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.
Ryan Fox claimed his maiden European tour title when he beat Adrian Otaegui 3&2 at the ISPS Handa World Super 6 in Perth on Sunday.
American Nelly Korda held off a charge by Jin Young Ko to claim victory in the ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open on Sunday.
Justin Thomas holds a one-stroke lead over Adam Scott while Tiger Woods made headlines as the Genesis Open continues to play catch-up.
Swedish rookie Per Langfors fired an impressive 64 to grab the top seeding heading into the final match-play round of the World Super 6.
Matt Kuchar has apologised for his “insensitive” response to the controversy surrounding his payment to local caddie David Ortiz in Mexico.
Nelly Korda is in pole position for some silverware following a solid third round at the ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open on Saturday.
Justin Thomas and Adam Scott share the lead halfway through the second round at a rain soaked Genesis Open on Friday.
Aside from the new flagstick rule, it’s fair to say that Adam Scott isn’t a fan of all the new changes to the Rules of Golf.
Belgium’s Thomas Pieters fired a 66 in windy conditions to join a four-way tie for the lead after the second round of the World Super 6.