And USA vs. Europe is a fair competition, just look at how well Yankees have done in majors compared to Euros.
I've understood Europe has usually better team spirit than USA, despite that Team USA's players are from the same country. US players are more of individualists, that's why Euros have a better team spirit, and that's important in Ryder Cup.
I had no clue tbh, I've never watched golf in my life. But why'd you say that the U.S. has a larger population than Europe?