Shortly thereafter, Tony Finau clinched a 6 and 4 victory over Tommy Fleetwood-who went 4-0 in the team sessions alongside Francesco Molinari-and Webb Simpson topped FedEx Cup champion Justin Rose, 3 and 2.
"To be part of the European team, all of them, it's something you can't describe", Garcia said, deflecting any personal credit in favour of the team ethos.
"We got it right this week", European captain Thomas Bjorn said. They got beat 3&1.
Lefty played one foursomes match on Friday - a crushing 5-and-4 loss paired with DeChambeau - and didn't get on the course again until Sunday, when captain Jim Furyk had to send him out for singles.
The United States' quest to win a Ryder Cup on European soil will have to wait at least four more years.
Furyk also played a clearly out-of-form Phil Mickelson in the Friday foursomes, an error he did not repeat as the left-hander was benched for Saturday. Most sports journalism is inherently supposed to be unbiased, but, to put it plainly, that will never be the case for this particular event. "Everything that this Ryder Cup was is what I think the Ryder Cup should be about for a European team".
Spaniard Sergio Garcia set a record when his victory in his Ryder Cup singles match on Sunday gave him more points than any other player in the history of the competition.
And yet, watching the warm handshake and quiet words exchanged between them, you would have a tough time guessing which player was about to rush into a beer-soaked celebration.
"I've been on tour winning things, doing a little bit and not a lot, my record [at Ryder Cups] was shocking coming into this week so statistically there was a good chance of winning some points". "I'm getting goosebumps talking about it", Thomas said.
His incredible weekend comes just over two months after the 35-year-old became the first Italian player to win a major with his triumph at the British Open in Carnoustie. "I've experienced a lot of Ryder Cups but this is the top one". They were supposed to end the 25-year wait to win in Europe. "I didn't help my teammates win any points". "It's frustrating because I thought we were all playing pretty well, and I just didn't perform at the level that I had been playing, and just got behind early in the matches and never got back". It's not unreasonable to expect the players on the USA team to hit fairways off the tee with irons in hand and give themselves decent looks on approach to the greens, they just didn't execute, and they paid the price.
Woods has now lost 10 of his 14 Ryder Cup fourballs.
He got matched against rookie Jon Rahm in singles, and boy did it not go well. We both like the course and we are similar players.
"History will show me and everybody on this team that it's not over". I was not playing my best, and I spent more time hitting balls throughout the week than I have all year trying to find something that would click, and it's just been a struggle.
Webb Simpson followed with an eight-foot birdie putt to finish off Justin Rose 3 and 2 and United States rookie Tony Finau closed with five birdies in his last eight holes in a 6 and 4 rout of England's Tommy Fleetwood to lift the Americans within 10½-9½. "There is a job to be done still and we are going to do it".
"Some of that [poor record] might be that Tiger Woods hasn't played his best golf, but primarily it is that he hasn't had the support", said Chamblee, a former PGA Tour victor.