Moore wants more Ryder Cups
CHASKA, UNITED STATES
RYAN Moore struggled to find the words to describe his emotions after going from being the final captain's pick to clinching the Ryder Cup for Team USA a week later.
The 33-year-old, who did not find out he was on the United States team until Sept 25, won the final three holes against Lee Westwood to clinch the winning point and lift the US to their first Ryder Cup victory since 2008.
"I mean, I don't even know. This is unbelievable right now, to actually get the point that clinches it," Moore said.
"That birdie on 17 and then to win with the par on the last hole, it's - honestly, I don't even know what to tell you.
Moore had to rally on the back nine on Sunday to defeat Europe's Westwood 1-up in one of the 12 final day singles matches at the 41st Ryder Cup.
Team captain Davis Love made Moore a captain's pick, just hours after he battled Rory McIlroy into a play-off at the US PGA season-ending Tour Championship before settling for second after the fourth extra hole.
Moore was 2-down before an eagle at 16, birdie at 17 and a par on 18 which were enough to take down Englishman Westwood, who made bogey on the final hole at Hazeltine National.
Love said on Sunday he knew it would be easy to welcome Moore into the Ryder Cup fold.
"Well, he barely got here," Love said.
"He had quite a whirlwind week. Now, he is part of our family a lot more."
Moore said now that he has had his first taste of the Ryder Cup, he wants more.
"This is something I want to be a part of every single year," he added.