGA golf tournament Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012, at the Medinah Country Club in Medinah, Ill. The hole gave Donald a win in the match over USA's Bubba Watson. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

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MEDINAH, Ill. (AP) — Europe is making a monster comeback at the Ryder Cup, winning five of the first six matches.

The teams are tied at 11, but Europe needs only three more points for its fifth win in the last six Ryder Cups.

Europe won the first four matches on Sunday before Dustin Johnson finally got the Americans on board with a 3-and-2 victory over Nicolas Colsaerts, Europe's only rookie. But Justin Rose snatched a point away from Phil Mickelson with a birdie-birdie finish. After he closed out the match with a 12-footer, Mickelson applauded and said, "I'm proud of you."

There are six matches still being played, with each country leading three.

The biggest comeback in Ryder Cup history was at Brookline in 1999, when the Americans erased an identical 10-6 deficit in front of a cheering home crowd.

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