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1975 Laurel Valley Golf Club, Ligonier, Pennsylvania

Captains: Arnold Palmer (US), Bernard Hunt (GB & Ireland)
USA 21 - GB & I 11

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Jack Nicklaus came into Laurel Valley Golf Club playing what he called "the best golf of my life." Nicklaus had won his fifth Masters in April, his fourth PGA Championship in August and the World Open at Pinehurst, N.C. He led an impressive U.S. Ryder Cup Team that rolled to a 21-11 conquest. The margin would have been larger had England's Brian Barnes not pulled the upset most historians point to as the biggest in Ryder Cup history. Barnes swept Nicklaus not once, but twice in the singles matches. "You've beaten me once, but there's ain't no way you're going to beat me again," Nicklaus said to Barnes on the first tee before the afternoon singles. Nicklaus began with a pair or birdies for an early lead before Barnes again rallied and won, 2 and 1.

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Foursomes: Morning
B W Barnes & B J Gallacher 0 J W Nicklaus & T Weiskopf (5 & 4) 1
N Wood & M Bembridge 0 G Littler & H Irwin (4 & 3) 1
A Jacklin & P Oosterhuis 0 A Geiberger & J Miller (3 & 1) 1
T Horton & J O'Leary 0 L Trevino & J C Snead (2 & 1) 1
Four-Ball: Afternoon
P Oosterhuis & A Jacklin (2 & 1) 1 W J Casper & R Floyd 0
E Darcy & C O'Connor Jr 0 T Weiskopf & L Graham (3 & 2) 1
B W Barnes & B J Gallacher (halved) ½ J W Nicklaus & R Murphy(halved) ½
T Horton & J O'Leary 0 L Trevino & H Irwin (2 & 1) 1
Four-Ball: Morning
P Oosterhuis & A Jacklin (halved) ½ W J Casper & J Miller (halved) ½
T Horton & N Wood 0 J W Nicklaus & J C Snead (4 & 2) 1
B W Barnes & B J Gallacher 0 G Littler & L Graham (5 & 3) 1
E Darcy & G L Hunt (halved) ½ A Geiberger & R Floyd (halved) ½
Foursomes: Afternoon
A Jacklin 1 J W Nicklaus & T Weiskopf (5 & 4) 0
P Oosterhuis (2 holes) 0 G Littler & H Irwin (4 & 3) 1
B J Gallacher (halved) 0 A Geiberger & J Miller (3 & 1) 1
T Horton & J O'Leary 0 L Trevino & J C Snead (2 & 1) 1
Singles: Morning
A Jacklin 0 R Murphy (2 & 1) 1
P Oosterhuis (2 holes) 1 J Miller 0
B J Gallacher (halved) ½ L Trevino (halved) ½
T Horton (2 & 1) ½ H Irwin (halved) ½
B G C Huggett 0 G Littler (4 & 2) 1
E Darcy 0 W J Casper (3 & 2) 1
G L Hunt 0 T Weiskopf (5 & 3) 1
B W Barnes (4 & 2) 1 J W Nicklaus 0
Singles: Afternoon
A Jacklin 0 R Floyd (1 hole) 1
P Oosterhuis (3 & 2) 1 C Snead 0
B J Gallacher (halved) ½ A Geiberger (halved) ½
T Horton (2 & 1) 1 L Graham 0
J O'Leary 0 H Irwin (2 & 1) 1
M Bembridge 0 R Murphy (2 & 1) 1
N Wood (2 & 1) 1 L Trevino 0
B W Barnes (2 & 1) 1 J W Nicklaus 0