Golf365’s Matt Cooper was lucky enough to be at Le Golf National on Sunday to witness Europe’s staggering defeat of the USA in the 2018 Ryder Cup.
Jim Furyk’s troops narrowed the gap to one point with three early wins – but were blown away by the likes of Jon Rahm, Ian Poulter, Sergio Garcia and Francisco Molinari, who got the Europeans over the finishing line before Henrik Stenson and Alex Noren put the icing on the cake for a crushing 17.5/10.5 victory for the hosts.
Here Matt Cooper shares some of the best pictures he took on the pulsating final day of action…
10am and a couple of fans having forty winks.
The Swedish fans were out in strength.
Sometimes a picture needs no words.
Stirring scenes two hours before play started at the second.
A French fan grabbing a good spot at the first green.
Decent view of the TV studio.
Dustin Johnson trying to find a putting stroke on the practice green.
Excitement as the cut and thrust of the day ebbed and flowed.
The postman delivered for Europe.
Europe’s fans celebrate success.
A crowd shot of the closing ceremony.
The European press conference.
Thomas Bjorn is not letting go of the trophy – and quite right too.
Gary Woodland had one very special supporter cheering him on on Sunday. You might remember her.
Brooks Koepka came very close to winning his third straight US Open title at Pebble Beach on Sunday, but ultimately came off second best.
After scrambling his way through the first three rounds of the US Open, Justin Rose’s short game couldn’t save him again on Sunday.
Gary Woodland showed plenty of guts as he held off Brooks Koepka to win the US Open on Sunday.
Brooke Henderson clinched the ninth title of her impressive young career with a one-stroke victory at the LPGA Meijer Classic on Sunday.
Phil Mickelson’s career Grand Slam dreams faded once again at Pebble Beach on Saturday, but he couldn’t blame the USGA for it this time.
Rory McIlroy is far from ready to throw in the towel at the US Open, despite being five shots off the pace.
Brooks Koepka moved into tied-third place at the US Open on Saturday, spelling potential danger for the two players just ahead of him.
Overnight leader Gary Woodland managed to hold onto his lead at the US Open on Saturday, but there are some big names lurking right behind.