Rookie Jon Rahm produced a pivotal victory over Tiger Woods and history-maker Francesco Molinari fittingly secured the winning point as Europe regained the Ryder Cup in ultimately comprehensive fashion with a 17½-10½ victory.
With the first tee time of the three-day event set for 2:10 am ET on Friday "morning", it might be hard to picture much of a desire to view live golf in America but, well, the Ryder Cup is different.
For after Paris defied the doubters who said the French would not get behind a Ryder Cup, the next one on this continent is in Rome in 2022. He knows how badly this goes often.other invite to the #RyderCup #NBC refuses to mention that the two of you also hold the record for most losses. Two years ago at Hazeltine, where the US won, 10 matches went to the final hole. It's the sixth consecutive Ryder Cup on home soil that Europe has won; the last time the USA has won in Europe is 1993.
In hindsight, Furyk should have played Finau and Simpson more and left Tiger Woods (0-4), Dustin Johnson (1-4) and Rickie Fowler (1-3) on the bench.
"There is pressure here like no other golf tournament we play", Finau said. I was not playing my best, and I spent more time hitting balls throughout the week than I have all year trying to find something that would click, and it's just been a struggle.
"I think that a lot of people thought that the Ryder Cup was over before it was played", Garcia said. I realise as a leader of this team and as a captain the brunt of it is going to be on my plate and I accepted that when I took this role.
Earl Thomas of Seattle Seahawks carted off
Seattle's defense also proved to be a challenge to Dallas, as safety Earl Thomas forced two turnovers. He's in the final year of his contract, and has said he plans to focus on staying healthy.
The Italian called winning the Ryder Cup "so much more [meaningful] than majors, more than anything". You have to think emotionally what he put into his comeback to this season, the amount of golf he played leading up, trying to make the Ryder Cup team, trying to, basically, nearly win the FedEx Cup.
"Everything feels pretty good", Woods said when asked about how his body is holding up.
The 14-time major champion becomes one of just four golfers in history to play in four events and not record any points. And Sunday, when he closed out Phil Mickelson in singles, he fittingly provided Europe with its clinching point. Thomas Bjorn picked him anyway, saying he was like the captain of a football team.
"This team has been incredible from the start".
Europe entered play Sunday needing to reach 14 1/2 points in the singles matches, with each pairing counting for one point. "And, in the team room, they bring experience and understanding". So thankful for Thomas to pick me and believe in me.
One American pleaded: "Now that you've set the all-time records for appearances and matches, maybe you and your "Good Buddy" @TigerWoods won't ever accept an invitation ever again".