Europe’s 16 ½ to 11 ½ victory on Sunday evening over Team USA capped off an incredible week for the European’s and ensured that they continued their home Ryder Cup reign.
A rally from the US in the Sunday singles made for an interesting couple of hours, but ultimately Team Europe were too strong and earned enough points around Marco Simone Golf & Country Club to win the cup back.
Nicolai Højgaard teed it up for the first time on Friday afternoon in the fourball session, partnered with Jon Rahm, going up against Scottie Scheffler and Brooks Koepka.
The youngest player playing this year’s Ryder Cup, Højgaard rolled in some beautiful putts on the front nine on Friday, looking comfortable on the big stage.
After Højgaard and Rahm went 2 up thru 8, Brooks and Scottie fought back like Major Champions do, winning consecutive holes to bring the match back to all square.
In what was a titanic battle for 18 holes it finished in a tied match, after going back and forth throughout the course of the afternoon.
The Sunday singles session saw Scottie face Jon Rahm in a fantastic first match of the day, which went right to the end.
A win on the 18th hole for Rahm saw the match end in a tie, with Scottie earning an important half point for the US early in the day.
Brooks clinched a crucial full point for the Americans in Match 7, closing out on the 16th hole for a 3&2 victory against Ludvig Aberg.
Nicolai faced off against Xander Schauffele and unfortunately lost his match 3&2.
We are incredibly proud of how Nicolai, Scottie and Brooks represented their respective teams this week and know that this will be the first Ryder Cup of many for Nicolai.
Well done to Team Europe!