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Ryder Cup Moments

Today's Ryder Cup Moment:
September 1973 - For the first time the Ryder Cup Matches are contested in Scotland at Muirfield, and players from the Republic of Ireland are eligible to compete. Peter Butler, summoned from bed just hours earlier to replace an ill teammate in the morning foursomes of Day Two, responds by becoming the first player to record a hole-in-one in Ryder Cup Matches history.

Ryder Cup history is full of magical moments that will live forever in the folklore of the competition. In 'Memorable Moments' we bring you a selection of these occasions, from holes-in-one and vital chip-ins, to putts that determined the destiny of the Cup. To view the Ryder Cup Moments simply click on the video of your choice for a moment that helped make the Ryder Cup so special. *All videos require the free RealPlayer.

Tony Jacklin and Jack Nicklaus

Tony Jacklin and Jack Nicklaus on the final hole of the final day

1977, Royal Lytham

Ken Brown's third shot to the final hole on day 2 during the fourball matches.

1977, Royal Lytham

Peter Oosterhuis' story, 2nd to 18th to beat Jerry Magee in the final singles match.

1977, Royal Lytham

Lanny Wadkins' 3rd shot to the 18th hole to beat José Maria Olazábal.

1985, The Belfry

Sam Torrance's 2nd to 18th hole and his birdie putt to win the Ryder Cup for Europe.

1985, The Belfry

Bernhard Langer and Ken Brown's victory over Ray Floyd and Lanny Wadkins

1987, Muirfield Village

Eamon Darcy beating Curtis Strange and Seve Ballesteros with the winning putt.

1989, The Belfry

Christy O'Connor 2nd to the 18th hole on the final day to defeat Fred Couples.

1991, Kiawah Island

Bernhard Langer's missed par putt on the final hole to beat Hale Irwin.

1991, Kiawah Island

Mark Calcavecchia's story - one of the greatest collapses in Ryder Cup history.

1991, Kiawah Island

Chip Beck's remarkable chip-in on the 12th hole.

1993, The Belfry

Costantino Rocca's three putt on the 17th hole.

1993, The Belfry

Nick Faldo's hole in one on the 14th hole against Paul Azinger.

1995, Oak Hill

Nick Faldo's third shot to the final hole and his par putt to beat Curtis Strange.

1995, Oak Hill

Nick Faldo's 2nd to the 18th during Saturday's Fourballs

1995, Oak Hill

Fred Couples' 3rd shot (Bunker) to the 18th hole during the final day's singles matches

1995, Oak Hill

Jay Haas' and Philip Walton's story on the 18th hole

1995, Oak Hill

Costantino Rocca's hole-in-one at the 6th hole during the day 2 fourball matches.

1999, Brookline

Sergio Garcia, teams up with charismatic Swede Jesper Parnevik .

1999, Brookline

Paul Lawrie follows up his memorable Open victory with another impressive performance.

1999, Brookline

After a disappointing debut in Valderrama the World No. 1 came to Brookline.

1999, Brookline

Justin Leonard staged one of the most incredible comebacks in Ryder Cup history.

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