BMW was the Official Car Partner at Ireland’s K Club when Ian Woosnam’s European team put the US stars in their place with an 18.5:9.5 victory.
When the best golfers from the USA and Europe met for the next time at Valhalla Golf Club, BMW was also involved as Official Car Partner to the team from the “old continent”. The Americans gained revenge in 2008, winning 16.5:11.5 in Louisville, Kentucky.
BMW was Partner and Official Car of the event for the first time when the 2010 Ryder Cup came to Newport, Wales, from 1st to 3rd October. This edition saw one of the most thrilling finales in Ryder Cup history. The Celtic Manor Resort was at its most spectacular as the 24 players out on the Twenty Ten course gave absolutely everything for their two captains. A win for Graeme McDowell in the very last match ultimately gave Europe the 14 ½ to 13 ½ victory they needed to win back the Ryder Cup Trophy.
In 2012, "Monty’s" successor José Maria Olazábal masterminded the successful defence of the title in an equally dramatic contest at Medinah Country Club in the US state of Illinois. This time it was down to BMW Brand Ambassador Martin Kaymer to sink the crucial putt on the 18th green to win his match against Steve Stricker and ensure the Ryder Cup would return to Europe. Having been well behind Team USA going into the singles, the European team eventually won 14.5:13.5.
BMW will once again be present as Partner and "Official Car" when the Ryder Cup celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2014 at Gleneagles, Scotland (26th to 28th September 2014).