In Pictures: Team USA Celebrates Historic Ryder Cup Win With a Champagne Party and Cigars

Published 09/27/2021, 9:04 AM EDT
Golf – The 2020 Ryder Cup – Whistling Straits, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, U.S. – September 26, 2021 Team USA celebrate with the trophy after winning The Ryder Cup REUTERS/Brian Snyder


Steve Stricker’s men smashed Team Europe to win the Ryder Cup trophy at Whistling Straits on Sunday. This is the first time since 1983 that they have won back-to-back titles on American soil.

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In the ceremony hosted by Steve Sands, the U.S. Team stood ecstatic behind their proud leader, Steve Stricker. In addition, a lot of emotions were on display at the historic ceremony and, in case you missed it, we’ve got a full recap for you.

Golf – The 2020 Ryder Cup – Whistling Straits, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, U.S. – September 26, 2021 Team USA pose with the trophy after winning the Ryder Cup REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Ryder Cup: Team U.S. win by a record margin

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The men in red dominated the Europeans with another crushing defeat on the concluding day of the prestigious biennial event. They won with a staggering score of 19-9, a record in the current format. Moreover, legendary golfer Jack Nicklaus congratulated the winners in a tweet.

 

Stricker was overly emotional and impressed by his squad. He said of the team, “Greatest team of all time, these guys are unbelievable!”

Wiping away a tear, he said one sentence that touched most people’s heart, “I’ve never won a major, but this is my major right here.”

In a major event, Bryson DeChambeau and Brooks Koepka kept aside their differences and celebrated it out with a hug.

 

Inside Team USA’s wild celebrations

Cigars and champagne accompanied the rowdy celebrations that followed the victory ceremony.

Golf – The 2020 Ryder Cup – Whistling Straits, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, U.S. – September 26, 2021 Team USA’s Jordan Spieth is sprayed with sparkling wine as he celebrates after winning The Ryder Cup REUTERS/Brian Snyder
Golf – The 2020 Ryder Cup – Whistling Straits, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, U.S. – September 26, 2021 Team USA’s Collin Morikawa and teammates celebrate with champagne after winning the Ryder Cup REUTERS/Mike Segar
Golf – The 2020 Ryder Cup – Whistling Straits, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, U.S. – September 26, 2021 Team USA’s Tony Finau sprays his wife Alayna Finau with champagne as they celebrate after winning the Ryder Cup REUTERS/Mike Segar
Golf – The 2020 Ryder Cup – Whistling Straits, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, U.S. – September 26, 2021 Team USA’s Dustin Johnson sprays the caddies with champagne as they celebrate after winning the Ryder Cup REUTERS/Mike Segar
Golf – The 2020 Ryder Cup – Whistling Straits, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, U.S. – September 26, 2021 Team USA’s Justin Thomas sprays sparkling wine as he celebrates after winning The Ryder Cup REUTERS/Brian Snyder
Golf – The 2020 Ryder Cup – Whistling Straits, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, U.S. – September 26, 2021 Team USA’s Xander Schauffele sprays sparkling wine and smokes a cigar as he celebrates after winning the Ryder Cup REUTERS/Brian Snyder

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Golf – The 2020 Ryder Cup – Whistling Straits, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, U.S. – September 26, 2021 Team USA pose with the trophy after winning the Ryder Cup as Team USA’s Xander Schauffele blows cigar smoke REUTERS/Brian Snyder

After the press conference, a drunkenly exuberant Xander Schauffele admitted, “I had no idea we had media after all of that,” referring to their festivities.

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Ishita Bhargava

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Ishita Bhargava is a golf content writer at Essentially Sports. Currently pursuing her undergraduate degree from the Shri Ram College of Commerce, she has a keen interest in sports and fitness. When not playing or watching a sports event, Ishita can be seen spending time with her pets or binge-watching.

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