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Final Ryder Cup scoreboard

Final 2018 Ryder Cup scoreboard

The final Ryder Cup scoreboard from Le Golf National, where Europe regained the trophy

 

2018 Ryder Cup scoreboard:

ScoreMatchScore
Rory McIlroy v Justin Thomas1 up
HalvedPaul Casey v Brooks KoepkaHalved
Justin Rose v Webb Simpson3 & 2
2 & 1Jon Rahm v Tiger Woods
Tommy Fleetwood v Tony Finau6 & 4
2 upIan Poulter v Dustin Johnson
5 & 4Thorbjorn Olesen v Jordan Spieth
2 & 1Sergio Garcia v Rickie Fowler
4 & 2Francesco Molinari v Phil Mickelson
Tyrrell Hatton v Patrick Reed3 & 2
5 & 4Henrik Stenson v Bubba Watson
1 upAlex Noren v Bryson DeChambeau

What happened on day 3 of the Ryder Cup?

Francesco Molinari delivered the decisive point as Europe beat the USA by 17.5-10.5 to win the Ryder Cup at Le Golf National in Paris.

Thomas Bjorn’s side started the Sunday singles matches with a commanding 10-6 lead, but Europe had to survive a mid-round scare with the USA winning three and halving one of the opening five games to bring the score back to 10.5 – 9.5.

Justin Thomas won a thrilling opening match against Rory McIlroy on the 18th after the Northern Irishman found a plugged lie in a fairway bunker before finding the water, and then Brooks Koepka holed a par putt on the final green to salvage a half against Paul Casey despite the American having led with two to play.

With the USA up in many, the rookie Thorbjorn Olesen delivered a vital point for Europe when dispatching Jordan Spieth 5&4, with Jon Rahm able to close out Tiger Woods on the 17th hole in a tense encounter soon after.

Ever the man for a big occasion in Ryder Cups, Ian Poulter won three consecutive holes against the world No.1 Dustin Johnson to turn his match around and win on the final hole as the momentum swung back into Europe’s favour amid frantic trademark chest-beating.

And with the home side needing just a point to close the match out and bring back the trophy, the honours fell, perhaps fittingly, to Molinari who shook the hand of Phil Mickelson when the American hit his approach at the par-3 16th into the water. The Italian hadn’t won a match in the Ryder Cup prior to this week – this week, the reigning Open champion won all five matches after striking up a stunning partnership with Tommy Fleetwood over the opening two days.

With the cup already won, Sergio Garcia became the all-time leading point scorer in Ryder Cup history after beating Rickie Fowler – and repaying the faith that Bjorn showed when using a wildcard pick on the Spaniard.

In the last group out, Sweden’s Alex Noren rubbed salt into the US wounds by rolling in a huge birdie putt to close out his match with Bryson DeChambeau.

Click here for Keel Timmins’ full round up from Le Golf National, including highlights

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Matt Coles

Matt Coles

Mention a European country, and Matt will tell you which resorts make the National Club Golfer Top 100s: European Resorts list. He might even throw in who designed the golf course and how many rooms the hotel has got at each one…

Matt got into the game of golf from a young age, following his old man to the local golf club. He fell for the sport, and now can’t seem to go a day without thinking about how to improve his game (Thanks Dad!). Matt has been a member of Howley Hall GC in Leeds since 2020, and is just about managing to maintain a single-figure handicap. He likes to remind people that he once broke 75, but won’t tell people that it was on a shortened course during the winter.

He moved to Leeds after graduating from the University of Central Lancashire with a First Class Honours degree in Sports Journalism. Matt joined NCG after almost five years travelling the world with the Professional Squash Association, working on events in all four corners of the globe.

Matt currently plays a Cobra King LTDx driver and RadSpeed 3-wood. TaylorMade monopolise the rest of his bag, with a SIM UDI, M5 irons and both Milled Grind and HI-TOE wedges, along with a Monza Redline putter. He uses a Vice Pro Plus golf ball, because he’s a bit different…

Away from golf, Matt is a Manchester United fan, and a keen runner, having ran the Rob Burrow Leeds Marathon (his first and possibly last), in May 2023.

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