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Garcia becomes all-time leading Ryder Cup points-scorer

Sergio Garcia became the leading points-scorer in Ryder Cup history as his 2 and 1 win over American Rickie Fowler helped Europe regain the trophy at Le Golf National on Sunday.

Garcia has now won the most Ryder Cup points in history
Garcia has now won the most Ryder Cup points in history (AFP)

Sergio Garcia became the leading points-scorer in Ryder Cup history as his 2 and 1 win over American Rickie Fowler helped Europe regain the trophy at Le Golf National on Sunday.

The 38-year-old Spaniard, a controversial wildcard pick by captain Thomas Bjorn after a poor season, passed Nick Faldo's previous mark of 25 points, reaching 25.5 since making his debut in 1999.

"I don't usually cry, but I couldn't help it. What a week," Garcia told Sky Sports.

Garcia, the 2017 Masters champion, had endured a difficult year, missing the cut at all four majors, but was still selected by Bjorn on the strength of his Ryder Cup performances down the years.

"It's been a rough year, but we fought hard, I'm so thankful to Thomas Bjorn for believing in me," he said. "I'm so happy to get the Cup back and in Paris and to enjoy it as much I did."