Winners of the Ryder Cup

Events in Sport


Sport awardRyder Cup

1927-06-04 1st Ryder Cup Golf, Worcester CC: US beats Great Britain, 9½-2½; Walter Hagen first American captain; Ted Ray first GB skipper

Golfer Walter Hagen
Golfer
Walter Hagen
  • 1929-04-27 Ryder Cup Golf, Moortown GC: Great Britain beats US, 7-5 in bitterly cold and snowy conditions
  • 1931-06-27 Ryder Cup Golf, Scioto CC: Walter Hagen captains his 2nd victorious American team; US wins, 9-3
  • 1933-06-27 Ryder Cup Golf, Southport & Ainsdale GC: Great Britain wins, 6½-5½; GB's last Cup victory until 1957
  • 1935-09-29 Ryder Cup Golf, Ridgewood CC: US wins, 9-3; first of 7 consecutive wins by the Americans
  • 1937-09-30 Ryder Cup Golf, Southport & Ainsdale GC: US wins 8-4; first time the host team loses the competition

Sport awardRyder Cup

1947-11-02 Ryder Cup Golf, Portland GC: US wins first post WWII event, 11-1; Ben Hogan American captain; Henry Cotton GB skipper

Golfer Ben Hogan
Golfer
Ben Hogan
  • 1949-09-17 Ryder Cup Golf, Ganton GC: US beats Great Britain, 7-5; Americans win 6 of 8 singles matches to claim victory

Sport awardRyder Cup

1951-11-04 Ryder Cup Golf, Pinehurst Resort: US wins 9½-2½; Sam Snead playing captain for US; Arthur Lacey non-playing GB skipper

Golfer Sam Snead
Golfer
Sam Snead
  • 1953-10-03 Ryder Cup Golf, Wentworth: San Snead wins 6 of 7 matches to lead US to 6th consecutive Cup win, 6½-5½ over Great Britain
  • 1955-11-06 Ryder Cup Golf, Thunderbird Ranch & CC: US wins 8-4; Chick Harbert captains Americans to 7th consecutive event victory
  • 1957-10-05 Ryder Cup Golf, Lindrick GC: Great Britain-Ireland win, 7½-4½; Dai Rees captains home team to first Cup victory since 1933
  • 1959-11-07 Ryder Cup Golf, Eldorado GC: Sam Snead leads US to comprehensive 8½-3½ win
  • 1961-10-14 Ryder Cup Golf, Royal Lytham & St Annes: Jerry Barber captains US to 14½-9½ win
  • 1963-10-13 Ryder Cup Golf, East Lake CC: US beats Great Britain, 23-9; competition format changes with addition of 4-ball (better ball) matches on a 3rd day of play

Sport awardRyder Cup

1965-10-09 Ryder Cup, Royal Birkdale GC: US beats Great Britain 19½-12½; Byron Nelson non-playing American captain; Harry Weetman GB skipper

Golfer Byron Nelson
Golfer
Byron Nelson

  • 1967-10-22 Ryder Cup Golf, Champions GC: US beats Great Britain 23½-8½; Ben Hogan captains Americans to record 15-point victory margin

Sport awardRyder Cup

1969-09-20 Ryder Cup Golf, Royal Birkdale GC: US, Great Britain tie, 16-16; great sporting gesture, America's Jack Nicklaus concedes missable 3-foot putt to Tony Jacklin at the 18th hole for the draw

  • 1971-09-18 Ryder Cup Golf, Old Warson CC: US beats Europe, 18½-13½; after leading by 1 match, GB loses all Friday morning 4-ball matches to lose momentum
  • 1973-09-22 Ryder Cup Golf, Muirfield: US beats Great Britain & Ireland, 19-13; first time 'Ireland' included in team name

Sport awardRyder Cup

1975-09-20 Ryder Cup Golf, Laurel Valley GC: US beats Great Britain & Ireland, 21-11; Arnold Palmer non-playing American captain; Bernard Hunt GB & I skipper

  • 1977-09-17 Ryder Cup Golf, Royal Lytham & St Annes: US wins 12½-7½; last time a Great Britain & Ireland team competes for Ryder Cup
  • 1979-09-16 Ryder Cup Golf, The Greenbrier: US wins, 17-11; new Team Europe replaces Great Britain & Ireland as official opposition to the United States
  • 1981-09-20 Ryder Cup Golf, Walton Heath GC: US wins 18½-9½; 6th and final Ryder Cup for Jack Nicklaus as a player; wins all 4 of his matches

Sport awardRyder Cup

1983-10-16 Ryder Cup Golf, PGA National GC: US wins 14½-13½; Bernard Gallacher's missed 3-foot putt for bogey gives Tom Watson 2 & 1 win and the US winning point

Golfer Tom Watson
Golfer
Tom Watson
  • 1985-09-15 Ryder Cup Golf, The Belfry: Europe beats US, 16½-11½; sole US loss in 50 years; Sam Torrance clinches for Europe beating Andy North, 1 up
  • 1987-09-27 Ryder Cup Golf, Muirfield Village GC: Europe beats US, 15-13; after 13-0 unbeaten record spanning 60 years, US loses for first time on home soil
  • 1989-09-24 Ryder Cup: US & Europe draw, 14-14 at The Belfry, England

Sport awardRyder Cup

1991-09-29 Ryder Cup Golf, Kiahwa Island GR: US beats Europe, 14½-13½; Bernhard Langer misses 6-foot par putt which would have clinched 14-all tie and retained Cup for Europe

Golfer and Two-Time Masters Champion Bernhard Langer
Golfer and Two-Time Masters Champion
Bernhard Langer
  • 1993-09-26 Ryder Cup Golf, The Belfry: US beats Europe, 15-13; Davis Love III secures victory for the US beating Costantino Rocca at the 18th, 1 up
  • 1995-09-24 Ryder Cup Golf, Oak Hill CC: Europe wins 14½-13½; unheralded Irish rookie Philip Walton secures victory for Europe beating Jay Haas 1 up
  • 1997-09-28 Ryder Cup Golf, Valderrama GC, Spain: Europe wins 14½-13½ to retain the Cup; first time event contested in continental Europe; first of 6 consecutive victories at home by Europe
  • 1999-09-26 Ryder Cup Golf, The Country Club, Brookline: US wins 14½-13½ after trailing 10-6 going into the singles; win first 6 matches to set up victory; poor American crowd & team behaviour heavily criticised
  • 2002-09-29 Ryder Cup Golf, The Belfry: Europe wins 15½-12½ after teams tied at 8 points going into Sunday singles matches
  • 2004-09-19 Ryder Cup Golf, Oakland Hills CC: Europe retains Cup wins 18½-9½; victory margin largest by a European team in history of the event
  • 2006-09-24 Ryder Cup Golf, K Club, Ireland: Europe, captained by Ian Woosnam wins convincingly 18½-9½ for 3rd consecutive Cup victory
  • 2008-09-21 Ryder Cup Golf, Valhalla GC: US lead from start to finish to win 16½-11½ and regain Cup after 3 consecutive European victories
  • 2010-10-04 Ryder Cup Golf, Celtic Manor Resort, Wales: Europe wins 14½-13½; with scores level Irishman Graeme McDowell holds nerve to beat Hunter Mahan 3 & 1
  • 2012-09-30 Ryder Cup Golf, Medinah CC: Europe retains Cup 14½-13½; win 8 and tie 1 of the 12 singles matches after trailing 10-6
  • 2014-09-28 Ryder Cup Golf, Gleneagles Hotel, Scotland: Europe wins 16½-11½ to win Cup for 3rd consecutive time
  • 2016-10-02 Ryder Cup Golf, Hazeltine National GC: US regains Cup; beats Europe, 17-11; Americans Brooks Koepka, Brandt Snedeker & Patrick Reed each win 3 matches
  • 2018-09-30 Ryder Cup Golf, Le Golf National: Europe regains Cup with 17½–10½ win over the US; Italian Francesco Molinari wins all 5 matches; Sergio Garcia becomes biggest point scorer in event history with 25½

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1896-04-02 Johnny Golden, American golfer (PGA C'ship 1922, 26, 27 3rd; Ryder Cup 1927, 29 [3-0-0 record]; 9 x PGA Tour titles), born in Tuxedo, New York (d. 1936)
  • 1912-12-09 Jim Turnesa, American golfer (PGA C'ship 1952; Ryder Cup 1953), born in NYC, NY (d. 1971)
  • 1916-01-03 Fred Haas, American golfer (5 PGA Tour titles; Ryder Cup 1953), born in Portland, Arkansas (d. 2004)
  • 1917-10-05 Lew Worsham, American golfer (US Open 1947; Ryder Cup 1947), born in Pittsylvania County, Virginia (d. 1990)
  • 1927-05-10 Mike Souchak, American golfer (15 PGA Tour titles; Ryder Cup 1959, 61), born in Berwick, Pennsylvania (d. 2008)
  • 1931-02-28 Peter Alliss, English golfer (Ryder Cup 1957 GB winners) and author, course designer and television presenter, commentator (BBC, ESPN, ABC Sports), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2020)
  • 1934-05-23 Mason Rudolph, American golfer (Ryder Cup 1971; PGA C'ship 1973 3rd), born in Clarksville, Tennessee (d. 2011)
  • 1943-07-21 Jerry McGee, American golfer (US Ryder Cup 1977, 4 PGA Tour titles), born in New Lexingon, Ohio (d. 2021)
  • 1945-06-03 Brian Barnes, English golfer (Ryder Cup 1969-79), born in Addington, Surrey (d. 2019)
  • 1948-05-03 Peter Oosterhuis, British golfer (British Open 1974, 82 runner-up; Ryder Cup x 6), born in London, England
  • 1949-08-18 John O'Leary, Irish golfer (Irish Open 1982; Ryder Cup 1975; director European Tour 1985-2019), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 2020)
  • 1955-11-24 Scott Hoch, American golfer (US Masters 1989 runner-up, Ryder Cup 1997, 2002), born in Raleigh, North Carolina
  • 1956-12-04 Costantino Rocca, Italian golfer (British Open 1995 runner-up; hole in one 1995 Ryder Cup), born in Bergamo, Italy
  • 1958-08-19 Gordon Brand Jnr., Scottish golfer (8 x European Tour wins; Ryder Cup 1987, 89), born in Kirkcaldy, Scotland (d. 2019)
  • 1963-03-12 Paul Way, English golfer (Ryder Cup 1983, 85), born in Kingsbury, Middlesex
  • 1964-07-09 Scott Verplank, American golfer (5 PGA Tour titles; Ryder Cup 2002, 06), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1965-03-07 Jesper Parnevik, Swedish golfer (Ryder Cup 1997, 99, 2002; British Open 2004, 07 runner-up), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1969-01-01 Paul Lawrie OBE, Scottish golfer (British Open 1999; Ryder Cup 2012), born in Aberdeen, Scotland
  • 1971-08-31 Pádraig Harrington, Irish golfer (British Open 2007-08, PGA C'ship 2008, Ryder Cup wins 2002, 04, 06, 10), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1977-07-21 Paul Casey, English golfer (Ryder Cup wins 2004, 06, 18; 3 PGA Tour titles, 13 European Tour titles; PGA C'ship 2020 runner-up), born in Cheltenham, England
  • 1982-05-17 Hunter Mahan, American golfer (World Matchplay 2012; Ryder Cup 2014), born in Orange, California
  • 1984-06-22 Dustin Johnson, American golfer (US Open 2016; Ryder Cup 2010, 12, 16, 18; FedEx Cup 2020), born in Columbia, South Carolina
  • 1988-12-13 Rickie Fowler, American golfer (US Masters 2018 runner-up; Ryder Cup 2010, 14, 16, 18), born in Murrieta, California
  • 1989-09-14 Tony Finau, American golfer (Ryder Cup 2018; British Open 2019 3rd), born in Salt Lake City, Utah
  • 1991-01-19 Tommy Fleetwood, British golfer (US Open runner-up 2018; Ryder Cup 2018), born in Southport, England

Deaths in Sport

  • 1936-01-27 Johnny Golden, American golfer (PGA C'ship 1922, 26, 27 3rd; Ryder Cup 1927, 29 [3-0-0 record]; 9 x PGA Tour titles), dies of pneumonia at 39
  • 1971-08-27 Jim Turnesa, American golfer (PGA C'ship 1952; Ryder Cup 1953), dies of lung cancer at 58
  • 1990-10-19 Lew Worsham, American golfer (US Open 1947; Ryder Cup 1947), dies at 73
  • 1992-09-01 Chick Harbert, American golfer (PGA C'ship 1954, Ryder Cup 1949, 55), dies of a cerebral haemorrhage at 77
  • 2002-03-17 Paul Runyan, American golfer (PGA C'ship 1934, 38; Ryder Cup 1933, 35), dies at 93
  • 2004-01-26 Fred Haas, American golfer (5 PGA Tour titles; Ryder Cup 1953), dies at 88
  • 2008-07-10 Mike Souchak, American golfer (15 PGA Tour titles; Ryder Cup 1959, 61), dies of a heart attack at 81
  • 2011-04-18 Mason Rudolph, American golfer (Ryder Cup 1971; PGA C'ship 1973 3rd), dies at 76
  • 2019-07-31 Gordon Brand Jnr., Scottish golfer (8 x European Tour wins; Ryder Cup 1987, 89), dies from a heart attack at 60
  • 2019-09-09 Brian Barnes, English golfer (Ryder Cup 1969-79), dies of cancer at 74
  • 2020-03-26 John O'Leary, Irish golfer (Irish Open 1982; Ryder Cup 1975; director European Tour 1985-2019), dies at 70
  • 2020-12-05 Peter Alliss, English golfer (Ryder Cup 1957 GB winners) and author, course designer and television presenter, commentator (BBC, ESPN, ABC Sports), dies at 89
  • 2021-03-29 Jerry McGee, American golfer (US Ryder Cup 1977, 4 PGA Tour titles), dies at 77

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