The Ryder Cup - Past winners

The first match was played in 1927, when America beat GB & I 9½ - 2½

The Ryder Cup – Past winners

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.


The Ryder Cup - Past winners - Samuel Ryder

The Ryder Cup – Past winners

Results 1927 to present day


Year
Venue
Score
USA Captain
GB&I/Europe Capt.
1979 – Present: USA vs. Europe
2020*
Whistling Straits, Sheboygan, WI
USA 19

Europe 9
Steve Stricker
Padraig Harrington
* Played in 2021 due to the Covid-19 pandemic
2018
Le Golf National,
Versailles, France
USA 10½

Europe 17½
Jim Furyk
Thomas Bjørn
2016
Hazeltine National, Chaska, MN
USA 17

Europe 11
Davis Love III
Darren Clarke
2014
Gleneagles Hotel, Auchterarder, Scot.
Europe 16½

USA 11½
Tom Watson
Paul McGinley
2012
Medinah CC, Medinah, IL
Europe 14½

USA 13 ½
Davis Love III
José Maria Olazábal
2010
Celtic Manor, Newport, Wales
Europe 14½

USA 13 ½
Corey Pavin
Colin Montgomerie
2008
Valhalla GC
Louisville, KY
USA 16½

Europe 11½
Paul Azinger
Nick Faldo
2006
The K Club
Co. Kildare, Ireland
Europe 18½

USA 9½
Tom Lehman
Ian Woosnam
2004
Oakland Hills CC Bloomfield, MI
Europe 18½

USA 9½
Hal Sutton
Bernhard Langer
2002
The Belfry, Sutton Coldfield, Warks
Europe 15½

USA 12½
Curtis Strange
Sam Torrance


The Ryder Cup – Past winners

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

The Ryder Cup – Past winners

The Ryder Cup – Past winners

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
2×8 18-hole singles 32 points
1961
2×4 18-hole f’somes 2×8 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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