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1951 The USA win the 9th Ryder Cup 9½-2½ at Pinehurst Resort North Carolina, USA, the second heaviest defeat in the history of the Cup for any side after the 11-1 thrashing given to GB&I in 1947. Unusually, although only a two day match, the foursomes were played on Friday 2nd and the singles on Sunday 4th, to give the players and spectators the chance to watch a local college football game between the North Carolina team and the Tennessee Volunteers. Unfortunately for the hosts, the Tennessee team meted out a thrashing of their own, perhaps spurring the US Ryder Cup team to take revenge on the visitors... The American were captained by Sam Snead who played, and the GB&I men by Arthur Lacey who didn't. Snead won both his games easily, defeating Max Faulkner in the singles.
It was also Ben Hogan's second and last Ryder Cup as a player after being the US playing Captain in 1947, and he won both his games. Hogan was the winning non-playing Captain of the US 1949 and 1967 sides.
The 1951 US win took the overall tally to 7-2 from the nine Cups played.

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