The Rank and File
Where did the United States team wrap up its first Ryder Cup victory in nine years? Although the U.S. earned a 124-113 edge in holes won during the week, par-3 holes proved crucial to the team's success by a 37-14 margin. The U.S. began strong by storming to an overwhelming advantage at the third (12-4) and ended equally strong at the 14th (11-3). Although the U.S. supposedly owned an edge in distance—a key factor in how captain Paul Azinger influenced Vallhalla's setup—the Europeans compiled a commanding 27-16 lead at the par-5 holes.