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Ryder Cup Records: Ryder Cup USA

All-Time Team Europe Records

Total Points Over 40 Matches
Team points 514½
Foursome points 147½
Four-Ball points 108½
Singles points 260½

 

Largest Margin of Victory
1967 at Champions GC in Houston, Texas 23½ to 8½
1963 at East Lake CC in Atlanta, Georgia. 23 to 9
1947 at Portland GC in Portland, Oregon. 11 to 1
1975 at Laurel Valley GC in Ligonier, Pa. 21 to 11

 

Most Consecutive Ryder Cup Victories
7 by the United States 1935-1955
7 by the United States 1971-1983

 

Number of Ryder Cup Matches Won
United States 25 wins
Tied 2

 

Most Ryder Cup Appearances
Phil Mickelson 10 1995-2014 inclusive
Jim Furyk 9 1997-’99-’2002-’04-’06-’08-’10-’12-’14
Lanny Wadkins 8 1977-’79-’83-’85-’87-’89-’91-’93
Raymond Floyd 8 1969-’75-’77-’81-’83-’85-’91-’93
Billy Casper 8 1961-’63-’65-’67-’69-’71-’73-’75

 

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 39 Matches Between 1927-2014
  United States Great Britain and Ireland/Europe
Total team points 514½ 313½
Total foursome points
265 matches (1927 to 2014)
145½ 119½
Total four-ball points
197 matches (1963 to 2014)
108½ 96½
Total single points
458 matches (1927 to 2012)
260½ 197½

 

Comparison of the United States and Europe Between 1985-2014
  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, 86 losses, 32 halves 59 wins, 61 losses, 31 halves
Captain's Picks 50 wins, 44 losses, 21 halves 61 wins, 57 losses, 14 halves

 

Most Matches Played
Phil Mickelson 41
Billy Casper 37
Jim Furyk 34
Lanny Wadkins 34
Tiger Woods 33
Arnold Palmer 32
Raymond Floyd 31
Lee Trevino 30
Tom Kite 28
Jack Nicklaus 28
Gene Littler 27
Davis Love III 26

 

Most Points Won
Billy Casper 23½
Arnold Palmer 23
Lanny Wadkins 21½
Lee Trevino 20
Phil Mickelson 19
Jack Nicklaus 18½
Gene Littler 18
Tom Kite 17
Tiger Woods 14½
Hale Irwin 14
Raymond Floyd 13½

 

Most Singles Points Won
Arnold Palmer 7
Billy Casper 7
Lee Trevino 7
Gene Littler
Tom Kite 6
Sam Snead 6

 

Most Foursome Points Won
Lanny Wadkins 9
Arnold Palmer 9
Billy Casper 9
Jack Nicklaus 8
Tom Kite
Julius Boros 6
Hale Irwin 6
Lee Trevino 6
Phil Mickelson 6

 

Most Four-Ball Points Won
Phil Mickelson 8
Lanny Wadkins
Billy Casper
Arnold Palmer 7
Gene Littler 7
Lee Trevino 7
Raymond Floyd
Jack Nicklaus

 

Best Point Percentage (Minimum of 3 Ryder Cup Matches)
Jimmy Demaret (6-0-0) 100%
Jack Burke (7-1-0), Horton Smith (3-0-1) 86%
Walter Hagen (7-1-1) 83%
J.C. Snead (9-2-0) 80%
Sam Snead (10-2-1) 79%

 

Most Foursome Matches
Lanny Wadkins 15
Billy Casper 15
Tiger Woods 13
Phil Mickelson 14
Jim Furyk 14
Tom Kite 13
Arnold Palmer 12
Raymond Floyd 12
Lee Trevino 10
Payne Stewart 10

 

Most Singles Matches
Arnold Palmer 11
Jack Nicklaus 10
Lee Trevino 10
Gene Littler 10
Billy Casper 10
Phil Mickelson 10
Jim Furyk 9
Lanny Wadkins 8
Raymond Floyd 8
Tom Kite, Sam Snead, Tiger Woods 7

 

Most Four-Ball Matches
Phil Mickelson 17
Tiger Woods 13
Billy Casper 12
Lanny Wadkins 11
Raymond Floyd 11
Davis Love III 11
Jim Furyk 11
Lee Trevino 10
Fred Couples 9
Arnold Palmer 9
Jack Nicklaus 9
Gene Littler 9

 

Most Matches Won
Arnold Palmer 22
Lanny Wadkins 20
Billy Casper 20
Lee Trevino 17
Jack Nicklaus 17
Phil Mickelson 16
Tom Kite 15
Gene Littler 14
Tiger Woods 13
Hale Irwin 13
Raymond Floyd 12
Sam Snead 10
Tom Watson 10

 

Most Singles Matches Won
Arnold Palmer 6
Billy Casper 6
Sam Snead 6
Lee Trevino 6
Tom Kite 5
Gene Littler 5
Raymond Floyd, Jack Nicklaus, Jim Furyk, Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson 4
Gene Sarazen, Lanny Wadkins 4

 

Most Foursome Matches Won
Lanny Wadkins 9
Arnold Palmer 9
Billy Casper 8
Jack Nicklaus 8
Tom Kite 7
Hale Irwin 6

 

Most Four-Ball Matches Won
Lanny Wadkins 7
Arnold Palmer 7
Phil Mickelson 7
Billy Casper 6
Lee Trevino 6
Tiger Woods 5
Jack Nicklaus 5
Gene Littler 5
Fred Couples, Corey Pavin, Hale Irwin 4
J.C. Snead, Raymond Floyd, Tom Watson 5

 

Most Matches Lost
Tiger Woods 17
Phil Mickelson 17
Raymond Floyd 16
Davis Love III, Curtis Strange, Jim Furyk 12
Lanny Wadkins 11
Billy Casper 10
Fred Couples 9
Tom Kite, Mark O'Meara 9
Payne Stewart 9
Paul Azinger, Ben Crenshaw 8
Jack Nicklaus 8
Arnold Palmer, Fuzzy Zoeller 8

 

Most Singles Matches Lost
Raymond Floyd 4
Jack Nicklaus 4
Mark O'Meara 4

 

Most Foursome Matches Lost
Raymond Floyd 8
Lanny Wadkins 6
Fred Couples 6
Tom Kite 5
Billy Casper 5
Payne Stewart 5

 

Most Four-Ball Matches Lost
Tiger Woods 8
Jim Furyk 7
Davis Love III 6
Paul Azinger 5
Curtis Strange 5
Mark Calcavecchia, Ben Crenshaw 4
Tom Kite, Raymond Floyd 4
Fuzzy Zoeller 4
Lanny Wadkins, Jack Nicklaus 3
Billy Casper, Hale Irwin, Fred Couples 3

 

Most Matches Halved
Gene Littler 8
Billy Casper 7
Lee Trevino, Justin Leonard 6
Fred Couples, Davis Love III, Julius Boros, Tom Kite, Hal Sutton 4

 

Most Singles Matches Halved
Gene Littler 3
Tom Kite 2
Fred Couples 2
Arnold Palmer 2
Jack Nicklaus 2
Lanny Wadkins 2
Hale Irwin 2
Tiger Woods 2
Lee Trevino 2
Billy Casper 2
Justin Leonard, Paul Azinger 2

 

Most Foursome Matches Halved
Phil Mickelson 4
Billy Casper, David Toms 2
Gene Sarazen, Chad Campbell 2
Lee Trevino, Justin Leonard 2
Julius Boros 2

 

Most Four-Ball Matches Halved
Gene Littler 4
Raymond Floyd 3
Billy Casper 3
Stewart Cink 3
Fred Couples 2
Lee Trevino 2
Al Geiberger 2
Miller Barber 2
Johnny Miller 2
Craig Stadler 2
J.J. Henry 2
Justin Leonard 2
Phil Mickelson 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 1979-2014
Year USA Europe
1979
1981 8 4
1983
1985
1987
1989 7 5
1991
1993
1995
1997 8 4
1999
2002
2004
2006
2008
2010 7 5
2012
2014

 

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
2010 7 5
2012 10 6
2014

 

Record Leading/Winning Ryder Cup Margins After Each Day
United States
After Day 1 Margin Score
1975 5 points 6½-1½
1977 5 points 7½-2½
1947 4 points 4-0
1961 4 points 6-2
1963 4 points 6-2
After Day 2 Margin Score
1967 10 points 13-3
1975 9 points 12½-3½
1963 8 points 12-4
1981 5 points 10½-5½
After Singles Margin Score
1967 15 points 23½-8½
1963 14 points 23-9
1975 10 points 21-11
1947 10 points 11-1

 

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 4 EU 13½ US 14½
2012 United States 4 EU 14½ US 13½

 

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
United States
Player Year Record
Jimmy Demaret 1947-49-51 P6 W6
Billy Maxwell 1963 P4 W4
Johnny Golden 1927-29 P3 W3
Billy Burke 1931-33 P3 W3
Ben Hogan 1947, 51 P3 W3
Wilfred Cox 1931 P2 W2
Ralph Guldahl 1937 P2 W2
Lew Worsham 1947 P2 W2
Chick Harbert 1949, 55 P2 W2
Bob Rosburg 1959 P2 W2
Herman Barron 1947 P1 W1
Jim Turnesa 1953 P1 W1

 

Most Successful Ryder Cup Partnerships in a Single Ryder Cup Match
United States
Partnership Year Points
Larry Nelson and Lanny Wadkins 1979 4 out of 4
Bobby Nichols and Johnny Pott 1967 3 out of 3
Arnold Palmer and Gardiner Dickinson 1971 3 out of 3
Tom Watson and Jack Nicklaus 1981 3 out of 3
Justin Leonard and Hunter Mahan 2008 2½ out of 3
Phil Mickelson and David Toms 2002 2½ out of 4

 

All-Time Most Successful Ryder Cup Partnerships
United States
  Matches Wins Lost Halved Points
Arnold Palmer and Gardner Dickinson 5 5 0 0 5
Jack Nicklaus and Tom Watson 4 4 0 0 4
Larry Nelson and Lanny Wadkins 6 4 2 0 4
Phil Mickelson and David Toms 6 3 2 1
Tony Lema and Julius Boros 5 3 1 1
Lloyd Mangrum and Sam Snead 4 3 1 0 3
Arnold Palmer and Billy Casper 3 3 0 0 3
Justin Leonard and Hunter Mahan 3 2 0 1
Tom Kite and Curtis Strange 6 2 3 1