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The 42nd Ryder Cup
Europe 171⁄2 v USA 101⁄2
Le Golf National, France
In 2018 at Le Golf National, Francesco Molinari secured the winning point for Team Europe to retake the Ryder Cup.
The Italian captured five points during the match, punctuated by a 4 and 2 victory over Phil Mickelson in the Sunday singles matches as Europe reached the 14.5 point mark to win the Cup.
The United States won three of the top five singles matches on Sunday to close the gap on Europe to just one point.
But Europe had taken a commanding lead early in the match and led 10 – 6 heading into the final day. They needed just four and a half points to win their ninth Ryder Cup in the last 12 meetings.
Sergio Garcia became the all-time leading points scorer following his 2 and 1 defeat of Rickie Fowler on Sunday. Europe defeated the Americans 17.5 to 10.5
Ryder Cup Captains 2018
Thomas Bjorn for Europe & Jim Furyk for the United States
Ryder Cup Vice-Captains 2018
|Robert Karlsson||Davis Love III|
|Luke Donald||Steve Stricker|
|Padraig Harrington||Tiger Woods|
|Graeme McDowell||David Duval|
|Lee Westwood||Zach Johnson|
|Raphaël Jacquelin (Assistant)||Matt Kuchar|
Ryder Cup Teams 2018
|Francesco Molinari||Brooks Koepka|
|Justin Rose||Dustin Johnson|
|Tyrrell Hatton||Justin Thomas|
|Tommy Fleetwood||Patrick Reed|
|Jon Rahm||Bubba Watson|
|Rory McIlroy||Jordan Spieth|
|Alex Noren||Rickie Fowler|
|Thorbjørn Olesen||Webb Simpson|
|Paul Casey (p)||Bryson DeChambeau (p)|
|Sergio Garcia (p)||Phil Mickelson (p)|
|Ian Poulter (p)||Tiger Woods (p)|
|Henrik Stenson (p)||Tony Finau (p)|
Ryder Cup Results 2018 Friday Fourball
The opening round of four fourball matches started at 8:10 am local time.
Pairings were announced after the Opening Ceremony on Thursday.
The first point of the 2018 Ryder Cup was won by Team USA, with Dustin Johnson and Rickie Fowler winning 4 & 2 against Rory McIlroy and Thorbjørn Olesen.
Despite being two up with six holes to play, Jon Rahm and Justin Rose lost out to Brooks Koepka and Tony Finau on the 18th hole, while Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas also won by one against Paul Casey and Tyrrell Hatton, putting Team USA 3–0 ahead.
In the final match, coming back from two down, Tommy Fleetwood and Francesco Molinari defeated Tiger Woods and Patrick Reed 3 & 1 to secure Team Europe’s first point of the tournament, and to end the first morning 3–1 in favour of Team USA.
|Rose / Rahm||1 Up||Koepka / Finau|
|McIlroy / Olesen||4 & 2||Johnson / Fowler|
|Casey / Hatton||1 Up||Thomas / Spieth|
|Molinari / Fleetwood||3 & 1||Reed / Woods|
Ryder Cup Results 2018 Friday Foursomes
Europe’s first clean sweep of the afternoon foursomes in the history of the Ryder Cup saw Team Europe end the day 5–3 ahead of Team USA.
Sergio García and Alex Norén won 5 & 4 over Phil Mickelson and Bryson DeChambeau.
Rory McIlroy and Ian Poulter came from two down after the first three holes to beat Bubba Watson and Webb Simpson 4 & 2
Fleetwood and Molinari repeated their morning success with a 4 & 3 win over Spieth and Thomas,
while Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson beat Dustin Johnson and Rickie Fowler 3 & 2
|Stenson / Rose||3 & 2||Johnson / Fowler|
|Poulter / McIlroy||4 & 2||Watson / Simpson|
|Garcia / Noren||5 & 4||Mickelson / DeChambeau|
|Molinari / Fleetwood||5 & 4||Thomas / Spieth|
Ryder Cup Results 2018 Saturday Fourball
The Saturday fourballs saw Europe continue to dominate with wins for
García/McIlroy (2 & 1) against Koepka and Finau
Casey/Hatton (3 & 2) against Fowler/Johnson
Molinari/Fleetwood (4 & 3) against Reed/Woods.
Team USA secured their only point of the morning session with Thomas and Spieth defeating Poulter and Rahm 2 & 1, to leave the overall tournament at 8–4 in Team Europe’s favour.
Despite the strong performance, Team Europe captain Thomas Bjørn reiterated: “Nothing’s won, we’re just over the halfway stage. There’s no happiness yet, there’s still a determination and work to be done
|Garcia / McIlroy||2 & 1||Koepka / Finau|
|Casey / Hatton||3 & 2||Johnson / Fowler|
|Molinari / Fleetwood||4 & 3||Reed / Woods|
|Poulter / Rahm||2 & 1||Thomas / Spieth|
Ryder Cup Results 2018 Saturday Foursomes
The afternoon session was drawn 2–2.
It saw Team Europe’s Molinari and Fleetwood win for the fourth time, a European record in the Ryder Cup, this time 5 & 4 over Woods and DeChambeau.
Team USA’s Spieth and Thomas defeated Poulter and McIlroy 4 & 3,
Simpson and Watson beat García and Norén 3 & 2
The fourth pairing saw Rose and Stenson narrowly beat Johnson and Koepka 2 & 1 as a result of some good putting late in the round.
|Stenson / Rose||2 & 1||Johnson / Koepka|
|Garcia / Noren||3 & 2||Watson / Simpson|
|Molinari / Fleetwood||5 & 4||Woods / DeChambeau|
|Poulter / McIlroy||4 & 3||Thomas / Spieth|
Ryder Cup Results 2018 Sunday Singles
Team USA put their best players at the top of the card on Sunday, and despite the four point deficit threatened a comeback in the singles, as they won 31⁄2 points from the first four matches.
Justin Thomas beat Rory McIlroy on the final hole as the latter’s approach found the water, and Tony Finau defeated the previously unbeaten Tommy Fleetwood 6 & 4.
However, from then on Europe dominated, winning the next six matches to lead 161⁄2–91⁄2.
Guarantees of at least a half-point each for García and Stenson (both of whom later got full points) meant that victory was already assured before the 141⁄2-point winning post was officially reached,
when Phil Mickelson, already three holes down, found the water on the 16th hole and conceded the hole and match to Molinari,
who became the first player for Europe to score what is now the maximum possible five points in a single Ryder Cup.
The remaining two matches were shared between the teams, leaving the final score 171⁄2–101⁄2 to Europe.
Sergio García’s singles win made him the all-time Ryder Cup points leader, with 251⁄2 points in nine appearances, overtaking Nick Faldo’s 25 points in 11 appearances
|Rory McIlroy||1 Up||Justin Thomas|
|Paul Casey||A/S||Brooks Koepka|
|Justin Rose||3&2||Webb Simpson|
|Jon Rahm||2&1||Tiger Woods|
|Tommy Fleetwood||6&4||Tony Finau|
|Ian Poulter||2 Up||Dustin Johnson|
|Thorbjorn Olesen||5&4||Jordan Spieth|
|Sergio Garcia||2&1||Rickie Fowler|
|Francesco Molinari||4&2||Phil Mickelson|
|Tyrrell Hatton||3&2||Patrick Reed|
|Henrik Stenson||5&4||Bubba Watson|
|Alex Noren||1 Up||Bryson DeChambeau|
Ryder Cup Results 2018 Player Records
Ryder Cup Results 2018 Team Europe
Ryder Cup Results 2018 Team USA