By John Mathews
BBC Sport at Oakland Hills
Another Ryder Cup goes by and yet another chapter is written in the event's great history, but aside from Europe's triumph, who were the real winners and losers?
Colin Montgomerie. The man who says he doesn't care about his personal Cup record, yet can reel off his stats at the drop of a hat. Still unbeaten in the singles and inspirational again. Special mentions also for Europe's top points scorers Sergio Garcia and Lee Westwood.
Phil Mickelson. Only Tiger Woods was ranked higher than Mickelson at the Ryder Cup, but Mickelson had an absolute shocker on the opening day - and a sleepless night after it.
Got to be Bernhard Langer. Calm, assured and took care of absolutely everything. Shame he wasn't especially interesting, but he got the job done in style.
Best (value) captain
Hal Sutton. Not exactly a stand-up comedian, but funny as hell and not always because he meant to be. He will be missed when he goes back to the ranch.
Many contenders, but Chris Riley's nine iron to within a foot of the flag at the par three 13th on Saturday shades it. So good it made a previously sulky Woods laugh out loud.
Sergio Garcia's shank on the 8th hole in the singles is a strong candidate, but Phil Mickelson's cosmically poor tee shot on the 18th in the Friday foursomes is unbeatable. Even you'd have been embarrassed.
Garcia gets the nod - the 50-footer he sank on the 18th in Saturday's fourballs. People thought he was just messing about - then the ball disappeared into the cup sideways.
Frenchman Thomas Levet threw in a couple of selections here by missing tiddlers on Saturday. He can have the award and decide himself which one he won it for.
Some strong contenders. European combination David Howell and Paul Casey made rookie history by winning together, but Luke Donald edges it with two-and-a-half points out of a possible four.
Garcia was a bit on the excitable side again, but America's Chris DiMarco wins it by a 'Hell, yeah!' mile. If he did that kind of thing over in the UK he wouldn't last five minutes.
"I'm Tiger Woods." He might be a superstar, but when it comes to the Ryder Cup he plays like a journeyman pro.