By Dylan Lewis
Team USA earned a landslide win over Europe at Whistling Straits, Wisconsin.
The Americans won in record breaking style with the final score being 19-9 which is the biggest margin of victory in the modern Ryder Cup era.
Going into the Friday Team U.S.A were the favourites as not one of their squad was placed out of the world’s top 15 players.
Patrick Cantlay was considered one of the most inform players after his recent success in the Tour Championship at Eastlake.
The first day started as most predicted with team U.S.A winning the morning and afternoon session 3-1, meaning the scores going into day two was 6-2.
Team Europe’s top performers and only winners of a point were Spaniard duo John Rahm and Sergio Garcia.
Day two started in similar fashion for the hosts with the morning session going 3-1 in favour of them. The afternoon session was a draw with both teams picking up two points.
The score after two days was the biggest ever margin going into day three single matches at 11 – 5 If Europe wanted to win, they needed to surpass their achievements of coming from 10-6 down at Medinah in 2012.
The third day saw all the members of each team go head-to-head in the singles.
To win the Ryder cup going into the final day U.S.A needed 3 and ½ points where Europe needed nine points.
After a poor performance in the paired events Rory McIlroy led off for Europe and won his match against Olympic champion Xander Schauffele.
After his victory an emotional McIlroy said, “I love being part of this team, I love my team-mates so much, and I should have done more for them this week.”
American starlet Collin Morikawa got the winning half point for the stars and stripes after drawing with Victor Hovland over 18 holes.
Former world number one Dustin Johnson was the main catalyst for the American victory, becoming only the 4th players in history to win all 5 matches he played.
Europe will be looking to regain the Ryder cup in Rome in two years’ time and will be hoping that the home crowd advantage will have same effect as it did to help team U.S.A win convincingly at Whistling straights.