Ryder Cup player ratings: Dustin Johnson leads USA from the front

RYDER CUP PLAYER RATINGS: Dustin Johnson was USA’s star man with FIVE points… but Europe’s Matt Fitzpatrick struggled mightily once again

  • USA regain Ryder Cup with dominant 19-9 win at Whistling Straits
  • Dustin Johnson leads from the front for Americans winning five points
  • Collin Morikawa plays key role for hosts, winning 3.5 points on Ryder Cup debut
  • Sergio Garcia and Jon Rahm’s heroics not enough for Europe to retain trophy
  • Rory McIlroy finishes with one point after winning singles match on Sunday

The USA regained the Ryder Cup for the first time in five years after a record 19-9 win at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin.

Dustin Johnson led from the front for the USA, winning every match he played to finish with a maximum of five points, while Collin Morikawa went 3-1-0 in his Ryder Cup debut and secured the vital half-a-point that got the Americans over the line. 

Jon Rahm and Sergio Garcia valiantly flew the European flag as they won both of their foursomes, but it wasn’t enough for Padraig Harrington’s team to stem the American wave in front of a raucous partisan crowd.

Dustin Johnson led from the front for the USA as the Americans regained the Ryder Cup

The world No 2 won points as the USA secured a win at Whistling Straits



Daniel Berger 6.5/10

Took a point in the early surge but was obliterated with Brooks Koepka by Jon Rahm and Sergio Garcia on Saturday morning.

Patrick Cantlay 8

Patty Ice, the intelligent Californian was as impressive on the course as he had been in the press conferences.

Bryson DeChambeau 7

His eagle after driving to the green at the first yesterday was Incredible. You can’t take your eyes off him.

Bryson DeChambeau hit the shot of the tournament with a monstrous 417-yard drive

The 28-year-old won his singles match against Sergio Garcia to finish with 2.5 points

Harris English 6

Another who starred as US raced in front. Not overused but played his part.

Tony Finau 7

Likable pro who displayed putting skills that could land him a major if he can carry this form from Wisconsin.

Dustin Johnson 9

The veteran led from the front but behaved like a statesman, more than once calming the crowd. Brilliant.

Brooks Koepka 7

Given previous comments some wondered if he cared. Scowling, rowing with officials — maybe he cared too much.

Collin Morikawa 8

Few better with an iron in the gloves and displayed it so many times here. Played a key role for the Americans.

Collin Morikawa was almost flawless in his first Ryder Cup and finished with 3.5 points

The two-time major winner secured the crucial half-a-point that won the USA the trophy

Xander Schauffele 8

Fully justified his captain’s pick. Stricker’s decision to send him out first for the singles spoke volumes.

Scottie Scheffler 7.5

Big man went halves on the earthquake moment late on Saturday when he chest-bumped DeChambeau after nailing a key 16-footer.

Jordan Spieth 6.5

Left everybody speithless with his amazing chip from rough which almost ended up with him in Lake Michigan.

Justin Thomas 5

Loses points for chugging a beer in front of a baying crowd with half a day still to play on Saturday.

Justin Thomas was branded ‘arrogant’ after celebrating by drinking beer on Saturday


Paul Casey 5

Brought valuable experience and dancing skills when he joined the crowd but not one for the ages.

Matt Fitzpatrick 4

Barely played in 2016, and admitted he was not ready for the experience but now 27 he again struggled here.

Matthew Fitzpatrick (left) struggled at Whistling Straits, failing to score a single point

The Englishman lost both of his foursomes and failed to win his singles match on Sunday

Tommy Fleetwood 5.5

Putting problems again plagued the likeable Lancastrian. Won all four in Paris but was nowhere near that here.

Sergio Garcia 8

Rolled back the years with some amazing shots and formed an armada with compatriot Jon Rahm. A great Ryder Cup career continues for Garcia.

Sergio Garcia was one of Europe’s precious few shining stars at Whistling Straits

The Spaniard won both of his foursomes matches with compatriot Jon Rahm 

Tyrrell Hatton 7

Slipped down a grass verge and wrecked his trousers. Played well at times and justified his selection.

Viktor Hovland 6

Perpetual smiles but the baby-faced Norwegian will have expected to fare better.

Rory McIlroy 4.5

Put simply, not the Ryder Cup we were expecting from him. Finally showed signs of what he could do on Sunday.

Rory McIlroy won his solitary Ryder Cup point on Sunday as he beat Xander Schauffele

The Northern Irishman sat for the first time in his Ryder Cup career on Saturday

The four-time major winner spoke emotionally of his desire to represent Europe again

Shane Lowry 7

Gave his all. His passion and pride were welcome additions to the Europe team room but will leave with an air of disappointment.

Ian Poulter 5.5

Seventh Ryder Cup for the postman but failed to deliver. Couldn’t make up for Rory’s struggles when paired together.

Jon Rahm 8.5

The best on the planet? The big Spaniard dovetailed superbly with Garcia and certainly did his bit.

Jon Rahm was Europe’s standout player and won both foursomes alongside Sergio Garcia

The world No 1 failed to add to his tally as he lost his single match against Scottie Scheffler

Lee Westwood 4.5

A Ryder Cup legend who, at 48, qualified on merit. Will not take many fond memories from this outing though.

Bernd Wiesberger 4.5

Not a debut to remember for the first Austrian to represent Europe. The biggest unknown in the side and will remain so.

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