Two points out of a possible three from Peterborough Milton’s Robin Williams weren’t quite enough for Europe to regain the Junior Ryder Cup as the USA won the match by a single point in France.
The teenager lost his foursomes tie on the opening morning on the 18th, but clinched a point in the afternoon fourballs, and then secured an excellent 2&1 victory in his singles match as Europe came up just short in the overall contest.
Williams, whose middle name is Tiger, says he loved playing in the competition and especially having the opportunity to meet his idol and namesake Tiger Woods, plus the European Men’s team, the following day.
He explained: “He’s my hero, I’m named after him and I’m still shaking. We had a really good conversation and I am speechless.
“It was great to meet a lot of the Europeans too and chat with them as you normally just see them on TV. They are such nice and chilled guys. I purposely put my bag next to Henrik Stenson’s so I could check out his swing.
“It is amazing to be here and experience these crowds. I have played in a few European Tour events but this is a whole different level with the number of people that were here.
“We had some good crowds at the Junior Ryder Cup too which really fuelled all of the emotion and the adrenaline, but this is a whole different level.
“This week has been a dream come true and I’m so grateful to get to come here as not many people get this opportunity.”
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