VICTORY was emphatic – 17 points to Europe’s 11 saw the Americans win their first Ryder Cup since 2008 and by their largest margin since 1981 and they will be confident travelling to Paris in 2018.
Europe were denied their fourth consecutive success and dominated for four sessions out of five. If it wasn’t for Rory McIlroy’s attention-snatching performances, it would have been a complete disaster for captain Darren Clarke and his men.
World No3 McIlroy wasn’t too troubled by the defeat: “It is disappointing obviously,” he told press “But I think it’s good for golf. It keeps the Ryder Cup interesting going into France in a couple of years’ time. It just gives us that little, not that we need any more incentive, but we’re going to want to get it back on our home turf next time.”