The Americans won backmost the Ryder Cup and possibly a full batch much Sunday, sending a beardown connection with their youngest squad by giving Europe its worst nonaccomplishment ever.
They ne'er mislaid a session. They rode the acquisition of Dustin Johnson, who won each 5 of his matches and leaned connected six Ryder Cup newcomers who combined for a 14-4-3 record.
Daniel Berger won the last spread successful the last lucifer for the last constituent and a 19-9 victory, breaking by a half-point the grounds borderline since Europe became portion of the Ryder Cup successful 1979.
"This is simply a caller era," U.S. skipper Steve Stricker said. "These guys are young. They privation it. They're motivated. They came present determined to win. I could spot it successful their eyes."
And helium could spot it connected the scoreboards crossed Whistling Straits, filled with American reddish each day successful a show that was ascendant from the opening league Friday morning.
Scottie Scheffler, 1 of six Ryder Cup rookies for the U.S., took down the No. 1 subordinate successful the satellite with a 4-and-3 triumph implicit Jon Rahm. Scheffler won the opening 4 holes and birdied 5 of the archetypal six. He was among 3 rookies who were unbeaten this week.
The clinching stroke came from Collin Morikawa, astatine 24 the youngest subordinate connected the squad and already a two-time large champion. He made a 3-foot birdie putt connected the 17th spread that assured the Americans astatine slightest the 14 1/2 points they needed.
They wanted more.
"I woke up this greeting and I was trying to archer the guys, 'Let's get to 20 points,' due to the fact that this is going to beryllium the adjacent epoch of Ryder Cup squad for the U.S. side," Patrick Cantlay said aft helium completed an unbeaten week with a triumph implicit Shane Lowry.
"We've got a batch of young guys. I deliberation they're going to beryllium connected teams for a agelong time, and I wanted to nonstop a message."
Tony Finau had said connected the eve of these matches that this was "the large one" due to the fact that Europe had won 9 of the past 12, and the Americans had truthful galore caller faces without immoderate lasting scars from watching Europe observe truthful overmuch implicit the years. It was a accidental to alteration the culture, and this was a monolithic step.
The assemblage saved 1 of its loudest cheers for Stricker, the Wisconsin autochthonal who has been astatine the helm of 2 blowouts. He guided the U.S. squad to a 19-11 triumph successful the Presidents Cup successful 2017, and added his signature portion astatine Whistling Straits.
Johnson became the archetypal American since Larry Nelson successful 1979 to spell 5-0, completing his cleanable week by beating Paul Casey successful a lucifer helium ne'er trailed.
Casey, Matt Fitzpatrick and Bernd Wiesberger each failed to triumph a point. Rory McIlroy and Ian Poulter, portion of the backbone of European experience, didn't triumph a lucifer until singles, and by past it was excessively late.
The Americans were young, yes, and precise good, with 4 of the apical 5 successful the satellite ranking. And they yet played similar it. Those 4 players — Johnson, Morikawa, Cantlay and Xander Schauffele — combined for a 14-1-2 record.
"It's not conscionable the strongest U.S. squad I've seen, but they each played good this week," Lee Westwood said. "Everybody performed and turned up this week. Looks similar they are a team."
Stricker wasn't the lone 1 successful tears.
McIlroy led Europe disconnected again and gave Schauffele his archetypal nonaccomplishment of the week. It wasn't astir enough. All time on the shores of Lake Michigan, the result was inevitable.
McIlroy teared up successful his interrogation erstwhile talking astir however overmuch the Ryder Cup means to him.
"I've ne'er truly cried oregon got affectional implicit what I've done arsenic an individual. I couldn't springiness a s--t," helium said connected NBC.
"But this squad ... to spot Sergio (Garcia) interruption records, to spot Jon Rahm travel into his ain this week, to spot 1 of my champion friends, Shane Lowry, marque his Ryder Cup debut, each that. It's phenomenal.
"I'm disappointed that I didn't lend much this week," helium said. "But successful 2 years' time, we'll spell again and springiness it different so. Sorry for swearing, arsenic well.
"It was a pugnacious week," McIlroy said. "But the much and much I play successful this event, the much I realise it's the champion lawsuit successful golf. I emotion being a portion of it. I can't hold to beryllium a portion of many, galore more."
As overmuch arsenic this was astir a caller procreation of Americans, this looked to beryllium an aging squad of Europeans. They brought winning experience, but not astir capable form.
Garcia acceptable the Ryder Cup grounds with 25 matches won successful his career. Rahm was the prima for Europe, surviving up to his billing arsenic the No. 1 subordinate by making truthful galore large putts.
Both mislaid successful singles — Garcia to Bryson DeChambeau, portion Rahm ran into Scheffler, who delivered large moments of his ain this week.
There was small Europe could person done. This U.S. squad was loaded and played similar it.
"They had a ngo this week," Stricker said. "You could tell."
The adjacent measurement is winning connected the road, which the Americans haven't done since 1993. Europe inactive has an 11-9-1 vantage since the Ryder Cup was expanded successful 1979 to see the continent.
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