Reliance on rookies pays off for US in Ryder Cup blowout

Daniel Berger, 5 other golfers post combine 14-4-3 record in debuts
Daniel Berger hits to third green at Ryder Cup, Sept. 26, 2021
Posted at 8:15 PM, Sep 26, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-26 20:15:57-04

SHEBOYGAN, Wisc. — The United States laid waste to the notion that experience is essential to thriving in the Ryder Cup's glaring spotlight.

The U.S. rolled to a 19-9 victory over Europe with a roster that featured six Ryder Cup rookies.

Daniel Berger, Patrick Cantlay, Harris English, Collin Morikawa, Xander Schauffele and Scottie Scheffler posted a combined 14-4-3 record in their Ryder Cup debuts.

Cantlay, Morikawa and Scheffler were undefeated.

Scheffler capped his rookie debut with a convincing singles victory over Jon Rahm, the world's top-ranked player.