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1933 Southport & Ainsdale Golf Club, Southport, England

Captains: Walter Hagen (US), J.H. Taylor (GB)
GB 6 ½ - USA 5 ½


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America had yet to establish its golf supremacy worldwide, and neither the British nor their visitors had won on the other team's home soil. British golf enthusiasts could not have dreamed that this exciting 6 ½ to 5 ½ victory would be their country's last Ryder Cup triumph for 24 years. Six of those years would be taken up with World War II. With 15,000 spectators eagerly following the action, the final singles match proved to be one of the most exciting finishes in Ryder Cup history. Britain's Syd Easterbrook and American Denny Shute were all square on the final green facing par putts of approximately 30 feet each. Easterbrook putted first and left his approach putt within tap-in range. Shute hit his first putt four feet past the hole and missed the comeback putt. The trophy went back to Britain and tied the series, 2-2. It was the last Ryder Cup Matches that namesake Samuel Ryder would attend. He died in 1936. Shute, meanwhile, recovered from his bitter defeat by winning the British Open at St. Andrews in a playoff over fellow American Craig Wood.

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P Alliss & C A Whitcombe (halved)½G Sarazen & W Hagen (halved)½
A Mitchell & A G Havers (3 & 2)1O Dutra & D Shute0
W H Davies & S Easterbrook (1 hole)1C Wood & P Runyan0
A H Padgham & A Perry0E Dudley & W Burke (1 hole)1
A H Padgham0G Sarazen (6 & 4)1
A Mitchell (9 & 8)1O Dutra0
A J Lacey0W Hagen (2 & 1)1
W H Davies0C Wood (4 & 3)1
P Alliss (2 & 1)1P Runyan0
A G Havers (4 & 3)1L Diegel0
S Easterbrook (1 hole)1D Shute0
C A Whitcombe0H Smith (2 & 1)1
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