WATCH: World No. 1 Scottie Scheffler breaks down in tears following HUMILIATING loss at 2023 Ryder Cup

Scottie Scheffler and his foursome partner, Brooks Koepka, suffered a damaging loss on Day 2.


WATCH: World No. 1 Scottie Scheffler breaks down in tears following HUMILIATING loss at 2023 Ryder Cup

Scottie Scheffler in tears after the loss at the Ryder Cup (Pic Credit: X)

After suffering one of the worst starts in Ryder Cup history on Friday, team USA was dealt an early blow on Saturday. The experienced duo of Scottie Scheffler and Brooks Koepka were hammered away by Victor Hovland and Ludvig Aberg in the foursomes match. The reigning World No. 1 golfer was left in an emotional state and broke down in tears.

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While losing is part of the sport, this type of defeat could set volumes. The European pair of Viktor Hovland and Ludvig Aberg not only defeated them, but they would go on to deliver a huge statement with that performance. The 9&7 loss to Scheffler and Koepka is the worst loss in Ryder Cup history.

This loss of Scheffler and Koepka made things difficult for the visitors. Team Europe would extend their lead to 9.5-2.5 with them only needing five more points to claim the trophy. Scheffler probably knew of this fact and was unable to control his emotions. He was spotted wiping away tears while his wife, Meredith, sat beside him and tried to console him.

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Viktor Hovland and Ludvig Aberg’s formidable partnership leads them to historic win at Ryder Cup

Viktor Hovland and Ludvig Aberg are two of the most in-form players at the moment. While Hovland came into the event as the FedEx Cup champion, Aberg showed off his dominance at the DP World Tour events. His victory at the Omega European Masters saw him punch his ticket to Rome. The duo has formed a formidable partnership and praised each other for their performances.

Despite Team Europe’s stunning display on Day 1, the matchup between the pair of these two against Brooks Kopeka and Scottie Scheffler was expected to be a close one. On one hand was the young, rising team, while the other was stacked with huge experience. What proceeded at the Marco Simone Golf course during this matchup was something very few would have imagined.

Viktor Hovland and Ludvig Aberg
Viktor Hovland shaking hands with Ludvig Aberg (Pic Credit: X)

“Obviously Scottie and Brooks weren’t on top of their game today and yeah, that’s how the 9&7 came to be,” Hovland said regarding the performance of the American duo. He would later praise Aberg for his performance by saying, “He’s a stud. He doesn’t miss a shot, so it’s easy when I’m playing well and he’s playing well and we are just feeding off each other.”

Meanwhile, the Swedish golfer claimed it was an unbelievable time to play golf. “It’s an unbelievable time for me to be here to play alongside one of the best players in the world in Viktor and to be playing against other world-class players,” he said.

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The duo would team up again in another matchup in the afternoon, where they lost to Collin Morikawa and Sam Burns 4&3 which gave the Americans a much-needed point. The US team will need a much better performance if they are to pull off a memorable comeback on the final day.

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