Sept. 21-26, 2021 Whistling Straits, Kohler, WI
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Ryder Cup 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*
2020Pádraig Harrington*Steve Stricker*
*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 points442
Foursome points128
Four-Ball points104.5
Singles points209.5

Largest Margin of Victory

2004 at Oakland Hills, Michigan & 2006 in Straffan, Ireland18.5 to 9.5
2018 at Le Golf National, France17.5 to 10.5
2016 at Hazeltine National, Minnesota17 to 11
1985 at The Belfry, England and 2014 at Gleneagles Hotel, Scotland16.5 to 11.5

 

Most Consecutive European 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-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

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 points542442
Total foursome points
265 matches (1927 to 2014)
153128
Total four-ball points
205 matches (1963 to 2014)
116.5104.5
Total single points
458 matches (1927 to 2015)
272.5209.5

 

Comparison of the United States and Europe Between 1985-2018

 United StatesEurope
Wins511
Tied11
Matches won197241
Points won235269
Foursome points won6381
Four-ball points won64.579.5
Single points won107.5108.5
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

 

Most Points Won

Sergio Garcia 25.5
Sir Nick Faldo25
Bernhard Langer24
Colin Montgomerie23.5
Lee Westwood23

 

Most Singles Points Won

Neil Coles, Colin Montgomerie7
Colin Montgomerie7
Peter Alliss6.5
Sir Nick Faldo6.5
Peter Oosterhuis6.5

Most Foursome Points Won

Sergio Garcia11.5
Bernhard Langer11.5
Sir Nick Faldo11
Lee Westwood11
Seve Ballesteros10.5

 

Most Four-ball Points Won

José Maria Olazábal10.5
Ian Woosnam10.5
Sergio Garcia9.5
Lee Westwood9
Seve Ballesteros9

 

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%
Justin Rose (13-8-2)61%
Seve Ballesteros (20-12-5)61%

 

Most Foursome Matches

Bernhard Langer18
Lee Westwood18
Sir Nick Faldo 18
Sergio Garcia17
Seve Ballesteros14
Colin Montgomerie14

 

Most Singles Matches

Neil Coles15
Christy O'Connor Sr.14
Peter Alliss12
Sir Nick Faldo11
Tony Jacklin11
Bernard Gallacher11

 

Most Four-ball Matches

Nick Faldo17
Lee Westwood16
Seve Ballestero15
Sergio Garcia15
Bernhard Langer14
Ian Woosnam14
Colin Montgomerie14
José Maria Olazábal14

 

Most Matches Won

Sir Nick Faldo23
Sergio Garcia 22
Bernhard Langer21
Seve Ballesteros20
Colin Montgomerie20
Lee Westwood20

 

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 Woosnam19873.5 out of 4
Seve Ballesteros and José Maria Olazábal19893.5 out of 4
Seve Ballesteros and José Maria Olazábal19913.5 out of 4
Sergio Garcia and Jesper Parnevik19993.5 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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