Europe win 2018 Ryder Cup at Le Golf National

Francesco Molinari goes 5-0 at Le Golf National to secure winning point for Europe at Ryder Cup. 

Andy Roberts's picture
Sun, 30 Sep 2018

Europe win 2018 Ryder Cup at Le Golf National

 

Thomas Bjorn's European side have won the 2018 Ryder Cup with a commanding 17.5-10.5 victory at Le Golf National, Paris. 

 

The last time Europe won by more than seven points was in 2006 at K Club (18.5-9.5).

The result also continues United States' horror record on European soil with their last victory away from home coming in 1993. 

Despite a mini fightback from United States in the opening singles matches, Europe rallied strongly in the middle section and it was fitting that Francesco Molinari, who went 5-0 this week, should clinch the victorious point with victory over Phil Mickelson.

Molinari becomes the only player in one season to win a major and take all five points from a Ryder Cup. 

"This means more to me than even the major," said Molinari. 

"It's been an incredible week. Obviously they had their strongest team ever and we all played so good."

Sergio Garcia may have taken a bit of stick for receiving a wildcard, but he repaid the faith Bjorn showed him by taking care of Rickie Fowler 2&1 - a point that sees him overtake Sir Nick Faldo as Europe's all-time points scorer with 25.5 points.

SUNDAY SINGLES RESULTS

Rory McIlroy lost to Justin Thomas 1 up

Paul Casey halved with Brooks Koepka A/S

Justin Rose lost to Webb Simpson 3&2

Jon Rahm defeated Tiger Woods 2&1

Tommy Fleetwood lost to Tony Finau 6&4

Thorbjorn Olesen defeated Jordan Spieth 5&4

Ian Poulter defeated Dustin Johnson 2 up

Sergio Garcia defeated Rickie Fowler 2&1

Francesco Molinari defeated Phil Mickelson 4&2

Tyrrell Hatton lost to Patrick Reed 3&2

Henrik Stenson defeated Bubba Watson 5&4

Alex Noren defeated Bryson DeChambeau 2 up

FINAL SCORE: EUROPE 17.5 - 10.5 USA