- Tommy Fleetwood clinches win as Europe triumph 16½-11½
- McIlroy contributes career-best performance of four points
They came, they swore, they conquered. It had seemed nothing at this Ryder Cup could top the sight of Rory McIlroy remonstrating and ranting at an American caddie in a car park. Then, the United States threatened to produce one of the most famous sporting comebacks in living memory. European palms sweated in the searing Rome sun.
Europe, guided superbly by Luke Donald and roared on by an inspired McIlroy, withstood what was thrown at them. A 16½-11½ victory comfortably erases the pain caused at Whistling Straits in 2021, when the US were supposedly set for a decade or more of Ryder Cup dominance.