Molinari makes history with perfect 5-0 Ryder Cup record

No European had ever won five of five matches at the Ryder Cup, but Francesco Molinari has completed a clean sweep at Le Golf National.

European golfer Francesco Molinari   -  Getty Images

Francesco Molinari made Ryder Cup history by becoming the first European to win five out of five matches as he helped Thomas Bjorn's team regain the trophy.

The Italian combined with Tommy Fleetwood to deliver big victories in the Friday and Saturday fourballs and foursomes, with Molinari then beating Phil Mickelson 4 and 2 in Sunday's singles.

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A trio of Americans had previously won five out of five in a single Ryder Cup - Gardner Dickinson, Arnold Palmer and Larry Nelson - but Molinari is the first European to achieve the feat.

Ian Poulter's 100 per cent record in four matches in 2012 was the previous record for Europe, which has now won six in a row on home soil.