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.
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 time||Team Europe||Team USA||Result|
|5:35 am ET [11:35 am local]||Jon Rahm||Scottie Scheffler||Tied|
|5:47 am ET [11:47 am local]||Viktor Hovland||Collin Morikawa||EUR 4&3|
|5:59 am ET [11:59 am local]||Justin Rose||Patrick Cantlay||USA 2&1|
|6:11 am ET [12:11 pm local]||Rory McIlory||Sam Burns||EUR 3&1|
|6:23 am ET [12:23 pm local]||Matt Fitzpatrick||Max Homa||USA 1up|
|6:35 am ET [12:35 pm local]||Tyrrell Hatton||Brian Harman||EUR 3&2|
|6:47 am ET [12:47 pm local]||Ludwig Aberg||Brooks Koepka||USA 3&2|
|6:59 am ET [12:59 pm local]||Sepp Straka||Justin Thomas||USA 2up|
|7:11 am ET [1:11 pm local]||Nicolai Hojgaard||Xander Schauffele||USA 3&2|
|7:23 am ET [1:23 pm local]||Shane Lowry||Jordan Spieth||Tied|
|7:35 am ET [1:35 pm local]||Tommy Fleetwood||Rickie Fowler||EUR 3&1|
|7:47 am ET [1:47 pm local]||Robert MacIntyre||Wyndham Clark||EUR 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
Ryder Cup overall score after day one
2023 Ryder Cup overall score after day two