European team receives inspiration from the sky

All week long, the victorious European Ryder Cup team talked of inspiration from the late Seve Ballesteros, one of the most beloved golfers in history. Turns out that it did in fact receive a message from on high ... but the source was much less divine.

A skywriter took to the heavens above Medinah, Ill., to throw some love the Europeans' way, courtesy of online casino/bookmaker Paddy Power. Among the tweets: "Do it for Seve," "Down but not out," and -- of all things -- a shot at Tiger Woods and a hashtag, "Seen Tiger? #GoEurope."

It's not the first time skywriters have reached out to Tiger from above; recall the famous Tiger-tweaking aerial signs that greeted Woods upon his return to Augusta from scandal. And Paddy Power got into a spot of trouble last Ryder Cup for building a gargantuan sign at Celtic Manor.

Whatever the reason, the Europeans had inspiration to spare this year. Perhaps in 2014, the United States should try writing on the moon.

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