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Ryder Cup 2021: Team USA Creates History, Lee Westwood Likely Made His Last Appearance
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
The 2021 Ryder Cup turned out to be amazing and team USA clinched the title with their incredible performance. The golf betting odds were in favor of the USA to win and they ensured to stay ahead of their course. The team created history with a 19-9 victory marking it the largest margin of the Ryder Cup since the 28-point format. Collin Morikawa was the star that secured the half point in the final that led to their success. The team has continued its streak by winning back-to-back Ryder Cups at home.
Xander Scheffler and Morikawa Goes Undefeated
Morikawa and Scheffler were spectacular on the grass as they went undefeated. Both professionals recorded the most important victories in the final. The veteran European felt outmatched with the young talented American team. The first match was won by Rory McIlroy. Bryson DeChambeau, Patrick Cantley, and Scottie Schauffler were at the top of their performance. Schauffler took on Jon Rahm the No. 1 in the world, but he maintained a lead over Rahm for the entire game.
Dustin Johnson Creates History
Dustin Johnson did well and created history at the Ryder Cup 2021. Johnson was the only play that went 5-0 and his record is expected to last for a while. As the oldest member of the USA team, Johnson proved his years of experience. Six American players entered the Ryder Cup for the first time. They played on veteran players like Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson.
Lee Westwood Unlikely to Play
Westwood played his 47th match in the event and won three of the last four holes. He defeated Harris but was unable to prevent the Americans from regaining their trophy. Westwood made his first record equaling 11 appearances in 1997. He later made a statement saying that the match he played might just be his last at the Ryder Cup. Westwood was the vice-captain under Thomas Bjorn at the LeGolf National back in 2018.
The veteran golfer stated that he loved the tournament and had an emotional attachment. He also said that he had a chance of winning but there was no guarantee. On the other hand, Jim Mackay is said to return to caddie full time for Justin Thomas. Mackay was alongside Phil Mickelson as a caddie for 25 years. Mackay filled in for Jimmy Johnson during his injury back in 2018 at the Sony Open. The 56-year-old is all set to continue his work as an on-course reporter for NBC Sports. Shane Lowry took to social media and about his bad experience with drunken spectators during the Ryder Cup. Lowry stated that the home spectators were well behaved but there were several who aimed abuse directed at him. The 44th Ryder Cup will be held in September 2023. Until then, bettors will be able to place bets on their other upcoming golf events.