Europeans dominate Americans in Ryder Cup

SHINING BRIGHT, the Ryder Cup awaits its bearer at the 2008 PGA Show.

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SHINING BRIGHT, the Ryder Cup awaits its bearer at the 2008 PGA Show.

Team Europe just dominated the USA across the board the whole weekend at Le Golf Nationale in Paris, France, with a final score of 17.5 to 10.5.

The European team was highlighted by Englishman Tommy Fleetwood and Italian Francesco Molinari. Fleetwood had a 4-1 record while Molinari went 5-0, winning all five of his matches, four of them paired with Fleetwood, making him only the second player since this format was changed in 1979 to win all of his matches.

The USA had some positives too. Justin Thomas, Tony Finau, and Webb Simpson contributed by clinching a combined 7 of the 10.5 points that the USA picked up. But Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson had a combined record 0-6. Although, Tiger, unlike Phil, has not had very good Ryder Cups in the past. Overall, it was not a good week for the USA.

The USA has not won the Ryder Cup on European soil since 1993, and have only won four Ryder Cups in that time, only half the amount the Europeans won, with their last win coming in 2016 at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

The next Ryder Cup is in 2020 at Whistling Straights Golf Course in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, in which the USA will look to win back the cup.