The U.S. defeated Europe Sunday to win back the Ryder Cup. Here are the key stats provided by the Golf Channel research department. The United States team beat Europe 17 to 11 in the 41st Ryder Cup, their first victory since Davis Love III's final Captain's pick, Ryan. The Ryder Cup is a biennial men's golf competition between teams from Europe and the United States. The competition is contested every two years with the Format : Match play.