Sergio Garcia Alone Has Outscored the Current Team U.S. Roster in Ryder Cup History

Published 09/19/2021, 7:23 AM EDT
Aug 27, 2021; Owings Mills, Maryland, USA; Sergio Garcia lines up a putt on the first hole during the second round of the BMW Championship golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Scott Taetsch-USA TODAY Sports


After a long wait, the Ryder Cup 2021 is finally right around the corner. Both rosters have been finalized and fans and players are already exchanging comments on Twitter. Of course, the teams have been analyzed by experts and fans, everyone voicing their opinion on who they think would win the tournament.

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One point of debate has been the experience on each team, people wondering if the rookies on Team USA will be able to hold their own together at Whistling Straits. While individual games are different, Ryder Cup is a team game where all players need to work together.

A recent tweet explored stats about the US Team and European legend Sergio Garcia, pointing out the difference between the two teams and their experience.

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Sergio Garcia’s Ryder Cup points equal the entire US Team’s

According to the above-mentioned tweet, Sergio Garcia has 25.5 Ryder Cup points, and Team USA players combined have 25.5 points. While it does indicate that Garcia has been around for a long time and has played nine Ryder Cup tournaments, Twitter users do not think the stat meant much. Many have US fans have faith in the younger generation, agreeing that maybe this change will be good for the team.

Other users wrote that they believe rookies should just play, not worrying about anything else. However, some fans continue to believe that despite all the talent in team USA, Europe’s experience will put them in a better position.

Sep 2, 2021; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Sergio Garcia plays his shot from the second tee during the first round of the Tour Championship golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hagy-USA TODAY Sports

Garcia, who has won 62 percent of his matches, has accumulated 25.5 points in Ryder Cup history. According to reports, Garcia is now only two wins away from breaking Nick Faldo’s existing Ryder Cup record.

“Being the highest points scorer in Ryder Cup history, that was never my goal,” Garcia said. “It’s something that I never thought about because I was always focused on winning the Ryder Cup as a team. I never thought, ‘Oh, even if we lose, if I win 3 or 3 1/2 points, I had a great Ryder Cup.’ No, that doesn’t do it for me”. 

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He added that if they do not win a Ryder Cup, it is not a good Ryder Cup.

Team USA Roster

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  • Collin Morikawa
  • Bryson DeChambeau
  • Brooks Koepka
  • Justin Thomas
  • Patrick Cantlay
  • Xander Schauffele
  • Jordan Spieth
  • Daniel Berger
  • Tony Finau
  • Scottie Scheffler
  • Harris English

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Team Europe Roster

  • Tommy Fleetwood
  • Tyrell Hatton
  • Bernd Wiesberger
  • Rory McIlroy
  • Viktor Hovland
  • Paul Casey
  • Matt Fitzpatrick
  • Lee Westwood
  • Sergio Garcia
  • Shane Lowry
  • Ian Poulter
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Devika Pawar is a golf and NBA writer at Essentially Sports. A psychology graduate from KJ Somaiya, Devika has an experience with sportswriting at Republic World for around two years now. She loves NBA a little too much, and is a dedicated Golden State Warriors fan.

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