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Ryder Cup History


2010 - Monty's Manor

Celtic Manor in Wales witnessed one of the great Ryder Cup finishes as Europe held on for a thrilling win.

2008 - Azinger outfoxes Faldo

Europe's winning streak came to an end as canny Paul Azinger led a fired-up US side to a comprehensive victory in Kentucky.

2006 - Cheers and tears

Darren Clarke, who had lost wife Heather to cancer just six weeks earlier, won all three matches as Europe scored an emotional win.

2004 - Europe's Motown rout

Bernhard Langer's meticulously organised Europeans pulled off yet another fabulous Ryder Cup victory in record-breaking fashion in Detroit.

2002 - McGinley clinches it

After the tragic events of 9/11 delayed the contest by 12 months, both teams decided to go with their original line-ups at The Belfry.

1999 - Bedlam at Brookline

Pumped up by Ben Crenshaw, the US produced a storming comeback in the Sunday singles.

1997 - Seve inspires home win

European skipper Seve Ballesteros refused to entertain the idea of defeat at Valderrama in 1997 as he proudly led his team out on home soil.

1995 - Europe's sizzling Sunday

With the US taking a two-point lead into the singles - their strongpoint - the writing looked on the wall for the Europeans at Oak Hill.

1993 - USA win Belfry battle

New skipper Tom Watson restored a sense of calm to the contest in 1993 as the USA took victory at The Belfry.

1991 - Langer's big miss

Dubbed the "War on the Shore", the match at Kiawah Island marked a real deterioration in the spirit of the contest.

1989 - Europe retain Cup

The Europeans retained the Ryder Cup at The Belfry although a late US really ensured the match ended in a tie for only the second time.

1987 - Jacklin's history makers

Europe won the Ryder Cup on American soil for the first time but it was drama to the end at Muirfield Village.

1985 - Super Sam v Uncle Sam

Scot Sam Torrance clinched Europe's first Ryder Cup victory since 1957 amid frenzied scenes on the 18th green at The Belfry.

The early years

Although the Ryder Cup as we now know it began in 1927, its forerunner existed in an unofficial form several years earlier.