HAVEN, Wis. — Collin Morikawa tied his match against Viktor Hovland on Sunday to secure the half-point that clinched a Ryder Cup victory for the Americans in their biennial men’s golf competition against a team from Europe.
Since the mid-1990s, the Europeans had won four of the past five tournaments and nine of the past 12. After Morikawa’s match concluded, his teammates earned an additional four and a half points in other matches, which ultimately turned the American victory into a 19-9 rout. The 19 points are a record in a modern format for the event established in 1979. The previous record was 18½ points, which was accomplished by the United States in 1981 and the Europeans in 2004 and 2006.
Earlier, Patrick Cantlay defeated Shane Lowry, 4 and 2; Scottie Scheffler beat Jon Rahm, 4 and 3; and Bryson DeChambeau defeated Sergio Garcia, 3 and 2. That set the stage for Morikawa’s putt to clinch it. Afterward, Brooks Koepka defeated Bernd Wiesberger, 2 and 1; Justin Thomas beat Tyrrell Hatton, 4 and 3; Daniel Berger rallied to overcome Matthew Fitzpatrick, 1 up; and Jordan Spieth and Tommy Fleetwood tied.
This is a developing story.