Ryder Cup at a glance
Capsules of the 12 singles matches in the Ryder Cup on Sunday at Marco Simone
The United States never recovered from an opening-session sweep by Europe and were beaten 16 ½ to 11 ½ by a European team that got in front early at every opportunity and produced an array of shot-making that reverberated around the designed amphitheaters that so many holes resembled.
Rory McIlroy was still running hot after his parking-lot outburst at the Ryder Cup on Saturday night as he made his way to Marco Simone the following morning to help Europe regain the trophy.
The Ryder Cup is staying in Europe, just like always. Team Europe had a big lead at Marco Simone outside of Rome and made sure it capped off a dominant week.
The final score is in: Europe beat the United States 16½-11½. Robert MacIntyre defeated Wyndham Clark 2 and 1 in the bottom singles match before Shane Lowry and Jordan Spieth tied the last match out on the course.
LPGA Tour rookie Hae Ran Ryu shot another bogey-free 7-under 64 to push her lead to two strokes Saturday in the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship, leaving Lexi Thompson six strokes back.
Ryder Cup matches at a glance from Saturday’s action at Marco Simone.
A capsule look at the morning foursomes and afternoon fourballs matches Saturday in the Ryder Cup, which ended with a split. Europe still leads by five points.
Rory McIlroy lost his match at the Ryder Cup then he lost his cool. McIlroy accused Patrick Cantlay’s caddie, Joe LaCava, of waving his hat in his line of vision ahead of the European star’s crucial putt on the 18th green in the final fourballs match.
Hatless Patrick Cantlay got the last laugh after a day of ribbing from Europe’s fans at the Ryder Cup.
Brooks Koepka added some sauce to the Ryder Cup when he accused Jon Rahm of being childish and pounding a board. No one was sure what he was talking about.
The entire year seems to be all about money in golf. The Ryder Cup isn’t immune. The PGA of America’s chief executive believes everyone is sick of talking about money.
Max Homa already had his hat off and was walking toward playing partner Brian Harman for a celebratory hug before his chip for eagle rolled in on the reachable par-4 16th.
Europe has control of the Ryder Cup by building a five-point lead after another big day at Marco Simone. Patrick Cantlay at least gave the Americans hope.
Viktor Hovland and Ludvig Åberg is likely to be a Ryder Cup partnership for Europe for the next decade or more.
Hats off to Patrick Cantlay. After his late burst of birdies won the Americans the final fourballs match on Day 2, Cantlay’s teammates responded by removing their caps and waving them in the air beside the 18th green.
Weekend Time Schedule
There’s nothing like the opening tee shot at the Ryder Cup, and Marco Simone was no exception. Thousands of golf fans were herded in darkness just after 6 a.m. and they made a made rush to the grandstands that hold about 5,000 people.
The Ryder Cup has its first spat at Marco Simone, even though the context is missing. Jon Rahm made eagle on two of his last three holes as he and Nicolai Hojgaard earned an unlikely half-point against Brooks Koepka and Scottie Scheffler.
A brief look at the opening day of the Ryder Cup
Viktor Hovland got the party started by chipping in on the opening hole in the morning and then sunk a decisive putt on 18 in the afternoon.
Capsules of the eight Ryder Cup matches from Friday at Marco Simone.
Matt Fitzpatrick produced quite the performance to end his losing streak at Ryder Cups. He delivered one of the great Ryder Cup scoring stretches in the afternoon fourballs starting at No. 1.
Shane Lowry was punching the air in celebration before he’d even taken his first shot at the Ryder Cup.
Scottie Scheffler and Sam Burns are best friends away from the golf course but it’s been a struggle when they play the sport together.
Europe has taken a big step toward a small measure of revenge in the Ryder Cup. They matched the largest lead after the opening day with a five-point lead after just eight matches at Marco Simone.
Tyrrell Hatton and Jon Rahm will play together for the European team in the first match of the morning foursomes at the Ryder Cup on Friday.
The Ryder Cup is finally here and U.S. captain Zach Johnson says it’s time to let the thoroughbreds run. The final act before the first session was the opening ceremony.
There was no mention of the conflict in Ukraine during the elaborate opening ceremony of the Ryder Cup even though Team Europe represents the war-torn country.