USA dominates Europe to claim title at 43rd Ryder Cup

With its youngest team in history, USA clinched the 43rd Ryder Cup on Sunday at Whistling Straits Golf Course in Sheboygan, Wis. World No. 3, 24-year-old Collin Morikawa from the US, holed a 3-foot birdie putt on the 17th hole that assured the Americans at least 14 1/2 points. The Americans won 19-9, posting the most points at the tournament since 1979.

The Ryder Cup victory is just the third in two decades for the Americans at the biennial tournament, which consists of a dozen players from Europe against a dozen from the United States. No. 2 Dustin Johnson led the Americans in wins. He became just the fifth player in history to post a 5-0 record at the Ryder Cup.

U.S. captain Steve Stricker said: “They had a mission this week. They played great, came together. This is a new era for USA golf. They are young, come with a lot of passion, a lot of energy and a lot of game. They are so good.”

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