• USA win Ryder Cup for the first time in eight years
• Wildcard Ryan Moore seals the winning point• Patrick Reed defeated Rory McIlroy in an epic clash
Wildcard and rookie Ryan Moore sealed the victory in match No.7, winning the last three holes to come from 2DN after 15 to beat Lee Westwood.
European captain Darren Clarke opted, unsurprisingly, to go top heavy with his singles line-up and reaped the rewards, with Henrik Stenson, Thomas Pieters and Rafa Cabrera-Bello all earning wins against Jordan Spieth, J.B. Holmes and Jimmy Walker respectively.
However, Rory McIlroy lost a thriller against Patrick Reed in the opener and Justin Rose was beaten by Rickie Fowler – both matches going to the 18th – before Brooks Koepka beat Masters champion Danny Willett 5&4 to take USA to 12.5 points.
An epic encounter between Sergio Garcia and Phil Mickelson – of which the pair combined for a better ball 58 – finished fittingly all-square and then Brandt Snedeker saw off Andy Sullivan 3&1 to put the USA on the brink.
As a result, it then came down to rookie Moore – who was only announced in Team USA last Sunday – to have two putts to win his match against Westwood. He put his first one close, resulting in the Englishman conceding to spark US celebrations.
From then on, Zach Johnson and Dustin Johnson won their matches over European rookies Matt Fitzpatrick and Chris Wood to extend the lead to 17-10, before Martin Kaymer came from behind to beat Matt Kuchar for a consolation point to make the final score 17-11.
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