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2023 RYDER CUP

2023 Ryder Cup final standings: Day 3 scores for Team USA vs Team Europe at Marco Simone

Team Europe went into Sunday’s singles matches with a 10.5-5.5 lead, but Team USA pushed them all the way.

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Team Europe went into Sunday’s singles matches with a 10.5-5.5 lead, but Team USA pushed them all the way.
Team Europe went into Sunday’s singles matches with a 10.5-5.5 lead, but Team USA pushed them all the way.PAUL ELLISAFP

There’s nothing quite like the final day of the Ryder Cup, even if recent editions have been somewhat one-sided. The 2023 event at Marco Simone Golf and Country Club on the outskirts of Rome also looked to be heading in that direction, with Team Europe heading into the singles matches with a five-point lead. However, after trailing 9.5 to 2.5 after the first three sessions, Team USA’s performance in the Saturday afternoon fourballs meant they had hope of mounting a historic comeback.

And they almost did...

Team USA’s slow start to the 2023 Ryder Cup

In keeping with Friday, in which the US failed to win any of the eight matches played, Saturday morning’s foursomes did not go well, especially for Scottie Scheffler and Brooks Koepka, who suffered a record-breaking 9&7 loss to Ludwig Aberg and Viktor Hovland. The States did at least manage to win their first match, however, with Max Homa and Brian Harman teaming up to see off Shane Lowry and Sepp Straka.

Homa and Harman followed that up with another win in the fourballs later on Saturday after Sam Burns and Collin Morikawa had also posted victories. With Patrick Cantlay and Wyndham Clark one down to Rory McIlory and Matt Fitzpatrick standing on the 17th tee, it looked as if the session could well end 2-2, but the US won the two final holes to snatch another unlikely point and reduce the deficit to five points.

2023 Ryder Cup Sunday’s singles matches

Europe led 10.5 to 5.5 going into Sunday’s singles session, which got underway at 5:35 am ET (11:35 am local time in Rome). World number one Scottie Scheffler headed out first in a mouthwatering match-up against Jon Rahm, ranked third. That clash of the titans set the tone, finally ending in a tie despite flipping from blue to red across the course.

Here’s how all the scores played out:

Tee timeTeam EuropeTeam USAResult
5:35 am ET [11:35 am local]Jon RahmScottie SchefflerTied
5:47 am ET [11:47 am local]Viktor HovlandCollin MorikawaEUR 4&3
5:59 am ET [11:59 am local]Justin RosePatrick CantlayUSA 2&1
6:11 am ET [12:11 pm local]Rory McIlorySam BurnsEUR 3&1
6:23 am ET [12:23 pm local]Matt FitzpatrickMax HomaUSA 1up
6:35 am ET [12:35 pm local]Tyrrell HattonBrian HarmanEUR 3&2
6:47 am ET [12:47 pm local]Ludwig AbergBrooks KoepkaUSA 3&2
6:59 am ET [12:59 pm local]Sepp StrakaJustin ThomasUSA 2up
7:11 am ET [1:11 pm local]Nicolai HojgaardXander SchauffeleUSA 3&2
7:23 am ET [1:23 pm local]Shane LowryJordan SpiethTied
7:35 am ET [1:35 pm local]Tommy FleetwoodRickie FowlerEUR 3&1
7:47 am ET [1:47 pm local]Robert MacIntyreWyndham ClarkEUR 2&1

What did Team Europe and Team USA need to win the Ryder Cup?

With 28 points on offer (one for each match) across the three days, either side needed 14.5 points to win the Ryder Cup. However, the winners of the previous edition can retain the trophy with a tie. As the USA won on home soil in 2021, they required 14 points to ensure the Ryder Cup travels back across the pond.

2023 Ryder Cup results

Friday foursomes

EuropeUnited StatesResult
Rahm/HattonScheffler/Burns4&3
Aberg/HovlandHoma/Harman4&3
Lowry/StrakaFowler/Morikawa2&1
McIlory/FleetwoodSchauffele/Cantlay2&1

Friday fourballs

EuropeUSAResult
Hovland/HattonThomas/Spiethhalved
Rahm/HojgaardScheffler/Koepkahalved
MacIntyre/RoseHoma/Clarkhalved
McIlory/FitzpatrickMorikawa/Schauffele5&3

Ryder Cup overall score after day one

Score
Europe6.5
USA1.5

Saturday foursomes

EuropeUSAResult
McIlory/FleetwoodThomas/Spieth2&1
Aberg/HovlandScheffler/Koepka9&7
Lowry/StrakaHoma/Harman4&2
Rahm/HattonSchauffele/Cantlay2&1

Saturday fourballs

EuropeUSAResult
Aberg/HovlandBurns/Morikawa4&3
Fleetwood/HojgaardHoma/Harman2&1
MacIntyre/RoseThomas/Spieth3&2
McIlory/FitzpatrickCantlay/Clark1 up

2023 Ryder Cup overall score after day two

Score
Europe10.5
USA5.5