4 October 2010
President Barroso has sent the following message of congratulations to Colin Montgomerie, Team Europe Ryder Cup Captain:
On behalf of the European Commission, I would like to offer my congratulations to you and your team for the stunning victory in the Ryder Cup this weekend. You have made the whole of Europe proud. You have led your team with passion, determination, great skill and outstanding sportsmanship. This victory will be remembered for many years to come.
I would like to thank you personally for taking time out from your preparations to give me such a warm welcome to Celtic Manor last week. It was a real pleasure to meet you and to join such a big crowd of people supporting Team Europe.
José Manuel BARROSO"