Europe reasserted its dominance in golf’s Ryder Cup by officially reclaiming the trophy from the United States. The European team displayed stellar performances throughout the first two days of the competition, securing 16.5 points to the United States’ 11.5.
One of the key moments came from Tommy Fleetwood, who won a crucial half point in the 11th match against Rickie Fowler. Fleetwood, with a one-hole lead heading into the par-4 16th, hit a phenomenal tee shot to 23 feet after Fowler found the water. Although Fleetwood missed an eagle putt, Fowler conceded a birdie putt, securing victory for Europe.
“I’m relieved to be honest,” said Fleetwood. “I didn’t think it would come down to the backend. Just to be able to play a part in this week, particularly today, I wasn’t planning on it coming down to us, but I always had it in my mind, ‘Just get your point and whatever happens, happens.’ It was pretty nervy coming down the last few.”
The Europeans had a strong start on Sunday singles, with Jon Rahm, Viktor Hovland, and Rory McIlroy securing 2.5 points for their team. With a lead of 10.5 to 5.5 heading into Sunday