Clutch shots, celebrity fans and more moments from Europe's 2023 Ryder Cup win

Clutch shots, celebrity fans and more moments from Europe's 2023 Ryder Cup win
By: ESPN GOLF Posted On: October 01, 2023 View: 39

Team Europe held on Sunday in singles, beating Team U.S 16½-11½. to win the Ryder Cup at Marco Simone Golf & Country Club outside Rome. Europe hasn't lost on its home soil since 1993.

Tommy Fleetwood's birdie on No. 16 ensured Europe of at least a half point in his match, guaranteeing it enough to win.

Here are some of the top moments from the three days of the Ryder Cup:

Day 3: Sunday highlights

"Olé, Olé, Olé"

Europe celebrates its 16½-11½ win the 2023 Ryder Cup.

Fleetwood secures the win

Rory finishes great week

Rory McIlroy after finishing the week 4-1-0.

Homa keeps the U.S. in it

Max Homa capped a 3-1-1 week with this putt on No. 18 to beat Matt Fitzpatrick.

U.S. gets a win

Patrick Cantlay stayed hot, getting the first full point for the U.S. on Sunday.

Rahm finishes his week

Jon Rahm won No. 18 to halve his match with Scottie Scheffler. Rahm finished 2-0-2 on the week.

Europe on the board

Viktor Hovland put the first point of the day on the board for Europe, beating Collin Morikawa 4 and 3.


Day 2:

Rory is feeling it

Another day, another commanding performance from Rory McIlroy for Team Europe.

Homa shows up

It hasn't been pretty for the Americans, but there have been moments. Max Homa -- who secured Team USA's first win of the tournament with a walk off chip-in eagle earlier Saturday -- delivered on this shot.

Burns can't hear you

Considering the largest final-day deficit overcome to win the Ryder Cup is four points, the Americans will have their work cut out for them entering Sunday. But that hasn't dimmed Sam Burns' competitive spirit.

The other JT is all smiles

Not to be confused with Justin Thomas, celebrity U.S. fan Justin Timberlake was loving the spark the Americans displayed Saturday afternoon.

Europe widens commanding lead

Jon Rahm pumps up the crowd ahead of the Saturday afternoon matches.

Dominating win

Viktor Hovland and Sweden's Ludvig Aberg handed Scottie Scheffler and Brooks Koepka the worst defeat in an 18-hole match in Ryder Cup history 9 and 7.

McIlroy remains perfect

Rory McIlroy and England's Tommy Fleetwood took down Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas 2 and 1, with McIlroy sinking the winning putt on No. 17. McIlroy moved to 3-0 this year with the win.

Rahm being Rahm

Jon Rahm stuffed one close on No. 17.

U.S. picks up first win

Brian Harman and Max Homa delivered the squad's first full point of the Ryder Cup with a 4-and-2 victory over Ireland's Shane Lowry and Austria's Sepp Straka.


Day 1: What a day for Team Europe

Zero losses on the first day for the European squad, as Justin Rose hit this putt to clinch the last match.

Rahm comes up clutch

Need someone to nail a putt to tie things up on 18? Jon Rahm's your guy.

Hovland birdies 18

Viktor Hovland closed out his first round in epic fashion.

Famous fans

Novak Djokovic and Gareth Bale were on hand to take in the tournament.

Just missed it

Jon Rahm came achingly close to a hole-in-one on this shot.

We're all Fitznesses

Matt Fitzpatrick was locked-in for the first round, and it had Rory McIlroy feeling some kind of way.


Rookie mistake

Nicolai Højgaard nearly forgot two essential tools needed to make his Ryder Cup debut: his putter and passport.

On the course, however, Højgaard is looking like a seasoned veteran.

Hovland's ace

A practice-round hole-in-one for Viktor Hovland? Light work.

Patriotic poses

American golfers and fans alike are decked out in the country's colors. Earlier in the week Sam Burns showed off his patriotic new look.

When in Rome

The Spanish Steps served as a scenic background ahead of the tournament.

Different tastes

Viktor Hovland listens to metal music to get ready for a match ... and if his teammates' reactions are anything to go by, that makes him unique at the Ryder Cup.

Red carpet looks

The golfers and their significant others were on point fashion-wise at the pretournament gala.

Viktor Hovland, who is single, decided to keep Europe vice captain Jose Maria Olazabal company instead.

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