Posted by: Jennifer | Posted on: October 4th, 2016 | 0 Comments
USA Wins at Hazeltine, Regains Ryder Cup Trophy from Europe
After three straight losses, the United States defeated Europe to win the 2016 Ryder Cup with a final score of 17-11 on Sunday.
In an event with only pride on the line, Team USA brought the trophy home in an emotional victory after an eight-year drought.
The United States held a 9.5-6.5 lead after two days in the competition. The Americans got off to a 4-0 start in the Friday morning foursomes, and the Saturday afternoon four-ball pairings earned a 3-1 advantage for the home team.
Still, the competition always comes down to singles play, and this year was no different.
The most entertaining match was the first one, with Patrick Reed and Rory McIlroy creating plenty of fireworks in the early going. Both did their part on the course as Reed used five birdies and an eagle to earn a 1-up victory for the United States.
Another notable early match pitted two of the best in the sport against each other as Jordan Spieth took on Henrik Stenson. While both had their moments, the Swedish star earned a 3-and-2 victory.
Sunday Singles Results
|Patrick Reed||Rory McIlroy||USA 1 Up|
|Jordan Spieth||Henrik Stenson||Europe 3 and 2|
|J.B. Holmes||Thomas Pieters||Europe 3 and 2|
|Rickie Fowler||Justin Rose||USA 1 Up|
|Jimmy Walker||Rafa Cabrera Bello||Europe 3 and 2|
|Phil Mickelson||Sergio Garcia||Halved|
|Ryan Moore||Lee Westwood||USA 1 Up|
|Brandt Snedeker||Andy Sullivan||USA 3 and 1|
|Dustin Johnson||Chris Wood||USA 1 Up|
|Brooks Koepka||Danny Willett||USA 5 and 4|
|Matt Kuchar||Martin Kaymer||Europe 1 Up|
|Zach Johnson||Matt Fitzpatrick||USA 4 and 3|