2021 Ryder Cup Winner, Match Scores, Player Records

The 2021 Ryder Cup was the 43rd time the tournament was played, with teams of professional male golfers from Europe and the United States facing off. Following the American victory, the all-time standings were 27 wins for Team USA, 14 for Team Europe, with two draws.

Final Score: United States 19, Europe 9

Dates Played: September 24-26, 2021 (originally scheduled for 2020, but pushed back one year due to the COVID-19 pandemic)

Golf Course: Whistling Straits in Haven, Wisconsin

Team Captains: Padraig Harrington for Europe (Robert Karlsson, Luke Donald, Martin Kaymer, Graeme McDowell, Henrik Stenson vice captains); Steve Stricker for the United States (Jim Furyk, Zach Johnson, Davis Love III, Phil Mickelson, Fred Couples assistant captains)

Team Rosters:

  • Europe — Automatic qualifiers: Jon Rahm, Tommy Fleetwood, Tyrrell Hatton, Bernd Wiesberger, Rory McIlroy, Viktor Hovland, Paul Casey, Matt Fitzpatrick, Lee Westwood. Captain's picks: Shane Lowry, Ian Poulter, Sergio Garcia
  • United States — Automatic qualifiers: Collin Morikawa, Dustin Johnson, Bryson DeChambeau, Brooks Koepka, Justin Thomas, Patrick Cantlay. Captain's picks: Xander Schauffele, Tony Finau, Jordan Spieth, Harris English, Daniel Berger, Scottie Scheffler

Match Notes: Team USA dominated the 2021 Ryder Cup throughout, and in the end the Americans had the biggest win — and Europe suffered the biggest loss — since the Great Britain & Ireland side was expanded to Team Europe beginning in 1979. The final score, 19-9, was a 10-point margin of victory. The previous biggest Ryder Cup blowouts of the Team Europe era were three 9-point wins (one for the United States, two for Europe).

The Americans won the first three sessions by 3-1 scores each. Their 6-2 lead after the first day was the USA's largest after Day 1 since 1975. After the third session, Europe had recorded only three points and just two match victories.

Team USA's 11-5 lead going into singles was also its largest since 1975, and then the Americans dominated the final singles session, too.

Dustin Johnson led the Americans with a perfect 5-0-0 record. He was the first American to go 5-for-5 since Larry Nelson in the 1979 Ryder Cup. Four other Team USA golfers were unbeaten. For Team Europe, meanwhile, five of their 12 golfers were winless.

The lone bright spot for Team Europe: Jon Rahm and Sergio Garcia won three matches as partners. Garcia went 3-1-0, improving his career Ryder Cup record to 25-13-7. He surpassed Nick Faldo to set a new record for most career Ryder Cup matches won.

2021 Ryder Cup Results

Day 1

Foursomes
  • Sergio Garcia/Jon Rahm, Europe, def. Jordan Spieth/Justin Thomas, USA, 3 and 1
  • Dustin Johnson/Collin Morikawa, USA, def. Paul Casey/Viktor Hovland, Europe, 3 and 2
  • Daniel Berger/Brooks Koepka, USA, def. Lee Westwood/Matt Fitzpatrick, Europe, 2 and 1
  • Patrick Cantlay/Xander Schauffele, USA, def. Rory McIlroy/Ian Poulter, Europe, 5 and 3
Score after first session: USA 3, Europe 1

Fourballs

  • Dustin Johnson/Xander Schauffele, USA, def. Paul Casey/Bernd Wiesberger, Europe, 2 and 1
  • Jon Rahm/Tyrrell Hatton, Europe, tied Bryson DeChambeau/Scottie Scheffler, USA
  • Tony Finau/Harris English, USA, def. Rory McIlroy/Shane Lowry, Europe, 4 and 3
  • Tommy Fleetwood/Viktor Hovland, Europe, tied Justin Thomas/Patrick Cantlay, USA
Score of second session: USA 3, Europe 1
Cumulative score after two sessions: USA 6, Europe 2

Day 2

Foursomes
  • Jon Rahm/Sergio Garcia, Europe, def. Brooks Koepka/Daniel Berger, USA, 3 and 1
  • Dustin Johnson/Collin Morikawa, USA def. Paul Casey/Tyrrell Hatton, Europe, 2 and 1
  • Justin Thomas/Jordan Spieth, USA, def. Viktor Hovland/Bernd Wiesberger, Europe, 2-up
  • Xander Schauffele/Patrick Cantlay, USA, def. Lee Westwood/Matt Fitzpatrick, Europe, 2 and 1
Score of third session: USA 3, Europe 1
Cumulative score after three sessions: USA 9, Europe 3

Fourballs

  • Jon Rahm/Sergio Garcia, Europe, def. Brooks Koepka/Jordan Spieth, USA, 2 and 1
  • Shane Lowry/Tyrrell Hatton, Europe, def. Tony Finau/Harris English, USA, 1-up
  • Scottie Scheffler/Bryson DeChambeau, USA, def. Tommy Fleetwood/Viktor Hovland, Europe, 3 and 1
  • Dustin Johnson/Collin Morikawa, USA, def. Ian Poulter/Rory McIlroy, Europe, 4 and 3
Score of fourth session: Europe 2, USA 2
Cumulative score after four sessions: USA 11, Europe 5

Day 3

Singles
  • Rory McIlroy, Europe, def. Xander Schauffele, USA, 3 and 2
  • Patrick Cantlay, USA, def. Shane Lowry, Europe, 4 and 2
  • Scottie Scheffler, USA, def. Jon Rahm, Europe, 4 and 3
  • Bryson DeChambeau, USA, def. Sergio Garcia, Europe, 3 and 3
  • Viktor Hovland, Europe, tied Collin Morikawa, USA
  • Dustin Johnson, USA, def. Paul Casey, Europe, 1-up
  • Brooks Koepka, USA, def. Bernd Wiesberger, Europe, 2 and 1
  • Ian Poulter, Europe, def. Tony Finau, USA, 3 and 2
  • Justin Thomas, USA, def. Tyrrell Hatton, Europe, 4 and 3
  • Lee Westwood, Europe, def. Harris English, USA, 1-up
  • Tommy Fleetwood, Europe, tied Jordan Spieth, USA
  • Daniel Berger, USA, def. Matt Fitzpatrick, Europe, 1-up
Score of fifth session: USA 8, Europe 4
Overall and final score: USA 19, Europe 9

2021 Ryder Cup Player Records

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

Team Europe
Paul Casey, 0-4-0
Matt Fitzpatrick, 0-3-0
Tommy Fleetwood, 0-1-2
Sergio Garcia, 3-1-0
Tyrrell Hatton, 1-2-1
Viktor Hovland, 0-3-2
Shane Lowry, 1-2-0
Rory McIlroy, 1-3-0
Ian Poulter, 1-2-0
Jon Rahm, 3-1-1
Lee Westwood, 1-2-0
Bernd Wiesberger, 0-3-0

Team USA
Daniel Berger, 2-1-0
Patrick Cantlay, 3-0-1
Bryson DeChambeau, 2-0-1
Harris English, 1-2-0
Tony Finau, 1-2-0
Dustin Johnson, 5-0-0
Brooks Koepka, 2-2-0
Collin Morikawa, 3-0-1
Xander Schauffele, 3-1-0
Scottie Scheffler, 2-0-1
Jordan Spieth, 1-2-1
Justin Thomas, 2-1-1

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