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United States wins Ryder Cup for first time since 2016 with 19-9 win over Europe

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The United States won the Ryder Cup for the first time since 2016 thanks to a dominating performance from start to finish at Whistling Straits in Haven, Wisconsin.

The 19-9 victory marked just the fourth time in the last 13 meetings that the U.S. has beaten the Europeans in this event.

Team USA needed just 3½ of 12 points to get to the 14½ points to win the Ryder Cup on Sunday, clinching the Cup with singles victories by Patrick Cantlay, Scottie Scheffler and Bryson DeChambeau. Collin Morikawa made a clutch birdie putt on 17 to earn a half point in his match that ended up a tie, allowing the Americans to clinch with seven matches to play.

The United States celebrates beating Europe for the 43rd Ryder Cup golf competition at Whistling Straits. © Michael Madrid, USA TODAY Sports The United States celebrates beating Europe for the 43rd Ryder Cup golf competition at Whistling Straits.

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Brooks Koepka, Justin Thomas, Dustin Johnson and Daniel Berger also won their singles matches, while Justin Spieth added another half-point with a tie for the final margin.

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Rory McIlroy had the first point on the board in singles for Europe, beating Xander Schauffele 3 and 2 in the opening match. 

The United States entered Sunday singles with a 11-5 lead. 

The U.S. won three of the four team sessions and tied Saturday afternoon’s Four-Ball matches. All 12 Americans had already won a match entering Sunday singles, where they held their largest lead over Europe since 1979.

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