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Lawrie part of two most memorable Ryder squads

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DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - JANUARY 28: Jose Sergio Garcia of Spain during the pro-am event prior to the Dubai Desert Classic on the Majlis Course on January 28, 2009 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)  - 

MEDINAH, Ill. – Paul Lawrie has been a member of only two European Ryder Cup teams.

They just so happened to be two of the most memorable squads in the event’s history.

Yes, Lawrie was indeed part of the 1999 Miracle at Brookline, where the Americans erased a 10-6 deficit to win, and now, the 2012 Marvel at Medinah, where the Europeans stormed back from the same deficit to stun the U.S. (Marvel at Medinah? Hey, a catchier name will emerge soon enough.)

Obviously, they were two wildly different emotional experiences for the 43-year-old Scot.

“A lot better than ’99 felt,” Lawrie said Sunday, when asked about his first Ryder Cup in 13 years. “Today, you know, especially at my age, to be part of this team and to come back from 10-6 behind on American soil, it doesn’t get any better.”

On Sunday, Lawrie defeated Brandt Snedeker, 5 and 3, in the most lopsided result of the singles matches. It was Lawrie’s lone victory in three attempts this week.

Relive Day 2 Ryder Cup matches Monday at 8 p.m. ET and the singles matches Tuesday at 4 p.m. ET.