Europe Reclaims Ryder Cup, Extending USA's 30-Year Quest for Victory in Golf


Europe Reclaims Ryder Cup, Extending USA’s 30-Year Quest for Victory in Golf

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Europe Triumphs in Ryder Cup, Ending USA’s 30-Year Wait for Victory

Tommy Fleetwood savored the moment as Europe recaptured the Ryder Cup, sealing a 16.5-11.5 win against a resilient United States on Sunday. The USA has not won on European soil since 1993, and both teams have failed to secure the trophy away from home in 11 years.

Europe needed just half a point to secure victory, and Fleetwood gained a crucial lead of 2-up against Rickie Fowler with two holes to play, thanks to Fowler’s tee shot mishap. Fleetwood’s eagle putt secured Europe’s seventh consecutive home win, eventually winning 3 and 1.

Tommy Fleetwood expressed his feelings, saying, “I think relief, pride, joy. Proud of everybody that’s been involved this week and just proud that I’m one of the people that gets to play a role in what we came here to do.”

US captain Zach Johnson took the responsibility for the loss, stating, “The defeat is on me, I made some poor decisions, and I will reflect. Those 12 guys played so hard and fought for our country.”

Rory McIlroy, Viktor Hovland, and Jon Rahm led the charge with early victories. Luke Donald’s European team, initially trailing by four points, managed to secure the coveted trophy with a hard-fought performance.

The Americans attempted a Sunday comeback but fell short, unable to recover from their 4-0 loss in the opening foursomes on Friday, dispelling hopes of continued dominance following their 2021 victory.

The atmosphere on the 18th green was electric as Shane Lowry and Jordan Spieth’s match ended in a halve, sealing Europe’s triumphant return.

Key European players like Rahm and Hovland contributed significantly, while Patrick Cantlay, amid controversy, secured a crucial win for the USA. McIlroy redeemed himself with a victory, and Tyrrell Hatton’s win put Europe in a commanding position.

The fate of the matchplay showdown hung in the balance, with Max Homa delivering a clutch performance for the USA. Brooks Koepka and Xander Schauffele also held their ground.

Ultimately, it was a historic day for Europe as they reclaimed the Ryder Cup, leaving the USA waiting for another chance at glory.


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