Ryder Cup Results 2018

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The 42nd Ryder Cup

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Europe 1712 v USA 1012

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 KarlssonDavis Love III
Luke DonaldSteve Stricker
Padraig HarringtonTiger Woods
Graeme McDowellDavid Duval
Lee WestwoodZach Johnson
Raphaël Jacquelin (Assistant)Matt Kuchar

Ryder Cup Teams 2018

Francesco MolinariBrooks Koepka
Justin RoseDustin Johnson
Tyrrell HattonJustin Thomas
Tommy FleetwoodPatrick Reed
Jon RahmBubba Watson
Rory McIlroyJordan Spieth
Alex NorenRickie Fowler
Thorbjørn OlesenWebb 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)
(p) denotes Captain’s Pick

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 / Rahm1 UpKoepka / Finau
McIlroy / Olesen4 & 2Johnson / Fowler
Casey / Hatton1 UpThomas / Spieth
Molinari / Fleetwood3 & 1Reed / 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 / Rose3 & 2Johnson / Fowler
Poulter / McIlroy4 & 2Watson / Simpson
Garcia / Noren5 & 4Mickelson / DeChambeau
Molinari / Fleetwood5 & 4Thomas / 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 / McIlroy2 & 1Koepka / Finau
Casey / Hatton3 & 2Johnson / Fowler
Molinari / Fleetwood4 & 3Reed / Woods
Poulter / Rahm2 & 1Thomas / 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 / Rose2 & 1Johnson / Koepka
Garcia / Noren3 & 2Watson / Simpson
Molinari / Fleetwood5 & 4Woods / DeChambeau
Poulter / McIlroy4 & 3Thomas / 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 312 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 1612–912.

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 1412-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 1712–1012 to Europe.

Sergio García’s singles win made him the all-time Ryder Cup points leader, with 2512 points in nine appearances, overtaking Nick Faldo’s 25 points in 11 appearances

Rory McIlroy1 UpJustin Thomas
Paul CaseyA/SBrooks Koepka
Justin Rose3&2Webb Simpson
Jon Rahm2&1Tiger Woods
Tommy Fleetwood6&4Tony Finau
Ian Poulter2 UpDustin Johnson
Thorbjorn Olesen5&4Jordan Spieth
Sergio Garcia2&1Rickie Fowler
Francesco Molinari4&2Phil Mickelson
Tyrrell Hatton3&2Patrick Reed
Henrik Stenson5&4Bubba Watson
Alex Noren1 UpBryson DeChambeau

Ryder Cup Results 2018 Player Records

Ryder Cup Results 2018 Team Europe

Francesco Molinari55005
Tommy Fleetwood54104
Henrik Stenson33003
Sergio Garcia43103
Ian Poulter22002
Justin Rose22002
Alex Noren32102
Rory McIlroy52302
Paul Casey3111112
Thorbjorn Olesen21101
Jon Rahm31201
Tyrrell Hatton 31201

Ryder Cup Results 2018 Team USA

Justin Thomas54104
Jordan Spieth53203
Webb Simpson32102
Tony Finau32102
Brooks Koepka4121112
Rickie Fowler41301
Dustin Johnson41301
Patrick Reed31201
Bubba Watson31201
Phil Mickelson20200
Bryson DeChambeau30300
Tiger Woods40400

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