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Europe has won the 2023 Ryder Cup.

Requiring four points from the 12 singles matches on Sunday, Luke Donald’s men secured the trophy with more than half of the head-to-heads on the course.

Viktor Hovland defeated Collin Morikawa 4&3 in the second match out to set the tone before Jon Rahm, who led Europe out, snatched a dramatic half-point from Scottie Scheffler at the 18th.

Patrick Cantlay trimmed the deficit with a win over Justin Rose to make it 12-7 before Rory McIlroy and Tyrrell Hatton saw off Sam Burns and Brian Harman respectively to put Europe just half a point from glory.

Matt Fitzpatrick had a putt to win the cup on 18 after Max Homa was forced to take a penalty drop from the right rough but, after his effort slid by, the American produced a miraculous up-and-down for five to win a full point and keep the US alive.

In between Fitzpatrick’s miss and Homa’s make, Brooks Koepka closed out Ludvig Aberg 3&2 and when Xander Schauffele beat Nicolai Hojgaard by the same score, Europe’s lead was trimmed to just 14-10 with four matches left on the course.

However, when Rickie Fowler found water off the tee on 16, the door was opened for Tommy Fleetwood to be the European hero.

He safely found the green and, when Fowler was unable to hole his third, Fleetwood rolled an eagle putt up to gimme range to win the hole, put Europe two-up with two to play and secure the half-point required for victory.


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Michael McEwan is the Deputy Editor of bunkered and has been part of the team since 2004. In that time, he has interviewed almost every major figure within the sport, from Jack Nicklaus, to Rory McIlroy, to Donald Trump. The host of the multi award-winning bunkered Podcast and a member of Balfron Golfing Society, Michael is the author of three books and is the 2023 PPA Scotland 'Writer of the Year' and 'Columnist of the Year'. Dislikes white belts, yellow balls and iron headcovers. Likes being drawn out of the media ballot to play Augusta National.

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