Patrick Reed Jimmy Walker spray fans with champagne after the United States team won the Ryder Cup.
Patrick Reed Jimmy Walker spray fans with champagne after the United States team won the Ryder Cup. Charlie Riedel

US storms home to take out Ryder Cup

GOLF: US captain Davis Love III said a change in attitude helped his team win the Ryder Cup for the first time since 2008.

The Americans dominated the final-day singles to defeat Europe 17-11 at Hazletine, Minnesota.

Love, who was captain of the side at the so-called Miracle of Medinah, when the Europeans stage a remarkable comeback on the last day, said there was not going to be a repeat this time.

"There was shift in attitude, it is our team now and not their team. We kept losing over and over, it's a breath of fresh air and new attitude.

"We came here ready to go.

"It started in March with Jack Nicklaus telling us to be prepared and throughout with Tiger Woods telling us the strategy.

"It was a new system and the picks were confusing, but everything else we were prepared for.

"It was a new chapter over the last two years and I think the biggest thing is not really the win, but that we are all pulling in the same direction together.

"We are going in a great direction, the veteran players have showed them what we want them to do for the next 20 years.”

Trailing 9½-6½ before the singles, the Europeans got off to a great start, leading in seven of the 12 matches early.

But with Patrick Reed leading the way, the home side began to turn the tide.

Reed, who had a fantastic three days, defeated Rory McIlroy in an enthralling contest for the first of seven US wins.

Ryan Moore was the man to secure the point that sealed the win by beating Lee Westwood.



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