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Ryder Cup Records: Team Europe

All-Time Team USA Records

All-Time European Player Records

Ryder Cup Captains Between 1927-2018
YearGB&I/EuropeUnited States
1927Ted RayWalter Hagen
1929George DuncanWalter Hagen
1931Charles WhitcombeWalter Hagen
1933J.H. Taylor*Walter Hagen
1935Charles WhitcombeWalter Hagen
1937Charles WhitcombeWalter Hagen*
1939# Walter Hagen
(Vic Ghezzi)
1941# Walter Hagen
1947Sir Henry CottonBen Hogan
(Walter Hagen)
1949Charles Whitcombe*Ben Hogan*
(Ed Dudley)
1951Arthur Lacey*Sam Snead
1953Henry Cotton*Lloyd Mangrum
1955Dai ReesChick Harbert
(Lloyd Mangrum)
1957Dai ReesJack Burke Jr
1959Dai ReesSam Snead
1961Dai ReesJerry Barber
1963John Fallon*Arnold Palmer
1965Harry Weetman*Byron Nelson*
1967Dai Rees*Ben Hogan*
1969Eric Brown*Sam Snead*
1971Eric Brown*Jay Herbert*
1973Bernard Hunt*Jack Burke Jr*
1975Bernard Hunt*Arnold Palmer
1977Brian Huggett*Dow Finsterwald*
1979John Jacobs*Billy Casper*
1981John Jacobs*Dave Marr*
1983Tony Jacklin*Jack Nicklaus*
1985Tony Jacklin*Lee Trevino*
1987Tony Jacklin*Jack Nicklaus*
1989Tony Jacklin*Raymond Floyd*
1991Bernard Gallacher*Dave Stockton*
1993Bernard Gallacher*Tom Watson*
1995Bernard Gallacher*Lanny Wadkins*
1997Seve Ballesteros*Tom Kite*
1999Mark James*Ben Crenshaw*
2002Sam Torrance*Curtis Strange*
2004Bernard Langer*Hal Sutton*
2006Ian Woosnam*Tom Lehman*
2008Nick Faldo*Paul Azinger*
2010Colin Montgomerie*Corey Pavin*
2012José Maria Olazábal*Davis Love III*
2014Paul McGinley*Tom Watson*
2016Darren Clarke*Davis Love III*
2018Thomas Bjørn*Jim Furyk*
*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 42 Matches
Team points448
Foursome points128
Four-Ball points104½
Singles points209½

 

Largest Margin of Victory

2004 at Oakland Hills, Michigan & 2006 in Straffan, Ireland

18½ to 9½

2018 at Le Golf National, France17½ to 10½

2016 at Hazeltine National, Minnesota

17 to 11
1985 at The Belfry, England
2014 at Gleneagles Hotel, Scotland
16½ to 11½
1957 in Yorkshire, England7½ to 4½

 

Most Consecutive Ryder Cup Victories
3 by Europe2002-'04-'06 and 2010-'12-'14

 

Number of Ryder Cup Matches Won
Europe14 wins - (11 as Europe, 3 as GB&I)
Tied2

 

Most Ryder Cup Appearances
Sir Nick Faldo111977-'79-'81-'83-'85-'87-'89-'91-'93-'95-'97
Christy O' Connor Sr.101955-'57-'59-'61-'63-'65-'67-'69-'71-'73
Bernhard Langer101981-'83-'85-'87-'89-'91-'93-'95-'97-'02
Lee Westwood101997-'99-'02-'04-'06-'08-'10-'12-'14-'16
Sergio Garcia91999-'02-'04-'06-'08-'12-'14-'16-'18
Dai Rees91937-'47-'49-'51-'53-'55-'57-'59-'61

 

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
Europe won the first series

4-0
4-0
4-0
4-0
4-0
1947
1963
1975
1981
2018
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 42 Matches Between 1927-2018
 United StatesGreat Britain and Ireland/Europe
Total team points542448
Total foursome points
265 matches (1927 to 2014)
153128
Total four-ball points
205 matches (1963 to 2014)
116½104½
Total single points
458 matches (1927 to 2015)
272½209½

 

Comparison of the United States and Europe Between 1985-2018
 United StatesEurope
Wins511
Tied11
Matches won197241
Points won235269
Foursome points won6381
Four-ball points won64½79½
Single points won107½108½
Rookies record91 wins, 96 losses, 39 halves80 wins, 79 losses, 33 halves
Captain's Picks62 wins, 64 losses, 23 halves78 wins, 72 losses, 16 halves

 

Most Matches Played
Sir Nick Faldo46
Lee Westwood44
Bernhard Langer42
Sergio Garcia41
Neil Coles40
Seve Ballesteros37
Christy O'Connor Sr., Colin Montgomerie36
Tony Jacklin35
Bernard Gallacher31
Ian Woosnam31
José Maria Olazábal31

 

Most Points Won
Sergio Garcia 25½
Sir Nick Faldo25
Bernhard Langer24
Colin Montgomerie23½
Lee Westwood23
Seve Ballesteros22½
José Maria Olazábal20½
Tony Jacklin17
Ian Woosnam16½
Bernard Gallacher15½
Neil Coles & Peter Oosterhuis15½
  

 

Most Singles Points Won
Neil Coles, Colin Montgomerie7
Sir Nick Faldo
Peter Oosterhuis
Peter Alliss
Bernard Gallacher6
Bernhard Langer
Bernard Hunt

 

Most Foursome Points Won
Lee Westwood12
Bernhard Langer11½
Sergio Garcia11½
Sir Nick Faldo11
Seve Ballesteros10½
Tony Jacklin10
Colin Montgomerie
José Maria Olazábal
Christy O'Connor
Brian Huggett6

 

Most Four-Ball Points Won
Ian Woosnam, José Maria Olazábal10½
Lee Westwood, Sergio Garcia
Seve Ballesteros9
Sir Nick Faldo
Bernhard Langer, Colin Montgomerie7
Darren Clarke
Peter Oosterhuis 

 

Best Point Percentage (Minimum of 3 Ryder Cup Matches)
Luke Donald (10-4-1)70%
Ian Poulter (14-6-2)68%
Abe Mitchell (4-2-0)67%
José Maria Olazábal (18-8-5)66%
Colin Montgomerie (20-9-7)65%
Sergio Garcia (22-12-7)62%

 

Most Foursome Matches
Lee Westwood20
Bernhard Langer18
Sir Nick Faldo18
Sergio Garcia17
Seve Ballesteros 14
Colin Montgomerie14
Christy O'Connor Sr.13
Tony Jacklin13
Neil Coles13
Peter Alliss11

 

Most Singles Matches
Neil Coles15
Christy O'Connor Sr.14
Peter Alliss12
Sir Nick Faldo11
Tony Jacklin11
Bernard Gallacher11
Brian Barnes10
Bernard Hunt10
Bernhard Langer10
Dai Rees10

 

Most Four-Ball Matches
Nick Faldo17
Lee Westwood17
Seve Ballesteros15
Sergio Garcia15
Bernhard Langer14
Ian Woosnam14
Colin Montgomerie14
José Maria Olazábal14
Neil Coles12
Tony Jacklin11
Sam Torrance10

 

Most Matches Won
Sir Nick Faldo23
Sergio Garcia 22
Bernhard Langer21
Seve Ballesteros20
Colin Montgomerie20
Lee Westwood20
José Maria Olazábal18
Ian Woosnam14
Peter Oosterhuis14
Tony Jacklin13
Bernard Gallacher13
Neil Coles12

 

All-time Most Successful Ryder Cup Partnerships: Great Britain & Ireland / Europe
PartnershipMatchesWonLostHalvedPoints
Seve Ballesteros and José Maria Olazábal15112212
Darren Clarke and Lee Westwood86206
Sir Nick Faldo and Ian Woosnam105326
Bernhard Langer and Colin Montgomerie7511
Bernard Gallacher and Brian Barnes10541
Peter Alliss and Christy O’Connor10561
Sergio Garcia and Luke Donald65105
Sergio Garcia and Lee Westwood74125
Tommy Fleetwood and Francesco Molinari44004
Ian Poulter and Justin Rose54104
Peter Oosterhuis and Sir Nick Faldo64204
Peter Oosterhuis and Tony Jacklin73224
Bernhard Langer and Sandy Lyle4301
Sergio Garcia and Jesper Parnevik4301
Colin Montgomerie and Sir Nick Faldo7331
Neil Coles and Christy O’Connor7331

 

All-time Most Successful Ryder Cup Partnerships in a single Ryder Cup match: Great Britain & Ireland / Europe
PartnershipYearPoints
Tommy Fleetwood and Francesco Molinari20184 out of 4
Sir Nick Faldo and Ian Woosnam19873½ out of 4
Seve Ballesteros and José Maria Olazábal19893½ out of 4
Seve Ballesteros and José Maria Olazábal19913½ out of 4
Sergio Garcia and Jesper Parnevik19993½ out of 4
Sandy Lyle and Bernhard Langer19873 out of 3
Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson20143 out of 3
Peter Alliss and Christy O’Connor19653 out of 4
Bernard Gallacher and Brian Barnes19793 out of 4
Sir Nick Faldo and Bernhard Langer19833 out of 4
Seve Ballesteros and Manuel Piñero19853 out of 4
Seve Ballesteros and  José Maria Olazábal19873 out of 4
Sergio Garcia and Lee Westwood20023 out of 4

 

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