Team USA secured the Ryder Cup in historic and brutal fashion, running out 19-9 winners at Whistling Straits.
USA Secure Historic Ryder Cup Win In Ruthless Fashion
Team Europe had a mountain to climb coming in to the singles, with six points separating the two teams.
USA would dominate on the final day though, securing seven wins out of 12 and breaking the record of the largest winning Ryder Cup margin in the modern era, a record which had stood since 1981 (opens in new tab).
Despite a European victory in the opening game between Rory McIlroy and Xander Schauffele (opens in new tab), USA claimed the next three matches, with Collin Morikawa securing the final half point for the win.
Being sent out first, McIlroy (opens in new tab) showed his class that had been evading him for the first two days, with a dominant display bringing a 3&2 win.
McIlroy who was four-under-par for his match, was visibly emotional after his victory (opens in new tab), saying “I love being part of this team. I love my teammates so much and I should have done more for them this week”
DeChambeau was the next player to put a win in the American column, with the 28-year-old driving the first green (opens in new tab) and giving an indication on what was to come.
With a par at the 16th, DeChambeau defeated Sergio Garcia (opens in new tab) to get the scores to 14-6, with Morikawa (opens in new tab) claiming the final half point to bring the Cup back to the USA.
The American wave didn't stop there, as Justin Thomas (opens in new tab) brushed aside Tyrrell Hatton (opens in new tab) 4&3, with Brooks Koepka (opens in new tab) also claiming a 2&1 win over rookie Bernd Wiesberger (opens in new tab).
Another victory followed for Team USA, this one was rather special though as Dustin Johnson (opens in new tab) made it five wins from five at the 2021 Ryder Cup.
Johnson joins an extremely exclusive group, with Francesco Molinari (opens in new tab) and Larry Nelson the only other players in the modern Ryder Cup era to go 5-0.
It was also a special victory for Ian Poulter (opens in new tab), who carried on his undefeated singles streak at the Ryder Cup, with a 3&2 win over Tony Finau (opens in new tab), Europe's second victory of the day.
Matt joined Golf Monthly in February 2021 covering weekend news, before also transitioning to equipment and testing. After freelancing for Golf Monthly and The PGA for 18 months, he was offered a full-time position at the company in October 2022 and continues to cover weekend news and social media, as well as help look after Golf Monthly’s many buyers’ guides and equipment reviews.
Taking up the game when he was just seven years of age, Matt made it into his county squad just a year later and continues to play the game at a high standard, with a handicap of around 2-4. To date, his best round came in 2016, where he shot a six-under-par 66 having been seven-under through nine holes. He currently plays at Witney Lakes in Oxfordshire and his favourite player is Rory McIlroy, despite nearly being struck by his second shot at the 17th during the 2015 BMW PGA Championship.
Matt’s current What’s In The Bag?
Driver: Honma TW747, 8.75°
Fairway Wood: TaylorMade Rocketballz Stage 2, 15°, 19°
Hybrid: Adams Super Hybrid, 22°
Irons: Mizuno MP54, 5-PW
Wedges: Cleveland 588 RTX 2.0 Tour Satin, 50°, 56°, 60°
Putter: Cleveland TFI 2135 Satin Cero
Ball: Titleist Pro V1x
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