United States wins Ryder Cup with historic blowout of Europeans
The future of U.S. golf was on full display at Whistling Straits on Sunday, as the youngest American team in history hammered the Europeans 19-9 to reclaim the Ryder Cup.
The United States entered play Sunday needing only 3.5 points from 12 singles matches to win, and it accomplished that feat by the fifth contest of the day.
Collin Morikawa's birdie on the 17th hole guaranteed at least a half-point to secure the trophy after the Americans took home three of the day's first four matches.
Daniel Berger's win in the final match made it a record-breaking victory, giving the Americans a total of 19 points for the week. That broke the previous Ryder Cup record of 18.5 points, set in 1979.
The victory in Wisconsin also represents the Americans' first back-to-back triumph on home soil since 1983 after they won at Hazeltine in 2016.
Here's how the full board from Sunday broke down.
Match 1: Rory McIlroy 3&2 over Xander Schauffele
Match 2: Patrick Cantlay 4&2 over Shane Lowry
Match 3: Scottie Scheffler 4&3 over Jon Rahm
Match 4: Bryson DeChambeau 3&2 over Sergio Garcia
Match 5: Collin Morikawa tied Viktor Hovland
Match 6: Dustin Johnson 1-up over Paul Casey
Match 7: Brooks Koepka 2&1 over Bernd Wiesberger
Match 8: Ian Poulter 3&2 over Tony Finau
Match 9: Justin Thomas 4&3 over Tyrrell Hatton
Match 10: Lee Westwood 1-up over Harris English
Match 11: Jordan Spieth tied Tommy Fleetwood
Match 12: Daniel Berger 1-up over Matt Fitzpatrick
The United States will now hold the Cup for two years before the event heads to Italy for the first time in 2023. The Americans will have their work cut out for them to retain the trophy as the U.S. hasn't won on foreign soil since 1993.