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Ryder Cup 2021 At Whistling Straits


USA 19 v Europe 9

Whistling Straits, Kohler, WI

The Americans were the better team from the very first shot at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin, winning four of the five sessions and tying the other.

It produced a blowout of historic proportions, as they matched the largest margin of victory since 1975 and set a new standard for Ryder Cups that included Continental Europe (since 1979).

Dustin Johnson became the first American to go 5-0-0 since Larry Nelson in 1979, while rookie Collin Morikawa (3-0-1) earned the clinching half-point in Singles play. He was one of six rookies on this U.S. Team, all of whom contributed at least a point to the American cause.

The U.S. led 11-5 heading into Sunday and won consecutive home Ryder Cups for the first time since 1979 and 1983.

On the European side, Lee Westwood became the all-time leader in Ryder Cup matches played (47) while Sergio Garcia set a new mark for overall matches won (25).

Ryder Cup Captains 2021

Steve Stricker for the United States & Padraig Harrington for Europe

Ryder Cup Vice-Captains 2021

Jim Furyk Robert Karlsson
Zach Johnson Luke Donald
Davis Love III Martin Kaymer
Phil Mickelson Graeme McDowell
Fred Couples Henrik Stenson

Ryder Cup Teams 2021

Collin Morikawa Jon Rahm
Dustin Johnson Tommy Fleetwood
Bryson DeChambeau Tyrrell Hatton
Brooks Koepka Bernd Wiesberger
Justin Thomas Rory McIlroy
Patrick Cantlay Viktor Hovland
Xander Schauffele (p) Paul Casey
Tony Finau (p) Matt Fitzpatrick
Jordan Spieth (p) Lee Westwood
Harris English (p) Shane Lowry (p)
Daniel Berger (p) Ian Poulter (p)
Scottie Scheffler (p) Sergio Garcia (p)
(p) denotes Captain’s Pick

Ryder Cup Results 2021 Friday Foursomes

The opening round of four foursomes matches started at 7:05 am local time. Pairings were announced at the Opening Ceremony on Thursday.

The first point was won by Europe, with Jon Rahm and Sergio García winning, 3 and 1, against Justin Thomas and Jordan Spieth.

The first point for the United States was won by Dustin Johnson and Collin Morikawa winning, 3 and 2, against Paul Casey and Viktor Hovland.

After winning the first five holes, the second American point was won by Patrick Cantlay and Xander Schauffele by winning 5 and 3, over Rory McIlroy and Ian Poulter.

The final point of the session, third overall for the United States to take a 3–1 lead was won by Brooks Koepka and Daniel Berger winning, 2 and 1, against Lee Westwood and Matt Fitzpatrick

USA Results Europe
Thomas / Spieth 3 & 1 Rahm / Garcia
Johnson / Morikawa 3 & 2 Casey / Hovland
Koepka / Berger 2 & 1 Westwood / Fitzpatrick
Cantlay / Schauffele 5 & 3 McIlroy / Poulter
3 Session 1
3 Overall 1

Ryder Cup Results 2021 Friday Fourball

The first result of the afternoon fourball matches came in the third match, which Tony Finau and Harris English won, 4 and 3, over Rory McIlroy and Shane Lowry, giving Team USA an overall 4–1 lead.

Team USA won the second point of the session when Dustin Johnson and Xander Schauffele won, 2 and 1, against Paul Casey and Bernd Wiesberger, giving the Americans a 5–1 lead.

The second overall match and third points of the session was tied between Bryson DeChambeau and Scottie Scheffler and Jon Rahm and Tyrrell Hatton, giving the United States a 512–112 lead.

In the final match, Justin Thomas and Patrick Cantlay tied their match with Tommy Fleetwood and Viktor Hovland giving the Americans 3 points to Europe’s 1 point for the afternoon session.

The United States ended day 1 with a 6–2 lead, the largest first-day lead for either side since the 2004 Ryder Cup

USA Results Europe
Johnson / Schauffele 2 & 1 Casey / Wiesberger
DeChambeau / Scheffler A/S Rahm / Hatton
Finau / English 4 & 3 McIlroy / Lowry
Thomas / Cantlay A/S Fleetwood / Hovland
3 Session 1
6 Overall 2

Ryder Cup Results 2021 Saturday Foursomes

Rahm and García won the opening foursomes match, 3 and 1, against Koepka and Berger, despite being three down after five holes.

Johnson and Morikawa won six of the first nine holes on their way to winning 2 and 1 over Casey and Hatton.

Spieth and Thomas won their first points of the week with a 2 up victory over Wiesberger and Hovland. Cantlay and Schauffele won their second match as partners, earning the Americans their third point of the session with a 2 and 1 victory against Westwood and Fitzpatrick.

The United States team ended the Saturday morning session with a 9–3 lead.

USA Results Europe
Koepka / Berger 3 & 1 Rahm / Garcia
Johnson / Morikawa 2 & 1 Casey / Hatton
Thomas / Spieth 2 up Hovland / Wiesberger
Schauffele / Cantlay 2 & 1 Westwood / Fitzpatrick
3 Session 1
9 Overall 3

Ryder Cup Results 2021 Saturday Fourball

In the afternoon fourball matches, Lowry and Hatton both earned their first full point of the week with a 1 up victory over Finau and English.

Rahm and García continued their dominance as a pairing, earning their third point as partners with a 2 and 1 win against Koepka and Spieth.

The third match of the day was all square through 13 holes but the American pairing of Scheffler and DeChambeau won the next four holes for a 3 and 1 victory against Fleetwood and Hovland.

The final match of the day saw Johnson and Morikawa earn their third overall point as a pairing with a 4 and 3 victory against Poulter and McIlroy.

With the session shared 2–2, the United States team maintained its six-point lead.

USA Results Europe
Finau / English 1 Up Lowry / Hatton
Koepka / Spieth 2 & 1 Rahm / Garcia
Scheffler / DeChambeau 3 & 1 Fleetwood / Hovland
Johnson / Morikawa 4 & 3 Pulter / McIlroy
2 Session 2
11 Overall 5

Ryder Cup Results 2021 Sunday Singles

USA’s 11-5 lead going into singles was its largest lead since 1975

Team Europe won the opening singles match of the day when McIlroy defeated Schauffele, 3 and 2, however the United States team went on to win six of the next eight matches to regain the Ryder Cup.

Scheffler birdied five of the first six holes and ultimately defeated the previously unbeaten Rahm, 4 and 3;

Cantlay remained unbeaten for the week with a 4 and 2 victory over Lowry; and DeChambeau, having eagled the opening hole after driving the green, never trailed in his 3 and 2 win over García to take the team to 14 points.

The cup winning 12 point came when Morikawa and Hovland tied their match, bringing the overall score to 1412–612

In the remaining matches, Koepka defeated Wiesberger, 2 and 1; Thomas won five of the first nine holes in defeating Tyrrell Hatton, 4 and 3; Johnson made 8 birdies in his 1 up victory against Casey, going a record tying 5–0–0 on the week;

Team Europe earned two full points when Poulter won, 3 and 2, against Finau and Westwood won the 18th hole for a 1 up victory over English;

Spieth and Fleetwood tied their match.

Finally, Berger secured a 1 up victory over Fitzpatrick to give the United States team a record 19 points

The United States went 7–3–2 in singles matches to defeat Europe 19–9.

This was the largest margin of victory in a Ryder Cup since the United States beat Great Britain and Ireland by 10 points in 1975 (in a format in which 32 rather than 28 match points were decided)

USA Results Europe
Xander Schauffele 3 & 2 Rory McIlroy
Patrick Cantlay 4 & 2 Shane Lowry
Scottie Scheffler 4 & 3 Jon Rahm
Bryson DeChambeau 3 & 2 Segio Garcia
Collin Morikawa A/S Viktor Hovland
Dustin Johnson 1 Up Paul Casey
Brooks Keopka 2 & 1 Bernd Wiesberger
Tony Finau 3 & 2 Ian Poulter
Justin Thomas 4 & 3 Tyrell Hatton
Harris English 1 Up Lee Westwood
Jordan Spieth A/S Tommy Fleetwood
Daniel Berger 1 Up Matt Fitzpatrick
8 Session 4
19 Overall 9

Ryder Cup Results 2021 Player Records

Dustin Johnson led the Americans with a perfect 5-0-0 record.

He was the first American to go 5-for-5 since Larry Nelson in the 1979 Ryder Cup.

Four other Team USA golfers were unbeaten.

Ryder Cup Results 2021 Team USA

Players Matches Won Loss Draw Points
Daniel Berger 3 2 1 0 2
Patrick Cantlay 4 3 0 1 3.5
Bryson DeChambeau 3 2 0 1 2.5
Harris English 3 1 2 0 1
Tony Finau 3 1 2 0 1
Dustin Johnson 5 5 0 0 5
Brooks Koepka 4 2 2 0 2
Collin Morikawa 4 3 0 1 3
Xander Schauffele 4 3 1 0 3
Scottie Scheffler 3 2 0 1 2
Jordan Spieth 4 1 2 1 1.5
Justin Thomas 4 2 1 1 2.5

The highlight for the Europeans was the pairing of Jon Rahm and Sergio Garcia who won three matches as partners.

Garcia went 3-1-0, improving his career Ryder Cup record to 25-13-7.

He surpassed Nick Faldo to become Europe’s highest points scorer

The low point for Team Europe was having five players fail to win a point

Ryder Cup Results 2021 Team Europe

Players Matches Won Loss Draw Points
Paul Casey 4 0 4 0 0
Matt Fitzpatrick 3 0 3 0 0
Tommy Fleetwood 3 0 1 2 1
Sergio Garcia 4 3 1 0 3
Tyrrell Hatton 4 1 2 1 1.5
Viktor Hovland 5 0 3 2 1
Shane Lowry 3 1 2 0 1
Rory McIlroy 4 1 3 0 1
Ian Poulter 3 1 2 0 1
Jon Rahm 5 3 1 1 3.5
Lee Westwood 3 1 2 0 1
Bernd Wiesberger 3 0 3 0 0

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