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Ryder Cup Captains Between 1927-2016
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*
2010 Colin Montgomerie* Corey Pavin*
2012 José Maria Olazábal* Davis Love III*
2014 Paul McGinley* Tom Watson*
2016 Darren Clarke* Davis Love III*
*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 40 Matches
Team points 413½
Foursome points 119½
Four-Ball points 96½
Singles points 197½

 

Largest Margin of Victory
2004 at Oakland Hills, Michigan & 2006 in Straffan, Ireland 18½ to 9½

1985 at The Belfry, England
2014 at Gleneagles Hotel, Scotland

16½ to 11½
1957 in Yorkshire, England 7½ to 4½
2002 at The Belfry, England 15½ to 12½

 

Most Consecutive Ryder Cup Victories
3 by Europe 2002-'04-'06 and 2010-'12-'14

 

Number of Ryder Cup Matches Won
Europe 13 wins - (10 as Europe, 3 as GB&I)
Tied 2

 

Most Ryder Cup Appearances
Sir 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
Lee Westwood 9 1997-'99-'02-'04-'06-'08-'10-'12-'14

 

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 40 Matches Between 1927-2014
  United States Great Britain and Ireland/Europe
Total team points 514½ 413½
Total foursome points
265 matches (1927 to 2014)
145½ 119½
Total four-ball points
205 matches (1963 to 2014)
108½ 96½
Total single points
458 matches (1927 to 2015)
260½ 197½

 

Comparison of the United States and Europe Between 1985-2012
  United States Europe
Wins 4 10
Tied 1 1
Matches won 163 201
Points won 196 224
Foursome points won 54½ 65½
Four-ball points won 51½ 68½
Single points won 90 90
Rookies record 78 wins, 88 losses, 35 halves 59 wins, 61 losses, 31 halves
Captain's Picks 50 wins, 44 losses, 21 halves 61 wins, 56 losses, 13 halves

 

Most Matches Played
Sir Nick Faldo 46
Bernhard Langer 42
Lee Westwood 41
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
Sir Nick Faldo 25
Bernhard Langer 24
Colin Montgomerie 23½
Lee Westwood 23
Seve Ballesteros 22½
José Maria Olazábal 20½
Sergio Garcia 18
Tony Jacklin 17
Ian Woosnam 16½
Bernard Gallacher 15½
Peter Oosterhuis 15½
Neil Coles 15½

 

Most Singles Points Won
Neil Coles, Colin Montgomerie 7
Sir Nick Faldo
Peter Oosterhuis
Peter Alliss
Bernard Gallacher 6
Bernhard Langer
Bernard Hunt

 

Most Foursome Points Won
Bernhard Langer 11½
Sir Nick Faldo 11
Lee Westwood 11
Seve Ballesteros 10½
Tony Jacklin 10
Sergio Garcia 10
Colin Montgomerie
José Maria Olazábal
Christy O'Connor
Brian Huggett 6

 

Most Four-Ball Points Won
Ian Woosnam, José Maria Olazábal 10½
Lee Westwood
Seve Ballesteros 9
Sir Nick Faldo, Sergio Garcia
Bernhard Langer, Colin Montgomerie 7
Darren Clarke
Peter Oosterhuis
Mark James 5

 

Best Point Percentage (Minimum of 3 Ryder Cup Matches)
Ian Poulter (12-4-2) 72%
Justin Rose (9-3-2) 71%
Luke Donald (10-4-1) 70%
José Maria Olazábal (18-8-5) 66%
Colin Montgomerie (20-9-7) 65%
Sergio Garcia (18-9-5) 64%

 

Most Foursome Matches
Sir Nick Faldo 18
Bernhard Langer 18
Lee Westwood 17
Seve Ballesteros 14
Colin Montgomerie 14
Christy O'Connor Sr. 13
Tony Jacklin 13
Neil Coles 13
Sergio Garcia 13
Peter Alliss 11

 

Most Singles Matches
Neil Coles 15
Christy O'Connor Sr. 14
Peter Alliss 12
Sir 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
Lee Westwood 15
Bernhard Langer 14
Ian Woosnam 14
Colin Montgomerie 14
José Maria Olazábal 14
Neil Coles 12
Sergio Garcia 12
Tony Jacklin 11
Sam Torrance 10

 

Most Matches Won
Sir Nick Faldo 23
Bernhard Langer 21
Seve Ballesteros 20
Colin Montgomerie 20
Lee Westwood 20
José Maria Olazábal 18
Sergio Garcia 18
Ian Woosnam 14
Peter Oosterhuis 14
Tony Jacklin 13
Bernard Gallacher 13
Neil Coles 12

 

All-time Most Successful Ryder Cup Partnerships: Great Britain & Ireland / Europe
Partnership Matches Won Lost Halved Points
Seve Ballesteros and José Maria Olazábal 15 11 2 2 12
Darren Clarke and Lee Westwood 8 6 2 0 6
Sir Nick Faldo and Ian Woosnam 10 5 3 2 6
Bernhard Langer and Colin Montgomerie 7 5 1 1
Bernard Gallacher and Brian Barnes 10 5 4 1
Peter Alliss and Christy O’Connor 10 5 6 1
Sergio Garcia and Luke Donald 6 5 1 0 5
Sergio Garcia and Lee Westwood 7 4 1 2 5
Ian Poulter and Justin Rose 5 4 1 0 4
Peter Oosterhuis and Sir Nick Faldo 6 4 2 0 4
Peter Oosterhuis and Tony Jacklin 7 3 2 2 4
Bernhard Langer and Sandy Lyle 4 3 0 1
Sergio Garcia and Jesper Parnevik 4 3 0 1
Colin Montgomerie and Sir Nick Faldo 7 3 3 1
Neil Coles and Christy O’Connor 7 3 3 1

 

All-time Most Successful Ryder Cup Partnerships in a single Ryder Cup match: Great Britain & Ireland / Europe
Partnership Year Points
Sir 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
Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson 2014 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
Sir 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