Europe have regained the Ryder Cup after a 7 1/2 – 4 1/2 victory on the final day to complete a comprehensive 17 1/2 – 10 1/2 win after a hugely compelling singles session.

After the first couple of pairings began to close their rounds, Thomas Bjorn would have been sweating over the rest of his team when he looked at the leaderboard.

However, resilience has been one of Europe’s most notable strengths this weekend and a huge half point from Paul Casey on the final point would have given Team Europe some motivation.

There were surprise defeats for Tommy Fleetwood and Justin Rose but all four of the captain’s wildcard picks repaid his faith and none lost their respective single matches.

Huge relief was clear to see on Thomas Bjorn’s face after the early scare but ultimately, he got every decision spot on.

In comparison, Jim Furyk will be extremely disappointed that his faith in, most notably, Phil Mickelson, failed to pay off as he slumped to two losses in as many games.

Equally, big-game players such as Tiger Woods, Patrick Reed and Rickie Fowler and only managed two points between them so they will not be immune from criticism themselves.

Here’s how each match played out:

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