This weekend we saw what was undoubtedly one of the greatest comebacks of all time.
When we went to bed on Saturday night the United States golfers were in the ascendancy yet somehow on Sunday, Europe managed to turn things around and win the Ryder Cup.
It was a remarkable achievement!
We seem to love it when anyone or anything makes a reappearance against the odds, whether it’s in the world of golf or Wicksy turning up in EastEnders for his mum’s funeral after 20 years off our screens.
It happens a lot in the world of music too.
Rather than just having a tour every five years or so, which is perfectly normal, stars have a habit of promoting their “farewell tour” before returning for a sparkling comeback half a decade or so later.
I’m sure Barbra Streisand has made a career of it!
You don’t have to be established to have a successful comeback, though.
Look at Darius Danesh – he was the butt of all of our jokes when he appeared on the TV series Popstars in 2001 and attempted an ego-filled rendition of Britney Spears’ Hit Me Baby One More Time.
Nobody took him seriously, yet 12 months later he returned for Pop Idol with a new image and finished the show in third place.
Whether you’re a Liverpool FC fan or not (and I’m certainly not) you have to admire their resolve in the 2005 Champions League final.
3-0 down against Milan at half time and they not only came back to draw the match, they won it on penalties and took home the trophy.
So it’s time to celebrate Europe and their amazing comeback – a fitting end to a remarkable summer of sport.
All that we need to do now is find a way to commemorate it. We’ve done parades, ceremonies and collectable stamps, how about this for an idea… a single currency across the whole continent!
Amazing! (What do you mean it’s already been done?)