Ryder Cup Winners

Ryder Cup Winners Since 1979

In 1979, the Ryder Cup Matches were opened to European golfers, with a European team replacing the previous Great Britain team. Although the US team won the 1979 tournament, its near total domination of the competition was broken as top European golfers joined the field. In the 2006 Ryder Cup, Europe took its seventh win – against the USA’s total of six wins – since 1979.

Year

Winning Team

Score

Captains

Golf Course

2012

Europe

13½

14½

Davis Love III José María Olazábal

Medinah Country Club

(Medinah, Illinois, USA)

2010

Europe

14½

13½

Colin Montgomerie Corey Pavin

Celtic Manor Resort

(Newport, South Wales, UK)

2008

United States

16½

11½

Paul Azinger Nick Faldo

The Valhalla Country Club

(Louisville, Kentucky, USA)

2006

Europe

18½

Tom Lehman Ian Woosnam

The K Club

(County Kildare, Ireland)

2004

Europe

18½

Hal Sutton Bernhard Langer

Oakland Hills Country Club (Bloomfield Hills, Michigan)

2002*

Europe

15½

12½

Curtis Strange Sam Torrance

The Belfry

(Warwickshire, England)

1999

USA

14½

13½

Ben Crenshaw Mark James

The Country Club (Massachusetts, USA)

1997

Europe

14½

13½

Tom Kite Seve Ballesteros

Valderrama GC (Andalusia, Spain)

1995

Europe

14½

13½

Lanny Wadkins Bernard Gallacher

Oak Hill CC (Rochester, New York)

1993

USA

15

13

Tom Watson Bernard Gallacher

The Belfry

(Warwickshire, England)

1991

USA

14½

13½

Dave Stockton Bernard Gallacher

Kiawah Island Golf Resort (South Carolina, USA)

1989

Tie; Europe retains Cup

14

14

Ray Floyd Tony Jacklin

The Belfry

(Warwickshire, England)

1987

Europe

15

13

Jack Nicklaus Tony Jacklin

Muirfield Village (Ohio, USA)

1985

Europe

16½

11½

Lee Trevino Tony Jacklin

The Belfry

(Warwickshire, England)

1983

USA

14½

13½

Jack Nicklaus Tony Jacklin

PGA National Golf Club (Florida, USA)

1981

USA

18½

Dave Marr John Jacobs

Walton Heath Golf Club (Surrey, England)

1979

USA

17

11

Billy Casper John Jacobs

The Greenbrier (West Virginia, USA)

* The 2001 Ryder Cup Matches were postponed until 2002, after the September 11 attack
on the United States.

Ryder Cup Winners before 1979

The period from the end of World War II up to 1979 saw Great Britain win the Ryder Cup Matches only once, with a tie in 1969. The legendary Arnold Palmer captained the US team in 1963.
In 1967, Team USA set the record for the biggest winning margin in the Ryder Cup, defeating Great Britain 23.5 to 8.5 – a margin of 15 points.

Year

Winning Team

Score

Captains

Golf Course

1977

USA

12½

Dow Finsterwald Brian Huggett

Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club (Lancashire, England)

1975

USA

21

11

Arnold Palmer Bernard Hunt

Laurel Valley Golf Club (Pennsylvania, USA)

1973

USA

19

13

Jack Burke Bernard Hunt

Muirfield Links (East Lothian, Scotland)

1971

USA

18½

13½

Jay Hebert Eric Brown

Old Warson Country Club (Missouri, USA)

1969

Tie, USA retains Cup

16

16

Sam Snead Eric Brown

Royal Birkdale Golf Club (Southport, England)

1967

USA

23½

Ben Hogan Dai Rees

Champions Golf Club (Texas, USA)

1965

USA

19½

12½

Byron Nelson Harry Weetman

Royal Birkdale Golf Club (Southport, England)

1963

USA

23

9

Arnold Palmer John Fallon

East Lake Golf Club (Georgia, USA)

1961

USA

14½

Jerry Barber Dai Rees

Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club (Lancashire, England)

1959

USA

Sam Snead Dai Rees

Eldorado Golf Club (California, USA)

1957

Great Britain

Jack Burke Dai Rees

Lindrick Golf Club (Yorkshire, England)

1955

USA

8

4

Chick Harbert Dai Rees

Thunderbird Country Club (California, USA)

1953

USA

Lloyd Mangrum Henry Cotton

Wentworth Club (Surrey, England)

1951

USA

Sam Snead Arthur Lacey

Pinehurst Resort (North Carolina, USA)

1949

USA

7

5

Ben Hogan Charles Whitcombe

Ganton Golf Club (Yorkshire, England)

1947

USA

11

1

Ben Hogan Henry Cotton

Portland Golf Club (Oregon, USA)

1937

USA

8

4

Walter Hagen Charles Whitcombe

Southport and Ainsdale Golf Club (Lancashire, England)

1935

USA

9

3

Walter Hagen Charles Whitcombe

Ridgewood Country Club (New Jersey, USA)

1933

Great Britain

Walter Hagen John Henry Taylor

Southport and Ainsdale Golf Club (Lancashire, England)

1931

USA

9

3

Walter Hagen Charles Whitcombe

Scioto Country Club (Ohio, USA)

1929

Great Britain

7

5

Walter Hagen George Duncan

Moortown Golf Club (Yorkshire, England)

1927

USA

Walter Hagen Ted Ray

Worcester Country Club (Massachusetts, USA)

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