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1983 PGA National Golf Club, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida

Captains: Jack Nicklaus (US), Tony Jacklin (Europe)
USA 14 ½EUROPE 13 ½


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Europe came within inches of pulling off a Ryder Cup coup -- its first victory on U.S. soil. England's Tony Jacklin captain the Europeans and Jack Nicklaus guided the U.S. into an 8-8 deadlock after two days. And, the teams were tied after the first 10 singles matches. Europe was buoyed by a variety of special performances, including Spain's Seve Ballesteros who halved with Fuzzy Zoeller after a brilliant fairway bunker approach shot on the 18th hole. Ballesteros hit a 3-wood 240 yards from the bunker to the fringe of the green. He chipped and putted for par to secure the halve. Many observers still rate Ballesteros shot, under the circumstances, as one of golf's greatest pressure shots. Meanwhile out on the Champion Course, Lanny Wadkins fell one hole down to Spain's Jose Maria Caizares going into the 18th hole, a par-5 dogleg left into the wind. Wadkins salvaged his team by hitting a 60-yard pitching wedge approach to within a foot of the hole to halve the match.

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Foursomes: Morning
B Gallacher & A Lyle0T Watson & B Crenshaw (5 & 4)1
N Faldo & B Langer (4 & 2)1L Wadkins & C Stadler0
J Caizares & S Torrance (4 & 3)1R Floyd & B Gilder0
S Ballesteros & P Way0T Kite & C Peete (2 & 1)1
Fourballs: Afternoon
B Waites & K Brown (2 & 1)1G Morgan & F Zoeller0
N Faldo & B Langer0T Watson & J Haas (2 & 1)1
S Ballesteros & P Way (1 hole)1R Floyd & C Strange0
S Torrance & I Woosnam (halved)½B Crenshaw & C Peete (halved)½
Fourballs: Morning
B Waites & K Brown0L Wadkins & C Stadler (1 hole)1
N Faldo & B Langer (4 & 2)1B Crenshaw & C Peete0
S Ballesteros & P Way (halved)½G Morgan & J Haas (halved)½
S Torrance & I Woosnam0T Watson & B Gilder (5 & 4)1
Foursomes: Afternoon
N Faldo & B Langer (3 & 2)1T Kite & R Floyd0
S Torrance & J M Caizares0G Morgan & L Wadkins (7 & 5)1
S Ballesteros & P Way (2 & 1)1T Watson & B Gilder0
B Waites & K Brown0J Haas & C Strange (3 & 2)1
S Ballesteros (halved)½F Zoeller (halved)½
N Faldo (2 & 1)1J Haas0
B Langer (2 holes)1G Morgan0
G J Brand0B Gilder (2 holes)1
A Lyle0B Crenshaw (3 & 1)1
B Waites0C Peete (1 hole)1
P Way (2 & 1)1C Strange0
S Torrance (halved)½T Kite (halved)½
I Woosnam0C Stadler (3 & 2)1
J M Caizares (halved)½L Wadkins (halved)½
K Brown (4 & 3)1R Floyd0
B Gallacher0T Watson (2 & 1)1
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