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11 Ryder Cup records Phil Mickelson could break or tie in 2018

Phil Mickelson will be making his 12th Ryder Cup appearance this year, breaking the tie with Nick Faldo for the most appearances among either team.

But that’s not the only record that Phil could etch his name next to when play is through at Le Golf National.

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Here are all 11 records that he has a chance to break or tie with his play at the 2018 Ryder Cup. For each, we list the current record holder, where Phil stands ahead of the 2018 Ryder Cup, and where he could finish if he played in all five matches (two foursomes, two four-balls, one singles) available in 2018, which is very unlikely, but possible.

RECORDS PHIL COULD BREAK:


(Nick Faldo at the 1995 Ryder Cup)

46 matches played — Nick Faldo

  • Phil: 45
  • Most possible after 2018: 50

25 points won — Nick Faldo

  • Phil: 21.5
  • Most possible after 2018: 26.5

22 matches won — Arnold Palmer (U.S. only)

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  • Phil: 18
  • Most possible after 2018: 23

8 matches halved — Gene Littler, Tony Jacklin

  • Phil: 7
  • Most possible after 2018: 12

11 singles matches played — Arnold Palmer, Phil Mickelson (U.S. only)

  • Phil: 11
  • Most possible after 2018: 12


(Tony Jacklin at the 1969 Ryder Cup)

4 foursome matches halved — Tony Jacklin, Lee Westwood, Phil Mickelson

  • Phil: 4
  • Most possible after 2018: 6

10.5 four-ball points — Ian Woosnam, Jose Maria Olazabal

  • Phil: 9
  • Most possible after 2018: 11

 

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RECORDS PHIL COULD TIE:

6 singles matches won — Arnold Palmer, Billy Casper, Sam Snead, Lee Trevino, Nick Faldo, Peter Oosterhuis, Colin Montgomerie

  • Phil: 5
  • Most possible after 2018: 6

18 foursome matches played — Nick Faldo, Bernhard Langer, Lee Westwood

  • Phil: 16
  • Most possible after 2018: 18

9 foursome points won — Lanny Wadkins, Arnold Palmer, Billy Casper

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  • Phil: 7
  • Most possible after 2018: 9


(Ian Woosnam at the 1983 Ryder Cup)

10 four-ball matches won — Ian Woosnam

  • Phil: 8
  • Most possible after 2018: 10