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The Ryder Cup is played with the "match play" system. It is a game played by holes. A hole is won by the team, which holes its ball in the fewer strokes. Should the two teams tie for best score, the hole is halved. The team with most holes won, wins the match and one point is awarded. If the match is tied or "halved" through 18 holes of play, each team receives one half of a point. A total of 28 points are awarded in Ryder Cup competition. There are a total of 28 matches (8 foursomes, 8 fourballs, 12 singles). One point is awarded for each match won. The side with the most points at the conclusion of the Ryder Cup Matches wins the Cup (with 14 points, the champion retains the title). On Friday and Saturday, foursomes and fourballs are played. "Foursome" play is a match where two golfers compete on a team against two other golfers and each side plays one ball. The golfers play alternate shots (player A hits tee shot, player B hits second shot, etc.) until the hole is played out. "Fourball" play is a match in which each member of the two-man teams play their own ball. Four balls are in play per hole with each of the four players recording a score on the hole. The team whose player posts the best score on that hole wins the hole. On Sunday, the single format is used. "Singles" is a match in which one player competes against another player.

USA vs. EUROPE (1979 - present) top

Edit. Site Year Winner Score Runner-up
XLI Chaska, Minnesota 2016 United States 17-11 Europe
Rickie Fowler, J.B. Holmes, Dustin Johnson, Zach Johnson, Brooks Koepka, Matt Kuchar, Phil Mickelson, Ryan Moore, Patrick Reed, Brandt Snedeker, Jordan Spieth, Jimmy Walker. (Captain: Davis Love III)
XL Gleneagles, Scotland 2014 Europe 16½ - 11½ United States
Thomas Bjorn (DEN), Jamie Donaldson (Wal), Victor Dubuisson (FRA), Stephen Gallacher (Sco), Sergio Garcia (ESP), Martin Kaymer (GER), Graeme McDowell (NI), Rory McIlroy (NI), Ian Poulter (Eng), Justin Rose (Eng), Henrik Stenson (SWE), Lee Westwood (Eng). (Captain: Paul McGinley, IRL)
XXXIX Medinah, Illinois 2012 Europe 14½ - 13½ United States
Nicolas Colsaerts (BEL), Luke Donald (Eng), Sergio Garcia (ESP), Peter Hanson (SWE), Martin Kaymer (GER), Paul Lawrie (Sco), Graeme McDowell (NI), Rory McIlroy (NI), Francesco Molinari (ITA), Ian Poulter (Eng), Justin Rose (Eng), Lee Westwood (Eng). (Captain: Jose Maria Olazabal, ESP)
XXXVIII Newport, Wales 2010 Europe 15½ - 12½ United States
Luke Donald (Eng), Ross Fisher (Eng), Peter Hanson (SWE), Padraig Harrington (IRL), Miguel Angel Jimenez (ESP), Martin Kaymer (GER), Graeme McDowell (NI), Rory McIlroy (NI), Edoardo Molinari (ITA), Francesco Molinari (ITA), Ian Poulter (Eng), Lee Westwood (Eng). (Captain: Colin Montgomerie, Sco)
XXXVII Valhalla, Louisville, Kentucky 2008 United States 16½ - 11½ Europe
Chad Campbell, Stewart Cink, Ben Curtis, Jim Furyk, J.B. Holmes, Anthony Kim, Justin Leonard, Hunter Mahan, Phil Mickelson, Kenny Perry, Steve Stricker, Boo Weekley. (Captain: Paul Azinger)
XXXVI Straffan, Ireland 2006 Europe 18½ - 9½ United States
Paul Casey (Eng), Darren Clarke (NI), Luke Donald (Eng), Sergio Garcia (ESP), Padraig Harrington (IRL), David Howell (Eng), Robert Karlsson (SWE), Paul McGinley (IRL), Colin Montgomerie (Sco), Jose Maria Olazabal (ESP), Henrik Stenson (SWE), Lee Westwood (Eng). (Captain: Ian Woosnam, Wal)
XXXV Bloomfield, Michigan 2004 Europe 18½ - 9½ United States
Paul Casey (Eng), Darren Clarke (NI), Luke Donald (Eng), Sergio Garcia (ESP), Padraig Harrington (IRL), David Howell (Eng), Miguel Angel Jimenez (ESP), Thomas Levet (FRA), Paul McGinley (IRL), Colin Montgomerie (Sco), Ian Poulter (Eng), Lee Westwood (Eng). (Captain: Bernhard Langer, GER)
XXXIV The Belfry, Birmingham, England 2002 Europe 15½ - 12½ United States
Thomas Bjorn (DEN), Darren Clarke (NI), Niclas Fasth (SWE), Pierre Fulke (SWE), Sergio Garcia (ESP), Padraig Harrington (IRL), Bernhard Langer (GER), Paul McGinley (IRL), Colin Montgomerie (Sco), Jesper Parnevik (SWE), Phillip Price (Wal), Lee Westwood (Eng). (Captain: Sam Torrance, Sco)
XXXIII Brookline, Massachusetts 1999 United States 14½ - 13½ Europe
David Duval, Jim Furyk, Tom Lehman, Justin Leonard, Davis Love III, Jeff Maggert, Phil Mickelson, Mark O'Meara, Steve Pate, Payne Stewart, Hal Sutton, Tiger Woods. (Captain: Ben Crenshaw)
XXXII Valderrama, Spain 1997 Europe 14½ - 13½ United States
Thomas Bjorn (DEN) , Darren Clarke (NI), Nick Faldo (Eng), Ignacio Garrido (ESP), Per-Ulrik Johansson (SWE), Bernhard Langer (GER), Colin Montgomerie (Sco), Jose Maria Olazabal (ESP), Jesper Parnevik (SWE), Costantino Rocca (ITA), Lee Westwood (Eng), Ian Woosnam (Wal). (Captain: Seve Ballesteros, ESP)
XXXI Rochester, New York 1995 Europe 14½ - 13½ United States
Seve Ballesteros (ESP), Howard Clark (Eng), Nick Faldo (Eng), David Gilford (Eng), Mark James (Eng), Per-Ulrik Johansson (SWE), Bernhard Langer (GER), Colin Montgomerie (Sco), Costantino Rocca (ITA), Sam Torrance (Sco), Philip Walton (IRL), Ian Woosnam (Wal). (Captain: Bernard Gallacher, Sco)
XXX The Belfry, Birmingham, England 1993 United States 15 - 13 Europe
Paul Azinger, Chip Beck, John Cook, Fred Couples, Raymond Floyd, Jim Gallagher Jr., Lee Janzen, Tom Kite, Davis Love III, Corey Pavin, Payne Stewart, Lanny Wadkins. (Captain: Tom Watson)
XXIX Kiawah Island, South Carolina 1991 United States 14½ - 13½ Europe
Paul Azinger, Chip Beck, Mark Calcavecchia, Fred Couples, Raymond Floyd, Hale Irwin, Wayne Levi, Mark O'Meara, Steve Pate, Corey Pavin, Payne Stewart, Lanny Wadkins. (Captain: Dave Stockton)
XXVIII The Belfry, Birmingham, England 1989 Europe 14 - 14 United States (tie)
Seve Ballesteros (ESP), Gordon Brand, Jnr (Sco), Howard Clark (Eng), Nick Faldo (Eng), Mark James (Eng), Bernhard Langer (GER), Jose Maria Cañizares (ESP), Christy O'Connor Jnr (IRL), Jose Maria Olazabal (ESP), Ronan Rafferty (NI), Sam Torrance (Sco), Ian Woosnam (Wal). (Captain: Tony Jacklin, Eng)
XXVII Dublin, Ohio 1987 Europe 15 - 13 United States
Seve Ballesteros (ESP), Gordon Brand, Jnr (Sco), Ken Brown (Sco), Howard Clark (Eng), Eamonn Darcy (IRL), Nick Faldo (Eng), Bernhard Langer (GER), Sandy Lyle (Sco), Jose Maria Olazabal (ESP), Jose Rivero (ESP), Sam Torrance (Sco), Ian Woosnam (Wal). (Captain: Tony Jacklin, Eng)
XXVI The Belfry, Birmingham, England 1985 Europe 16½ - 11½ United States
Seve Ballesteros (ESP), Ken Brown (Sco), Howard Clark (Eng), Nick Faldo (Eng), Bernhard Langer (GER), Sandy Lyle (Sco), Jose Maria Cañizares (ESP), Manuel Piñero (ESP), Jose Rivero (ESP), Sam Torrance (Sco), Paul Way (Eng), Ian Woosnam (Wal). (Captain: Tony Jacklin, Eng)
XXV Palm Beach Gardens, Florida 1983 United States 14½ - 13½ Europe
Ben Crenshaw, Raymond Floyd, Bob Gilder, Jay Haas, Tom Kite, Gil Morgan, Calvin Peete, Craig Stadler, Curtis Strange, Lanny Wadkins, Tom Watson, Fuzzy Zoeller. (Captain: Jack Nicklaus)
XXIV Surrey, England 1981 United States 18½ - 9½ Europe
Ben Crenshaw, Raymond Floyd, Hale Irwin, Tom Kite, Bruce Lietzke, Johnny Miller, Larry Nelson, Jack Nicklaus, Jerry Pate, Bill Rogers, Lee Trevino, Tom Watson. (Captain: Dave Marr)
XXIII White Sulphur Springs, W. Va. 1979 United States 17 - 11 Europe
Andy Bean, Lee Elder, Hubert Green, Mark Hayes, Hale Irwin, Tom Kite, John Mahaffey, Gil Morgan, Larry Nelson, Lee Trevino, Lanny Wadkins, Fuzzy Zoeller. (Captain: Billy Casper)

USA vs. BRITAIN (1927 - 1977) top

Edit. Site Year Winner Score Runner-up
XXII St. Anne's-On-The-Sea, England 1977 United States 12½ - 7½ Britain
XXI Ligonier, Pennsylvania 1975 United States 21 - 11 Britain
XX Muirfield, Scotland 1973 United States 19 - 13 Britain
XIX St. Louis 1971 United States 18½ - 13½ Britain
XVIII Southport, England 1969 United States 16 - 16 Britain (tie)
XVII Houston 1967 United States 23½ - 8½ Britain
XVI Southport, England 1965 United States 19½ - 12½ Britain
XV Atlanta 1963 United States 23 - 9 Britain
XIV St. Anne's-On-The-Sea, England 1961 United States 14½ - 9½ Britain
XIII Palm Desert, California 1959 United States 8½ - 3½ Britain
XII Yorkshire, England 1957 Britain 7½ - 4½ United States
XI Palm Springs, California 1955 United States 8 - 4 Britain
X Wentworth, England 1953 United States 6½ - 5½ Britain
IX Pinehurst, North Carolina 1951 United States 9½ - 2½ Britain,
VIII Scarborough, England 1949 United States 7 - 5 Britain
VII Portland, Oregon 1947 United States 11 - 1 Britain
MATCHES NOT HELD DURING WORLD WAR II
VI Southport, England 1937 United States 8 - 4 Britain
V Ridgewood, New Jersey 1935 United States 9 - 3 Britain
IV Southport, England 1933 Britain 6½ - 5½ United States
III Columbus, Ohio 1931 United States 9 - 3 Britain
II Moortown, England 1929 Britain 7 - 5 United States
I Worcester, Massachusetts 1927 United States 9½ - 2½ Britain

Most Titles (since 1979) top

Team Tit Years
Europe 11/19 85 87 89 95 97 02 04 06 10 12 14
United States 8/19 79 81 83 91 93 99 08 16

Most Titles (1927-1977) top

Team Tit Years
United States 19/22 27 31 35 37 47-55 (5) 59-77 (10)
Britain 3/22 29 33 57

Most titles (players since 1979) top

7 Lee Westwood, ENG (97 02 04 06 10 12 14)

 

6 Bernhard Langer, GER (85 87 89 95 97 02)

 

5 Nick Faldo, Eng (85 87 89 95 97)
Ian Woosnam, Wal (85 87 89 95 97)
Colin Montgomerie, Sco (95 97 02 04 06)
Sergio Garcia, ESP (02 04 06 12 14)

 

4 Raymond Floyd, USA (81 83 91 93)
Tom Kite, USA (79 81 83 93)
Lanny Wadkins, USA (79 83 91 93)
Seve Ballesteros, ESP +1 (85 87 89 95 // 97)
Howard Clark, Eng (85 87 89 95)
Sam Torrance, Sco +1 (85 87 89 95 // 02)
Darren Clarke, NI (97 02 04 06)
José María Olazábal, ESP +1 (87 89 97 06 // 12)
Padraig Harrington, IRL (02 04 06 10)
Luke Donald, Eng (04 06 10 12)
Ian Poulter, Eng (04 10 12 14)

 

3 Hale Irwin, USA (79 81 91)
Payne Stewart, USA (91 93 99)
Paul McGinley, IRL +1 (02 04 06 // 14)
Thomas Bjorn, DEN (97 02 14)
Martin Kaymer, GER (10 12 14)
Graeme McDowell, NI (10 12 14)
Rory McIlroy, NI (10 12 14)
Phil Mickelson, USA (99 08 16)

Most titles (captains) top

3 Tony Jacklin, Eng (85 87 89)

 

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