The U.S. Team won by a score of 19-9 at Whistling Straits. (Keyur Khamar/PGA TOUR)

On paper, the U.S. Ryder Cup Team was the favorite entering last week at Whistling Straits. On the course, it was even more impressive. The U.S. Team won 19-9, breaking by a half-point the record margin since Europe became part of the Ryder Cup in 1979. “They started two weeks ago for the practice round and I saw their willingness for this event,” said Stricker, a Wisconsin native. “It was fun to be a part of it all week, especially this week for this to be in Wisconsin.” Stricker proved to be a steady, heady, humble captain who made all the correct picks, pairings and airings. The U.S. Team did not lose a session and rode the experience of Dustin Johnson, who won all five of his matches. The six Ryder Cup rookies combined for a 14-4-3 record. Take Scottie Scheffler, for example. The rookie took down Jon Rahm, the  No. 1 player in the world, in Sunday Singles with a 4-and-3 victory. “I told him before he went out, go put it to him,” Johnson said he told Scheffler before the Rahm match. And he did. And almost everyone else on the U.S. Team did, too. And now the Ryder Cup is back on American soil.