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THE RYDER CUP.

Amazing emotions, fantastic golf.

It all started in 1923 when a group of American golfers, wanting to qualify for the British Open, played in a demonstration match against British players. The English golf fan and seed seller Samuel Ryder enjoyed the competition so much that he decided to set it up on a more permanent basis. He donated a trophy and prize money, and thus founded what went on to become a legendary competition, which initially gave teams from the USA and Great Britain the opportunity to pit their wits against each other every two years. The right to play at home was to alternate every competition.

Debut in 1927

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The US team, which dominated the competition for years, won the first Ryder Cup in 1927 at Worcester, Massachusetts. Of the first 22 competitions, the British were only able to win three. In 1979 the Ryder Cup was made into a continental competition, with the British team being replaced by a European team. Since then, the Europeans have reversed the trend and won eleven times since 1979, while the Americans have won just seven during this period.

THE BMW ERA.

  • 2014

    Anniversary in the home of golf.

    The 40th Ryder Cup was appropriately held in the country that gave the world the game of golf. Gleneagles, in Scotland, hosted a largely one-sided Ryder Cup, which saw European captain Paul McGinley’s tight-knit unit take on a US team with clear problems. Europe, on the other hand, played some dazzling golf to win 16.5:11.5.

  • 2012

    The "Miracle of Medinah".

    What played out at the Medinah Country Club on the outskirts of Chicago in 2012 was one of the most impressive comebacks in the history of sport. Even today it is still hard to believe what happened. José María Olazábal’s European team trailed 6:10 going into the final day’s singles – but fought back to triumph 14.5:13.5.

  • 2010

    Thrilling finale on Monday.

    For the first time in the history of the Ryder Cup, the tournament was still in full swing on the Monday. Persistent rain at Celtic Manor Resort (Newport, Wales) left the organisers with no choice. What developed was true sporting drama, with captain Colin Montgomerie and his European team just getting their noses in front to win 14.5:13.5.

  • 2008

    Azinger takes revenge.

    It was the first, and still the last, Ryder Cup victory for the USA in the BMW era. Captain Paul Azinger managed to forge his troops into a tight-knit unit, which left the Europeans wanting at Valhalla Golf Club (Louisville, Kentucky): the Americans claimed a comfortable 16.5:11.5 win on home soil.

  • 2006

    Triumphant home win in Ireland.

    BMW’s debut as partner of the Ryder Cup ended with a hands-down victory for the European team. Ian Woosnam’s squad outclassed the USA at the K-Club, eventually winning 18.5:9.5. The most emotional moment of the competition came when Northern Ireland’s Darren Clarke, whose wife had died of cancer just weeks before the Ryder Cup, sank his winning putt.

ALL WINNERS.
Year Venue Points
USA
Points
EUR/GBR
Winners
2016 Hazeltine National Golf Club
Chaska, Minnesota, USA
17 11 USA
2014 Gleneagles Hotel,
Perthshire, Scotland
11 ½ 16 ½ Europe
2012
Medinah Country Club,
Medinah, Illinois, USA
13 ½ 14 ½ Europe
2010 Celtic Manor Resort,
Newport, Wales
13 ½

14 ½

Europe
2008 Valhalla Golf Club,
Louisville, Kentucky, USA
16 ½

11 ½

USA
2006 The K Club,
Straffan, Co. Kildare, Ireland
9 ½

18 ½

Europe
2004 Oakland Hills CC, Bloomfield
Township, Michigan, USA
9 ½

18 ½

Europe
2002 Sutton Coldfield, England 12 ½

15 ½

Europe
1999 The Country Club, Brookline,
Massachusetts, USA
14 ½

13 ½

USA
1997 Valderrama GC,
Sotogrande, Spain
13 ½

14 ½

Europe
1995 Oak Hill CC, Rochester,
New York, USA
13 ½

14 ½

Europe
1993 The Belfry,
Sutton Coldfield, England
15

13

USA
1991 The Ocean Course, Kiawah Island,
South Carolina, USA
14 ½

13 ½

USA
1989 The Belfry,
Sutton Coldfield, England
14

14

Europe
1987 Muirfield Village GC,
Dublin, Ohio, USA
13

15

Europe
1985 The Belfry,
Sutton Coldfield, England
11 ½

16 ½

Europe
1983 PGA National GC, Palm Beach
Gardens, Florida, USA
14 ½

13 ½

USA
1981 Walton Health GC, Surrey,
England
18 ½

9 ½

USA
1979 The Greenbrier, White Sulphur
Springs, West Virginia, USA
17

11

USA
1977 Royal Lytham & St. Annes,
England
12 ½

7 ½

USA
1975 Laurel Valley GC, Ligonier,
Pennsylvania, USA
21

11

USA
1973 Muirfield, Scotland 19

13

USA
1971 Old Warson CC,
St. Louis, Missouri, USA
18 ½

13 ½

USA
1969 Royal Birkdale GC,
Southport, England
16

16

USA
1967 Champions GC,
Houston, Texas, USA
23 ½

8 ½

USA
1965 Royal Birkdale GC,
Southport, England
19 ½

12 ½

USA
1963 East Lake CC,
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
23

9

USA
1961 Royal Lytham & St. Annes,
England
14 ½

9 ½

USA
1959 Eldorado CC, Palm Desert,
Kalifornien, USA
8 ½

3 ½

USA
1957 Lindrick GC,
Yorkshire, England
4 ½

7 ½

Great
Britain
1955 Thunderbird CC,
Palm Springs, California, USA
8

4

USA
1953 Wentworth GC,
Wentworth, England
6 ½

5 ½

USA
1951 Pinehurst CC,
Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA
9 ½

2 ½

USA
1949 Ganton GC,
Scarborough, England
7

5

USA
1947 Portland Golf Club,
Portland, Oregon, USA
11

1

USA
1937 Southport & Ainsdale GC,
England
8

4

USA
1935 Ridgewood CC, Ridgewood,
New Jersey, USA
9

3

USA
1933 Southport & Ainsdale GC,
England
5 ½

6 ½

Great
Britain
1931 Scioto CC, Columbus,
Ohio, USA
9

3

USA
1929 Moortown GC,
Leeds, England
5

7

Great
Britain
1927 Worcester CC, Worcester,
Massachusetts, USA
2 ½

2 ½

USA