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Team Europe Records

Total Points Over 34 Matches
Team points 319.5
Foursome points 90.5
Four-Ball points 72
Singles points 157
Highest Margin of Victory
1985 in The Belfry, England 16½ to 11
1957 in Yorkshire, England 7½ to 4½
Most Times on Ryder Cup Team
Nick Faldo 11 1977-'79-'81-'83-'85-'87-'89-'91-'93-'95-'97
Christy O' Connor Sr. 10 1955-'57-'59-'61-'63-'65-'67-'69-'71-'73
Bernhard Langer 10 1981-'83-'85-'87-'89-'91-'93-'95-'97-'02
Dai Rees 9 1937-'47-'49-'51-'53-'55-'57-'59-'61
Youngest Player
Sergio Garcia in 1999 age 19 years, 8 months, 15 days
Nick Faldo in 1977 age 20 years, 1 months, 28 days
Paul Way in 1983 age 20 years, 7 months, 3 days
Bernard Gallacher in 1969 age 20 years, 7 months, 9 days
Oldest Player
Ted Ray in 1927 age 50 years, 2 months, 5 days
Christy O'Connor Sr. in 1973 age 48 years, 8 months, 30 days
Most Matches Played
Nick Faldo 46
Bernhard Langer 42
Neil Coles 40
Seve Ballesteros 37
Christy O'Connor Sr. 36
Tony Jacklin 35
Most Points Won
Nick Faldo 25
Bernard Langer 24
Seve Ballesteros 22½
Colin Montgomerie 18½
José Maria Olazábal 17½
Tony Jacklin 17
Ian Woosnam 16½
Bernard Gallacher 15½
Peter Oosterhuis 15½
Neil Coles 15½
Best Point Percentage (Minimum of 3 Ryder Cup Matches)
Colin Montgomerie (16-7-5) 66%
Abe Mitchell (4-2-0) 65%
José Maria Olazábal (15-8-3) 61%
Seve Ballesteros (20-12-5) 59%
Percy Alliss (3-2-1) 58%
Most Singles Matches
Neil Coles 15
Christy O'Connor Sr. 14
Nick Faldo 11
Tony Jacklin 11
Bernard Gallacher 11
Bernard Langer 10
Brian Barnes 10
Bernard Hunt 10
Most Foursome Matches
Nick Faldo 18
Bernhard Langer 18
Seve Ballesteros 14
Christy O'Connor Sr. 13
Tony Jacklin 13
Neil Cole 13
Most Four-Ball Matches
Nick Faldo 17
Seve Ballesteros 15
Bernhard Langer 14
Ian Woosnam 14
José Maria Olazábal 12
Neil Coles 12
Tony Jacklin 11
Colin Montgomerie 10
Sam Torrance 11
Most Matches Won
Nick Faldo 23
Bernhard Langer 21
Seve Ballesteros 20
Colin Montgomerie 16
José Maria Olazábal 15
Ian Woosnam 14
Peter Oosterhuis 14
Tony Jacklin 13
Bernard Gallacher 13
Most Singles Matches Won
Nick Faldo 6
Peter Oosterhuis 6
Peter Alliss 5
Brian Barnes 5
Neil Coles 5
Dai Rees 5
Most Foursome Matches Won
Bernhard Langer 11
Nick Faldo 10
Seve Ballesteros 10
Tony Jacklin 8
José Maria Olazábal 7
Colin Montgomerie 7
Peter Oosterhuis 14
Tony Jacklin 13
Bernard Gallacher 13
Most Matches Lost
Christy O' Connor Sr. 21
Neil Coles 21
Nick Faldo 19
Bernard Hunt 16
Bernhard Langer 15
Sam Torrance 15
Mark James 15
Peter Alliss 15
Tony Jacklin 14
Brian Barnes 14
Bernard Gallacher 13
Ian Woosnam 12
Seve Ballesteros 12
Most Singles Matches Lost
Christy O' Connor Sr. 10
Tony Jacklin 8
Neil Coles 6
Harry Weetman 6
Ian Woosnam 6
Most Foursome Matches Lost
Bernard Hunt 9
Neil Coles 8
Sam Torrance 7
Mark James 7
C. O'Connor Sr., P. Alliss, B. Langer, N. Faldo, B. Gallacher, P. Oosterhuis 6
Most Four-Ball Matches Lost
Nick Faldo 9
Neil Coles 7
Bernhard Langer 6
Seve Ballesteros 5
Sam Torrance 5
Christy O'Connor Sr. 5
Peter Alliss 5
Brian Barnes 5
George Will 5
Tony Jacklin 5
Most Matches Halved
Tony Jacklin 8
Neil Coles 7
Bernhard Langer 6
Sam Torrance 6
Brian Hugget 6
Bernard Hunt 6
Most Singles Matches Halved
Bernard Gallacher 4
Neil Coles 4
Bernhard Langer 3
Sam Torrance 3
Peter Alliss 3
Bernard Hunt 3
Seve Ballesteros 2
Ian Woosnam 2
Christy O'Connor Sr. 2
Colin Montgomerie 2
Most Foursome Matches Halved
Tony Jacklin 4
Charles Whitcombe 3
Nick Faldo 2
Ian Woosnam 2
Brian Hugget 2
Ignacio Garrido 2
Dave Thomas 2
Harry Weetman 2
Jesper Parnevik 2
Most Four-Ball Matches Halved
Jose Maria Olazabal 3
Sam Torrance 3
Tony Jacklin 3
Brian Hugget 3
Colin Montgomerie 2
Seve Ballesteros 2
Bernhard Langer 2
Maurice Bembridge 2
Peter Butler 2
Lionel Platts 2
Bernard Hunt 2
Dave Thomas 2
Neil Coles 2
Players Selected, But Did Not Compete
George Gadd1927 Laurie Ayton1949
Abe Mitchell1927 Jack Hargreaves1951
Abe Mitchell 1927 Jack Hargreaves 1951
Percy Alliss1929 Ken Bousfield1955
Stewart Burns 1929 Peter Mills1959
Allan Dailey1933 John Garner1973
Eric Green 1947 Jose Maria Olazabal1995
Reg Horne 1947 Miguel Angel Martin1997

Team US Records

Total Points Over 34 Matches
Team points 440.5
Foursome points 126.5
Four-Ball points 85
Singles points 229
Highest Margin of Victory
1967 in Houston, Texas 23½ to 8½
1947 in Portland, Ore. 11 to 1
Most Times on Ryder Cup Team
Lanny Wadkins 8 1977-’79-’83-’85-’87-’89-’91-’93
Raymond Floyd 8 1969-’75-’77-’81-’83-’85-’91-’93
Billy Casper 8 1961-’63-’65-’67-’69-’71-’73-’75
Youngest Player
Horton Smith in 1929 age 21 years and 4 days
Tiger Woods in 1997 age 21 years, 8 months, 27 days
Horton Smith in 1931 age 23 years, 1 month, 5 days
Tiger Woods in 1999 age 23 years, 8 months, 25 days
Oldest Player
Raymond Floyd in 1993 age 51 years, 20 days
Don January in 1977 age 47 years, 9 months, 26 days
Julius Boros in 1967 age 47 years, 7 months, 17 days
Most Matches Played
Billy Casper 37
Lanny Wadkins 34
Arnold Palmer 32
Raymond Floyd 31
Lee Trevino 30
Tom Kite, Jack Nicklaus 28
Most Points Won
Billy Casper 23½
Arnold Palmer 23
Lanny Wadkins 21½
Lee Trevino 20
Jack Nicklaus 18½
Gene Littler 18
Tom Kite 17
Hale Irwin 14
Raymond Floyd 13½
Julius Boros 11 11
Best Point Percentage (Minimum of 3 Ryder Cup Matches)
Jimmy Demaret (6-0-0) 100%
Jack Burke (7-1-0), Horton Smith (3-0-1) 86%
Walter Hagen (7-1-1) 83%
J.C. Snead (9-2-0) 80%
Sam Snead (10-2-1) 79%
Most Singles Matches
Arnold Palmer 11
Jack Nicklaus 10
Lee Trevino 10
Gene Littler 10
Billy Casper 10
Lanny Wadkins 8
Raymond Floyd 8
Tom Kite, Sam Snead 7
Most Foursome Matches
Lanny Wadkins 15
Billy Casper 15
Tom Kite 13
Arnold Palmer 12
Raymond Floyd 12
Lee Trevino 10
Payne Stewart 10
Most Four-Ball Matches
Billy Casper 12
Lanny Wadkins 11
Raymond Floyd 11
Lee Trevino 10
Fred Couples 9
Arnold Palmer 9
Jack Nicklaus 9
Gene Littler 9
Davis Love III 9
Most Matches Won
Arnold Palmer 22
Lanny Wadkins 20
Billy Casper 20
Lee Trevino 17
Jack Nicklaus 17
Tom Kite 15
Gene Littler 14
Hale Irwin 12
Raymond Floyd 12
Most Singles Matches Won
Arnold Palmer 6
Billy Casper 6
Sam Snead 6
Lee Trevino 6
Tom Kite 5
Gene Littler 5
Most Foursome Matches Won
Lanny Wadkins 9
Arnold Palmer 9
Billy Casper 8
Jack Nicklaus 8
Tom Kite 7
Hale Irwin 6
Most Four-Ball Matches Won
Lanny Wadkins 7
Arnold Palmer 7
Billy Casper 6
Lee Trevino 6
Jack Nicklaus 5
Gene Littler 5
Fred Couples, Corey Pavin, Hale Irwin, J.C. Snead, Raymond Floyd, Tom Watson 4 4
Most Matches Lost
Raymond Floyd 16
Curtis Strange 12
Lanny Wadkins 11
Billy Casper 16
Fred Couples 10
Tom Kite, Davis Love III 9
Payne Stewart, Mark O’Meara 9
Tiger Woods, Ben Crenshaw 8
Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Fuzzy Zoeller 8
Most Singles Matches Lost
Raymond Floyd 4
Jack Nicklaus 4
Mark O'Meara 4
Most Foursome Matches Lost
Raymond Floyd 8
Lanny Wadkins 6
Fred Couples 6
Tom Kite 5
Billy Casper 5
Payne Stewart 5
Most Four-Ball Matches Lost
Curtis Strange 5
Davis Love III 5
Paul Azinger 5
Mark Calcavecchia 4
Raymond Floyd 4
Tom Kite 4
Fuzzy Zoeller 4
Ben Crenshaw 4
Lanny Wadkins, Jack Nicklaus 3
Billy Casper, Hale Irwin, Fred Couples 3
Most Matches Halved
Gene Littler 8
Billy Casper 7
Lee Trevino 6
Davis Love III 64
Fred Couples, Julius Boros 4
Tom Kite, Hal Sutton 4
Most Singles Matches Halved
Gene Littler 3
Tom Kite 2
Fred Couples 2
Arnold Palmer 2
Jack Nicklaus 2
Lanny Wadkins 2
Hale Irwin 2
Lee Trevino 2
Billy Casper 2
Justin Leonard, Paul Azinger 2
Most Foursome Matches Halved
Phil Mickelson 2
Billy Casper 2
Gene Sarazen 2
Lee Trevino 2
Julius Boros 2
Most Four-Ball Matches Halved
Gene Littler 4
Raymond Floyd 3
Billy Casper 3
Fred Couples 3
Lee Trevino 2
Al Geiberger 2
Miller Barber 2
Johnny Miller 2
Craig Stadler 2
Players Selected, But Did Not Compete
Al Espinoza 1927 Horton Smith 1931, '37
Dutch Harrison 1951 Jack Burke Jr. 1959
Johnny Pott 1965 Tom Watson 1979
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