Europe won back the the Ryder Cup on Sunday, just like it always does before its raucous crowd, with Rory McIlroy leading the way and Tommy Fleetwood delivering the winner.
Only one American truly had reason to celebrate after the Ryder Cup ended with another home win for Europe.
Rory McIlroy was still running hot after his parking-lot outburst at the Ryder Cup on Saturday night as he made his way to Marco Simone the following morning to help Europe regain the trophy.
European captain Luke Donald was delivering his Ryder Cup victory speech in front of a giddy crowd at Marco Simone when his celebrating players standing beside him started a chant that quickly swept through the grandstands.
Rory McIlroy referred to that ''Miracle in Medinah'' as a happy accident, a Ryder Cup that Europe was never meant to win because the matches favor the home team. In the month leading to Rome, he considered a road Ryder Cup win among the biggest feats in golf.
The reachable par-4 16th at Marco Simone was designed to decide the Ryder Cup, and that's exactly what happened.
The final score is in: Europe beat the United States 16½-11½.
Waiting to hit his tee shot on the reachable par-4 16th, Patrick Cantlay smiled and gestured with his hands for the pro-Europe spectators to keep up the ribbing they had been giving him all day long for not wearing a hat.
Viktor Hovland and Ludvig Aberg put Europe in the record book with the shortest match in Ryder Cup history, a symbol of its utter dominance over the Americans at Marco Simone.
Rory McIlroy lost his match at the Ryder Cup. Then he lost his cool.
Max Homa had already taken his hat off and was walking toward playing partner Brian Harman for a celebratory hug before his chip for eagle rolled in on the reachable par-4 16th.
In a year where golf seems to revolve around money, the Ryder Cup is not immune.
Viktor Hovland and Ludvig Åberg has the makings of a lasting Ryder Cup partnership for Europe.
Hats off to Patrick Cantlay.
Brooks Koepka could have used a board to pound Saturday in the Ryder Cup. Jon Rahm didn't need one, and he doesn't know what caused all the fuss.
Lexi Thompson followed a resurgent week at the Solheim Cup with a strong start in the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship.
Europe gave the Americans a rude welcome and a harsh reminder why it has been 30 years since they last won the Ryder Cup away from home, sweeping the opening session for the first time before a delirious crowd at Marco Simone.
Rory McIlroy says the Europeans will not be complacent after their ''amazing'' Day 1 at the Ryder Cup.
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