Ryder Cup: Ratings from European squad players in record-breaking Whistling Straits loss

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Ryder Cup: Ratings from European squad players in record-breaking Whistling Straits loss


Jon Rahm was the standout player for Europe

After Europe suffered a record-breaking loss to Team USA in the 43rd Ryder Cup in Wisconsin, we are evaluating the performance of the players of Padraig Harrington’s squad…

Jon Rahm, 8 (sur 10)

Played 5 Won 3 Lost 1 Halved 1

The world No.1 played like a world No.1 from start to finish, and we shudder at the added humiliation that Europe would have suffered had Rahm’s disease last week been severe enough to exclude him from the competition. His partnership with Sergio was inspired, earning three of three wins, but the constraints of carrying the European squad took a heavy toll in singles, losing the first four holes to Scottie Scheffler in a 4 & 3 loss. His last day had no impact on the result, but his overall performance in 2018 and 2021 bodes well for the future.

Sergio Garcia, 8 ans

P4 W3 L1 H0

Those who questioned Padraig Harrington’s decision to award the veteran a captain’s pick have been silenced by the author of Ryder Cup history, who extended his all-time points record all the time. overtaking Nick Faldo for most games won. Garcia may have been overpowered by Bryson DeChambeau on one of the most uneven final days in event history, but he had already shown enough to prove he could still play a few appearances in the tank. . He will be 43 when the United States defends the trophy in Rome, but he still has the enthusiasm of a 23-year-old when it comes to the Ryder Cup.

Sergio Garcia won three of three with Rahm

Tyrrell Hatton, 6 ans

P4 W1 L2 H1

Hatton was one of many Europeans to arrive in Wisconsin with question marks over his form, having missed the cut in four of his previous six starts, but the fiery Englishman has shown similar qualities to Poulter in an encouraging second appearance. His brilliant win with Shane Lowry on Saturday night was one of the few highlights for the visitors, as was his birdie in the 18th to snatch the half with Jon Rahm in Friday’s final game. He’s met a hot Justin Thomas in singles, but he can leave Whistling Straits with his head held high.

Shane Lowry, 6 ans

P3 W1 L2 H0

The 2019 Open champion has long awaited his Ryder Cup debut, and he embraced the spirit of competition with an inspired performance alongside Hatton in Saturday’s fourballs, hitting a stunning 12-foot putt on the green final to beat Tony Finau and Harris English. It was a spirited response from Lowry after suffering a heavy loss in his first outing with Rory McIlroy, but there was little he could do against FedExCup fit champion Patrick Cantlay on Sunday.

Viktor Hovland's debut was winless, but encouraging

Viktor Hovland’s debut was winless, but encouraging

Viktor Hovland, 5 years old

P5 S0 L3 H2

The charismatic young Norwegian was billed as a potential Ryder Cup superstar, but winning just a half point in the first two days was a bad comeback given Hovland had a deep lead in three of his games. He scrambled another good half against Open champion Collin Morikawa on Sunday and, although he failed to win, his infectious enthusiasm was a hallmark of the European squad and will surely continue to be a feature for many years to come.

Tommy Fleetwood, 5

P3 S0 L1 H2

After his record-breaking feats alongside Francesco Molinari in 2018, Fleetwood’s second appearance was a disappointment. Although he found some form in Italy and Wentworth in preparation, the Englishman only played twice in the first two days, settling for a half point in Saturday’s four balls. with Viktor Hovland as they led three after eight, and the same duo were dominated by DeChambeau and Scheffler on Saturday. He did well to halve his singles against Jordan Spieth on Sunday, but without a win in Wisconsin was not in the scenario after his exploits in Paris.

Moved Rory McIlroy struggled to hold back tears as he reflected on his Ryder Cup performance and his singles victory over Xander Sc Chaudele.

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Moved Rory McIlroy struggled to hold back tears as he reflected on his Ryder Cup performance and his singles victory over Xander Sc Chaudele.

Moved Rory McIlroy struggled to hold back tears as he reflected on his Ryder Cup performance and his singles victory over Xander Sc Chaudele.

Rory McIlroy, 4 ans

P4 W1 L3 H0

So much was expected of McIlroy at Whistling Straits, but the mistakes that marred his season continued to set him back as Europe needed him to live up to his previous Ryder Cup standards. He suffered two heavy losses with Ian Poulter, another with Shane Lowry, each game not exceeding the 15th hole, and he was ruled out of a session for the first time in his Ryder Cup career. To his credit, he saved his pride with a brilliant victory over Xander Sc Chaudele in the top game before giving the most touching interviews of his career, leaving us in no doubt how much the Ryder up means to him. He will be back.

Ian Poulter, 4

P3 W1 L2 H0

The determination and desire unmistakably remain intact, but “The Postman” was unable to deliver. He broke a Ryder Cup record before the competition began, becoming the captain’s choice for the fifth time in seven appearances, but his partnership with McIlroy fell through the first two days. But, like McIlroy, he repaired his reputation by winning Sunday over Tony Finau. Unlike McIlroy, he managed to get through his interview without tears… fair. He will be in Rome in 2023, but will he have his clubs?

Lee Westwood defeated Harris English on Sunday.  Was this his last game as a player?

Lee Westwood defeated Harris English on Sunday. Was this his last game as a player?

Lee Westwood, 4

P3 W1 L2 H0

The veteran tied Nick Faldo’s record of 11 Ryder Cup appearances, a beautiful symmetry that associated Faldo with great success in his 1997 debut. But, 24 years later, this week has been a disappointment for the then-veteran. that he and Matt Fitzpatrick struggled to keep up with their opponents’ firepower, although he challenged his aching legs to win three of the last four holes to beat Harris English in his singles. If this was his last Ryder Cup game, it was a good note to step down as a player. Westwood is the favorite for the Europe captain in Rome, and he’ll be up to the challenge of winning back the Ryder Cup.

Bernd Wiesberger, 4th

P3 W0 L3 H0

The first Austrian to make the Ryder Cup, Wiesberger looked calm and collected in Friday’s four-ball opener as he and Paul Casey fought hard in a close loss to Dustin Johnson and Xander Sc Chaudele . Wiesberger looked on track for his first point on Saturday morning with fellow rookie Viktor Hovland, taking three early leads against Justin Thomas and Jordan Spieth to score the final nine. His singles against Brooks Koepka followed a similar pattern as he finished the week with zero points, but it really looked like he was playing better than his results would suggest.

Matt Fitzpatrick is still winless in both Ryder Cup appearances

Matt Fitzpatrick is still winless in both Ryder Cup appearances

Matt Fitzpatrick, 3

P3 W0 L3 H0

Fitzpatrick’s second appearance was similar to his first at Hazeltine in 2016, and the Sheffield star is still chasing his first Ryder Cup point. There was nothing wrong with his efforts and commitment to his partnership with Westwood, and they did well to lead their two games to four through to 17th. Out last in singles, like Hazeltine, his match against Daniel Berger ended long after the United States were confirmed the overall winners. By all accounts, a victory for Fitzpatrick would have avoided a record defeat. He took his second in the water, lost his fifth game in a row, and it will be hard to accept.

Paul Casey, 3 ans

P4 W0 L4 H0

Like Westwood and Poulter, it’s possible we saw Casey’s last Ryder Cup appearance. If so, then Casey will sadly bow out on a serious note. The veteran England failed to win in the first three sessions, with three different partners, and he just couldn’t stop Dustin Johnson from completing a perfect week in singles Sunday.

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