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Timeline of Sunday's singles matches in Ryder Cup

Following Europe's 16 1/2 - 11 1/2 victory in the 40th Ryder Cup at Gleneagles, we take a look back at all 12 singles encounters on Sunday.

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World number one Rory McIlroy was the first man to claim a point on the final day, hammering Rickie Fowler 5 and 4 to extend Europe's four-point overnight advantage.

A home victory was duly secured at 16:23pm local time when Jamie Donaldson moved 4up with four holes to play against Keegan Bradley, ensuring Europe could not be caught.

Donaldson went on to claim victory in style, courtesy of a sensational approach to the 15th that prompted a concession from his opponent, and Paul McGinley's men ultimately prevailed by a handsome margin.

Here, we highlight the moment each match reached its conclusion as Europe made it three Ryder Cup wins in a row.

14:54pm - Rory McIlroy beats Rickie Fowler 5 and 4 (Europe 11 - United States 6)

Having roared out of the blocks with a birdie, eagle, birdie start, McIlroy wraps up a hugely convincing victory in a match many expected to go to the wire.

15:16pm - Graeme McDowell beats Jordan Spieth 2 and 1 (Europe 12 - United States 6)

Europe's lead is stretched to six points thanks to a superb come-from-behind triumph in match one. Spieth was three up after four holes, but faltered badly on the back nine with four bogeys.

15:40pm - Patrick Reed beats Henrik Stenson 1up (Europe 12 - United States 7)

Reed picks up a much-needed point for the USA, a birdie on the last proving enough to edge out Stenson. The American rookie coped superbly with the pressure of a final-day shootout, even raising his finger to his lips to silence European fans after holing a clutch putt on the front nine.

15:48pm - Martin Kaymer beats Bubba Watson 4 and 2 (Europe 13 - United States 7)

After dominating his match with Watson, Kaymer - Europe's hero at Medinah - chips in from off the green on 16 to edge the hosts ever closer to glory.

15:50pm - Matt Kuchar beats Thomas Bjorn 4 and 3 (Europe 13 - United States 8)

The USA claim a routine point in match seven, Kuchar easing past an experienced opponent who failed to find his best form.

15:51pm - Phil Mickelson beats Stephen Gallacher 3 and 1 (Europe 13 - United States 9)

There is to be no success for home favourite Stephen Gallacher, who concedes defeat to Mickelson on the 17th green after losing the previous two holes.

15:55pm - Justin Rose halves with Hunter Mahan (Europe 13 1/2 - United States 9 1/2)

Having given up a four-hole lead earlier in the day, Mahan blunders his way to a bogey six on the last, allowing Rose to claim a half-point and finish the week unbeaten.

16:23pm - EUROPE RETAIN THE RYDER CUP - Donaldson halves the 14th hole of his match with Bradley to remain 4up and end any hope of a United States' fightback.

16:31pm - Donaldson beats Bradley 4 and 3 (Europe 14 1/2 - United States 9 1/2)

The Welsh rookie Donaldson completes victory in sensational fashion, firing an approach shot to within inches at 15 to prompt a concession from Bradley and joyous celebrations from the home crowd.

16:53pm - Sergio Garcia beats Jim Furyk 1up (Europe 15 1/2 - United States 9 1/2)

The smiles on European faces grow wider as Garcia, so often a talisman, beats Furyk on the final hole, just as he had at Medinah two years ago.

17:01pm - Ian Poulter halves with Webb Simpson (Europe 16 - United States 10)

Poulter birdies the last and maintains his unbeaten singles record as Simpson, who was one up with one to play, fails to follow suit.

17:02pm - Jimmy Walker beats Lee Westwood 3 and 2 (Europe 16 - United States 11)

The USA claim a consolation point from the penultimate match, Walker's eighth birdie in 16 holes completing an exceptional individual display.

17:40pm - Victor Dubuisson halves with Zach Johnson (Europe 16 1/2 - United States 11 1/2)

Almost 40 minutes after the previous match had concluded, the final pair bring an end to proceedings. Johnson rolls in a birdie putt at 18 to rescue half a point and deny Dubuisson a third victory from as many appearances in his maiden Ryder Cup.

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