Golf fans have been waiting for the 43rd Ryder Cup for three years.

And it was worth it. The tournament turned out to be not the most dramatic and stubborn, but a record one. The US national team, when it comes to the average golfers rating in the world table of ranks, had the strongest roster ever. However, the Stars and Stripes are almost always stronger on paper, but nine of the previous 12 were won by the Europeans.

Heading into Sunday, the United States held the largest winning margin since 1975 with their 11-5 lead. It only took five singles matches on Sunday for Team USA to capture the win. Rory McIlroy won the first match of the day over Xander Schauffele, but Patrick Cantlay, Scottie Scheffler and Bryson DeChambeau finished their strong performances shortly after. Scheffler started out as the only American underdog since he was up against the world No. 1 Jon Rahm, but he kept the lead the entire match, even being 4UP a few times.

A very emotional speech was made at the awards ceremony by the captain of the US team, Steve Stricker, who had been preparing the team for the tournament for 2.5 years. Recall that the Ryder Cup was supposed to take place a year ago, but was postponed due to the pandemic. “I’ve never won a Major, but this is my Major,” Striker said, barely holding back his emotions, and then lifted the trophy above his head.


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The previous oldest champion title belonged to Scott Hoch, who became winner at the age of 63, when he played with Tom Pernice Jr. to win in the 2019. The German hero has both hands up after the 42nd round win for 50 and up category and for the first time since March 2000.
“It is a very valuable win for me,” Langer said. “I worked hard for this and I’ve had some extremely dangerous situations , which was sometimes frustrating and disappointing. So when it happens and you win, it’s exciting.”

This competing year did not start well for him. He was in the final group 6 times this year, but had zero victories. From the time Bernhard turned 60, Langer has won 9 titles, not mentioning his 2 titles with the Masters championship. Barron also ended with birdie in 68.
“He’s just unprecedented. He’s immensely gifted and one of my idols and good pal,’” Doug said about Bernhard. “I’m happy to call him a dear friend. If I’m going to get beat, I don’t mind getting beat by him.’”

In addition to two wins at the Masters, Langer has 6 hits in the top three at the British Open (1982, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1993, 2001). Langer was the most unsuccessful of all in the PGA championship – in his career he never even got into the top ten. Langer’s last major success came in 2005 at the British Open, where he tied for fifth place.