By the numbers: Key stats from U.S. Ryder Cup win


The U.S. defeated Europe Sunday to win back the Ryder Cup. Here are the key stats provided by the Golf Channel research department.

• United States wins Ryder Cup for first time since 2008

• United States lost previous three Ryder Cups (have never lost four straight)

• United States wins 17-11; largest U.S. margin of victory since 1981

• United States won by nine points in 1981

• United States: Every player won at least one match in Ryder Cup

• Last U.S. team to do that: 1975 (Arnold Palmer was captain that year)

• United States won opening session 4-0 (first U.S. team to do that since 1975)

• United States: Each of last three Ryder Cup wins on home soil (1999, 2008)

• United States: Combined 119 under in all matches this week (Europe: 104 under)

Patrick Reed def. Rory McIlroy, 1 up

• Patrick Reed improves to 6-1-2 in Ryder Cup (2-0-0 in singles)

• Rory McIlroy: First singles match lost in four career Ryder Cups

• Reed/McIlroy: 9 under combined on holes 5 through 8 (eagle and seven birdies)

• Patrick Reed: U.S. are combined 38 under in nine career Ryder Cup matches

• Rory McIlroy had not trailed at any point in 2012 and 2014 singles matches

Henrik Stenson def. Jordan Spieth, 3 and 2

• Jordan Spieth: 0-4-0 in singles matches in Ryder/Presidents Cup career

• Henrik Stenson improves to 2-2-0 in Ryder Cup singles career

• Henrik Stenson won five of last nine holes to clinch match

Thomas Pieters def. J.B. Holmes, 3 and 2

• Thomas Pieters: Four points won; most of any rookie in Europe/GB&I history

• Thomas Pieters lost first two holes of match (lost two rest of match)

• J.B. Holmes: Fifth U.S. team appearance pro and amateur (U.S. is 5-0)

Rickie Fowler def. Justin Rose, 1 up

• Rickie Fowler: Second match won this week (0-3-5 in career entering week)

• Rickie Fowler did not lead in match until after 16th hole

• Justin Rose: First career singles match lost in Ryder Cup (2-1-1)

Phil Mickelson halved with Sergio Garcia

• Both players shot 63 in round (19 birdies, one bogey combined)

• Both players tied lowest worldwide round of 2016

• Phil Mickelson: 10 birdies; most in any Ryder Cup singles match

• Each player birdied 17th and 18th holes to halve match

Ryan Moore def. Lee Westwood, 1 up

• Ryan Moore clinched Ryder Cup with par on 18th hole

• Ryan Moore won last three holes to win match (played in 3 under)

• Lee Westwood: 0-3-0 match record in 2016 Ryder Cup

Dustin Johnson def. Chris Wood, 1 up

• Dustin Johnson improves to 3-0-0 in Ryder Cup singles matches

• Dustin Johnson: 6-5-0 career match record in Ryder Cup

• Dustin Johnson likely to win PGA Tour Player of the Year; last U.S. player to win Ryder Cup and Player of the Year was Tiger Woods in 1999