Ryder Cup is a biennial Europe vs United States historical golf competition since 1927. Fans know well the heat of the Ryder Cup that determines who is the best in the world. We have rounded up some past experience you need to know.
1969: Nicklaus vs. Jacklin
The event took place at Royal Birkdale and was one of the most competitive contests. It will be remembered for the fact that it was decided in the very last match. The United States got to retain the trophy as the current reigning champion in the Ryder Cup.
1989: Azinger and Ballesteros
The event was held at The Belfry in England and witnessed tensions rising in the Ryder Cup series. The United States lost both the 1985 and 1987 matches and fought hard to regain their lost glory at this event.
1991:” The War on the Shore.”
The tension that was started in 1989 escalated at the Kiawah Island Golf Resort in 1991. Some of the players are reported to have switched their balls which was an infringement of the “one ball rule.” There was no penalty for the players as the violation was called long after it had taken place.
The Spaniards missed their final putt at the final moment, and the US took back the Cup. There was so much pressure on the matches played on the final day, and the players were even driven to tears. On a positive note, the intense competition in the 1991 Ryder Cup caused public interest in the series to start growing.
1999: Battle of Brookline
The 1999 Ryder Cup was held at The Country Club in Brookline, and the US ended up victorious with a 14 ½ – 13 ½ win. There was a lot of bad blood during this event, but many US team members were heard apologizing for their behavior.
2012: Miracle at Medinah
This is the 39th Ryder Cup which was held at the Medinah Country Club in Medinah, Illinois. Europe got to retain the Cup in this round of the series.
In summary of the Ryder Cup performance over the years, the United States has had 26 wins, 14 losses, and two ties in between 1927 and 2018. Great Britain has had three wins, 18 losses, and one tie for Ryder Cup games between 1927 and 1977. Europe has played from 1979 to 2018 and has had 11 wins, eight losses, and one tie.