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Ryder Cup Records: Ryder Cup USA

All-Time Team Europe Records

Total Points Over 40 Matches
Team points514½
Foursome points147½
Four-Ball points108½
Singles points260½

 

Largest Margin of Victory
1967 at Champions GC in Houston, Texas23½ 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 States1935-1955
7 by the United States1971-1983

 

Number of Ryder Cup Matches Won
United States25 wins
Tied2

 

Most Ryder Cup Appearances
Phil Mickelson101995-2014 inclusive
Jim Furyk91997-’99-’2002-’04-’06-’08-’10-’12-’14
Lanny Wadkins81977-’79-’83-’85-’87-’89-’91-’93
Raymond Floyd81969-’75-’77-’81-’83-’85-’91-’93
Billy Casper81961-’63-’65-’67-’69-’71-’73-’75

 

Ryder Cup Teams Winning All Points in a Series
FoursomesUnited 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-BallUnited 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
SinglesNo side has ever won all the single matches

 

Breakdown of Points Won in the 39 Matches Between 1927-2014
 United StatesGreat Britain and Ireland/Europe
Total team points514½313½
Total foursome points
265 matches (1927 to 2014)
145½119½
Total four-ball points
197 matches (1963 to 2014)
108½96½
Total single points
458 matches (1927 to 2012)
260½197½

 

Comparison of the United States and Europe Between 1985-2014
 United StatesEurope
Wins410
Tied11
Matches won163201
Points won196;224
Foursome points won54½65½
Four-ball points won51½68½
Single points won9090
Rookies record78 wins, 86 losses, 32 halves59 wins, 61 losses, 31 halves
Captain's Picks50 wins, 44 losses, 21 halves61 wins, 57 losses, 14 halves

 

Most Matches Played
Phil Mickelson41
Billy Casper37
Jim Furyk34
Lanny Wadkins34
Tiger Woods33
Arnold Palmer32
Raymond Floyd31
Lee Trevino30
Tom Kite28
Jack Nicklaus28
Gene Littler27
Davis Love III26

 

Most Points Won
Billy Casper23½
Arnold Palmer23
Lanny Wadkins21½
Lee Trevino20
Phil Mickelson19
Jack Nicklaus18½
Gene Littler18
Tom Kite17
Tiger Woods14½
Hale Irwin14
Raymond Floyd13½

 

Most Singles Points Won
Arnold Palmer7
Billy Casper7
Lee Trevino7
Gene Littler
Tom Kite6
Sam Snead6

 

Most Foursome Points Won
Lanny Wadkins9
Arnold Palmer9
Billy Casper9
Jack Nicklaus8
Tom Kite
Julius Boros6
Hale Irwin6
Lee Trevino6
Phil Mickelson6

 

Most Four-Ball Points Won
Phil Mickelson8
Lanny Wadkins
Billy Casper
Arnold Palmer7
Gene Littler7
Lee Trevino7
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 Wadkins15
Billy Casper15
Tiger Woods13
Phil Mickelson14
Jim Furyk14
Tom Kite13
Arnold Palmer12
Raymond Floyd12
Lee Trevino10
Payne Stewart10

 

Most Singles Matches
Arnold Palmer11
Jack Nicklaus10
Lee Trevino10
Gene Littler10
Billy Casper10
Phil Mickelson10
Jim Furyk9
Lanny Wadkins8
Raymond Floyd8
Tom Kite, Sam Snead, Tiger Woods7

 

Most Four-Ball Matches
Phil Mickelson17
Tiger Woods13
Billy Casper12
Lanny Wadkins11
Raymond Floyd11
Davis Love III11
Jim Furyk11
Lee Trevino10
Fred Couples9
Arnold Palmer9
Jack Nicklaus9
Gene Littler9

 

Most Matches Won
Arnold Palmer22
Lanny Wadkins20
Billy Casper20
Lee Trevino17
Jack Nicklaus17
Phil Mickelson16
Tom Kite15
Gene Littler14
Tiger Woods13
Hale Irwin13
Raymond Floyd12
Sam Snead10
Tom Watson10

 

Most Singles Matches Won
Arnold Palmer6
Billy Casper6
Sam Snead6
Lee Trevino6
Tom Kite5
Gene Littler5
Raymond Floyd, Jack Nicklaus, Jim Furyk, Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson4
Gene Sarazen, Lanny Wadkins4

 

Most Foursome Matches Won
Lanny Wadkins9
Arnold Palmer9
Billy Casper8
Jack Nicklaus8
Tom Kite7
Hale Irwin6

 

Most Four-Ball Matches Won
Lanny Wadkins7
Arnold Palmer7
Phil Mickelson7
Billy Casper6
Lee Trevino6
Tiger Woods5
Jack Nicklaus5
Gene Littler5
Fred Couples, Corey Pavin, Hale Irwin4
J.C. Snead, Raymond Floyd, Tom Watson5

 

Most Matches Lost
Tiger Woods17
Phil Mickelson17
Raymond Floyd16
Davis Love III, Curtis Strange, Jim Furyk12
Lanny Wadkins11
Billy Casper10
Fred Couples9
Tom Kite, Mark O'Meara9
Payne Stewart9
Paul Azinger, Ben Crenshaw8
Jack Nicklaus8
Arnold Palmer, Fuzzy Zoeller8

 

Most Singles Matches Lost
Raymond Floyd4
Jack Nicklaus4
Mark O'Meara4

 

Most Foursome Matches Lost
Raymond Floyd8
Lanny Wadkins6
Fred Couples6
Tom Kite5
Billy Casper5
Payne Stewart5

 

Most Four-Ball Matches Lost
Tiger Woods8
Jim Furyk7
Davis Love III6
Paul Azinger5
Curtis Strange5
Mark Calcavecchia, Ben Crenshaw4
Tom Kite, Raymond Floyd4
Fuzzy Zoeller4
Lanny Wadkins, Jack Nicklaus3
Billy Casper, Hale Irwin, Fred Couples3

 

Most Matches Halved
Gene Littler8
Billy Casper7
Lee Trevino, Justin Leonard6
Fred Couples, Davis Love III, Julius Boros, Tom Kite, Hal Sutton4

 

Most Singles Matches Halved
Gene Littler3
Tom Kite2
Fred Couples2
Arnold Palmer2
Jack Nicklaus2
Lanny Wadkins2
Hale Irwin2
Tiger Woods2
Lee Trevino2
Billy Casper2
Justin Leonard, Paul Azinger2

 

Most Foursome Matches Halved
Phil Mickelson4
Billy Casper, David Toms2
Gene Sarazen, Chad Campbell2
Lee Trevino, Justin Leonard2
Julius Boros2

 

Most Four-Ball Matches Halved
Gene Littler4
Raymond Floyd3
Billy Casper3
Stewart Cink3
Fred Couples2
Lee Trevino2
Al Geiberger2
Miller Barber2
Johnny Miller2
Craig Stadler2
J.J. Henry2
Justin Leonard2
Phil Mickelson2

 

Ryder Cup Holes-in-One
YearLocationPlayerMatchHole
1973MuirfieldPeter Butler2nd day Foursomes
Barnes/Butler vs. Nicklaus/Weiskopf
16th
1993The BelfryNick FaldoFinal Day Singles
Faldo vs. Azinger
14th
1995Oak HillCostatino Rocca2nd day Foursomes
Rocca/Torrance vs. Love III/Maggert
6th
1995Oak HillHoward ClarkFinal Day Singles
vs. Peter Jacobsen
11th
2006The K ClubPaul Casey2nd day Foursomes
Casey/Howell vs. Cink/Johnson
14th
2006The K ClubScott VerplankFinal day Singles
Harrington vs. Verplank
14th

 

Ryder Cup Singles Results 1979-2014
YearUSAEurope
1979
198184
1983
1985
1987
198975
1991
1993
1995
199784
1999
2002
2004
2006
2008
201075
2012
2014

 

Scores Going Into The Final Day Singles Since 1985
YearUSAEurope
198579
198710½
198979
199188
1993
199597
199710½
1999610
200288
2004511
2006610
200897
201075
2012106
2014

 

Record Leading/Winning Ryder Cup Margins After Each Day
United States
After Day 1MarginScore
19755 points6½-1½
19775 points7½-2½
19474 points4-0
19614 points6-2
19634 points6-2
After Day 2MarginScore
196710 points13-3
19759 points12½-3½
19638 points12-4
19815 points10½-5½
After SinglesMarginScore
196715 points23½-8½
196314 points23-9
197510 points21-11
194710 points11-1

 

Final Day Winning Ryder Cup Comebacks
YearWinning TeamDeficit Made UpFinal Score
1929Great Britain1GB 7 US 5
1949United States2GB 5 US 7
1957Great Britain2GB 7½ US 4½
1995Europe2EU 14½ US 13½
1999United States4EU 13½ US 14½
2012United States4EU 14½ US 13½

 

Largest Winning Margins in 36 and 18 Hole Matches
36 HOLE MATCHES
Foursomes
MarginYearMatch
10 and 91931Walter Hagen and Densmore Shute beat George Duncan and Arthur Havers
10 and 91947Lew Worsham and Ed Oliver beat Sir Henry Cotton and Arthur Lees
9 and 81935Paul Runyan and Horton Smith beat Bill Cox and Edward Jarman
Singles
MarginYearMatch
10 and 81929George Duncan beat Walter Hagen
9 and 81929Leo Diegel beat Abe Mitchell
9 and 81933Abe Mitchell beat Olin Dutra
9 and 71953Fred Daly beat Ted Kroll
18 HOLE MATCHES
Foursomes
MarginYearMatch
7 and 61979Hale Irwin and Tom Kite beat Ken Brown and Des Smyth
7 and 61991Paul Azinger and Mark O'Meara beat Nick Faldo and David Gilford
7 and 51983Gil Morgan and Lanny Wadkins beat Sam Torrance and J M Cañizares
7 and 51985J M Cañizares and José Rivero beat Tom Kite and Calvin Peete
7 and 51993Ian Woosnam and Bernhard Langer beat Paul Azinger and Payne Stewart
Fourballs
MarginYearMatch
7 and 51981Lee Trevino and Jerry Pate beat Nick Faldo and Sam Torrance
6 and 51981Des Smyth and J M Cañizares beat Bill Rogers and Bruce Lietzke
6 and 51989Seve Ballesteros and J M Olazá beat Tom Watson and Mark O'Meara
6 and 51993Ian Woosnam and Peter Baker beat Fred Couples and Paul Azinger
6 and 51995Jeff Maggert and Loren Roberts beat Sam Torrance and Costantino Rocca
6 and 41965Arnold Palmer and Dave Marr beat Peter Alliss and Christy O'Connor
6 and 41995Corey Pavin and Phil Mickelson beat Bernhard Langer and P-U Johansson
Singles
MarginYearMatch
8 and 71989Tom Kite beat Howard Clark
8 and 71997Fred Couples beat Ian Woosnam
7 and 61969Miller Barber beat Maurice Bembridge
7 and 61971Lee Trevino beat Brian Huggett
7 and 61997Tom Lehman beat Igancio Garrido
6 and 51963Gene Littler beat Tom Haliburton
6 and 51973Gay Brewer beat Bernard Gallacher
6 and 51973Lee Trevino beat Neil Coles
6 and 51999Davis Love III beat Jean Van de Velde
6 and 41965Tony Lema beat Christy O'Connor
6 and 41981Ben Crenshaw beat Des Smyth
6 and 42004Jim Furyk beat David Howell

 

100% Career Winning Ryder Cup Records
United States
PlayerYearRecord
Jimmy Demaret1947-49-51P6 W6
Billy Maxwell1963P4 W4
Johnny Golden1927-29P3 W3
Billy Burke1931-33P3 W3
Ben Hogan1947, 51P3 W3
Wilfred Cox1931P2 W2
Ralph Guldahl1937P2 W2
Lew Worsham1947P2 W2
Chick Harbert1949, 55P2 W2
Bob Rosburg1959P2 W2
Herman Barron1947P1 W1
Jim Turnesa1953P1 W1

 

Most Successful Ryder Cup Partnerships in a Single Ryder Cup Match
United States
PartnershipYearPoints
Larry Nelson and Lanny Wadkins19794 out of 4
Bobby Nichols and Johnny Pott19673 out of 3
Arnold Palmer and Gardiner Dickinson19713 out of 3
Tom Watson and Jack Nicklaus19813 out of 3
Justin Leonard and Hunter Mahan20082½ out of 3
Phil Mickelson and David Toms20022½ out of 4

 

All-Time Most Successful Ryder Cup Partnerships
United States
 MatchesWinsLostHalvedPoints
Arnold Palmer and Gardner Dickinson55005
Jack Nicklaus and Tom Watson44004
Larry Nelson and Lanny Wadkins64204
Phil Mickelson and David Toms6321
Tony Lema and Julius Boros5311
Lloyd Mangrum and Sam Snead43103
Arnold Palmer and Billy Casper33003
Justin Leonard and Hunter Mahan3201
Tom Kite and Curtis Strange6231

 

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