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Created by English seed merchant and keen amateur golfer Samuel Ryder, the first match was played in Massachussets in 1927, when America beat Great Britain & Ireland 9½ - 2½. They would go on to dominate the matches for over 50 years, until broader-based European teams finally began to provide strong opposition. After 41 matches, the score to date is USA 26, GB&I/Europe 13, with 2 ties.


Samuel Ryder Ryder Cup records
Team and individual wins, winning
margins, oldest and youngest, and more.
The 2016 Ryder Cup
US regain Ryder Cup 17-11.
Results 1927 to present day
Year Venue Score USA Captain GB&I/Europe Capt.
1979 - Present: USA vs. Europe
2020 Whistling Straits, Sheboygan, WI
   
2018 Le Golf National,
Versailles, France
   
2016 Hazeltine National, Chaska, MN Davis Love III Darren Clarke
2014 Gleneagles Hotel, Auchterarder, Scot. Tom Watson Paul McGinley
2012 Medinah CC, Medinah, IL Davis Love III José Maria Olazábal
2010 Celtic Manor, Newport, Wales Corey Pavin Colin Montgomerie
2008 Valhalla GC
Louisville, KY
Paul Azinger Nick Faldo
2006 The K Club
Co. Kildare, Ireland
Tom Lehman Ian Woosnam
2004 Oakland Hills CC Bloomfield, MI Hal Sutton Bernhard Langer
2002 The Belfry, Sutton Coldfield, Warks Curtis Strange Sam Torrance
2001: Match rescheduled due to September 11 attack on USA
(all subsequent matches in even numbered years)
1999 The Country Club
Brookline, MA
USA 14½ - Europe 13½ Ben Crenshaw Mark James
1997 Valderrama GC
Sotogrande, Spain
Europe 14½ - USA 13½ Tom Kite Seve Ballesteros
1995 Oak Hill CC
Rochester, NY
Europe 14½ - USA 13½ Lanny Wadkins Bernard Gallacher
1993 The Belfry, Sutton Coldfield, Warks USA 15 - Europe 13 Tom Watson Bernard Gallacher
1991 Kiawah Island Ocean Course, SC USA 14½ - Europe 13½ Dave Stockton Bernard Gallacher
1989 The Belfry, Sutton Coldfield, Warks Europe 14 - USA 14
(Europe retain Cup)
Raymond Floyd Tony Jackin
1987 Muirfield Village
Dublin, OH
Europe 15 - USA 13 Jack Nicklaus Tony Jacklin
1985 The Belfry, Sutton Coldfield, Warks Europe 16½ - USA 11½ Lee Trevino Tony Jacklin
1983

PGA National, Palm Beach Gdns, FL

USA 14½ - Europe 13½ Jack Nicklaus Tony Jacklin
1981 Walton Heath GC
Surrey
USA 18½ - Europe 9½ Dave Marr John Jacobs
1979 The Greenbrier
Wh. S. Springs, WV
USA 17 - Europe 11 Billy Casper John Jacobs
1927 - 1977: USA vs. Great Britain & Ireland
1977 Royal Lytham & St Annes, Lancs USA 12½ - GB&I 7½ Dow Finsterwald Brian Huggett
1975 Laurel Valley GC Ligonier, PA USA 21 - GB&I 11 Arnold Palmer Bernard Hunt
1973 Muirfield
Gullane, Scotland
USA 19 - GB&I 13 Jack Burke Jr Bernard Hunt
1971 Old Warson CC
St Louis, MO
USA 18½ - GB&I 13½ Jay Hebert Eric Brown
1969 Royal Birkdale GC Southport, Lancs USA 16 - GB&I 16
(USA retain Cup)
Sam Snead Eric Brown
1967 Champions GC Houston, TX USA 23½ - GB&I 8½ Ben Hogan Dai Rees
1965 Royal Birkdale GC Southport, Lancs USA 19½ - GB&I 12½ Byron Nelson Harry Weetman
1963 East Lake GC Atlanta, GA USA 23 - GB&I 9 Arnold Palmer John Fallon
1961 Royal Lytham & St Annes, Lancs USA 14½ - GB&I 9½ Jerry Barber Dai Rees
1959 Eldorado CC
Palm Desert, CA
USA 8½ - GB&I 3½ Sam Snead Dai Rees
1957 Lindrick GC Yorkshire GB&I 7½ - USA 4½ Jack Burke Jr Dai Rees
1955 Thunderbird CC Palm Springs, CA USA 8 - GB&I 4 Chick Harbert Dai Rees
1953 Wentworth (West)
Surrey
USA 6½ - GB&I 5½ Lloyd Mangrum Henry Cotton
1951 Pinehurst Resort Pinehurst, NC USA 9½ - GB&I 2½ Sam Snead Arthur Lacey
1949 Ganton GC Scarborough, Yorks USA 7 - GB&I 5 Ben Hogan Charles Whitcombe
1947 Portland GC Portland, OR USA 11 - GB&I 1 Ben Hogan Henry Cotton
1939 - 1945: Matches not played
1937 Southport & Ainsdale GC, Lancs. USA 8 - GB&I 4 Walter Hagen Charles Whitcombe
1935 Ridgewood CC Ridgewood, NJ USA 9 - GB&I 3 Walter Hagen Charles Whitcombe
1933 Southport & Ainsdale GC, Lancs. GB&I 6½ - USA 5½ Walter Hagen JH Taylor
1931 Scioto CC Columbus, OH USA 9 -GB&I 3
Walter Hagen Charles Whitcombe
1929 Moortown GC Yorkshire GB&I 7 - USA 5 Walter Hagen George Duncan
1927 Worcester CC
Worcester, MA
USA 9½ - GB&I 2½

Walter Hagen Ted Ray

Changes in match format
Period Day One Day Two Day Three Points
1979 - Present: USA vs. Europe
1977-Present 4 18-hole foursomes
4 18-hole fourballs
4 18-hole foursomes
4 18-hole fouballs
12 18-hole singles 24 points
1927 - 1977: USA vs. Great Britain & Ireland
1977 5 18-hole foursomes 5 18-hole fourballs 10 18-hole singles 20 points
1963-1975 4 18-hole foursomes
4 18-hole fourballs
4 18-hole foursomes
4 18-hole fourballs
2x8 18-hole singles 32 points
1961 2x4 18-hole f'somes 2x8 18-hole singles Two days only 24 points
1927 -1959 4 36-hole foursomes 8 36-hole singles Two days only 12 points

 





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