2018 Ryder Cup: Easy Win for Europe

Paul Casey, Ian Poulter, Tommy Fleetwood and Justin Rose of Europe celebrate winning the 2018 Ryder Cup
Celebrating Team Europe's 2018 Ryder Cup victory, from left, are Paul Casey, Ian Poulter, Tommy Fleetwood and Justin Rose.

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The 2018 Ryder Cup was the 42nd playing of the tournament. The Ryder Cup is played every two years by teams of male professional golfers representing Europe and the United States.

  • Final Score: Europe 17.5, USA 10.5
  • Dates: Sept. 28-30, 2018
  • Location: Le Golf National (Albatros Course) in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, France
  • Captains: Europe—Thomas Bjorn; USA—Jim Furyk

Team Members

  • Team USA: Qualifiers—Brooks Koepka, Dustin Johnson, Justin Thomas, Patrick Reed, Bubba Watson, Jordan Spieth, Rickie Fowler, Webb Simpson. Captain's picks—Bryson DeChambeau, Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods, Tony Finau.
  • Team Europe: Qualifiers—Francesco Molinari, Justin Rose, Tyrrell Hatton, Tommy Fleetwood, Jon Rahm, Rory McIlroy, Alex Noren, Thorbjorn Olesen. Captain's picks—Paul Casey, Sergio Garcia, Ian Poulter, Henrik Stenson.

The 2018 Ryder Cup Golf Course

Le Golf National is located in the Paris suburbs and opened in 1990. It is the usual home venue of the European Tour's French Open tournament. This was just the second time a Ryder Cup was played in Continental Europe (the first was at Valderrama in Spain in 1997).

Day 1 Results

Morning 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

Afternoon 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

Day 2 Results

Morning 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

Afternoon 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

Day 3 Results

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

Player Win-Loss Records

Records for the golfers in the 2018 Ryder Cup, listed as win-loss-halve:

USA
Brooks Koepka, 1-2-1
Dustin Johnson, 1-4-0
Justin Thomas, 4-1-0
Patrick Reed, 1-2-0
Bubba Watson, 1-2-0
Jordan Spieth, 3-2-0
Rickie Fowler, 1-3-0
Webb Simpson, 2-1-0
Bryson DeChambeau, 0-3-0
Phil Mickelson, 0-2-0
Tiger Woods, 0-4-0
Tony Finau, 2-1-0
Europe
Francesco Molinari, 5-0-0
Justin Rose, 2-2-0
Tyrrell Hatton, 1-2-0
Tommy Fleetwood, 4-1-0
Jon Rahm, 1-2-0
Rory McIlroy, 2-3-0
Alex Noren, 2-1-0
Thorbjorn Olesen, 1-1-0
Paul Casey, 1-1-1
Sergio Garcia, 3-1-0
Ian Poulter, 2-2-0
Henrik Stenson, 3-0-0