Americans win 1st Ryder Cup since 2008
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.