Ryder Cup: United States Open 11 5 Lead Over Europe At Whistling Straits

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Michael Jordan at the Ryder CupMichael Jordan greets fans at the Ryder CupMike De Sisti, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

The Ryder Cup is an every-other year sporting event pitting the best golfers in the United States against the best in Europe. After a one-year delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ryder Cup is back and is being held at Whistling Straits Golf Course in Haven, Wisconsin. The event starts Tuesday, Sept. 21, but the competition itself begins Friday, Sept. 24, and ends Sunday, Sept. 26.

Check below for updates as Journal Sentinel and USA Today Network-Wisconsin reporters and photographers cover the often star-studded golf tournament.

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U.S. defeats Europe in record fashion

HAVEN – Steve Stricker cried. Xander Schauffele pounded a beer. Bryson DeChambeau grabbed a camera and shouted exuberantly into it. And Harris English, Jordan Spieth and Daniel Berger played on. The Ryder Cup was clinched for the United States with seven matches were still on the course, and they all had to be finished.

When it was all tied off, Stricker's U.S. team demolished Pádraig Harrington's European squad 19-9 along the shores of Lake Michigan on Whistling Straits.

"This is definitely different," U.S. rookie Patrick Cantlay said. "I mean, I woke up this morning and I was trying to tell the guys -- this is going to be the next era of Ryder Cup Team for the U.S. side. We have a lot of young guys and I think they are going to be on teams for a long time and I want to send a mentally. I think the young guys on this team get along really well. We sent out rookies maybe four out of the first five matches. I mean, that's unheard of and those guys are performing. Everybody gets along. The atmosphere is light but I know everyone has that killer instinct and we are going to bring that to future Cups."

The score surpasses the largest margin of victory in the current format of 18 1/2 to 9 1/2, which was accomplished by the U.S. in 1981 and Europe in 2004 and 2006. The largest winning margin mathematically was a 23 1/2 to 8 1/2 American victory over Great Britain in 1967.

Dustin Johnson went 5-0-0 through the week for the U.S. team, becoming just the third player to score five points in a tournament. He was 7-9 in four previous Ryder Cup competitions.

Europe's singles highlight was courtesy of Ian Poulter, who beat Tony Finau 3&2 to remain unbeaten in his Ryder Cup singles career at 6-0-1. Rory McIlroy also won in singles for Europe.

United States wins the Ryder Cup

HAVEN – The U.S. Ryder Cup team ran a race against themselves to win the 43rd Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits on Sunday, as they won three of the first four singles matches to put them a mere half point away from clinching the tournament.

Collin Morikawa and Viktor Hovland were engaged in a duel, all square through 16 holes. Dustin Johnson took a 2-up lead on Paul Casey with three to play. And back on the 15th hole, Justin Thomas was trying to backdoor the winning point by racing out to a 4-hole lead with four to play.

It was not a matter of “if” for captain Steve Stricker’s squad, but when – and who.

Johnson fell off the pace, losing a hole to Casey on No. 16. Morikawa surged ahead with a birdie on 17, meaning it was between him and Thomas back on the 15th to win their final hole. Tyrrell Hatton stole a hole from Thomas as Johnson put himself in position to close out his match on 17.

Johnson’s clinching effort just slid by the hole from 23 feet, sending the chance back up to Morikawa on the 18th.

It was there, in front of the large stadium gallery on the last, that the two-time major champion halved his match with Viktor Hovland to give the U.S. a 14 ½ to 6 ½ lead at 3:51 p.m. with seven matches still left on the course.

It was fitting perhaps that Morikawa, one of American golf’s rising stars at 24 years old, was the one to clinch the Ryder Cup.

Morikawa came into the with two major victories in the last 13 months and was an impressive 3-0 in play on Friday and Saturday. He then followed Patrick Cantlay (4&2), Scottie Scheffler (4&3) and Bryson DeChambeau (3&2) with victories to win the tournament. - Jim Owczarski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

U.S. on verge of largest victory ever

European Rory McIlroy earned the first singles point of Sunday's matches with a 3&2 victory over American rookie Xander Schauffele, but Patrick Cantlay beat Shane Lowry 4&2 and Scottie Scheffler beat world No. 1 Jon Rahm 4&3.

It gave the U.S. a 13-6 lead at 2:48 p.m.

Captain Steve Stricker's team needs only 14 1/2 points to win the Ryder Cup, but some scoring records are in play for his team. The largest margin of victory in the current format is 18 1/2 to 9 1/2 achieved by the U.S. in 1981 and Europe in 2004 and 2006.

The largest winning margin mathematically was a 23 1/2 to 8 1/2 American victory over Great Britain in 1967.

Following those pair of victories, the U.S. were leading in six of the remaining  matches. - Jim Owczarski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Stricker not bothered by U.S. golfers chugging beers on course

United States captain and Edgerton native Steve Stricker was not upset with Justin Thomas and Daniel Berger having fun with the crowd at the Ryder Cup and chugging beers at the first tee on Saturday.

“I was in trying to grab some lunch, but you know, to be quite frank with you, it looks like they are having a good time and enjoying the experience,” Stricker said Saturday evening. “We get ridiculed for being too tight and all that, and then we do something like that where it looks like our team is together and having a good time and trying to get with the crowd.

"I thought it was great. It’s kind of a Milwaukee Bucks thing where, if I’m not mistaken, I’ve seen ‘Chug a Beer’ on the JumboTron at the Milwaukee Bucks games, and it’s something that’s kind of a Wisconsin tradition, I guess, whether it’s good or bad. It just looks like they are having a good time.”

Ben Steele / Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

These are the Sunday singles pairings

Here are the 12 singles pairings for the Sunday session.

Match 1: Xander Schauffele vs. Rory McIlroy (11:04 a.m.)

Match 2: Patrick Cantlay vs. Shane Lowry (11:15 a.m.)

Match 3: Scottie Scheffler vs. Jon Rahm (11:26 a.m.)

Match 4: Bryson DeChambeau vs. Sergio Garcia (11:37 a.m.)

Match 5: Collin Morikawa vs. Viktor Hovland (11:48 a.m.)

Match 6: Dustin Johnson vs. Paul Casey (11:59 a.m.)

Match 7: Brooks Koepka vs. Bernd Wiesberger (12:10 p.m.)

Match 8: Tony Finau vs. Ian Poulter (12:21 p.m.)

Match 9: Justin Thomas vs. Tyrrell Hatton (12:32 p.m.)

Match 10: Harris English vs. Lee Westwood (12:43 p.m.)

Match 11: Jordan Spieth vs. Tommy Fleetwood ( 12:54 p.m.)

Match 12: Daniel Berger vs. Matt Fitzpatrick (1:05 p.m.)

'Harry Potter' actor Tom Felton tells fans he's 'on the mend' after scare

"Harry Potter" actor Tom Felton took to Instagram Saturday to ensure fans he was all right after a scare at the Ryder Cup.

Felton, who portrayed the villainous Draco Malfoy in the Harry Potter movie series, was whisked off the Whistling Straits course Thursday after falling to the ground on the 18th green. Felton was competing with the European celebrity team one day before the start of the golf tournament.

On Saturday, Felton appeared on his Instagram account, guitar in hand, to thank fans for all the well-wishes and tell them he was "on the mend." He then performed a little ditty, strumming the guitar and singing "Don't you worry girl, Tom will be doing fine" before saying he was "on the road to recovery" and it was "time to go watch some Ryder Cup action."

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United States heads into final day with commanding 11-5 lead.

Bryson DeChambeau and Scottie Scheffler closed out Tommy Fleetwood and Viktor Hovland, 3&1, in Saturday's final match to give the United States an 11-5 advantage in the Ryder Cup.

The Americans will need just 3.5 out of a possible 12 points on Sunday to clinch the trophy.

There will be 12 singles matches on Sunday, starting at 11 a.m.

Justin Thomas, Daniel Berger shotgun beers before US' afternoon session

After almost a week in Wisconsin, Daniel Berger and Justin Thomas look like natives.

The United States golfers, perhaps feeling ultra-confident with a 9-3 lead, came out to the first hole at Whistling Straits to pump up the crowd before the afternoon matches.

There were the perfunctory chants of "U-S-A!" and a quick session of "the wave" in the grandstand.

But the fans really lost their minds when Berger and Thomas dug into a cooler and started chucking beers into the crowd.

After it looked like the golfers had exhausted their stash, a couple cans were tossed back onto the course.

The crowd immediately implored Berger and Thomas to chug them.

There seemed to be a moment of hesitation before the U.S. golfers slammed down the beers with gusto. They looked like seasoned pros.

- Ben Steele, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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Justin Thomas, Daniel Berger shotgun beer at Ryder Cup in WisconsinShotgunning beer isn't a normal scene at a golf tournament. But this is the Ryder Cup and you're in Wisconsin. Well done, Justin Thomas and Daniel Berger.Mike De Sisti, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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