The American golfers won the 43rd edition of the Ryder Cup on Sunday.

The formation of captain Steve Stricker had taken a comfortable lead against the European team on Saturday and did not relinquish it on the final day.

The United States started the final day with an 11-5 lead at the Whistling Straits golf course in Kohler, USA.

Defending champions Europe had to take at least nine points in the twelve singles on Sunday to keep the Ryder Cup.

In the previous 42 editions of the Ryder Cup, victory went to the team that started the final day behind on just nine occasions.

Moreover, it has never happened before in the history of the prestigious tournament that a team made up for a six-point deficit on the final day.

Even now that was not the case.

Rory McIlroy brought Europe back by beating Olympic champion Xander Schauffele, but then Patrick Cantlay, Scottie Scheffler and Bryson DeChambeau extended the Americans' lead to 14-6.

They beat Shane Lowry, Jon Rahm and Sergio GarcĂ­a respectively.

Collin Morikawa made the decision with half a point against Viktor Hovland, which saw the USA take the Ryder Cup for the 27th time.

The victory of the Americans comes at a time when Europe is dominant.

Of the previous ten editions of the tournament, the US has won only three.

Europe won the last edition of the Ryder Cup in Paris in 2018.

Last year the tournament was canceled due to the corona pandemic.