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.
Despite a European victory in the opening game between Rory McIlroy and Xander Schauffele, USA claimed the next three matches, with Collin Morikawa securing the final half point for the win.
Morikawa claimed the important half point to secure the Cup. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
Being sent out first, McIlroy 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, saying “I love being part of this team. I love my teammates so much and I should have done more for them this week”
After his tear jerking win, American rookies Scottie Scheffler and Patrick Cantlay carried on their unbeaten records at Whistling Straits.
Scheffler, who defeated world number one, Jon Rahm 4&3, was joined by his countryman Cantlay, who put away a fired up Shane Lowry 4&2.
DeChambeau was the next player to put a win in the American column, with the 28-year-old driving the first green and giving an indication on what was to come.
With a par at the 16th, DeChambeau defeated Sergio Garcia to get the scores to 14-6, with Morikawa claiming the final half point to bring the Cup back to the USA.
The American wave didn’t stop there, as Justin Thomas brushed aside Tyrrell Hatton 4&3, with Brooks Koepka also claiming a 2&1 win over rookie Bernd Wiesberger.
Another victory followed for Team USA, this one was rather special though as Dustin Johnson made it five wins from five at the 2021 Ryder Cup.
Johnson joins an extremely exclusive group, with Francesco Molinari and Larry Nelson the only other players in the modern Ryder Cup era to go 5-0.
Johnson became the first American player to go 5-0 since 1979. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
It was also a special victory for Ian Poulter, who carried on his undefeated singles streak at the Ryder Cup, with a 3&2 win over Tony Finau, Europe’s second victory of the day.
There was also victory for Lee Westwood, who capped off his 47th Ryder Cup match with a 1-up victory over Harris English.
Westwood claimed his first Ryder Cup win since 2014. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
Jordan Spieth and Tommy Fleetwood would halve their match, with the scores moving to 18-9, with a win from the last match needed to break the record.
And it would fall to rookie Daniel Berger to come up with the goods, with a par at the last good enough for a 1-up win over European Matt Fitzpatrick.
Berger claimed the historic point. (Photo by Montana Pritchard/PGA of America/Getty Images)