09/27/2021 at 12:57 AM CEST
The Spanish Sergio garcia and Jon rahm have failed to win their two singles matches on the final day of the Ryder Cup, the biennial competition between the United States and Europe, which was played this week on the shores of Lake Michigan and It has concluded with the victory of the American team by 19 to 9.
“There have been very good times with Jon and unfortunately there have not been enough good times from the whole team. The boys have given everything they had and you can’t ask for more, “Sergio García told .., after losing his individual match against American Bryson Dechambeau by three holes with two left to play (3 and 2).
“You have to accept it. They have played better than us and we must prepare to have good options to recover the Cup in two years “García told . about the next edition in Rome in 2023, which this week has revalidated the record of 25 victories and 28.5 points in the history of the Ryder Cup.
“The spectators are the same people who see us every week on the PGA Tour and the people who support us. They have to support their team and the truth is that at the Ryder there are always incredible feelings. I think it has been played at a very good level and with a very good atmosphere“said the golfer from Castellón about the vast majority of American spectators as a result of the travel restrictions by Covid.
In fact, the 41-year-old golfer, winner of the 2017 Masters, has been awarded the new Nicklaus-Jacklin Award from AON., with which golf legends Jack Nicklaus and Tony Jacklin and other former captains of US and European teams acknowledge the sportsmanship, teamwork and results of ten-time Ryder Cup veteran Sergio Garcia.
“On our side there are four or five young people who are starting to do good things and we hope they will reach the top shortly. All teams need new blood and it is important that we can get those types of players“Garcia explained of the new generation of American golfers among the best in the world who have contributed to his team’s landslide victory.
On the European side he has clearly stood out this week the Biscayan Jon Rahm, who has reaped 3.5 of the 8 points in Europe, three of them in the company of García and a half by a draw along with the Englishman Tyrrell Hatton in the doubles matches on Friday and Saturday.
“It has been a great week with the three games with Sergio and the game with Hatton. Today Scottie is Scottie. He has made five birdies in the first six and I have not been able to take advantage of the options I have had. That has been the difference,” he said to . Jon Rahm, who has lost his singles match against Scottie Scheffler (4 and 3).
“It is a team effort and I have given everything. It is a pity that we are going to fall short,” the world number one and the European player who has obtained the most points for his team told .. “Sergio has made history and I have been able to add three points to those he already had,” added Rahm.“It is something incredible what he has done and how well we have had. Hopefully in two years in Rome we can repeat. The Americans have played very well this week. What you have to do to beat them: play better. There are times that things turn out like in 2018 and there are times that they turn out like now, “said Jon Rahm at the end of his second Ryder Cup and preparing for the 2023 edition in Rome.
The victory for the United States, which came to the final day with an 11-5 lead, was confirmed at the end of the fifth of 12 matches on Sunday., in which Colin Morikawa’s draw provided the half point that the Americans needed to reach 14.5 to take possession of the Ryder Cup from the Europeans, winners of the 2018 edition in Paris.
In the other singles matches on Sunday, the Norwegian Rory McIlroy beat Xander Schauffele (3 and 2), the Irishman Shane Lowry lost against Patrick Cantlay (4 and 2), the English Paul Casey lost against Dustin Johnson (1 below), the Austrian Bernd Wiesberger lost to Brooks Koepka (2 and 1), Englishman Ian Poulter defeated Tony Finau (3 and 2), Englishman Terryll Hatton fell to Justin Thomas (4 and 3), Englishman Lee Westwood defeated Harris English ( 1 up), England’s Tommy Fleetwood and Jordan Spieth tied their match, and England’s Matt Fitzpatrick lost to Daniel Berger (1 down).
The difference of nine points (19 to 9) of the American team exceeds by two points the favorable result for Europe of the Golf National in Paris in 2018 from 17.5 to 10.5. This overwhelming victory for the United States looks like the revenge of the European team in 2004, in Oakland Hils, Michigan, and in 2006 at The Club of Ireland, both by 18.5 to 10.5. And heralds the beginning of an era for the United States in the Ryder Cup.