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United States end Ryder Cup drought

The US were on fire in the individual matches as they ran out 17-11 winners to claim the Ryder Cup for the first time since 2008.

United States end Ryder Cup drought
DAVID CANNON AFP

US romp to victory over Europe in the Ryder Cup

The United States captured the Ryder Cup for the first time since 2008, clinching victory over Europe when rookie Ryan Moore won the last three holes to defeat England's Lee Westwood.

American singles triumphs by Patrick Reed, Rickie Fowler, Brandt Snedeker and rookie Brooks Koepka and a vital half point from Phil Mickelson had put the US team on the brink.

"I was trying my hardest not to let my team down"

Moore completed the triumph with an eagle at the par-5 16th, a birdie at 17 and a conceded par at 18 to produce a 15-10 lead Europe could not overtake. 'To score the clinching point in the Ryder Cup is just incredible,' Moore said. 'I can't digest what just happened. I was trying my hardest not to let my team down.'

The final score was 17-11 as the US finally got their hands back on the trophy after eight long years.