Ryder Cup: Crew USA win for first time since 2008


Crew USA have overwhelmed Europe to win their first Ryder Cup since 2008.

Darren Clarke’s facet wanted to overturn a three-point deficit in Sunday’s 12 singles matches at Hazeltine to assert an unprecedented fourth straight victory within the biennial contest.

However though they gained three of the primary 5 matches convincingly, Patrick Reed edged a highly-charged opening contest with Rory McIlroy to strike a serious psychological blow from which the holders by no means appeared prone to recuperate.

Wins for Rickie Fowler, Brooks Koepka, Brandt Snedeker and Ryan Moore took the house facet over the successful line and the ultimate rating of 17-11 was the most important successful margin for the USA since a nine-point success at Walton Heath in 1981.

Clarke’s choice of Thomas Pieters proved an impressed selection because the 24-year-old set a report for a European rookie by successful 4 factors, however his different wild playing cards – Lee Westwood and Martin Kaymer – produced only one level from seven matches.

The choice to separate the profitable pairing of Sergio Garcia and Rafa Cabrera Bello on Saturday additionally backfired, however Clarke stated: “On the finish of the day, the American guys performed higher than we did.

“They holed the putts once they needed to and we lipped out. However that is occurred the opposite approach round for fairly a while.

“I couldn’t be more proud of the guys that I’m surrounded with. They did everything I asked of them.”

Europe’s deficit was right down to a single level when Henrik Stenson defeated Jordan Spieth, Pieters beat JB Holmes and Cabrera Bello defeated Jimmy Walker – however Olympic champion Justin Rose misplaced to Fowler and a depressing week for Masters champion Danny Willett was accomplished with a 5&four defeat by the hands of rookie Koepka.

Sergio Garcia confirmed unimaginable nerve to match Phil Mickelson’s birdie on the 18th and halve their match – which featured a tremendous 19 birdies – earlier than Snedeker’s win over Andy Sullivan left the USA needing simply half some extent.

The honour of securing the win fell to Moore, who was solely chosen as the ultimate wild card seven days earlier after shedding out in a play-off for the Tour Championship to McIlroy.

Moore was two down with three to play, however eagled the 16th, birdied the 17th after which made par on the final to go away Westwood with no level on his 10th Ryder Cup look.