2016 Ryder Cup Winner, Match Scores, Player Records

The 2016 Ryder Cup was the 41st time this match play tournament between teams representing Europe and the United States was played. Following the American victory, the all-time standings were 26 wins for Team USA, 13 for Team Europe, with two draws.

Final Score: United States 17, Europe 11

Dates Played: September 30-October 2, 2016

Golf Course: Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minnesota

Team Captains: Darren Clarke for Europe (Thomas Bjorn, Padraig Harrington, Paul Lawrie, Ian Poulter, Sam Torrance vice captains); Davis Love III for the United States (Jim Furyk, Tom Lehman, Steve Stricker, Bubba Watson, Tiger Woods vice captains)

Team Rosters:

  • Europe — Rory McIlroy, Danny Willett, Henrik Stenson, Chris Wood, Sergio Garcia, Rafael Cabrera-Bello, Justin Rose, Andy Sullivan, Matthew Fitzpatrick, Lee Westwood, Martin Kaymer, Thomas Pieters
  • USA — Dustin Johnson, Jordan Spieth, Phil Mickelson, Patrick Reed, Jimmy Walker, Brooks Koepka, Brandt Snedeker, Zach Johnson, J.B. Holmes, Rickie Fowler, Matt Kuchar, Ryan Moore
Match Notes: Team USA won the opening foursomes session 4-0 en route to the final 6-point margin of victory. Europe closed the gap to within a point following the morning session on Day 2, but Team USA held a 3-point lead going into singles, and then won the singles session for good measure.

Team USA's sweep of the Day 1 foursomes was the fourth time in Ryder Cup history the Americans had swept a foursomes session. But it was the first time since the 1975 Ryder Cup, played at Laurel Valley Golf Club with the U.S. team captained by Arnold Palmer. Palmer died less than week before the 2016 Ryder Cup began. To honor him, Palmer's 1975 captain's bag sat on the first tee throughout the matches.

Despite his side's loss, Ryder Cup rookie Thomas Pieters compiled the best record of the match at 4-1-0.

2016 Ryder Cup Results

Day 1

  • Jordan Spieth/Patrick Reed, USA, def. Henrik Stenson/Justin Rose, Europe, 3 and 2
  • Phil Mickelson/Rickie Fowler, USA, def. Rory McIlroy/Andy Sullivan, Europe, 1-up
  • Jimmy Walker/Zach Johnson, USA, def. Sergio Garcia/Martin Kaymer, Europe, 4 and 2
  • Dustin Johnson/Matt Kuchar, USA, def. Lee Westwood/Thomas Pieters, Europe, 5 and 4
Score after first session: USA 4, Europe 0


  • Justin Rose/Henrik Stenson, Europe, def. Jordan Spieth/Patrick Reed, USA, 5 and 4
  • Sergio Garcia/Rafa Cabrera Bello, Europe, def. J.B. Holmes/Ryan Moore, USA, 3 and 2
  • Brandt Snedeker/Brooks Koepka, USA, def. Martin Kaymer/Danny Willett, Europe, 5 and 4
  • Rory McIlroy/Thomas Pieters, Europe, def. Dustin Johnson/Matt Kuchar, USA, 3 and 2
Score of second session: Europe 3, USA 1
Cumulative score after two sessions: USA 5, Europe 3

Day 2

  • Rory McIlroy/Thomas Pieters, Europe, def. Rickie Fowler/Phil Mickelson, USA, 4 and 2
  • Brandt Snedeker/Brooks Koepka, USA, def. Henrik Stenson/Matt Fitzpatrick, Europe, 3 and 2
  • Justin Rose/Chris Wood, Europe, def. Jimmy Walker/Zach Johnson, USA, 1-up
  • Patrick Reed/Jordan Spieth, USA, halved with Sergio Garcia/Rafa Cabrera Bello, Europe
Score of third session: Europe 2.5, USA 1.5
Cumulative score after three sessions: USA 6.5, Europe 5.5


  • Rory McIlroy/Thomas Pieters, Europe, def. Brooks Koepka/Dustin Johnson, USA, 3 and 1
  • J.B. Holmes/Ryan Moore, USA, def. Danny Willett/Lee Westwood, Europe, 1-up
  • Phil Mickelson/Matt Kuchar, USA, def. Martin Kaymer/Sergio Garcia, Europe, 2 and 1
  • Patrick Reed/Jordan Spieth, USA, def. Justin Rose/Henrik Stenson, Europe, 2 and 1
Score of fourth session: USA 3, Europe 1
Cumulative score after four sessions: USA 9.5, Europe 6.5

Day 3

  • Patrick Reed, USA, def. Rory McIlroy, Europe, 1-up
  • Henrik Stenson, Europe, def. Jordan Spieth, USA, 3 and 2
  • Thomas Pieters, Europe, def. J.B. Holmes, USA, 3 and 2
  • Rickie Fowler, USA, def. Justin Rose, Europe, 1-up
  • Rafa Cabrera Bello, Europe, def. Jimmy Walker, USA, 3 and 2
  • Phil Mickelson, USA, vs. Sergio Garcia, Europe, halved
  • Ryan Moore, USA, def. Lee Westwood, Europe, 1-up
  • Brandt Snedeker, USA, def. Andy Sullivan, Europe, 3 and 1
  • Dustin Johnson, USA, def. Chris Wood, Europe, 1-up
  • Brooks Koepka, USA, def. Danny Willett, Europe, 5 and 4
  • Martin Kaymer, Europe, def. Matt Kuchar, USA, 1-up
  • Zach Johnson, USA, def. Matt Fitzpatrick, Europe, 4 and 3
Score of fifth session: USA 7.5, Europe 4.5
Overall and final score: USA 17, Europe 11

2016 Ryder Cup Player Records

(Records are listed as wins-losses-halves.)

Rafa Cabrera Bello, 2-0-1
Matt Fitzpatrick, 0-2-0
Sergio Garcia, 1-2-2
Martin Kaymer, 1-3-0
Rory McIlroy, 3-2-0
Thomas Pieters, 4-1-0
Justin Rose, 2-3-0
Henrik Stenson, 2-3-0
Andy Sullivan, 0-2-0
Lee Westwood, 0-3-0
Danny Willett, 0-3-0
Chris Wood, 1-1-0

United States
Rickie Fowler, 2-1-0
J.B. Holmes, 1-2-0
Dustin Johnson, 2-2-0
Zach Johnson, 2-1-0
Brooks Koepka, 3-1-0
Matt Kuchar, 2-2-0
Phil Mickelson, 2-1-1
Ryan Moore, 2-1-0
Patrick Reed, 3-1-1
Brandt Snedeker, 3-0-0
Jordan Spieth, 2-2-1
Jimmy Walker, 1-2-0

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