Monday Memories: Cañizares retains the Ryder Cup

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Monday Memories: Cañizares retains the Ryder Cup

After two successful Ryder Cup campaigns in 1985 and 1987, including a first win on US soil, Tony Jacklin would end his eight year reign as captain of Europe being defeated only once, thanks to this José María Cañizares putt in 1989. 

This two foot putt on the final hole at The Belfry would see Cañizares defeat Ken Green by one hole and give Europe a 14 - 10 lead – meaning the Ryder Cup would be staying in Europe’s possession. 

It was just as well the Spaniard was able to get a win in this match, as Europe went on to lose the final four matches to see the final score 14-14. 

The six time European Tour winner was no stranger to pressure by this point, having rubber stamped Europe’s first victory over the USA in 28 years at the 1985 Ryder Cup.