Ryder Cup: 20,000 Europeans and US fans haul 20 teams to sixth straight defeat

As the golf world breathed a collective sigh of relief in The Dakota Dunes Country Club, the focus shifted to the cast of young American stars who have risen to the biggest stage of…

Ryder Cup: 20,000 Europeans and US fans haul 20 teams to sixth straight defeat

As the golf world breathed a collective sigh of relief in The Dakota Dunes Country Club, the focus shifted to the cast of young American stars who have risen to the biggest stage of all.

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On Thursday, a tournament three-peat winner closed out a last day of singles to secure the trophy for the USA. That player: Dustin Johnson. The man? 21-year-old Brooks Koepka. The scene: The Texas desert, USA vs Europe, USA. The event? The Ryder Cup. What a team!

What a season. From 25th place coming into the season, Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka and Rickie Fowler have charged the field, earning four wins in 10 tournaments between them. On Friday, they played side by side, 18-and-under in the greatest team event in golf and the Ryder Cup ended as a complete rout.

So, where does the USA lead the last 5 events played in golf? Here are the numbers, courtesy of SBNation.

Red: United States (3 wins, 3 threes), Europe (2 wins, 2 threes)

White: Europe (3 wins, 3 threes), Europe (3 wins, 3 threes)

Blue: USA (3 wins, 4 threes), Europe (3 wins, 3 threes)

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Who are the big win leaders in golf for the year:

Dustin Johnson: 17 wins, 22rd in the world.

Brooks Koepka: 14 wins, 17th in the world.

Rickie Fowler: 9 wins, 28th in the world.

Who are the top 3 youngest winner leaders:

Dustin Johnson: 21, 7th in the world.

Rickie Fowler: 22, 24th in the world.

Brooks Koepka: 22, 25th in the world.

Who has led the all-time tour wins list?

Dustin Johnson: 142 career wins.

Brooks Koepka: 110 career wins.

Rickie Fowler: 125 career wins.

Who have led the all-time tour wins list?

Billy Andrade: 93 career wins.

Fred Couples: 90 career wins.

Will Tiger Woods ever lead the all-time tour wins list?

Billy Andrade: 93 career wins.

Fred Couples: 90 career wins.

Tiger Woods: No titles.

Who won on Thanksgiving?

Dustin Johnson: 4-and-4 win over Francesco Molinari.

Brooks Koepka: 3-and-2 win over Tommy Fleetwood.

Who beat Phil Mickelson for the first time in 10 years?

Dustin Johnson: 4-and-4 win over Dustin Johnson.

Who won the marquee match on Thursday?

Dustin Johnson: 4-and-4 win over Francesco Molinari.

Brooks Koepka: 4-and-4 win over Tommy Fleetwood.

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