SHEBOYGAN, Wis. — The Individuals received again the Ryder Cup and maybe a complete lot extra Sunday, sending a powerful message to Europe with a robust efficiency from their youngest group in historical past.
Scottie Scheffler, one in all six Ryder Cup newcomers for the Individuals, took down the No. 1 participant on the planet with a 4-and-3 victory over Jon Rahm because the scoreboards round Whistling Straits shortly full of American crimson.
The ultimate blow got here from Collin Morikawa, at 24 the youngest participant on the group and already a two-time main champion. He holed a 3-foot birdie putt on the seventeenth gap that assured the Individuals a minimum of the 14½ factors they wanted.
Then it was a matter of the ultimate margin.
“I awakened this morning and I used to be attempting to inform the fellows, ‘Let’s get to twenty factors,’ as a result of that is going to be the following period of Ryder Cup group for the U.S. facet,” stated Patrick Cantlay, ending an unbeaten week with a win over Shane Lowry.
“We have got plenty of younger guys. I believe they’ll be on groups for a very long time, and I needed to ship a message.”
Tony Finau had stated on the eve of those matches that this was “the large one” as a result of Europe had received 9 of the previous 12, and the Individuals had so many contemporary faces with none lasting scars from watching Europe have fun a lot through the years.
The massive one turned one massive rout.
The Individuals have been younger, sure, and excellent, with 4 of the highest 5 on the planet rating. The distinction is that they lastly performed prefer it.