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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* Curtis 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)

Total Points Over 37 Matches
Team points 368
Foursome points 105
Four-Ball points 85½
Singles points 177½
Largest Margin of Victory
2004 in Oakland Hills, Michigan & 2006 in Straffan, Ireland 18½ to 9½
1985 in The Belfry, England 16½ to 11
1957 in Yorkshire, England 7½ to 4½
2002 in The Belfry, England 15½ to 12½
Most Consecutive Ryder Cup Victories
3 by Europe 2002-'04-'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 37 Matches Between 1927-2008
United States Great Britain and Ireland/Europe
Total team points 476 368
Total foursome points
241 matches (1927 to 2008)
136 105
Total four-ball points
181 matches (1963 to 2008)
95½ 85½
Total single points
422 matches (1927 to 2008)
244½ 177½
Comparison of the United States and Europe Between 1985-2008
United States Europe
Wins 4 7
Halved 1 1
Matches won 131 163
Points won 157½ 178½
Foursome points won 45 51
Four-ball points won 38½ 57½
Single points won 74 70
Winning on the 18th hole 27 44
Rookies record 58 wins, 68 losses, 23 halves 46 wins, 56 losses, 23 halves
Captain's Picks 35 wins, 27 losses, 14 halves 49 wins, 45 losses, 10 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
José Maria Olazábal 31
Most Points Won
Nick Faldo 25
Bernhard Langer 24
Colin Montgomerie 23½
Seve Ballesteros 22½
José Maria Olazábal 20½
Tony Jacklin 17
Ian Woosnam, Lee Westwood 16½
Sergio Garcia 16
Bernard Gallacher 15½
Peter Oosterhuis 15½
Neil Coles 15½
Most Singles Points Won
Neil Coles, Colin Montgomerie 7
Nick Faldo
Peter Oosterhuis
Peter Alliss
Bernard Gallacher 6
Bernhard Langer
Bernard Hunt
Most Foursome Points Won
Bernhard Langer 11½
Nick Faldo 11
Seve Ballesteros 10½
Tony Jacklin 10
Colin Montgomerie
Sergio Garcia
José Olazábal
Lee Westwood
Christy O'Connor
Brian Huggett 6
Most Four-Ball Points Won
Ian Woosnam, José Olazábal 10½
Seve Ballesteros 9
Nick Faldo
Bernhard Langer, Colin Montgomerie, Lee Westwood 7
Darren Clarke, Sergio Garcia
Peter Oosterhuis
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
Lee Westwood 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 10
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
Lee Westwood 12
Tony Jacklin 11
Sam Torrance 10
Sergio Garcia 10
Most Matches Won
Nick Faldo 23
Bernhard Langer 21
Seve Ballesteros 20
Colin Montgomerie 20
José Maria Olazábal 18
Ian Woosnam 14
Lee Westwood 14
Sergio Garcia 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
José Olazábal 9
Seve Ballesteros 8
Nick Faldo 7
Bernhard Langer 6
Darren Clarke 6
Lee Westwood 6
Colin Montgomerie 6
Peter Oosterhuis 5
Mark James 5
Sergio Garcia 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
Colin Montgomerie 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
Colin Montgomerie 3
Lee Westwood 3
Padraig Harrington 3
Nick Faldo 2
Ian Woosnam 2
Brian Hugget 2
Ignacio Garrido 2
Dave Thomas 2
Harry Weetman 2
Jesper Parnevik 2
Miguel Angel Jiménez 2
Most Four-Ball Matches Halved
José Maria Olazábal 3
Sam Torrance 3
Tony Jacklin 3
Brian Hugget 3
Paul Casey 3
Sergio Garcia 3
Robert Karlsson 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 Holes-in-One
Year Location Player Match Hole
1973 Muirfield Peter Butler 2nd day Foursomes
Barnes/Butler vs. Nicklaus/Weiskopf
16th
1993 The Belfry Nick Faldo Final Day Singles
Faldo vs. Azinger
14th
1995 Oak Hill Costatino Rocca 2nd day Foursomes
Rocca/Torrance vs. Love III/Maggert
6th
1995 Oak Hill
Howard Clark
Final day Singles
vs. Peter Jacobsen
11th
2006 The K Club Paul Casey 2nd day Foursomes
Casey/Howell vs. Cink/Johnson
14th
2006 The K Club Scott Verplank Final day Singles
Harrington vs. Verplank
14th
Ryder Cup Singles Results 1979-2008
Year USA Europe
1979
1981 8 4
1983
1985
1989 7 5
1991
1993
1995
1997 8 4
1999
2002
2004
2006
2008
Scores Going Into The Final Day Singles Since 1985
Year USA Europe
1985 7 9
1987 10½
1989 7 9
1991 8 8
1993
1995 9 7
1997 10½
1999 6 10
2002 8 8
2004 5 11
2006 6 10
2008 9 7
Record Leading/Winning Ryder Cup Margins After Each Day
Great Britain & Ireland/Europe
After Day 1 Margin Score
2004 5 points 6½-1½
1987 4 points 6-2
1999 4 points 6-2
1973 3 points 5½-2½
After Day 2 Margin Score
2004 6 points 11-5
1987 5 points 10½-5½
1997 5 points 10½-5½
1999 4 points 10-6
2006 4 points 10-6
After Singles Margin Score
2006 9 points 18½-9½
2004 9 points 18½-9½
1985 5 points 16½-11½
1957 3 points 7½-4½
2002 3 points 15½-12½
                                                                                                                                                                                                               
Final Day Winning Ryder Cup Comebacks
Year Winning Team Deficit Made Up Final Score
1929 Great Britain 1 GB 7  US 5
1949 United States 2 GB 5  US 7
1957 Great Britain 2 GB 7½  US 4½
1995 Europe 2 EU 14½  US 13½
1999 United States 1 EU 13½  US 14½
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 3½ out of 4
Seve Ballesteros and José Maria Olazábal 1989 3½ out of 4
Seve Ballesteros and José Maria Olazábal 1991 3½ out of 4
Sergio Garcia and Jesper Parnevik 1999 3½ out of 4
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
Bernard Gallacher and Brian Barnes 10 5 4 1
Bernhard Langer and Colin Montgomerie 7 5 1 1
Sergio Garcia and Lee Westwood 6 4 1 1
Peter Oosterhuis and Tony Jacklin 7 3 2 2 4
Peter Oosterhuis and Nick Faldo 6 4 2 0 4
Sergio Garcia and Luke Donald 4 4 0 0 4
Bernhard Langer and Sandy Lyle 4 3 0 1
Colin Montgomerie and Nick Faldo 7 3 3 1
Neil Coles and Christy O'Connor 7 3 3 1
Colin Montgomerie and Padraig Harrington 5 3 2 0 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 4½ out of 5
Seve Ballesteros 1991 4½ out of 5
Ian Woosnam 1993 4½ out of 5
Colin Montgomerie 2002 4½ out of 5
Sergio Garcia 2004 4½ out of 5
Lee Westwood 2004 4½ 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
Ian Poulter 2008 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 4½ out of 5
Seve Ballesteros 1991 4½ out of 5
Ian Woosnam 1993 4½ out of 5
Colin Montgomerie 2002 4½ out of 5
Sergio Garcia 2004 4½ out of 5
Lee Westwood 2004 4½ out of 5
Lee Westwood 2006 4 out of 5
Brian Huggett 1973 3½ out of 4
Bernhard Langer 2002 3½ 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 2½ out of 3
Paul McGinley 2004 2½ out of 3
David Howell 2006 2½ out of 3
José Maria Olazábal 1999 2 out of 3
Charles Whitcombe 1927 1½ out of 2
Charles Whitcombe 1929 1½ out of 2
Archie Compston 1929 1½ out of 2
Percy Alliss 1933 1½ out of 2
Dai Rees 1937 1½ out of 2
Peter Alliss 1959 1½ out of 2
Howard Clark 1981 1½ out of 2
Thomas Björn 1997 1½ out of 2
Charles Whitcombe 1937 ½ out of 1
Sam King 1937 ½ out of 1
Harry Bradshaw 1957 ½ out of 1
Norman Drew 1959 ½ out of 1
Alex Caygill 1969 ½ 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
Nick Faldo 2008 1 0 1 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 1927-2008
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* Curtis 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
                                       
Longest Gap Between Ryder Cup Appearances
Name Gap Between Years
Christy O'Connor, Jr. 14 years 1975-1989
Dai Rees 10 years 1937-1947
Sir Henry Cotton 10 years 1937-1947
Sam King 10 years 1937-1947
                                                                                                                                       
Longest Gap Between First and Last Ryder Cup Appearances
Name Gap First to Last
Dai Rees 24 years 1937-1961
Bernhard Langer* 21 years 1981-2002
Nick Faldo 20 years 1977-1997
José Maria Olazábal** 19 years 1987-2006
Sir Henry Cotton 18 years 1929-1947
Christy O'Connor 18 years 1955-1973
Howard Clark 18 years 1977-1995
Mark James 18 years 1977-1995
* A twenty-one year gap owing to the 2001 Ryder Cup being postponed until 2002
* A nineteen year gap owing to the 2001 Ryder Cup being postponed until 2002
                                       
Family Members to Have Played in the Ryder Cup
Father and Son
Percy Aliss (1929-33-37) and Peter Aliss (1953-57-59-61-63-65-67-69)
Antonio Garrido (1979) and Ignacio Garrido (1997)
Father and Son-in-Law
Max Faulkner (1947-49-51-53-57) and Brian Barnes (1969-71-73-75-77-79)
Brothers
Charles Whitcombe (1927-29-31-33-35-37), Ernest Whitcombe (1929-31-35) and Reg Whitcombe (1935)
Bernard Hunt (1953-57-59-61-63-65-67-69) and Geoffrey Hunt (1963)
Brothers-in-Law
Per-Ulrik Johansson (1995-97) and Jesper Parnevik (1997-99-02)
Lee Westwood (1997-99-2002-04-06-08) and Andrew Coltart (1999)
Uncles and Nephews
Christy O'Connor (1955-57-59-61-63-65-67-69-71-73) and Christy O'Connor, Jr. (1975-89)
                   
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
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