US finally gets Ryder Cup back

United States captain Davis Love III hugs United States’ Zach Johnson after the United States team won the Ryder Cup golf tournament Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016, at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minn. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

CHASKA, Minn. (AP) – The United States certainly didn’t look like a team that hadn’t won the Ryder Cup in eight years.

The Cup belongs to the Americans following a strong showing in singles play, leading to a 17-11 victory over Europe. Patrick Reed got the ball rolling with a 1-up win over Rory McIlroy in the first match of the day. The Cup-clinching point came from captain’s pick Ryan Moore, who wasn’t on the team a week ago. Other U.S. winners on Sunday were Rickie Fowler, Dustin Johnson, Brandt Snedecker, Brooks Koepka and Zach Johnson.

The best match of the day finished in a tie. Phil Mickelson had 10 birdies and Sergio Garcia had nine as they halved their match.