The outcome never was in doubt after defending champions quickly overcame its 9 1/2-8 1/2 deficit when the final day of the competition began.
"I thought it was a great week," said G&B captain Nick Faldo. "All 20 players did their bit and I was delighted with my team."
"We just had a bad day," said his Continental counterpart, Seve Ballasteros. "It happens from time to time, just as it does in football (soccer)."
Faldo moves on to the Ryder Cup, where he has a chance to lead a fourth straight European victory against the United States.
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