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The Ryder Cup is a golf trophy contested biennially in an event called the "Ryder Cup Matches" by teams from Europe and the United States. The Matches are jointly administered by the PGA of America and the PGA European Tour. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... This article is about the sport. ... World map showing the location of Europe. ... USPGA redirects here. ... // The PGA European Tour is an organisation which operates the three leading mens professional golf tours in Europe: the elite European Tour, the European Seniors Tour and the developmental Challenge Tour. ...


The competition began following an exhibition match in 1926 of a team representing American professionals against a similar one representing the British PGA on the East Course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey, UK. Year 1926 (MCMXXVI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Professional Golfers Association is the professional body which represents the interests of teaching and club golf professionals in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. ... Wentworth Club is a privately owned golf club and health resort in Virginia Water, Surrey on the south western fringes of London, not far from Windsor Castle. ... Virginia Water is a village in Surrey in the United Kingdom. ... Not to be confused with Surry. ...


Early matches between the two sides were fairly even, but after the Second World War, repeated US dominance[1] led to a decision to extend the representation of the British & Irish[2] team to Europe in 1979. This change was partly prompted by the success of a new generation of Spanish golfers of the time including Severiano Ballesteros. He and Antonio Garrido were the first Spaniards to play in the event in 1979. Europe has also been represented since then by players from Denmark, France, Germany, Italy and Sweden. Mushroom cloud from the nuclear explosion over Nagasaki rising 18 km into the air. ... World map showing the location of Europe. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... Severiano Seve Ballesteros (born 9 April 1957) is a Spanish professional golfer and former World No. ... Antonio Garrido (born 2 February 1944 in Madrid) is a professional golfer. ...


As a result of this change the event has enjoyed more competitive matches, with Europe winning seven times and retaining the cup once, compared to six American wins.

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Format

The Ryder Cup Matches involve various match play matches between players selected from two teams of twelve. Currently, the matches consist of eight foursomes matches, eight fourball matches and twelve singles matches. The winner of each match scores a point for their team, with ½ a point each for any match that is tied after 18 holes. Match play is a scoring system for golf (compare to stroke play). ...


A foursomes match is a competition between two teams of two golfers. The golfers on the same team take alternate shots throughout the match, with the same ball. Each hole is won by the team that completes the hole in the fewest shots. A fourball match is also a competition between two teams of two golfers, but all four golfers play their own ball throughout the round rather than alternating shots, and each hole is won by the team whose individual golfer has the lowest score. A singles match is a standard matchplay competition between two golfers.


The matches take place over three days, Friday through Sunday. On the Friday, there are four fourball matches and four foursomes matches in the afternoon. On the Saturday, the same schedule repeats. On the Sunday, there are twelve singles matches. Not all players need play on Friday and Saturday; the captain can select any eight players for each of the four rounds of play over these two days.


The format has changed over the years. From the inaugural event through 1959 the Ryder Cup was a two-day competition, with four 36-hole foursomes matches on the first day and eight 36-hole singles matches on the second day, for a total of 12 points. In 1961 the matches were changed to 18 holes each but the number of matches was doubled, resulting in a total of 24 points. In 1963 the event was expanded to three days, with eight fourball matches being added on the middle day to make 32 points. This format remained until 1977, when the number of matches was reduced to 20: five foursomes matches on the first day, five fourball matches on the second day, and ten singles matches on the final day. In 1979, the first year continental European players participated, the format was changed to the 28-match version in use today.[3]


Founding of the Cup

There is some debate over who suggested the idea for the Ryder Cup. James Harnett, a journalist with Golf Illustrated magazine appears to have proposed a similar idea to the USPGA on December 15, 1920 and, having failed to attract support, the idea was refloated by Sylvanus P. "SP" Jermain, president of the Inverness Club, the next year. This resulted in an unofficial match in 1921, won 9–3 by the British, and another in 1926, won 13½–1½ by Britain. Present at the second 1926 match, held on the East Course at Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey, was Samuel Ryder, a seed merchant who traded from St Albans, Hertfordshire. Having watched the play, Mr Ryder thought it would be good idea to make the match official and thus the Ryder Cup was founded, with Ryder donating the trophy.[4] USPGA redirects here. ... is the 349th day of the year (350th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1920 (MCMXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ... Inverness Club is a famous golf club and course located in Toledo, Ohio. ... Wentworth Club is a privately owned golf club and health resort in Virginia Water, Surrey on the south western fringes of London, not far from Windsor Castle. ... Virginia Water is a village in Surrey in the United Kingdom. ... Not to be confused with Surry. ... This article contains information that has not been verified and thus might not be reliable. ... , St Albans is the main urban area of the City and District of St Albans in southern Hertfordshire, England, around 22 miles (35. ... Hertfordshire (pronounced Hartfordshire and abbreviated as Herts) is an inland county in the United Kingdom and part of the East of England Government Office region. ...


Few people who took up golf after their 50th birthday have left as many positive impressions on the game during the history of golf. To get started Ryder recruited the services of a golf professional called Hill from a local golf course to introduce him to the fundamentals of golf. Afterwards Ryder hired Abe Mitchell as his private tutor for a fee of £1,000 per year. Ryder received most of his lessons at his home, Marlborough House, and he was relentless. He practised his driving, pitching and putting six days each week.


At the age of 51 he had achieved a handicap of six and was accepted as a member of the Verulam Golf Club in St Albans in 1910. A year later he became captain of the golf club. He was also club captain in 1926 and 1927. In 1923 he sponsored the Heath and Heather Tournament which was only open to professionals. One of the golf professionals that took part was ex-gardener Abe Mitchell, considered one of best British golfers of his era.


Among the British, at the 1926 landmark match, were golfing giants Abe Mitchell, George Duncan, Archie Compston, Ted Ray (portrayed by Stephen Marcus in the 2005 film The Greatest Game Ever Played), and Arthur Havers. From America came Walter Hagen, Tommy Armour, Jim Barnes and Al Watrous. George Duncan was a Scottish golfer born who was born near Aberdeen in 1887. ... Edward R. G. Ray (March 28, 1877 - 1943) was an English golfer. ... Promotional poster for The Greatest Game Ever Played The Greatest Game Ever Played is a 2005 biographical sports film, directed by Bill Paxton. ... Arthur Havers (born c. ... Walter Hagen (born December 21, 1892 in Rochester, New York; died October 6, 1969) was a major figure in golf in the first half of the 20th century. ... Tommy Armour (September 24, 1894 in Edinburgh, Scotland - September 12, 1968) was a British-born professional golfer. ... Jim Barnes (April 8, 1886 - May 26, 1966) was a golfer. ... // Albert Andrew Watrous (1899 – December 3, 1983) was an American professional golfer who played on the PGA Tour and the Senior PGA Tour in the early to mid-part of the Twentieth Century. ...


This first official match was held in Massachusetts in 1927. Ryder, who donated a gold cup and had agreed to pay £5 to each member of the winning team, attached his name to the new competition. It has been held on a two year cycle since, apart from 1939 to 1945 when it was cancelled due to World War II. Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000...


The 2001 match was delayed for a year, as it was due to take place very shortly after the September 11 attacks. It was subsequently decided to hold the Ryder Cup in even-numbered years instead of odd-numbered years. The boards at The Brabazon Course at The Belfry, which hosted the 2002 Ryder Cup (which should have been hosted in 2001) still read The 2001 Ryder Cup and USA captain Curtis Strange deliberately referred to the US team as "The 2001 Ryder Cup Team" in his speech at the closing ceremony. A sequential look at United Flight 175 crashing into the south tower of the World Trade Center The September 11, 2001 attacks (often referred to as 9/11—pronounced nine eleven or nine one one) consisted of a series of coordinated terrorist[1] suicide attacks upon the United States, predominantly... The De Vere Belfry is a prestigious golf club in Wishaw near Sutton Coldfield, Warwickshire, England. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... Curtis Northrup Strange (born 1955) is a U.S. golfer. ...


Controversial Ryder Cups

1969

The 1969 Cup held at Royal Birkdale was perhaps one of the best and most competitive contests in terms of play (18 of the 32 matches went to the last green), but it was also marred by acrimony and gamesmanship between some players. In one of golf's most memorable moments of sportsmanship, Jack Nicklaus, playing in his first Ryder Cup Matches, conceded a two-footer to Tony Jacklin after making a four-footer for par on the last green. The 'gimme' was very generous; Jacklin was far from assured of making it. Nicklaus said: 'I don't think you would have missed that putt, but in these circumstances, I would never give you the opportunity.' The result was the first tie in the Matches' history (the US retained the Cup) but some of Nicklaus' teammates including captain Sam Snead were less than pleased. Royal Birkdale Golf Club in the town of Southport in Merseyside, England (but formerly in Lancashire), is one of the clubs in the Open Championship rotation. ... Jack William Nicklaus (born January 21, 1940), also known as The Golden Bear,[1] is a professional golfer, and is widely regarded as the greatest golfer of all time, with his records in Major championships owing to this. ... Tony Jacklin (born July 7, 1944) is an English golfer, who was arguably the most successful UK player of his generation. ... Samuel Jackson Sam Snead (May 27, 1912 – May 23, 2002) was an American golfer who was one of the top players in the world for most of 4 decades. ...


1991

After accusing each other of cheating at The Belfry in 1989, the feud between Seve Ballesteros and Paul Azinger escalated at the Kiawah Island Golf Resort in 1991. Azinger: 'I can tell you were not trying to cheat.' Ballesteros: 'Oh no. Breaking the rules and cheating are two different things.' The constant goading intensified their desire to win and with their partners, José María Olazábal and Chip Beck respectively, they produced what is regarded as the best pairs match in history, the Spaniards winning 2&1. Severiano Seve Ballesteros (born 9 April 1957) is a Spanish professional golfer and former World No. ... Paul William Azinger (born January 6, 1960) is an American golfer who was at his peak in the late 1980s and the early 1990s. ... The Kiawah Island Golf Resort is a resort located in Kiawah Island, South Carolina, United States, near the city of Charleston. ... José María Olazábal (born 5 February 1966 in Fuenterrabia, Spain) is a professional golfer who has enjoyed success on both the PGA European Tour and the PGA Tour, and has won two major championships. ... Chip Beck is a golfer who went to the University of Georgia. ...


1999

Main article: 1999 Ryder Cup

The 1999 Ryder Cup held at The Country Club in Brookline, Mass., caused great controversy. A remarkable comeback by the American team helped propel the U.S. to a 14.5-13.5 victory after trailing 10-6 heading into the final day. The U.S. went 8-3-1 in singles matches to seal the first American victory since 1993. The 33rd Ryder Cup Matches were held between September 24 and September 26 at The Country Club in Brookline, Massachusetts. ... The Country Club, located in Brookline, Massachusetts, is one of the oldest country clubs in the United States. ...


The competition turned on the 17th hole of a match between American Justin Leonard and Spaniard José María Olazábal. The match being all square at the 17th hole, Leonard needed to earn at least a half-point by either winning one of the last two holes (therefore earning a full point), or finishing the match at all square (therefore earning a half-point) to seal an American victory. After Olazábal's second shot left him with a 22-foot putt on the par-4, Leonard hit his shot within 10 feet of the hole and then watched it roll away from the cup, leaving him with a 45-foot putt for birdie. While sinking a putt of this length is unlikely, Leonard had made putts of 25 and 35 feet earlier in the round. Leonard holed the astounding putt, and a wild celebration ensued with other U.S. players, their wives, and a few fans running onto the green. Had Leonard's putt sealed the match, this type of behavior would have been inappropriate but moot. Knowing that a made putt would extend the match while a miss would assure Leonard of a half-point and the U.S. a victory (the Americans needed 14.5 points to gain the cup due to the Europeans' 1997 victory at Valderrama), Olazábal tried to regain his focus. However, he missed the difficult putt, and the American team celebrated once again (although the second celebration was more reserved than the first one). Justin Leonard (1972- ) is an American professional golfer. ... José María Olazábal (born 5 February 1966 in Fuenterrabia, Spain) is a professional golfer who has enjoyed success on both the PGA European Tour and the PGA Tour, and has won two major championships. ... The Valderrama Golf Club is one of the best known golf clubs in Europe. ...


According to the "Best of the Rest" section of ESPN's Top 5 Reasons You Can't Blame program, NBC footage and press photos prove that no official rules (Ryder Cup or PGA) were broken when the Americans celebrated after Leonard's putt (i.e. no one walked in or crossed Olazábal's putting line). However, the game of golf is upheld by many to be "the gentleman's game," and there remain a number of unwritten rules and codes of conduct which the European players believe were being ignored. Many of the American players believed the Europeans' response was hypocritical; they argued that European players - in particular Severiano Ballesteros - had been guilty of excessive celebration and gamesmanship as far back as the 1985 Ryder Cup match, without attracting the same opprobrium from the European media. The Top 5 Reasons You Cant Blame. ...


There was still considerable bad blood after the match with some of the European players complaining about the behavior of the American galleries throughout the match. Sam Torrance branded it "disgusting," while European captain Mark James referred to it as a "bear pit" in a book recounting the event[5]. There were also reports that his wife was spat at by a spectator.[6] Sam Torrance (b. ... // Mark Hugh James (born 28 October 1953) is an English golfer who had a long career on the European Tour and captained Europe in the 1999 Ryder Cup. ...


Following the 1999 Ryder Cup, a number of the members of the U.S. team apologized for their behavior, and there were numerous attempts by both teams to calm the increasing nationalism of the event. These efforts appears to have been largely successful with subsequent Cups being played in the "spirit of the game."


Results

Year Venue Winning Team
Captain
Score Losing Team
Captain
1927
details
Worcester CC, Worcester, Massachusetts United States 
Walter Hagen
 Great Britain
Ted Ray
1929
details
Moortown GC, Leeds, Yorkshire, England Great Britain 
George Duncan
7 5  United States
Walter Hagen
1931
details
Scioto CC, Columbus, Ohio United States 
Walter Hagen
9 3  Great Britain
Charles Whitcombe
1933
details
Southport & Ainsdale GC, Southport, Lancashire, England Great Britain 
John Henry Taylor
 United States
Walter Hagen
1935
details
Ridgewood CC, Paramus, New Jersey United States 
Walter Hagen
9 3  Great Britain
Charles Whitcombe
1937
details
Southport & Ainsdale GC, Southport, Lancashire, England United States 
Walter Hagen
8 4  Great Britain
Charles Whitcombe
1947
details
Portland GC, Portland, Oregon United States 
Ben Hogan
11 1  Great Britain
Henry Cotton
1949
details
Ganton GC, Scarborough, Yorkshire, England United States 
Ben Hogan
7 5  Great Britain
Charles Whitcombe
1951
details
Pinehurst Resort, Pinehurst, North Carolina United States 
Sam Snead
 Great Britain
Arthur Lacey
1953
details
Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey, England United States 
Lloyd Mangrum
 Great Britain 
Henry Cotton
1955
details
Thunderbird CC, Rancho Mirage, California United States 
Chick Harbert
8 4  Great Britain
Dai Rees
1957
details
Lindrick GC, Rotherham, Yorkshire, England Great Britain 
Dai Rees
 United States
Jack Burke
1959
details
Eldorado CC, Indian Wells, California United States 
Sam Snead
 Great Britain 
Dai Rees
1961
details
Royal Lytham & St Annes, Lytham St Annes, Lancashire, England United States 
Jerry Barber
14½  Great Britain 
Dai Rees
1963
details
East Lake GC, Atlanta, Georgia United States 
Arnold Palmer
23 9  Great Britain 
John Fallon
1965
details
Royal Birkdale, Southport, Lancashire, England United States 
Byron Nelson
19½ 12½  Great Britain 
Harry Weetman
1967
details
Champions GC, Houston, Texas United States 
Ben Hogan
23½  Great Britain 
Dai Rees
1969
details
Royal Birkdale, Southport, England United States  Sam Snead
Great Britain Eric Brown
16 16 Matches tied
USA retain trophy
1971
details
Old Warson CC, St. Louis, Missouri United States 
Jay Hebert
18½ 13½  Great Britain 
Eric Brown
1973
details
& Muirfield Links, Gullane, East Lothian, Scotland United States 
Jack Burke
19 13 GB & Ireland
Bernard Hunt
1975
details
Laurel Valley GC, Ligonier, Pennsylvania United States 
Arnold Palmer
21 11 GB & Ireland
Bernard Hunt
1977
details
& Royal Lytham & St Annes, Lytham St Annes, Lancashire, England United States 
Dow Finsterwald
12½ GB & Ireland
Brian Huggett
1979
details
The Greenbrier, White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia United States 
Billy Casper
17 11  Europe
John Jacobs
1981
details
Walton Health GC, Walton-on-the-Hill, Surrey, England United States 
Dave Marr
18½  Europe
John Jacobs
1983
details
PGA National GC, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida United States 
Jack Nicklaus
14½ 13½  Europe
Tony Jacklin
1985
details
The Belfry, Wishaw, Warwickshire, England Europe 
Tony Jacklin
16½ 11½  United States
Lee Trevino
1987
details
Muirfield Village GC, Dublin, Ohio Europe 
Tony Jacklin
15 13  United States
Jack Nicklaus
1989
details
The Belfry, Wishaw, Warwickshire, England Europe  Tony Jacklin
United States  Ray Floyd
14 14 Matches tied
Europe retain trophy
1991
details
Kiawah Island Golf Resort, Kiawah Island, South Carolina United States 
Dave Stockton
14½ 13½  Europe
Bernard Gallacher
1993
details
The Belfry, Wishaw, Warwickshire, England United States 
Tom Watson
15 13  Europe
Bernard Gallacher
1995
details
Oak Hill CC, Rochester, New York Europe 
Bernard Gallacher
14½ 13½  United States
Lanny Wadkins
1997
details
Valderrama GC, Sotogrande, Andalusia, Spain Europe 
Seve Ballesteros
14½ 13½  United States
Tom Kite
1999
details
The Country Club, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts United States 
Ben Crenshaw
14½ 13½  Europe
Mark James
2002^
details
The Belfry, Wishaw, Warwickshire, England Europe 
Sam Torrance
15½ 12½  United States
Curtis Strange
2004
details
Oakland Hills Country Club, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan Europe 
Bernhard Langer
18½  United States
Hal Sutton
2006
details
The K Club, Straffan, County Kildare, Rep. Ireland Europe 
Ian Woosnam
18½  United States
Tom Lehman
2008
details
Valhalla GC, Louisville, Kentucky        
2010 Celtic Manor Resort, Newport, Monmouthshire, Wales        
2012 Medinah CC, Medinah, Illinois        
2014 Gleneagles, Auchterarder, Perth & Kinross, Scotland        
2016 Hazeltine National GC, Chaska, Minnesota        
2018 TBA (continental Europe)        
2020 Whistling Straits, Sheboygan, Wisconsin        

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NB: The 1969 and 1989 tournaments were drawn, so the Cup remained with the previous victors.

European Home Match History

1929-1969 Team Great Britain were the hosts of their home Ryder Cup Matches.

1973 & 1977 & Team Great Britain & Ireland were the hosts of their home Ryder Cup Matches.

1979- Team Europe are hosts of their home Ryder Cup Matches.

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Records

Team

  • Most holes-in-one all-time: Europe 6 (US 1)

Individual

  • Most appearances on team: 11 - Nick Faldo (Europe/GB&I), 1977-97
  • Most points: 25 - Nick Faldo (Europe/GB&I), 1977-97
  • Youngest player: Sergio García (19 years, 258 days), Europe, 1999
  • Oldest player: Raymond Floyd (51 years, 20 days), USA, 1993

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Ryder Cup Holes-in-One

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For individual European player records see List of European Ryder Cup golfers. This is a complete list of golfers who have played against the United States in the Ryder Cup for the following teams: Great Britain: 1927 to 1971 Great Britain and Ireland: 1973 to 1977 Europe: 1979 to 2006 // ^ Selected for the team but did not compete. ...


For individual American player records see List of American Ryder Cup golfers. This is a list of all the American golfers who have played in the Ryder Cup through 2006. ...


Similar events in golf

Other regular international team golf events include:

  • Solheim Cup — The women's equivalent of the Ryder Cup, featuring the same U.S. vs. Europe format, played in the years the Ryder Cup is not played.
  • Presidents Cup — Men's event, held in odd-numbered years, with the same format as the Ryder Cup, except that the competing sides are a U.S. side and an International side consisting entirely of players whose citizenship makes them ineligible for the Ryder Cup.
  • Walker Cup — Event for amateur men. Unlike the Ryder Cup, the Walker Cup has never adopted a U.S.-Europe format. The U.S. side is opposed by a team drawn from Great Britain and Ireland.
  • Curtis Cup — Women's amateur event directly analogous to the Walker Cup. Like the Walker Cup, the competition format is U.S. vs. Great Britain and Ireland.
  • Lexus Cup — Women's professional event held annually beginning in 2005 and sanctioned by the LPGA. The competing teams are an Asia team and an International team of players from the rest of the world.
  • UBS Cup — A discontinued event for men similar to the Ryder Cup and Presidents Cup. The competing sides were USA and Rest of the World. Six golfers on each side had to be 50 or over, and the remaining six in their forties (2001-2004).
  • The Seve Trophy — A European professional men's event, founded by Seve Ballesteros, that pits a side from Great Britain and Ireland against one from continental Europe.
  • Tommy Bahama Challenge — An annual professional men's event, operated by the U.S. PGA Tour, that pits USA and International (rest of the world) professionals no older than 30.
  • Palmer Cup — An annual match between U.S. and European college/university golfers.
  • Tavistock Cup — An annual match between Isleworth and Lake Nona country club featuring some of the world's best professionals.
  • Chrysler Cup — A former event between United States and International senior professionals (1986-1995).
  • Dynasty Cup — Men's event, held in odd-numbered years, similar format as the Ryder Cup, between Japan Golf Tour and Asian Tour golfers, started 2003.
  • Royal Trophy — An annual match between Asia and Europe, started 2006.

The Solheim Cup is a biennial golf tournament for professional women golfers contested by teams representing Europe and the United States. ... Presidents Cup official logo Presidents Cup redirects here. ... The Walker Cup is a golf trophy contested biennially in odd numbered years between teams comprising the leading amateur golfers of the United States and Great Britain and Ireland (in political terms the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland). ... The Curtis Cup is the best known team tournament for women amateur golfers. ... // The Lexus Cup is an annual golf tournament for professional women golfers contested by a team representing Asia and an international team which was first played in 2005. ... LPGA stands for Ladies Professional Golf Association. ... The UBS Cup was a team golf tournament contested by the United States and the Rest of the World which ran from 2001 to 2004. ... The Seve Trophy is a biennial golf tournament between teams of professional male golfers representing Great Britain and Ireland (in political terms, the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland) and Continental Europe. ... World map showing the location of Europe. ... Severiano Seve Ballesteros (born 9 April 1957) is a Spanish professional golfer and former World No. ... The Tommy Bahama Challenge is an event on the PGA Tours Challenge Season, a slate of Tour events that do not count towards the official money season. ... The PGA Tour is an organization that operates the USAs main professional golf tours. ... The Palmer Cup is an annual eight man team golf competition between American college golfers and European college/university golfers. ... The Tavistock Cup is a team competition between the golf Touring Professionals of Isleworth Golf & Country Club and Lake Nona Golf & Country Club - located within 25 miles of one another in Orlando, Florida and owned by a private investment company, Tavistock Group. ... // The Japan Golf Tour is a prominent golf tour. ... The Asian Golf Tour is the principal mens professional golf tour in Asia except for Japan, which has a separate tour. ... The Royal Trophy is a mens professional team golf tournament which was played for the first time in January 2006 at the Amata Spring Country Club in Bangkok, Thailand. ...

Similar events in other sports

The Mosconi Cup is an annual nine-ball pool tournament contested between teams representing Europe and the USA since 1994. ... A correct nine ball rack Nine ball is a contemporary variation of pocket billiards, with historical beginnings rooted in the United States and traceable to the 1920s. ... 2005 Weber Cup logo The Weber Cup, named after bowling legend Dick Weber, is the Ten-pin bowling equivalent of Golfs Ryder Cup. ... Ten Pin Bowling Ten-pin bowling is a competitive sport and recreation in which a player (the bowler) rolls a bowling ball down a wooden or synthetic (polyurethane) lane with the objective of scoring points by knocking down as many pins as possible. ... The Continental Cup of Curling is a curling tournament held annually between teams from North America against teams from Europe. ... Curling is a team sport with similarities to bowls and bocce, played on a rectangular sheet of carefully prepared ice by two teams of four players each. ...

Notes

  1. ^ Britain won only once between 1947 and 1977, and matches were frequently very one-sided.
  2. ^ The first golfer from the Republic of Ireland to play on the Ryder Cup team was Harry Bradshaw in 1953. Fred Daly from Northern Ireland first played in 1947.
  3. ^ Ryder Cup Match History. Retrieved on 2007-03-24.
  4. ^ The figure of the golfer on top of the gold trophy is purported to be Abe Mitchell, the professional who taught Samuel Ryder how to play the game.
  5. ^ Into the Bear Pit: The Hard-hitting Inside Story of the Brookline Ryder Cup, ISBN 1-85227-854-4
  6. ^ CNN report 'A Mob demonstration'
  7. ^ http://www.rydercup.com/2006/europe/history/all_time_records.html
  8. ^ http://www.rydercup.com/2006/usa/history/all_time_records.html
  9. ^ http://au.news.yahoo.com/060923/15/10nft.html

Fred Daly (b 1911 Portrush, County Antrim, d 1990) was a Northern Irish golfer who was best known for winning The Open Championship of 1947 at the Royal Liverpool Golf Club, Hoylake. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... is the 83rd day of the year (84th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

See also

  • List of American Ryder Cup golfers
  • List of European Ryder Cup golfers
  • Junior Ryder Cup

This is a list of all the American golfers who have played in the Ryder Cup through 2006. ... This is a complete list of golfers who have played against the United States in the Ryder Cup for the following teams: Great Britain: 1927 to 1971 Great Britain and Ireland: 1973 to 1977 Europe: 1979 to 2006 // ^ Selected for the team but did not compete. ... The Junior Ryder Cup is a team golf competition between Europe and the United States. ...

External links

  • Official Website
  • Ryder Cup playing format explained
  • Ryder Cup Diary - Unofficial News, Views and Insider Information
  • Ryder Cup History More on the history of the Ryder Cup.


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PGA Tour events
Major championships in playing order: The Masters | U.S. Open | The Open Championship (British Open) | PGA Championship
Other FedEx Cup tournaments in playing order: Mercedes-Benz Championship | Sony Open in Hawaii | Bob Hope Chrysler Classic | Buick Invitational | FBR Open | AT&T Pro-Am | Nissan Open | WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship | Mayakoba Classic at Riviera Maya | Honda Classic | PODS Championship | Arnold Palmer Invitational | WGC-CA Championship | Shell Houston Open | Verizon Heritage | Zurich Classic of New Orleans | EDS Byron Nelson Championship | Wachovia Championship | The Players Championship | AT&T Classic | Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial | Memorial Tournament | Stanford St. Jude Championship | Travelers Championship | Buick Open | AT&T National | John Deere Classic | U.S. Bank Championship in Milwaukee | Canadian Open | WGC-Bridgestone Invitational | Reno-Tahoe Open | Wyndham Championship
FedEx Cup playoff events: The Barclays | Deutsche Bank Championship | BMW Championship | The Tour Championship
Fall Series in playing order: Turning Stone Resort Championship | Viking Classic | Valero Texas Open | Frys.com Open in Las Vegas | Fry's Electronics Open | Ginn Classic | Children's Miracle Network Classic
Team events (played alternate years): Presidents Cup | Ryder Cup
Challenge season events (unofficial money): Merrill Lynch Shootout | ADT Skills Challenge | Wendy's 3-Tour Challenge | Skins Game | World Cup | Target World Challenge
Former PGA Tour events: Western Open | Doral Open | North and South Open | B.C. Open | 84 Lumber Classic | Booz Allen Classic (aka Kemper Open) | The International | Chrysler Classic of Tucson | Buick Challenge


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The Bob Hope Chrysler Classic is a PGA Tour golf tournament played each January in Californias Coachella Valley. ... The Buick Invitational is a PGA TOUR golf tournament played at Torrey Pines Golf Course in San Diego, California each February. ... The Phoenix Open is a nationally televised golf tournament, a part of the PGA Tour, held at the Tournament Players Club (TPC) of Scottsdale, Arizona around the last weekend in January. ... AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am The AT&T National Pro-Am is a PGA Tour golf tournament that is held every year at Pebble Beach, CA. The tournament is typically held during the month of February on three different courses, Pebble Beach Golf Links, Poppy Hills Golf Course... The Nissan Open is a regular golf tournament on the PGA Tour. ... The WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship is one of the annual World Golf Championships for male professional golfers. ... The Mayakoba Classic at Riviera Maya is a PGA Tour golf tournament which will be played for the first time in the week of February 19-25 2007. ... The Honda Classic is a PGA Tour golf tournament which is played each March in Florida. ... The PODS Championship, originally the Tampa Bay Classic, is a mens professional golf tournament on the PGA Tour, and is played annually at Westin Innisbrook Golf Resort in Palm Harbor, Florida. ... The Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by MasterCard is a PGA Tour golf tournament. ... The WGC-CA Championship is one of the three annual World Golf Championships tournaments for male professional golfers. ... The Shell Houston Open is a regular golf tournament on the PGA Tour. ... The Verizon Heritage is a regular golf tournament on the PGA Tour. ... The Zurich Classic of New Orleans is a regular golf tournament on the PGA Tour. ... The EDS Byron Nelson Championship is a golf tournament on the PGA Tour, located in or around Dallas, Texas. ... Wachovia Championship is a PGA TOUR golf tournament. ... The Players Championship (often styled THE PLAYERS Championship) is an annual golf tournament on the PGA Tour. ... The AT&T Classic, formerly known as the BellSouth Classic, and, at its beginning in 1967, the Atlanta Classic, is a regular golf tournament on the PGA Tour. ... It has been suggested that Crowne Plaza Invitation at Colonial be merged into this article or section. ... The Memorial Tournament is a PGA Tour golf tournament which is closely associated with Jack Nicklaus. ... The FedEx St. ... The Travelers Championship is a golf tournament on the PGA Tour. ... Buick Open is a Golf tournament which is held in Torrey Pines (Located in the La Jolla area of San Diego, California). ... The AT&T National is a PGA Tour event held in the Washington D.C. area during the Fourth of July weekend. ... The John Deere Classic is an American professional golf event which is on the PGA TOUR schedule. ... The U.S. Bank Championship in Milwaukee is a regular golf tournament on the PGA Tour. ... The Canadian Open is a golf tournament which was founded in 1904. ... The WGC-Bridgestone Invitational is one of the annual World Golf Championships for male professional golfers. ... The Reno-Tahoe Open is a secondary golf tournament on the PGA Tour. ... The Wyndham Championship is a regular golf tournament on the Fall Finish of the PGA Tour. ... The FedEx Cup is a proposed championship trophy for the PGA Tour that will be mens professional golfs first playoff. ... The Barclays is a golf tournament on the PGA Tour, played at the Westchester Country Club in Rye, New York. ... The Deutsche Bank Championship is a PGA Tour golf tournament that occurs every year on Labor Day weekend. ... The BMW Championship, previously known as the Western Open, is the second oldest professional golf tournament in the United States after the U.S. Open. ... THE TOUR Championship (the capitalisation is official) is the final event of golfs PGA Tour season. ... The PGA Tour Fall Series is a series of events on the PGA Tour that covers the end of the calendar year. ... The Turningstone Resort Championship is a new PGA Tour mens professional golf tournament that will be played for the first time in the week of September 17-23 2007. ... The Viking Classic is a golf tournament on the PGA Tour. ... The Valero Texas Open is an official tournament on the PGA Tour. ... The Frys. ... The Frys Electronics Open is a new PGA Tour golf tournament which will be played for the first time on October 15, 2007 - October 21, 2007. ... The Ginn Classic is a new PGA Tour golf tournament that was announced in June 2007 as a replacement for the Running Horse Golf Championship, another proposed new tournament that collapsed before its first outing. ... The Childrens Miracle Network Classic is an annual golf tournament on the PGA Tour. ... Presidents Cup official logo Presidents Cup redirects here. ... The Merrill Lynch Shootout is a team golf event that takes place during the PGA Tours Challenge Season, which begins after the last official money event of the season, THE TOUR Championship. ... The Wendys 3-Tour Challenge is an unofficial golf event held every November at the Lake Las Vegas Resort in Henderson, Nevada. ... A skins game is a golf event in which players compete for prize money on each individual hole. ... The World Cup is an annual mens golf tournament. ... The Target World Challenge is an offseason golf tournament hosted by Tiger Woods, which takes place each December at Sherwood Country Club, a Jack Nicklaus designed course in Thousand Oaks, California. ... The PGA Tour is an organization that operates the USAs main professional golf tours. ... // BMW Championship . ... // The Doral Open was a PGA Tour golf tournament, contested from 1962 to 2006 on the Blue Monster course at the Doral Golf Resort & Spa in Doral, Florida, a suburb of Miami. ... The North and South Open was one of the most prestigious golf tournaments in the United States in the first half of the twentieth century. ... The B.C. Open logo created by Johnny Hart. ... The 84 Lumber Classic at Nemacolin Woodland Resort is an American golf event. ... The Booz Allen Classic is a regular golf tournament on the PGA Tour. ... The International (officially rendered in capitals as The INTERNATIONAL) is a golf tournament in the United States PGA Tour held annually (currently in early August) at Castle Pines Golf Club in Castle Rock, Colorado, where the tournament has been played since its inception. ... The Chrysler Classic of Tucson was a golf tournament on the PGA Tour from 1945 to 2006. ... The Buick Challenge was a golf tournament on the PGA Tour from 1970 to 2002. ...

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European Tour Events
Major championships in playing order: The Masters | U.S. Open | The Open Championship (British Open) | PGA Championship
Individual World Golf Championships in playing order: WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship | WGC-CA Championship | WGC-Bridgestone Invitational
Other tournaments in playing order: HSBC Champions | UBS Hong Kong Open | MasterCard Masters | Blue Chip New Zealand Open | Dunhill Championship | South African Airways Open | Joburg Open | Abu Dhabi Golf Championship | The Commercial Bank Qatar Masters | Dubai Desert Classic | Maybank Malaysian Open | Indonesia Open | Johnnie Walker Classic | Singapore Masters | TCL Classic | Madeira Island Open | Portuguese Open | Volvo China Open | BMW Asian Open | Open de España | Telecom Italia Open | Valle Romano Open de Andalucia | Nissan Irish Open | BMW PGA Championship | Celtic Manor Wales Open | BA-CA Golf Open | Aa St Omer Open | BMW International Open | Open de France | Smurfit European Open | Barclays Scottish Open | Deutsche Bank Players Championship of Europe | Imperial Collection Russian Open | Scandinavian Masters | KLM Open | Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles | Omega European Masters | Mercedes-Benz European Championship | Quinn Direct British Masters | Dunhill Links Championship | HSBC World Match Play Championship | Open de Madrid | Portugal Masters | Mallorca Classic | Volvo Masters
Team events: Ryder Cup | Seve Trophy | Mission Hills World Cup
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