1985 The Belfry Golf & Country Club, Sutton Coldfield, England

Captains: Lee Trevino (US), Tony Jacklin (Europe)
EUROPE 16 ½ - USA 11 ½

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Team Europe

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Team USA

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Team Europe with the winning trophy
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Sam Torrance celebrates after sealing victory
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Scotland's Sam Torrance secured Europe's first Ryder Cup victory in 28 years by making an 18-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole for a 1-up victory. Tears streamed down Torrance's face and he raised his arms aloft. Torrance, who had rallied from a three-hole deficit against U.S. Open champion Andy North, didn't need the birdie. North hooked his tee shot into the lake while Torrance hit a mammoth drive. North reached the green in four strokes and watched Torrance putt and evoke a thunderous ovation. Spain's Manuel Pinero (4-0) and Seve Ballesteros (3 ½) guided the European bid. The momentum swung to Europe during the second-day Four-Ball, when Craig Stadler, playing with Curtis Strange, missed a three-foot putt on the 18th hole that forced a halve with Bernhard Langer and Sandy Lyle. Europe took the cue, taking a 9-7 lead into the singles and dominating the final day, 7 ½ to 4 ½.

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Foursomes: Morning
S Ballesteros & M Piñero (2 & 1) 1 C Strange & M O'Meara 0
B Langer & N Faldo 0 C Peete & T Kite (3 & 2) 1
A Lyle & K Brown 0 L Wadkins & R Floyd (4 & 3) 1
H Clark & S Torrance 0 C Stadler & H Sutton (3 & 2) 1
Four-Ball:: Afternoon
P Way & I Woosnam (1 hole) 1 F Zoeller & H Green 0
S Ballesteros & M Piñero (2 & 1) 1 A North & P Jacobsen 0
B Langer & J M Canizares (halved) ½ C Stadler & H Sutton (halved) ½
S Torrance & H Clark 0 R Floyd & L Wadkins (1 hole) 1
Foursomes: Morning
S Torrance & H Clark (2 & 1) 1 T Kite & A North 0
P Way & I Woosnam (4 & 3) 1 H Green & F Zoeller 0
S Ballesteros & M Piñero 0 M O'Meara & L Wadkins (3 & 2) 1
B Langer & A Lyle (halved) ½ C Stadler & C Strange (halved) ½
Foursomes: Afternoon
J M Canizares & J Rivero (4 & 3) 1 T Kite & C Peete 0
S Ballesteros & M Piñero (5 & 4) 1 C Stadler & H Sutton 0
P Way & I Woosnam 0 C Strange & P Jacobsen (4 & 2) 1
B Langer & K Brown (3 & 2) 1 R Floyd & L Wadkins 0
Singles
M Piñero (3 & 1) 1 L Wadkins 0
I Woosnam 0 C Stadler (2 & 1) 1
P Way (2 holes) 1 R Floyd 0
S Ballesteros (halved) ½ T Kite (halved) ½
A Lyle (3 & 2) 1 P Jacobsen 0
B Langer (5 & 4 1 H Sutton 0
S Torrance (1 hole) 1 A North 0
H Clark (1 hole) 1 M O'Meara 0
J Rivero 0 C Peete (1 hole) 1
N Faldo 0 H Green (3 & 1) 1
J M Canizares (2 holes) 1 F Zoeller 0
K Brown 0 C Strange (4 & 2) 1