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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 Cotton

Ben Hogan

(Walter Hagen)

1949Charles Whitcombe*

Ben Hogan*

(Ed Dudley)

1951Arthur Lacey*Sam Snead
1953Henry Cotton*Lloyd Mangrum
1955Dai Rees

Chick 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 points104½
Singles points209½

 

Largest Margin of Victory
2004 at Oakland Hills, Michigan & 2006 in Straffan, Ireland18½ to 9½
2018 at Le Golf National, France17½ to 10½
2016 at Hazeltine National, Minnesota17 to 11
1985 at The Belfry, England and 2014 at Gleneagles Hotel, Scotland16½ to 11½

 

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
FoursomesUnited States won the seriesUnited States won the second seriesUnited States won the first seriesUnited States won the second seriesEurope 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)

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 Gallacher, Ian Woosnam, 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
Ian Poulter15

 

Most Singles Points Won
Neil Coles, Colin Montgomerie, Ian Poulter7
Sir Nick Faldo, Peter Oosterhuis, Peter Alliss
Bernard Gallacher6
Bernhard Langer, Bernard Hunt

 

Most Foursome Points Won
Bernhard Langer, Sergio Garcia11½
Lee Westwood, Sir Nick Faldo11
Seve Ballesteros10½
Tony Jacklin10
Colin Montgomerie
José Maria Olazábal, Justin Rose
Christy O'Connor Sr
Brian Huggett6

 

Most Fourball Points Won
Ian Woosnam, José Maria Olazábal10½
Sergio Garcia
Lee Westwood, 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%
Justin Rose (13-8-2), Seve Ballesteros (20-12-5)61%
Graeme McDowell (8-5-2)60%

 

Most Foursome Matches
Lee Westwood, Bernhard Langer, Sir Nick Faldo18
Sergio Garcia17
Seve Ballesteros, Colin Montgomerie14
Christy O'Connor Sr., Tony Jacklin, Neil Coles13
Peter Alliss11

 

Most Singles Matches
Neil Coles15
Christy O'Connor Sr.14
Peter Alliss12
Sir Nick Faldo, Tony Jacklin, Bernard Gallacher11
Brian Barnes, Bernard Hunt, Bernhard Langer, Lee Westwood10

 

Most Fourball Matches
Nick Faldo17
Lee Westwood16
Seve Ballesteros, Sergio Garcia15
Bernhard Langer, Ian Woosnam, Colin Montgomerie, José Maria Olazábal14
Neil Coles12
Tony Jacklin11
Sam Torrance10

 

Most Matches Won
Sir Nick Faldo23
Sergio Garcia 22
Bernhard Langer21
Seve Ballesteros, Colin Montgomerie, Lee Westwood20
José Maria Olazábal18
Ian Woosnam, Peter Oosterhuis, Ian Poulter14
Tony Jacklin, Bernard Gallacher, Justin Rose13
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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