Team USA made history at the 2020 Ryder Cup, defeating Europe 19-9 to clinch the largest margin of victory in the modern history of the event. It's the third Ryder Cup win for the Americans this century.
Of the 12 players who made up Team USA, 11 are AJGA alumni. Tony Finau is the only player who didn't compete in the AJGA growing up. Dustin Johnson was the elder statesmen of the team, and he led by example, finishing the event with a perfect record of 5-0-0.
In addition to leading his side to victory, Johnson was awarded the inaugural Nicklaus-Jacklin Award presented by Aon. AJGA alumnus and tournament host Sergio Garcia was honored with the award on the European side. The award recognizes players who best embody the spirit of the famous 1969 concession, when Jack Nicklaus conceded a two-foot putt to Tony Jacklin for a halved match that resulted in the first tie in Ryder Cup history.
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What a honor to be a part of this team! I’ll remember This One. for the rest of my life. @RyderCupUSA @JustinThomas34 @JordanSpieth @b_dechambeau @ScottieScheff @XSchauffele @patrick_cantlay @DJohnsonPGA @collin_morikawa @BKoepka @tonyfinaugolf @Harris_English @DanielBerger59 pic.twitter.com/GDUA4FSOOP— Steve Stricker (@stevestricker) September 28, 2021
"In my life, I've done a lot of things I'm very proud of...But there's one accomplishment I hold above everything else — starting the Mason Cup."— Alabama Men's Golf (@AlabamaMGolf) September 30, 2021
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