Rory Mcllroy says the United States are “going to be formidable opposition” for the next 20 years after Europe suffered a record defeat at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin.
The US regained the Ryder Cup with a record 19-9 victory over Europe in the weekend .
Open champion Collin Morikawa claimed the winning half point in the fifth of Sunday’s 12 singles matches as the home side raced to the points they needed.
Rory McIlroy, Lee Westwood and Ian Poulter – Europe’s only winners in the singles – were in tears as they showed the emotion of what will be a chastening defeat.
The margin of victory eclipses the successes enjoyed by Europe in 2004 and 2006 and America’s own triumph in 1981.