Americans win 1st Ryder Cup since 2008

Captain Davis Love III of the United States celebrates with Jordan Spieth on the 18th green after winning the Ryder Cup during singles matches of the 2016 Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National Golf Club on October 2, 2016 in Chaska, Minnesota.  (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

Captain Davis Love III of the United States celebrates with Jordan Spieth on the 18th green after winning the Ryder Cup during singles matches of the 2016 Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National Golf Club on October 2, 2016 in Chaska, Minnesota. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

CHASKA, Minn.– The United States has won the Ryder Cup for the first time since 2008.

Ryan Moore two-putted on No. 18 for a 1-up victory over Lee Westwood, giving the Americans a 15-10 lead that sealed the win over Europe.

The victory completed a two-year soul search for the Americans after they were routed in Gleneagles for a third straight defeat. They formed a task force to address the shortcomings and delivered an emphatic performance at Hazeltine.

The Americans needed just five points in the 12 singles matches Sunday.

The U.S. wins started with Patrick Reed’s thrilling 1-up victory over Rory McIlroy. Rickie Fowler edged Justin Rose, Brandt Snedeker beat Andy Sullivan, Brooks Koepka routed Danny Willett and three matches were still being played.