Europe outplayed USA to regain their hold on Ryder Cup. With a win ratio in favour of USA prior to Ryder Cup 2018 (now stands as USA - 26 & Europe -14), Europe had their task cut out but they eventually outplayed their opposition. Open champion Francesco Molinari defeated Phil Mickelson to get Europe to the 14½-point winning mark and simultaneously also became the first European to win five points in a single edition of Ryder Cup. The Italian highlighted the importance of the victory by quoting " (it) means more than winning majors".
Spain's Sergio Garcia secured a victory of his own to surpass Sir Nick Faldo as the Ryder Cup's leading points scorer with 25½. An ectastic Garcia said, "I don't usually cry, but I couldn't help it, what a week. It's been a rough year, but we fought hard. I'm so thankful to Thomas Bjorn (Europe skipper) for believing in me."
On the other hand, US captain Jim Furyk graciously accpedted the loss and stated, "You have to tip your cap, they outplayed us." The biggest name of them all from USA, Tiger Woods, had a forgettable campaign in this Ryder Cup edition. He lost all his four matches; leading to the eventual result.