Apparently, many people who found themselves awake watching or listening to the drama of the final day’s play of the Ryder Cup golf over the weekend were reminded of one of the other great sporting comebacks, this time in the world of snooker. We are sure that many sports gambling fans probably thought that the European team were dead and buried when they finished the second day 10-6 down needing to take at least 8 points from the singles to retain the trophy. We wonder how many golf gambling enthusiasts backed them to win at that stage of the match. The 1985 World snooker tournament also kept the sports gambling fraternity on the edge of their chairs long into the night, when Northern Ireland’s Dennis Taylor finally clinched the title on the last black of the final frame against the odds on favourite Steve Davis. The older snooker gambling fans amongst us will remember that Davis sprinted into an 8-0 lead in that tournament, and it has to be said that very few sports gambling experts gave Taylor the slightest chance of coming back. There is however no such thing as a certainty in gambling on sports, and by the end of the first day the score was 9-7 to Davis. The 2012 Ryder Cup was a similar story with Europe’s golfers winning the first five singles matches against the odds, and suddenly everything was to play for. It is sporting events like these which bring home the reason why watching and gambling on sports can become such an obsession, even grabbing the attention of people who would not normally be interested in either snooker or golf. Last weekend’s come back will always be remembered by golf gambling enthusiasts and will rank alongside the greatest sporting comebacks in history.