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U.S. Takes Back Ryder Cup From Europe

HAVEN, Wis. — Collin Morikawa made a birdie putt on the 17th hole on Sunday to go 1-up in his match against Viktor Hovland, giving the Americans at least 14½ points in the Ryder Cup and clinching a victory for the Americans in their biennial men’s golf competition against a team from Europe.

Since the mid-1990s, the Europeans had won four of the past five tournaments and nine of the past 12. But with eight matches still to go on Sunday, and the Americans leading in five of them, they had a chance to make this year’s event a rout. The team put up 18½ points in 1981, its biggest rout of the modern era.

Xander Schauffele of the United States playing a shot on Sunday.Credit…Warren Little/Getty Images

Earlier, Patrick Cantlay defeated Shane Lowry, 4 and 2; Scottie Scheffler beat Jon Rahm, 4 and 3; and Bryson DeChambeau defeated Sergio Garcia, 3 and 2. That set the stage for Morikawa’s putt to clinch the Americans’ victory.

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