The Ryder Cup is staying in the U.S. for the first time since Valhalla (2008) thanks to a massive effort by the Americans to fend off some great play by the Europeans in this latest iteration of the battle “For Love of Country!” The Ryder Cup itself was contested at Hazeltine National G.C. which is now one of only two courses to have hosted every major rotating golf tournament in the U.S. (U.S. Open, PGA Championship, Women’s U.S. Open, Senior U.S. Open, U.S. Mid-Amateur, and now he Ryder Cup). The course was set up for scoring with minimal rough and pin positions that allowed for target golf (favouring the U.S. side.) On Sunday the first pairing was one of the most exciting ever played, with Rory McIlroy battling Patrick Reed in an instant classic culminating in a 1-up victory for Reed and the U.S. This set the stage for the rest of Sunday and the U.S. re-captured the Cup with four more points to come a little later.