2018 Ryder Cup Winner, Match Scores, Player Records

The 2018 Ryder Cup was the 42nd time this match play tournament between teams representing Europe and the United States was played. Following the European victory, the all-time standings were 26 wins for Team USA, 14 for Team Europe, with two draws.

Final Score: Europe 17.5, United States 10.5

Dates Played: September 28-30, 2018

Golf Course: Le Golf National (Albatros Course) in Guyancourt, Ile-de-France, France

Team Captains: Jim Furyk for the United States (Davis Love III, Steve Stricker, David Duval, Zach Johnson, Matt Kuchar vice captains), Thomas Bjorn for Europe (Robert Karlsson, Luke Donald, Padraig Harrington, Graeme McDowell, Lee Westwood vice captains)

Team Rosters:

  • USA — Brooks Koepka, Dustin Johnson, Justin Thomas, Patrick Reed, Bubba Watson, Jordan Spieth, Rickie Fowler, Webb Simpson, Bryson DeChambeau, Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods, Tony Finau
  • Europe — Francesco Molinari, Justin Rose, Tyrrell Hatton, Tommy Fleetwood, Jon Rahm, Rory McIlroy, Alex Noren, Thorbjorn Olesen, Paul Casey, Sergio Garcia, Ian Poulter, Henrik Stenson
Match Notes: Team USA won the opening fourball session, 3-1, but from that point the 2018 Ryder Cup was all Europe's. Europe had the Day 1 lead after sweeping the afternoon foursomes, 4-0.

Europe took a 10-6 lead into the final-day singles, and Team USA failed to mount any kind of charge. Team Europe padded its lead with a 7.5 to 4.5 edge in singles.

Francesco Molinari led all golfers with a 5-0-0 record, earning the maximum available points for his side. He was the first golfer in Ryder Cup history for Team Great Britain/GB&I/Europe to play the maximum five matches and win all five. (Note that Peter Alliss in the 1965 Ryder Cup and Tony Jacklin in the 1969 Ryder Cup each won five matches, but at a time when players could play up to six matches in a single Cup.)

Molinari partnered Tommy Fleetwood in four doubles matches and they won all four. They were the first European partnership ever to win four out of four matches in a single Ryder Cup, and just the second overall (after Larry Nelson/Lanny Wadkins, who went 4-for-4 in the 1979 Ryder Cup).

Sergio Garcia won his singles match over Rickie Fowler, moving his career Ryder Cup points total to this point to 25.5. That broke the previous Ryder Cup record for career points earned of 25, set by Nick Faldo.

Tiger Woods was originally selected by Team USA captain Jim Furyk as a vice captain, but later Furyk decided to make Woods a player on the team as a wildcard selection. Perhaps they should have stuck with the original plan: Woods went 0-4-0.

2018 Ryder Cup Results

Day 1

Fourballs
  • Tony Finau/Brooks Koepka, USA, def. Justin Rose/Jon Rahm, Europe, 1-up
  • Dustin Johnson/Rickie Fowler, USA, def. Rory McIlroy/Thorbjorn Olesen, Europe, 4 and 2
  • Justin Thomas/Jordan Spieth, USA, def. Paul Casey/Tyrrell Hatton, Europe, 1-up
  • Francesco Molinari/Tommy Fleetwood, Europe def. Tiger Woods/Patrick Reed, 3 and 1
Score after first session: USA 3, Europe 1

Foursomes

  • Justin Rose/Henrik Stenson, Europe, def. Dustin Johnson/Rickie Fowler, USA, 3 and 2
  • Ian Poulter/Rory McIlroy, Europe, def. Bubba Watson/Webb Simpson, USA, 4 and 2
  • Sergio Garcia/Alex Noren, Europe, def. Phil Mickelson/Bryson DeChambeau, USA, 5 and 4
  • Francesco Molinari/Tommy Fleetwood, Europe, def. Justin Thomas/Jordan Spieth, USA, 5 and 4
Score of second session: Europe 4, USA 0
Cumulative score after two sessions: Europe 5, USA 3

Day 2

Fourballs
  • Sergio Garcia/Rory McIlroy, Europe, def. Tony Finau/Brooks Koepka, USA, 2 and 1
  • Paul Casey/Tyrrell Hatton, Europe, def. Dustin Johnson/Rickie Fowler, USA, 3 and 2
  • Francesco Molinari/Tommy Fleetwood, Europe, def. Tiger Woods/Patrick Reed, USA, 4 and 3
  • Justin Thomas/Jordan Spieth, USA, def. Ian Poulter/Jon Rahm, Europe, 2 and 1
Score of third session: Europe 3, USA 1
Cumulative score after three sessions: Europe 8, USA 4

Foursomes

  • Henrik Stenson/Justin Rose, Europe, def. Dustin Johnson/Brooks Koepka, 2 and 1
  • Bubba Watson/Webb Simpson, USA, def. Sergio Garcia/Alex Noren, Europe, 3 and 2
  • Francesco Molinari/Tommy Fleetwood, Europe, def. Tiger Woods/Bryson DeChambeau, USA, 5 and 4
  • Justin Thomas/Jordan Spieth, USA, def. Ian Poulter/Rory McIlroy, Europe, 4 and 3
Score of fourth session: USA 2, Europe 2
Cumulative score after four sessions: Europe 10, USA 6

Day 3

Singles
  • Justin Thomas, USA, def. Rory McIlroy, Europe, 1-up
  • Paul Casey, Europe, halved with Brooks Koepka, USA
  • Webb Simpson, USA, def. Justin Rose, Europe, 3 and 2
  • Jon Rahm, Europe, def. Tiger Woods, USA, 2 and 1
  • Tony Finau, USA, def. Tommy Fleetwood, Europe, 6 and 4
  • Ian Poulter, Europe, def. Dustin Johnson, USA, 2-up
  • Thorbjorn Olesen, Europe, def. Jordan Spieth, USA, 5 and 4
  • Sergio Garcia, Europe, def. Rickie Fowler, USA, 2 and 1
  • Francesco Molinari, Europe, def. Phil Mickelson, USA, 4 and 2
  • Patrick Reed, USA, def. Tyrrell Hatton, Europe, 3 and 2
  • Henrik Stenson, Europe, def. Bubba Watson, USA, 5 and 4
  • Alex Noren, Europe, def. Bryson DeChambeau, USA, 1-up
Score of fifth session: Europe 7.5, USA 4.5
Overall and final score: Europe 17.5, USA 10.5

2018 Ryder Cup Player Records

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

United States
Bryson DeChambeau, 0-3-0
Tony Finau, 2-1-0
Rickie Fowler, 1-3-0
Dustin Johnson, 1-4-0
Brooks Koepka, 1-2-1
Phil Mickelson, 0-2-0
Patrick Reed, 1-2-0
Webb Simpson, 2-1-0
Jordan Spieth, 3-2-0
Justin Thomas, 4-1-0
Bubba Watson, 1-2-0
Tiger Woods, 0-4-0

Europe
Paul Casey, 1-1-1
Tommy Fleetwood, 4-1-0
Sergio Garcia, 3-1-0
Tyrrell Hatton, 1-2-0
Rory McIlroy, 2-3-0
Francesco Molinari, 5-0-0
Alex Noren, 2-1-0
Thorbjorn Olesen, 1-1-0
Ian Poulter, 2-2-0
Jon Rahm, 1-2-0
Justin Rose, 2-2-0
Henrik Stenson, 3-0-0

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