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1987 Muirfield Village, Columbus, Ohio

Captains: Jack Nicklaus (US), Tony Jacklin (Europe)
EUROPE 15 - USA 13


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Following the opening ceremonies, European Captain Tony Jacklin invited PGA European Tour Executive Director Ken Schofield and the Tour's chief administrators into a bungalow for cocktails. The officials were greeted by the European Team who spent the next two hours outlining their disappointment with a variety of issues on Tour. This "clearing of the air" meeting, European officials believed, helped relieve the tension of the team and opened the door for a memorable Ryder Cup performance. Europe went out and posted its most impressive victory and its first triumph on U.S. soil. Europe built a 10 ½ to 5 ½ lead after two days, sparked by three victories by the Spanish duo of Seve Ballesteros and Jose Maria Olazabal. Europe won all four afternoon fourballs on the second day of competition, with its players 29 under par through the 65 holes played to America's 22-under par. During the singles, Ireland's Eamonn Darcy defeated Ben Crenshaw, 1-up, after a rollercoaster match. Darcy went 2-up after six holes and Crenshaw snapped his putter in disgust, putting the remainder of the match with a 1-iron and the edge of his sand wedge.

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Foursomes: Morning
S Torrance & H Clark0C Strange & T Kite (4 & 2)1
K Brown & B Langer0H Sutton & D Pohl (2 & 1)1
N Faldo & I Woosnam (2 holes)1L Wadkins & L Mize0
S Ballesteros & J M Olazábal (1 hole)1L Nelson & P Stewart0
Fourballs: Afternoon
G Brand Jr & J Rivero (3 & 2)1B Crenshaw & S Simpson0
A Lyle & B Langer (1 hole)1A Bean & M Calcavecchia0
N Faldo & I Woosnam (2 & 1)1H Sutton & D Pohl0
S Ballesteros & J M Olazábal (2 & 1)1C Strange & T Kite0
Foursomes: Morning
J Rivero & G Brand Jr0C Strange & T Kite (3 & 1)1
N Faldo & I Woosnam (halved)½H Sutton & L Mize (halved)½
A Lyle & B Langer (2 & 1)1L Wadkins & L Nelson0
S Ballesteros & J M Olazábal (1 hole)1B Crenshaw & P Stewart0
Fourballs: Afternoon
N Faldo & I Woosnam (5 & 4)1C Strange & T Kite0
E Darcy & G Brand Jr0A Bean & P Stewart (3 & 2)1
S Ballesteros & J M Olazábal0H Sutton & L Mize (2 & 1)1
S Lyle & B Langer (1 hole)1L Wadkins & L Nelson0
I Woosnam0A Bean (1 hole)1
H Clark (1 hole)1D Pohl0
S Torrance (halved)½L Mize (halved)½
N Faldo0M Calcavecchia (1 hole)1
J M Olazábal0P Stewart (2 holes)1
J Rivero0S Simpson (2 & 1)1
A Lyle0T Kite (3 & 2)1
E Darcy (1 hole)1B Crenshaw0
B Langer (halved)½L Nelson (halved)½
S Ballesteros (2 & 1)1C Strange0
K Brown0L Wadkins (3 & 2)1
G Brand Jr (halved)½H Sutton (halved)½
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