1969 Royal Birkdale Golf Club, Southport, England

Captains: Sam Snead (US), Eric Brown (GB)
USA 16 - GB 16

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Team Great Britian

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Team USA

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Tony Jacklin of Great Britain and Jack Nicklaus of the USA
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In the closest contest in Ryder Cup history, 17 of the 32 matches went down to the last hole. With the matches tied going into the last day, the British won five of the eight morning singles. But the U. S. roared back, winning four of the first si afternoon matches to even the . In Brian Huggett's match against Billy Casper, Huggett made a four-foot putt to halve the match. That left the Ryder Cup to be decided by the last group of Tony Jacklin and Jack Nicklaus, who where tied going into the last hole. In one of golf's most memorable moments of sportsmanship, Nicklaus, playing in his first Ryder Cup Matches, conceded a two-footer to Jacklin after making a four-footer for par on the last green, resulting in the first tie in the Matches' history.

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Foursomes: Morning
N C Coles & B G C Huggett (3 & 2) 1 M Barber & R Floyd 0
B Gallacher & M Bembridge (2 & 1) 1 L Trevino & K Still 0
A Jacklin & P Townsend (3 & 1) 1 D Hill & T Aaron 0
C O'Connor & P Alliss (halved) ½ W Casper & F Beard (halved) ½
Foursomes: Afternoon
N C Coles & B G C Huggett 0 D Hill & T Aaron (1 hole) 1
B Gallacher & M Bembridge 0 L Trevino & G Littler (1 hole) 1
A Jacklin & P Townsend (1 hole) 1 W Casper & F Beard 0
P J Butler & B J Hunt 0 J Nicklaus & D Sikes (1 hole) 1
Four-Ball: Morning
C O'Connor & P Townsend (1 hole) 1 D Hill & D Douglass 0
B G C Huggett & G A Caygill (halved) ½ R Floyd & M Barber (halved) ½
B Barnes & P Alliss 0 L Trevino & G Littler (1 hole) 1
A Jacklin & N C Coles (1 hole) 1 J Nicklaus & D Sikes 0
Four-Ball:: Afternoon
P J Butler & P Townsend 0 W Casper & F Beard (2 holes) 1
B G C Huggett & B Gallacher 0 D Hill & K Still (2 & 1) 1
M Bembridge & B J Hunt (halved) ½ T Aaron & R Floyd (halved) ½
A Jacklin & N C Coles (halved) ½ L Trevino & M Barber (halved) ½
Singles: Morning
P Alliss 0 L Trevino (2 & 1) 1
P Townsend 0 D Hill (5 & 4) 1
N C Coles (1 hole) 1 T Aaron 0
B Barnes 0 W Casper (1 hole) 1
C O'Connor (5 & 4) 1 F Beard 0
M Bembridge (1 hole) 1 K Still 0
P J Butler (1 hole) 1 R Floyd 0
A Jacklin (4 & 3) 1 J Nicklaus 0
Singles
B Barnes 0 D Hill (4 & 2) 1
B Gallacher (4 & 3) 1 L Trevino 0
M Bembridge 0 M Barber (7 & 6) 1
P J Butler (3 & 2) 1 D Douglass 0
N C Coles 0 D Sikes (4 & 3) 1
C O'Connor 0 G Littler (2 & 1) 1
B G C Huggett (halved) ½ W Casper (halved ½
A Jacklin (halved) ½ J Nicklaus(halved) ½