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Total Points Over 36 Matches
Team points 356�
Foursome points 101.5
Four-Ball points 82
Singles points 173
Largest Margin of Victory
2004 in Oakland Hills, Michigan & 2006 in Straffan, Ireland 18� to 9�
1985 in The Belfry, England 16� to 11
1957 in Yorkshire, England 7� to 4�
Most Consecutive Ryder Cup Victories
3 by Europe 2002-'04-'0-'06
Number of Ryder Cup Matches Won
Europe 10 wins - (7 as Europe, 3 as GB&I)
Tied 2
Most Ryder Cup Appearances
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
Ryder Cup Teams Winning All Points in a Series
Foursomes United States won the series
United States won the second series
United States won the first series
United States won the second series
4-0
4-0
4-0
4-0
1947
1963
1975
1981
Four-Ball United States won the first series
United States won the first series
Europe won the first series
Europe won the first series
4-0
4-0
4-0
4-0
1967
1971
1987
1989
Singles No side has ever won all the single matches
Breakdown of Points Won in the 36 Matches Between 1927-2006
United States Great Britain and Ireland/Europe
Total team points 459� 356�
Total foursome points
233 matches (1927 to 2006)
131� 101�
Total four-ball points
173 matches (1963 to 2006)
91 82
Total single points
410 matches (1927 to 2006)
237 173
Comparison of the United States and Europe Between 1983-2006
United States Europe
Wins 4 7
Halved 1 1
Matches won 130 155
Points won 155� 180�
Foursome points won 43� 52�
Four-ball points won 38� 57�
Single points won 73 71
Winning on the 18th hole 21 45
Rookies record 57 wins, 66 losses, 13 halves 43 wins, 56 losses, 20 halves
Captain's Picks 26 wins, 23 losses, 6 halves 39 wins, 43 losses, 6 halves
Most Matches Played
Nick Faldo 46
Bernhard Langer 42
Neil Coles 40
Seve Ballesteros 37
Christy O'Connor Sr., Colin Montgomerie 36
Tony Jacklin 35
Bernard Gallacher 31
Ian Woosnam 31
Peter Alliss 30
Most Points Won
Nick Faldo 25
Bernhard Langer 24
Colin Montgomerie 23�
Seve Ballesteros 22�
José Maria Olazábal 20�
Tony Jacklin 17
Ian Woosnam 16�
Bernard Gallacher 15�
Peter Oosterhuis 15�
Neil Coles 15�
Most Singles Points Won
Neil Coles 7
Nick Faldo 6�
Peter Oosterhuis 6�
Peter Alliss 6�
Bernard Gallacher 6
Bernhard Langer 5�
Bernard Hunt 5�
Most Foursome Points Won
Bernhard Langer 11�
Nick Faldo 11
Seve Ballesteros 10�
Tony Jacklin 10
Colin Montgomerie 8�
Sergio Garcia 8
José Olazábal 7�
Christy O'Connor 6�
Brian Huggett 6
Lee Westwood 6
Most Four-Ball Points Won
Ian Woosnam, José Olazábal 10�
Seve Ballesteros 9
Nick Faldo 7�
Bernhard Langer 7
Colin Montgomerie 7
Peter Oosterhuis 5�
Mark James 5
Best Point Percentage (Minimum of 3 Ryder Cup Matches)
Sergio Garcia (14-4-2) 75%
José Maria Olazábal (18-8-3) 67%
Colin Montgomerie (17-8-7) 66%
Abe Mitchell (4-2-0) 65%
Seve Ballesteros (20-12-5) 59%
Percy Alliss (3-2-1) 58%
Most Foursome Matches
Nick Faldo 18
Bernhard Langer 18
Seve Ballesteros 14
Colin Montgomerie 14
Christy O'Connor Sr. 13
Tony Jacklin 13
Neil Coles 13
Peter Alliss 11
Most Singles Matches
Neil Coles 15
Christy O'Connor Sr. 14
Peter Alliss 12
Nick Faldo 11
Tony Jacklin 11
Bernard Gallacher 11
Brian Barnes 10
Bernard Hunt 10
Bernhard Langer 10
Dai Rees 9
Most Four-Ball Matches
Nick Faldo 17
Seve Ballesteros 15
Bernhard Langer 14
Ian Woosnam 14
Colin Montgomerie 14
José Maria Olazábal 14
Neil Coles 12
Tony Jacklin 11
Sam Torrance 11
Most Matches Won
Nick Faldo 23
Bernhard Langer 21
Seve Ballesteros 20
Colin Montgomerie 20
José Maria Olazábal 18
Ian Woosnam 14
Peter Oosterhuis 14
Tony Jacklin 13
Bernard Gallacher 13
Neil Coles 12
Most Singles Matches Won
Nick Faldo 6
Peter Oosterhuis 6
Colin Montgomerie 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
Colin Montgomerie 8
Sergio Garcia 8
José Maria Olazábal 7
Christy O'Connor 6
Lee Westwood 6
Most Four-Ball Matches Won
Ian Woosnam 10
Seve Ballesteros 8
Nick Faldo 7
José Olazábal 7
Bernhard Langer 6
Colin Montgomerie 6
Peter Oosterhuis 5
Mark James 5
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
José Maria Olazábal 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
Paul McGinley 2
Sergio Garcia 2
Ryder Cup Singles Results 1979-2006
Year USA Europe
1979 8� 3�
1981 8 4
1983 6� 5�
1985 4� 7�
1989 7 5
1991 6� 5�
1993 7� 4�
1995 4� 7�
1997 8 4
1999 8� 3�
2002 4� 7�
2004 4� 7�
2006 3� 8�
Scores Going Into The Final Day Singles Since 1985
Year USA Europe
1985 7 9
1987 5� 10�
1989 7 9
1991 8 8
1993 7� 8�
1995 9 7
1997 5� 10�
1999 6 10
2002 8 8
2004 5 11
2006 6 10
Record Leading/Winning Ryder Cup Margins After Each Day
Great Britain & Ireland/Europe
After Day 1 Margin Score
2004 5 points 6� -1�
1987 4 points 6-2
1999 4 points 6-2
1973 3 points 5� -2�
After Day 2 Margin Score
2004 6 points 11-5
1987 5 points 10� -5�
1997 5 points 10� -5�
1999 4 points 10-6
After Singles Margin Score
2006 9 points 18� -9�
2004 9 points 18� -9�
1985 5 points 16� -11�
1957 3 points 7� -4�
2002 3 points 15� -12�
Largest Winning Margins in 36 and 18 Hole Matches
36 HOLE MATCHES
Foursomes
Margin Year Match
10 and 9 1931 Walter Hagen and Densmore Shute beat George Duncan and Arthur Havers
10 and 9 1947 Lew Worsham and Ed Oliver beat Sir Henry Cotton and Arthur Lees
9 and 8 1935 Paul Runyan and Horton Smith beat Bill Cox and Edward Jarman
Singles
Margin Year Match
10 and 8 1929 George Duncan beat Walter Hagen
9 and 8 1929 Leo Diegel beat Abe Mitchell
9 and 8 1933 Abe Mitchell beat Olin Dutra
9 and 7 1953 Fred Daly beat Ted Kroll
18 HOLE MATCHES
Foursomes
Margin Year Match
7 and 6 1979 Hale Irwin and Tom Kite beat Ken Brown and Des Smyth
7 and 6 1991 Paul Azinger and Mark O'Meara beat Nick Faldo and David Gilford
7 and 5 1983 Gil Morgan and Lanny Wadkins beat Sam Torrance and J M Cañizares
7 and 5 1985 J M Cañizares and José Rivero beat Tom Kite and Calvin Peete
7 and 5 1993 Ian Woosnam and Bernhard Langer beat Paul Azinger and Payne Stewart
Fourballs
Margin Year Match
7 and 5 1981 Lee Trevino and Jerry Pate beat Nick Faldo and Sam Torrance
6 and 5 1981 Des Smyth and J M Cañizares beat Bill Rogers and Bruce Lietzke
6 and 5 1989 Seve Ballesteros and J M Olazá beat Tom Watson and Mark O'Meara
6 and 5 1993 Ian Woosnam and Peter Baker beat Fred Couples and Paul Azinger
6 and 5 1995 Jeff Maggert and Loren Roberts beat Sam Torrance and Costantino Rocca
6 and 4 1965 Arnold Palmer and Dave Marr beat Peter Alliss and Christy O'Connor
6 and 4 1995 Corey Pavin and Phil Mickelson beat Bernhard Langer and P-U Johansson
Singles
Margin Year Match
8 and 7 1989 Tom Kite beat Howard Clark
8 and 7 1997 Fred Couples beat Ian Woosnam
7 and 6 1969 Miller Barber beat Maurice Bembridge
7 and 6 1971 Lee Trevino beat Brian Huggett
7 and 6 1997 Tom Lehman beat Igancio Garrido
6 and 5 1963 Gene Littler beat Tom Haliburton
6 and 5 1973 Gay Brewer beat Bernard Gallacher
6 and 5 1973 Lee Trevino beat Neil Coles
6 and 5 1999 Davis Love III beat Jean Van de Velde
6 and 4 1965 Tony Lema beat Christy O'Connor
6 and 4 1981 Ben Crenshaw beat Des Smyth
6 and 4 2004 Jim Furyk beat David Howell
100% Career Winning Ryder Cup Records
Great Britain & Ireland/Europe
Player Year Record
John Jacobs 1955 P2 W2
Paul Broadhurst 1991 P2 W2
John Fallon 1955 P1 W1
Peter Mills 1957 P1 W1
Most Successful Ryder Cup Partnerships in a Single Ryder Cup Match
Great Britain & Ireland/Europe
Partnership Year Points
Nick Faldo and Ian Woosnam 1987 3� out of 4
Seve Ballesteros and José Maria Olazábal 1989 3� out of 3
Seve Ballesteros and José Maria Olazábal 1991 3� out of 3
Sergio Garcia and Jesper Parnevik 1999 3� out of 3
Sandy Lyle and Bernhard Langer 1987 3 out of 3
Peter Alliss and Christy O'Connor 1965 3 out of 4
Bernard Gallacher and Brian Barnes 1979 3 out of 4
Nick Faldo and Bernhard Langer 1983 3 out of 4
Seve Ballesteros and Manuel Piñero 1985 3 out of 4
Seve Ballesteros and José Maria Olazábal 1987 3 out of 4
Sergio Garcia and Lee Westwood 2002 3 out of 4
All-Time Most Successful Ryder Cup Partnerships
Great Britain & Ireland/Europe
  Matches Wins Lost Halved Points
Seve Ballesteros and José Maria Olazábal 15 11 2 2 12
Nick Faldo and Ian Woosnam 10 5 3 2 6
Darren Clarke and Lee Westwood 8 6 2 0 6
Peter Alliss and Christy O'Connor 12 5 6 1 5�
Bernard Gallacher and Brian Barnes 10 5 4 1 5�
Bernhard Langer and Colin Montgomerie 7 5 1 1 5�
Sergio Garcia and Lee Westwood 6 4 1 1 4�
Peter Oosterhuis and Tony Jacklin 7 3 2 2 4
Peter Oosterhuis and Nick Faldo 6 4 2 0 4
Bernhard Langer and Sandy Lyle 4 3 0 1 3�
Colin Montgomerie and Nick Faldo 7 3 3 1 3�
Neil Coles and Christy O'Connor 7 3 3 1 3�
Most Points in a Single Ryder Cup Match
Great Britain & Ireland/Europe
Player Year Points
Peter Alliss 1965 5 out of 6
Tony Jacklin 1969 5 out of 6
José Maria Olazábal 1989 4� out of 5
Seve Ballesteros 1991 4� out of 5
Ian Woosnam 1993 4� out of 5
Colin Montgomerie 2002 4� out of 5
Sergio Garcia 2004 4� out of 5
Lee Westwood 2004 4� out of 5
Bernard Gallacher 1979 4 out of 5
Sergio Garcia 2006 4 out of 5
Bernhard Langer 1983 4 out of 5
Nick Faldo 1983 4 out of 5
Manuel Piñero 1985 4 out of 5
Seve Ballesteros 1987 4 out of 5
Lee Westwood 2006 4 out of 5
Peter Oosterhuis 1973 4 out of 6
100% Records in a Single Ryder Cup Match
Great Britain & Ireland/Europe
Player Year Points
Darren Clarke 2006 3 out of 3
Luke Donald 2006 3 out of 3
Nick Faldo 1977 3 out of 3
José Maria Olazábal 2006 3 out of 3
Peter Oosterhuis 1977 3 out of 3
Abe Mitchell 1933 2 out of 2
Arthur Havers 1933 2 out of 2
Syd Easterbrook 1933 2 out of 2
Jimmy Adams 1949 2 out of 2
Arthur Lees 1951 2 out of 2
Fred Daly 1953 2 out of 2
Harry Bradshaw 1953 2 out of 2
John Jacobs 1955 2 out of 2
Ken Bousfield 1957 2 out of 2
Dai Rees 1957 2 out of 2
Paul Broadhurst 1991 2 out of 2
Per-Ulrik Johansson 1997 2 out of 2
Charles Whitcombe 1935 1 out of 1
Ken Bousfield 1949 1 out of 1
Dai Rees 1949 1 out of 1
Johnny Fallon 1955 1 out of 1
Peter Mills 1957 1 out of 1
Unbeaten Players in a Single Ryder Cup Match
Great Britain & Ireland/Europe
Player Year Points
Tony Jacklin 1969 5 out of 6
José Maria Olazábal 1989 4� out of 5
Seve Ballesteros 1991 4� out of 5
Ian Woosnam 1993 4� out of 5
Colin Montgomerie 2002 4� out of 5
Sergio Garcia 2004 4� out of 5
Lee Westwood 2004 4� out of 5
Brian Huggett 1973 3� out of 4
Bernhard Langer 2002 3� out of 4
Paul Casey 2006 3 out of 4
Darren Clarke 2006 3 out of 3
Luke Donald 2006 3 out of 3
José Maria Olazábal 2006 3 out of 3
José Maria Cañizares 1985 2� out of 3
Paul McGinley 2004 2� out of 3
David Howell 2006 2� out of 3
José Maria Olazábal 1999 2 out of 3
Charles Whitcombe 1927 1� out of 2
Charles Whitcombe 1929 1� out of 2
Archie Compston 1929 1� out of 2
Percy Alliss 1933 1� out of 2
Dai Rees 1937 1� out of 2
Peter Alliss 1959 1� out of 2
Howard Clark 1981 1� out of 2
Thomas Björn 1997 1� out of 2
Charles Whitcombe 1937 � out of 1
Sam King 1937 � out of 1
Harry Bradshaw 1957 � out of 1
Norman Drew 1959 � out of 1
Alex Caygill 1969 � out of 1
Performances as Ryder Cup Captain
Great Britain & Ireland/Europe
Captain Years Captained No. of Years Won Lost Halved
Seve Ballesteros 1997 1 1 0 0
Eric Brown 1969-71 2 0 1 1
Sir Henry Cotton 1947, 53 2 0 2 0
George Duncan 1929 1 1 0 0
John Fallon 1963 1 0 1 0
Bernard Gallacher 1991-93-95 3 1 2 0
Brian Huggett 1977 1 0 1 0
Bernard Hunt 1973-75 2 0 2 0
Tony Jacklin 1983-85-87-89 4 2 1 1
John Jacobs 1979-81 2 0 2 0
Mark James 1999 1 0 1 0
Arthur Lacey 1951 1 0 1 0
Bernhard Langer 2004 1 1 0 0
Ted Ray 1927 1 0 1 0
Dai Rees 1955-57-59-61, 67 5 1 4 0
J.H. Taylor 1933 1 1 0 0
Sam Torrance 2002 1 1 0 0
Harry Weetman 1965 1 0 1 0
Charles Whitcombe 1931, 35-37, 49 4 0 4 0
Ian Woosnam 2006 1 1 0 0
Ryder Cup Captains Between 1927-2006
Year GB&I/Europe United States
1927 Ted Ray Walter Hagen
1929 George Duncan Walter Hagen
1931 Charles Whitcombe Walter Hagen
1933 J.H. Taylor* Walter Hagen
1935 Charles Whitcombe Walter Hagen
1937 Charles Whitcombe Walter Hagen*
1939#   Walter Hagen
(Vic Ghezzi)
1941#   Walter Hagen
1947 Sir Henry Cotton Ben Hogan
(Walter Hagen)
1949 Charles Whitcombe* Ben Hogan*
(Ed Dudley)
1951 Arthur Lacey* Sam Snead
1953 Henry Cotton* Lloyd Mangrum
1955 Dai Rees Chick Harbert
(Lloyd Mangrum)
1957 Dai Rees Jack Burke Jr
1959 Dai Rees Sam Snead
1961 Dai Rees Jerry Barber
1963 John Fallon* Arnold Palmer
1965 Harry Weetman* Byron Nelson*
1967 Dai Rees* Ben Hogan*
1969 Eric Brown* Sam Snead*
1971 Eric Brown* Jay Herbert*
1973 Bernard Hunt* Jack Burke Jr*
1975 Bernard Hunt* Arnold Palmer
1977 Brian Huggett* Dow Finsterwald*
1979 John Jacobs* Billy Casper*
1981 John Jacobs* Dave Marr*
1983 Tony Jacklin* Jack Nicklaus*
1985 Tony Jacklin* Lee Trevino*
1987 Tony Jacklin* Jack Nicklaus*
1989 Tony Jacklin* Raymond Floyd*
1991 Bernard Gallacher* Dave Stockton*
1993 Bernard Gallacher* Tom Watson*
1995 Bernard Gallacher* Lanny Wadkins*
1997 Seve Ballesteros* Tom Kite*
1999 Mark James* Ben Crenshaw*
2002 Sam Torrance* Cuurtis Strange*
2004 Bernard Langer* Hal Sutton*
2006 Ian Woosnam* Tom Lehman*
2008 Nick Faldo* Paul Azinger*
*Non-playing Captain
#USA teams selected but no matches played. GB&I named eight players only for the 1939 proposed match.
(names in parentheses indicate Honorary Captains)
Youngest and Oldest Ryder Cup Captains
GREAT BRITAIN & IRELAND/EUROPE
Youngest
Name Year Age
Charles Whitcombe 1931 35 years, 9 months and 5 days
Oldest
Name Year Age
J.H. Taylor 1933 62 years, 3 months and 7 days
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
Ken Brown in 1977 age 20 years, 8 months, 7 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
Players Selected, But Did Not Compete
George Gadd 1927 Laurie Ayton 1949
Abe Mitchell 1927 Jack Hargreaves 1951
Abe Mitchell 1927 Jack Hargreaves 1951
Percy Alliss 1929 Ken Bousfield 1955
Stewart Burns 1929 Peter Mills 1959
Allan Dailey 1933 John Garner 1973
Eric Green 1947 Jose Maria Olazabal 1995
Reg Horne 1947 Miguel Angel Martin 1997

USA FlagTeam USA Records

Total Points Over 36 Matches
Team points 459�
Foursome points 131
Four-Ball points 91
Singles points 237
Largest Margin of Victory
1967 in Houston, Texas 23� to 8�
1947 in Portland, Ore. 11 to 1
Most Consecutive Ryder Cup Victories
7 by the United States 1935-1955
7 by the United States 1971-1983
Number of Ryder Cup Matches Won
United States 24 wins
Tied 2
Most Ryder Cup Appearances
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
Ryder Cup Teams Winning All Points in a Series
Foursomes United States won the series
United States won the second series
United States won the first series
United States won the second series
4-0
4-0
4-0
4-0
1947
1963
1975
1981
Four-Ball United States won the first series
United States won the first series
Europe won the first series
Europe won the first series
4-0
4-0
4-0
4-0
1967
1971
1987
1989
Singles No side has ever won all the single matches
Breakdown of Points Won in the 36 Matches Between 1927-2006
United States Great Britain and Ireland/Europe
Total team points 459� 356�
Total foursome points
233 matches (1927 to 2006)
131� 101�
Total four-ball points
173 matches (1963 to 2006)
91 82
Total single points
410 matches (1927 to 2006)
237 173
Comparison of the United States and Europe Between 1983-2006
United States Europe
Wins 4 7
Tied 1 1
Matches won 130 155
Points won 155� 180�
Foursome points won 43� 52�
Four-ball points won 38� 57�
Single points won 73 71
Winning on the 18th hole 21 45
Rookies record 57 wins, 66 losses, 13 halves 43 wins, 56 losses, 20 halves
Captain's Picks 26 wins, 23 losses, 6 halves 39 wins, 43 losses, 6 halves
Most Matches Played
Billy Casper 37
Lanny Wadkins 34
Arnold Palmer 32
Raymond Floyd 31
Lee Trevino 30
Tom Kite 28
Jack Nicklaus 28
Gene Littler 27
Davis Love III 26
Most Points Won
Billy Casper 23�
Arnold Palmer 23
Lanny Wadkins 21�
Lee Trevino 20
Jack Nicklaus 18�
Gene Littler 18
Tom Kite 17
Hale Irwin 14
Raymond Floyd 13�
Davis Love III 11�
Julius Boros 11
Most Singles Points Won
Arnold Palmer 7
Billy Casper 7
Lee Trevino 7
Gene Littler 6�
Tom Kite 6
Sam Snead 6
Most Foursome Points Won
Lanny Wadkins 9
Arnold Palmer 9
Billy Casper 9
Jack Nicklaus 8
Tom Kite 7�
Julius Boros 6
Hale Irwin 6
Lee Trevino 6
Most Four-Ball Points Won
Lanny Wadkins 7�
Billy Casper 7�
Arnold Palmer 7
Gene Littler 7
Lee Trevino 7
Raymond Floyd 5�
Jack Nicklaus 5�
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 Foursome Matches
Lanny Wadkins 15
Billy Casper 15
Tom Kite 13
Arnold Palmer 12
Raymond Floyd 12
Lee Trevino 10
Payne Stewart 10
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 Four-Ball Matches
Billy Casper 12
Lanny Wadkins 11
Raymond Floyd 11
Davis Love III 11
Phil Mickelson 11
Lee Trevino 10
Fred Couples 9
Arnold Palmer 9
Jack Nicklaus 9
Gene Littler 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 13
Raymond Floyd 12
Sam Snead 10
Tom Watson 10
Most Singles Matches Won
Arnold Palmer 6
Billy Casper 6
Sam Snead 6
Lee Trevino 6
Tom Kite 5
Gene Littler 5
Raymond Floyd, Jack Nicklaus 4
Gene Sarazen, Lanny Wadkins 4
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 4
J.C. Snead, Raymond Floyd, Tom Watson, Phil Mickelson 5
Most Matches Lost
Raymond Floyd 16
Tiger Woods 13
Davis Love III, Curtis Strange, Phil Mickelson 12
Lanny Wadkins 11
Billy Casper 10
Fred Couples, Jim Furyk 9
Tom Kite, Mark O'Meara 9
Payne Stewart 9
Paul Azinger, Ben Crenshaw 8
Jack Nicklaus 8
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
Davis Love III, Tiger Woods, Jim Furyk 6
Paul Azinger 5
Curtis Strange 5
Mark Calcavecchia, Ben Crenshaw 4
Tom Kite, Raymond Floyd 4
Fuzzy Zoeller 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, Justin Leonard 5
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 3
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 2
Lee Trevino 2
Al Geiberger 2
Miller Barber 2
Johnny Miller 2
Craig Stadler 2
Ryder Cup Singles Results 1979-2006
Year USA Europe
1979 8� 3�
1981 8 4
1983 6� 5�
1985 4� 7�
1987 7� 4�
1989 7 5
1991 6� 5�
1993 7� 4�
1995 4� 7�
1997 8 4
1999 8� 3�
2002 4� 7�
2004 4� 7�
2006 3� 8�
Scores Going Into The Final Day Singles Since 1985
Year USA Europe
1985 7 9
1987 5� 10�
1989 7 9
1991 8 8
1993 7� 8�
1995 9 7
1997 5� 10�
1999 6 10
2002 8 8
2004 5 11
2006 6 10
Record Leading/Winning Ryder Cup Margins After Each Day
United States
After Day 1 Margin Score
1975 5 points 6� -1�
1977 5 points 7� -2�
1947 4 points 4-0
1961 4 points 6-2
1963 4 points 6-2
After Day 2 Margin Score
1967 10 points 13-3
1975 9 points 12� -3�
1963 8 points 12-4
1981 5 points 10� -5�
After Singles Margin Score
1967 15 points 23� -8�
1963 14 points 23-9
1975 10 points 21-11
1947 10 points 11-1
Largest Winning Margins in 36 and 18 Hole Matches
36 HOLE MATCHES
Foursomes
Margin Year Match
10 and 9 1931 Walter Hagen and Densmore Shute beat George Duncan and Arthur Havers
10 and 9 1947 Lew Worsham and Ed Oliver beat Sir Henry Cotton and Arthur Lees
9 and 8 1935 Paul Runyan and Horton Smith beat Bill Cox and Edward Jarman
Singles
Margin Year Match
10 and 8 1929 George Duncan beat Walter Hagen
9 and 8 1929 Leo Diegel beat Abe Mitchell
9 and 8 1933 Abe Mitchell beat Olin Dutra
9 and 7 1953 Fred Daly beat Ted Kroll
18 HOLE MATCHES
Foursomes
Margin Year Match
7 and 6 1979 Hale Irwin and Tom Kite beat Ken Brown and Des Smyth
7 and 6 1991 Paul Azinger and Mark O'Meara beat Nick Faldo and David Gilford
7 and 5 1983 Gil Morgan and Lanny Wadkins beat Sam Torrance and J M Cañizares
7 and 5 1985 J M Cañizares and José Rivero beat Tom Kite and Calvin Peete
7 and 5 1993 Ian Woosnam and Bernhard Langer beat Paul Azinger and Payne Stewart
Fourballs
Margin Year Match
7 and 5 1981 Lee Trevino and Jerry Pate beat Nick Faldo and Sam Torrance
6 and 5 1981 Des Smyth and J M Cañizares beat Bill Rogers and Bruce Lietzke
6 and 5 1989 Seve Ballesteros and J M Olazá beat Tom Watson and Mark O'Meara
6 and 5 1993 Ian Woosnam and Peter Baker beat Fred Couples and Paul Azinger
6 and 5 1995 Jeff Maggert and Loren Roberts beat Sam Torrance and Costantino Rocca
6 and 4 1965 Arnold Palmer and Dave Marr beat Peter Alliss and Christy O'Connor
6 and 4 1995 Corey Pavin and Phil Mickelson beat Bernhard Langer and P-U Johansson
Singles
Margin Year Match
8 and 7 1989 Tom Kite beat Howard Clark
8 and 7 1997 Fred Couples beat Ian Woosnam
7 and 6 1969 Miller Barber beat Maurice Bembridge
7 and 6 1971 Lee Trevino beat Brian Huggett
7 and 6 1997 Tom Lehman beat Igancio Garrido
6 and 5 1963 Gene Littler beat Tom Haliburton
6 and 5 1973 Gay Brewer beat Bernard Gallacher
6 and 5 1973 Lee Trevino beat Neil Coles
6 and 5 1999 Davis Love III beat Jean Van de Velde
6 and 4 1965 Tony Lema beat Christy O'Connor
6 and 4 1981 Ben Crenshaw beat Des Smyth
6 and 4 2004 Jim Furyk beat David Howell
100% Career Winning Ryder Cup Records
United States
Player Year Record
Jimmy Demaret 1947-49-51 P6 W6
Billy Maxwell 1963 P4 W4
Johnny Golden 1927-29 P3 W3
Billy Burke 1931-33 P3 W3
Ben Hogan 1947, 51 P3 W3
Wilfred Cox 1931 P2 W2
Ralph Guldahl 1937 P2 W2
Lew Worsham 1947 P2 W2
Chick Harbert 1949, 55 P2 W2
Bob Rosburg 1959 P2 W2
Herman Barron 1947 P1 W1
Jim Turnesa 1953 P1 W1
Most Successful Ryder Cup Partnerships in a Single Ryder Cup Match
United States
Partnership Year Points
Larry Nelson and Lanny Wadkins 1979 4 out of 4
Bobby Nichols and Johnny Pott 1967 3 out of 3
Arnold Palmer and Gardiner Dickinson 1971 3 out of 3
Tom Watson and Jack Nicklaus 1981 3 out of 3
Phil Mickelson and David Toms 2002 2� out of 4
All-Time Most Successful Ryder Cup Partnerships
United States
  Matches Wins Lost Halved Points
Arnold Palmer and Gardner Dickinson 5 5 0 0 5
Jack Nicklaus and Tom Watson 4 4 0 0 4
Larry Nelson and Lanny Wadkins 6 4 2 0 4
Tony Lema and Julius Boros 5 3 1 1 3�
Lloyd Mangrum and Sam Snead 4 3 1 0 3
Arnold Palmer and Billy Casper 3 3 0 0 3
Phil Mickelson and David Toms 4 2 1 1 2�
Tom Kite and Curtis Strange 6 2 3 1 2�
Most Points in a Single Ryder Cup Match
United States
Player Year Points
Arnold Palmer 1967 5 out of 5
Gardiner Dickinson 1967 5 out of 5
Larry Nelson 1979 5 out of 5
Tony Lema 1965 5 out of 6
Jack Nicklaus 1971 5 out of 6
Billy Casper 1963 4� out of 5
Billy Casper 1967 4� out of 5
Bobby Nichols 1967 4� out of 5
Hale Irwin 1975 4� out of 5
Dow Finsterwald 1963 4� out of 6
Arnold Palmer 1971 4� out of 6
Jack Nicklaus 1973 4 out of 6
Billy Maxwell 1963 4 out of 4
Johnny Pott 1967 4 out of 4
J C Snead 1971 4 out of 4
Tom Weiskopf 1975 4 out of 4
Lee Trevino 1981 4 out of 4
Larry Nelson 1981 4 out of 4
Jack Nicklaus 1981 4 out of 4
Gene Littler 1963 4 out of 5
Tony Lema 1963 4 out of 5
Gardiner Dickinson 1971 4 out of 5
Lanny Wadkins 1979 4 out of 5
Tom Watson 1983 4 out of 5
Corey Pavin 1995 4 out of 5
Arnold Palmer 1963 4 out of 6
Arnold Palmer 1965 4 out of 6
Dave Marr 1965 4 out of 6
Dave Hill 1969 4 out of 6
Lee Trevino 1973 4 out of 6
Billy Casper 1973 4 out of 6
100% Records in a Single Ryder Cup Match
United States
Player Year Points
Gardiner Dickinson 1967 5 out of 5
Arnold Palmer 1977 5 out of 5
Larry Nelson 1979 5 out of 5
Billy Maxwell 1963 4 out of 4
Johnny Pott 1967 4 out of 4
J C Snead 1971 4 out of 4
Tom Weiskopf 1975 4 out of 4
Lee Trevino 1981 4 out of 4
Larry Nelson 1981 4 out of 4
Jack Nicklaus 1981 4 out of 4
Art Wall 1961 3 out of 3
Billy Casper 1961 3 out of 3
Gene Littler 1969 3 out of 3
Lanny Wadkins 1977 3 out of 3
Phil Mickelson 1995 3 out of 3
Walter Hagen 1927 2 out of 2
Johnny Golden 1927 2 out of 2
Al Watrous 1927 2 out of 2
Leo Diegel 1929 2 out of 2
Gene Sarazen 1931 2 out of 2
Walter Hagen 1931 2 out of 2
Densmore Shute 1931 2 out of 2
Billy Burke 1931 2 out of 2
Wilfred Cox 1931 2 out of 2
Gene Sarazen 1935 2 out of 2
Henry Picard 1935 2 out of 2
Johnny Revolta 1935 2 out of 2
Paul Runyan 1935 2 out of 2
Ed Dudley 1937 2 out of 2
Ralph Guldahl 1937 2 out of 2
Ed Oliver 1947 3 out of 3
Lew Worsham 1947 2 out of 2
Sam Snead 1947 2 out of 2
Lloyd Mangrum 1947 2 out of 2
Jimmy Demaret 1947 2 out of 2
Byron Nelson 1947 2 out of 2
Dutch Harrison 1949 2 out of 2
Jimmy Demaret 1949 2 out of 2
Clayton Heafner 1949 2 out of 2
Jack Burke 1951 2 out of 2
Sam Snead 1951 2 out of 2
Lloyd Mangrum 1951 2 out of 2
Ben Hogan 1951 2 out of 2
Jimmy Demaret 1951 2 out of 2
Jack Burke 1953 2 out of 2
Doug Ford 1955 2 out of 2
Jacke Burke 1955 2 out of 2
Tommy Bolt 1955 2 out of 2
Sam Snead 1955 2 out of 2
Bob Rosburg 1959 2 out of 2
Mike Souchak 1959 2 out of 2
Dow Finsterwald 1959 2 out of 2
Dave Stockton 1977 2 out of 2
Hubert Green 1977 2 out of 2
Dave Hill 1977 2 out of 2
Johnny Golden 1929 1 out of 1
Horton Smith 1929 1 out of 1
Ed Dudley 1933 1 out of 1
Billy Burke 1933 1 out of 1
Horton Smith 1933 1 out of 1
Walter Hagen 1935 1 out of 1
Sam Snead 1937 1 out of 1
Ben Hogan 1947 1 out of 1
Herman Barron 1947 1 out of 1
Dutch Harrison 1947 1 out of 1
Chick Harbert 1949 1 out of 1
Skip Alexander 1951 1 out of 1
Ed Oliver 1953 1 out of 1
Jim Turnsea 1953 1 out of 1
Ted Kroll 1955 1 out of 1
Chick Harbert 1935 1 out of 1
Unbeaten Players in a Single Ryder Cup Match
United States
Player Year Points
Billy Casper 1963 4� out of 5
Billy Casper 1967 4� out of 5
Bobby Nichols 1967 4� out of 5
Hale Irwin 1975 4� out of 5
Tony Lema 1963 4 out of 5
Gene Littler 1963 4 out of 5
Arnold Palmer 1961 3� out of 4
Chip Beck 1989 3� out of 4
Scott Hoch 1997 2� out of 3
Gene Sarazen 1927 1� out of 2
Al Espinosa 1929 1� out of 2
Gene Sarazen 1933 1� out of 2
Walter Hagen 1933 1� out of 2
Horton Smith 1935 1� out of 2
Gene Sarazen 1937 1� out of 2
Clayton Heafner 1951 1� out of 2
Dave Douglas 1957 1� out of 2
Dick Mayer 1957 1� out of 2
Sam Snead 1959 1� out of 2
Gil Morgan 1979 1 out of 2
Jay Herbert 1959 � out of 1
Performances as Ryder Cup Captain
United States
Captain Years Captained No. of Years Won Lost Halved
Jerry Barber 1961 1 1 0 0
Jack Burke Jr 1957, 73 2 1 1 0
Billy Casper 1979 1 1 0 0
Ben Crenshaw 1999 1 1 0 0
Dow Finsterwald 1977 1 1 0 0
Raymond Floyd 1989 1 0 0 1
Walter Hagen 1927-37 6 4 2 0
Chick Harbert 1955 1 1 0 0
Jay Herbert 1971 1 1 0 0
Ben Hogan 1947-49, 67 3 3 0 0
Tom Kite 1997 1 0 1 0
Tom Lehman 2006 1 0 1 0
Lloyd Mangrum 1953 1 1 0 0
Dave Marr 1981 1 1 0 0
Byron Nelson 1965 1 1 0 0
Jack Nicklaus 1983, 87 2 1 1 0
Arnold Palmer 1963, 75 2 2 0 0
Sam Snead 1951, 59, 69 3 2 0 1
Dave Stockton 1991 1 1 0 0
Curtis Strange 2002 1 0 1 0
Hal Sutton 2004 1 1 1 0
Lee Trevino 1985 1 0 1 0
Lanny Wadkins 1995 1 0 1 0
Tom Watson 1993 1 1 0 0
Ryder Cup Captains Between 1927-2008
Year GB&I/Europe United States
1927 Ted Ray Walter Hagen
1929 George Duncan Walter Hagen
1931 Charles Whitcombe Walter Hagen
1933 J.H. Taylor* Walter Hagen
1935 Charles Whitcombe Walter Hagen
1937 Charles Whitcombe Walter Hagen*
1939#   Walter Hagen
(Vic Ghezzi)
1941#   Walter Hagen
1947 Sir Henry Cotton Ben Hogan
(Walter Hagen)
1949 Charles Whitcombe* Ben Hogan*
(Ed Dudley)
1951 Arthur Lacey* Sam Snead
1953 Henry Cotton* Lloyd Mangrum
1955 Dai Rees Chick Harbert
(Lloyd Mangrum)
1957 Dai Rees Jack Burke Jr
1959 Dai Rees Sam Snead
1961 Dai Rees Jerry Barber
1963 John Fallon* Arnold Palmer
1965 Harry Weetman* Byron Nelson*
1967 Dai Rees* Ben Hogan*
1969 Eric Brown* Sam Snead*
1971 Eric Brown* Jay Herbert*
1973 Bernard Hunt* Jack Burke Jr*
1975 Bernard Hunt* Arnold Palmer
1977 Brian Huggett* Dow Finsterwald*
1979 John Jacobs* Billy Casper*
1981 John Jacobs* Dave Marr*
1983 Tony Jacklin* Jack Nicklaus*
1985 Tony Jacklin* Lee Trevino*
1987 Tony Jacklin* Jack Nicklaus*
1989 Tony Jacklin* Raymond Floyd*
1991 Bernard Gallacher* Dave Stockton*
1993 Bernard Gallacher* Tom Watson*
1995 Bernard Gallacher* Lanny Wadkins*
1997 Seve Ballesteros* Tom Kite*
1999 Mark James* Ben Crenshaw*
2002 Sam Torrance* Cuurtis Strange*
2004 Bernard Langer* Hal Sutton*
2006 Ian Woosnam* Tom Lehman*
2008 Nick Faldo* Paul Azinger*
*Non-playing Captain
#USA teams selected but no matches played. GB&I named eight players only for the 1939 proposed match.
(names in parentheses indicate Honorary Captains)
Youngest and Oldest Ryder Cup Captains
UNITED STATES
Youngest
Name Year Age
Arnold Palmer 1963 34 years, 1 months and 1 day
Walter Hagen 1927 34 years, 5 months and 13 days
Jack Burke, Jr. 1957 34 years, 8 months and 5 days
Oldest
Name Year Age
Byron Nelson 1965 53 years, 8 months and 3 days
Youngest Player
Horton Smith in 1929 age 21 years and 4 days
Tiger Woods in 1997 age 21 years, 8 months, 27 days
Oldest Player
Raymond Floyd in 1993 age 51 years, 20 days
Jay Haas in 2004 age 50 years, 9 months, 15 days
Don January in 1977 age 47 years, 9 months, 26 days
Julius Boros in 1967 age 47 years, 7 months, 17 days
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