Utah’s Tony Finau ran into one of the Ryder Cup’s most legendary players on Sunday, and the results weren’t pretty for the American.

Europe’s Ian Poulter made six birdies en route to a 3 & 2 win over Finau at Whistling Straits Golf Club in Kohler, Wisconsin.

However, Finau was one of the few Americans to lose, as the United States took a 19-9 win to wrestle the cup back from the Europeans in the 43rd iteration of the event.

Xander Shauffele and Harris English — Finau’s partner in foursomes matches Friday and Saturday — were the only other Americans to lose a singles match Sunday.

Finau never led in his match with Poulter. The Brit birdied the first hole to go 1 up.

Finau made a par on No. 8 to win that hole and even the match, but Poulter reeled off three straight birdies to go 3 up.

Finau birdied the par-4 13th hole to get within two holes, but a bogey on No. 15 ended his momentum and Poulter closed it out on 16.

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