Bryson DeChambeau of Crew United States open a champagne bottle after their victory within the 2020 Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits on September 26, 2021 in Kohler, Wisconsin.
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Crew USA took a six-point benefit into the ultimate day in Wisconsin and required simply 3.5 factors within the Sunday singles to regain the trophy, with Steve Stricker’s crew in command all through as they secured their second successive residence victory within the biennial contest.
Padraig Harrington’s crew wanted a comeback better than the one produced within the ‘Miracle at Medinah’ in 2012 to retain the trophy in unlikely trend, three years on from their spectacular success in Paris, though have been largely second-best as they did not put any strain on the house aspect.
Rory McIlroy led Europe out within the opening match for the third consecutive Ryder Cup, regardless of dropping all three of his matches over the primary two days, with the Northern Irishman visibly emotional after avoiding a winless marketing campaign by seeing off Xander Schauffele 3&2.
McIlroy was the spotlight of what was an in any other case embarrassing session for the guests, with Patrick Cantlay rounding off his unbeaten debut by seeing off Shane Lowry 4&2 and Scottie Scheffler despatching Jon Rahm 4&3 to inflict a primary defeat of the week on the world No 1.
Bryson DeChambeau ended Sergio Garcia’s 100 per cent file with a 3&2 win to go away the hosts getting ready to victory, with Collin Morikawa’s half-point in opposition to Viktor Hovland sufficient to make sure the Ryder Cup can be returning to American soil.
Morikawa grew to become the second reigning Open Champion in a row to go unbeaten and clam the clinching level, simply as Francesco Molinari did at Le Golf Nationwide, with the American celebrations already in full movement as they prolonged their record-breaking margin.
Brooks Koepka got here by a good tussle with Bernd Wiesberger to defeat the Austrian on the penultimate gap, whereas Dustin Johnson claimed a slender victory over Paul Casey to develop into the primary American since Larry Nelson in 1979 to win all 5 of his matches.
Ian Poulter — McIlroy’s foursomes accomplice over the primary two days — additionally struggled to carry again tears as he maintained his unbeaten file within the singles by defeating Tony Finau 3&2, whereas Europe added one other level when Lee Westwood gained two of his final three holes to grab a 1up victory over Harris English.
Tommy Fleetwood tied with Jordan Spieth to bolster Europe’s hopes of avoiding a history-making loss, just for Crew USA to get to 19 factors when Matt Fitzpatrick discovered water along with his strategy into the ultimate gap and handed Daniel Berger a 1up victory.
The ten-point profitable margin is the most important since gamers from continental Europe have been allowed to compete within the Ryder Cup in 1979, breaking the earlier file of 18.5-9.5 set by USA in 1981 and Europe in each 2004 and 2006.