Team USA has won the Ryder Cup in an astonishing way, beating Team Europe 19-9 on Whistling Straits with a record winning margin of 10 points.
The Americans went into Sunday’s singles 11-5 ahead and needed only 3 and 1/2 points to get over the line, which looked like a complete formality after dominating the competition for the first two days.
Rory McIlroy did his best to curb the American momentum, but his victory in today’s first singles match was only the slightest bump in the road on the Americans’ run for victory.
Scottie Scheffler, Patrick Cantlay and Bryson DeChambeau got points on the board for the United States before Colin Morikawa halved with Viktor Hovland to put his team over the line.
The only thing left to see was whether the Americans could produce the largest margin of victory since the Ryder Cup became a competition between Europe and the United States in 1979.
That record stood at nine points, but fell when Matthew Fitzpatrick lost to Daniel Berger in the final singles competition.
Europe actually picked up the first point of the competition when Jon Rahm and Sergio Garcia on Friday morning beat Justin Thomas and Jordan Spieth in foursomes, but it went spectacularly downhill from that point.
The United States came out of this morning’s foursomes 3-1 ahead and ended up in a dominant 6-2 position on Friday after fourballs, as Europe could only manage two halves.
It had to be a strong start to Saturday morning foursomes for Europe, which Rahm and Garcia again gave them with a win over Brooks Koepka and Daniel Berger, but again it did not hold where the US won the remaining three points offered tomorrow.
The afternoon’s fourballs were split by two points each, sending the Americans into Sunday’s single 11-5 ahead, and Europe needed a miracle.
It did not come, it did not even come close as the USA dominated the singles and came across the line with plenty of time to spare.
Rory McIlroy won his first point of the event by beating Xander Schauffele in the first pair, but Scottie Scheffler, Patrick Cantlay and Bryson DeChambeau were the next three to win points, all for America, bringing them just half a point from victory.
Morikawa halved with the Norwegian star Hovland to get his team across the line to victory.
Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka, Justin Thomas and Berger won their singles matches.
Ian Poulter and Lee Westwood were the only Europeans to win theirs, while Tommy Fleetwood halved with Jordan Spieth.
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