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Jack Nicklaus' Ryder Cup career record

1983: PGA National Golf Club (Captain)

United States 14.5, Europe 13.5

Jack Nicklaus' Ryder Cup career record

  • Career Ryder Cup record (Wins, Losses, Halves): 16-8-3 
  • Years Played: 1969, 1971, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1981
  • Years Captain: 1983, 1987
  • Total Matches: 28
  • Singles (W-L-H): 4-4-2
  • Foursomes (W-L-H): 7-1-0 
  • Four-balls (W-L-H): 5-3-1 

Jack Nicklaus' Ryder Cup year-by-year results

1987: Muirfield Village Golf Club (Captain) Europe 15, United States 13

1983: PGA National Golf Club (Captain) United States 14.5, Europe 13.5

1981: Walton Heath Golf Club

United States 18.5, Europe 9.5 (Nicklaus 4-0-0)

  • Day One Morning Foursomes: Tom Watson/Jack Nicklaus def. Peter Oosterhuis/Nick Faldo (4&3)
  • Day Two Morning Four-balls: Tom Watson/Jack Nicklaus def. Jose Maria Cañizares/Des Smyth (3&2)
  • Day Two Afternoon Four-Ball: Tom Watson/Jack Nicklaus def. Bernhard Langer/Manuel Piñero(3&2)
  • Day Three Singles: Jack Nicklaus def. Eamonn Darcy (5&3)

1977:  Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club

United States 12.5, Great Britain & Ireland 7.5 (Nicklaus 1-2-0)

  • Day One Foursomes: Tom Watson/Jack Nicklaus def. Tommy Horton/Mark James (5&4)
  • Day Two Four-balls: Nick Faldo/Peter Oosterhuis def. Jack Nicklaus/Raymond Floyd (3&1)
  • Day Three Singles: Bernard Gallacher def. Jack Nicklaus (1 up)

1975: Laurel Valley Golf Club

United States 21, Great Britain & Ireland 11 (Nicklaus 2-2-1)

  • Day One Morning Foursomes: Jack Nicklaus/Tom Weiskopf def. Brian Barnes/Bernard Gallacher (5&4)
  • Day One Afternoon Four-balls: Jack Nicklaus/Bob Murphy halved Brian Barnes/Bernard Gallacher
  • Day Two Morning Foursomes: Jack Nicklaus/Tom Weiskopf def. Horton/Wood (4&2)
  • Day Three Morning Singles: Brian Barnes def. Jack Nicklaus (4&2)
  • Day Three Afternoon Singles: Brian Barnes def. Jack Nicklaus (2&1)

1973: Muirfield

United States 21, Great Britain & Ireland 11 (Nicklaus 4-1-1)

  • Day One Morning Foursomes: Jack Nicklaus/Arnold Palmer def. Maurice Bembridge/Eddie Polland (6&5)
  • Day One Afternoon Four-balls: Maurice Bembridge/Brian Huggett def. Jack Nicklaus/Arnold Palmer (3&1)
  • Day Two Morning Foursomes: Jack Nicklaus/Tom Weiskopf def. Brian Barnes/Peter Butler (1 up)
  • Day Two Afternoon Four-balls: Jack Nicklaus/Tom Weiskopf def. Clive Clark/Eddie Polland (4&2)
  • Day Three Morning Singles: Jack Nicklaus halved against Maurice Bembridge
  • Day Three Afternoon Singles: Jack Nicklaus def. Maurice Bembridge (2 up)

1971: Old Warson Country Club 

United States 18.5, Great Britain 13.5 (Nicklaus 5-1-0)

  • Day One Morning Foursomes: Brian Huggett/Tony Jacklin def. Jack Nicklaus/Dave Stockton (3&2)
  • Day One Afternoon Foursomes: Jack Nicklaus/J.C. Snead def. Maurice Bembridge/Peter Butler (5&3)
  • Day Two Morning Four-balls: Jack Nicklaus/Gene Littler def. Peter Townsend/Harry Bannerman (2&1)
  • Day Two Afternoon Four-balls: Jack Nicklaus/Arnold Palmer def. Peter Townsend/Harry Bannerman (1 up)
  • Day Three Morning Singles: Jack Nicklaus def. Peter Townsend (3&2)
  • Day Three Afternoon Singles: Jack Nicklaus def. Neil Coles (5&3)

1969: Royal Birkdale Golf Club

United States 16, Great Britain 16 (Nicklaus 1-2-1)

  • Day One Afternoon Foursomes: Jack Nicklaus/Dan Sikes def. Peter Butler/Bernard Hunt (1 up)
  • Day Two Morning Four-balls: Tony Jacklin/Neil Coles def. Jack Nicklaus/Dan Sikes (1 up)
  • Day Three Morning Singles: Tony Jacklin def. Jack Nicklaus (4&3)
  • Day Three Afternoon Singles: Tony Jacklin halved against Jack Nicklaus