Ryder Cup was like Man City vs Wycombe as Europe legend Colin Montgomerie fears ‘frightening’ Team USA could dominate for years to come

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How to explain such a chastening Ryder Cup defeat for Europe? For Colin Montgomerie, it’s really quite simple: the better team won.

Team USA assembled the greatest team the tournament has ever seen on paper – and they played like it.

Europe may have to get used to this

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Europe may have to get used to this

After three days of pure dominance on home soil, they broke the record for biggest winning margin in modern Ryder Cup history, beating Padraig Harrington’s side 19-9.

Of course, questions will be asked of the captain and his players, but Europe legend Montgomerie suggests they never really had a chance against captain Steve Stricker’s superstars.

“Sometimes, it’s blissfully simple,” the famous Scottish golfer told talkSPORT.

“If a stronger team playing at home performs to its capability, it’s going to win. That’s what happened.

Europes era of dominance could be over

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Europes era of dominance could be over

“Their average world ranking was 8, ours was 30. I was watching the football the other night, Man City vs Wycombe Wanderers.

“It’s going to happen, isn’t it? You might go one down, but you’re going to win 6-1 in the end.”

Not only are the Americans incredibly good, they’re also young.

At 37, Dustin Johnson was the oldest player on the team, and he went 5-0.

This talented new generation arrive at the Ryder Cup with Europe heading in the total opposite direction.

The Americans never looked like losing

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The Americans never looked like losing

Veterans like Ian Poulter, Lee Westwood and Paul Casey are all into their forties and may have played this event for the last time.

Already, things are looking pretty ominous for Italy in 2023.

“It was actually frightening how good they were and it’s a little bit worrying for the next couple of years,” Monty added.

“I don’t envy the next captain.”

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