Rome was celebrating after winning the bid to host the 2022 Ryder Cup. The biennial golf event between Europe and the USA will take place in the Italian capital for the first time. Organizers are hoping that will give the game a boost in popularity.
The United States took early control at the Ryder Cup with a 4-0 victory in the opening foursomes. Defending champions Europe staged a stirring fightback in the four-ball matches to leave the score at 5-3 overnight.
The Ryder Cup, which will be played for the 41st time starting on Friday, is a golf tournament like no other. It has its own rules and has become one of the world’s great sporting events. Here’s how it works.
The US team dominated the final round single matches in Minnesota on Sunday, clinching victory over Europe by a wide margin of 17-11 and winning back the Ryder Cup for the first time in nearly a decade.
The US takes a three-shot lead into Sunday's singles. They need to win five of the 12 rubbers to get their hands on the Ryder Cup for the first time since 2008.
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