Ryder Cup Winners Since 1927

Ryder Cup Winners Since 1927

Ryder Cup Winners Since 1927

In my lifetime, the Ryder Cup has gone from a ho-hum affair where the US team dominated the UK team to a wildly popular event that has seen the tables turned.

The turning point for the Ryder Cup was the inclusion of continental European golfers in 1979. With the expanded player pool, the Europeans have won eleven to the US’ eight (including one tie where Europe retained the Cup).

Prior to that, it was the US over the United Kingdom team in 19 out of 22 Ryder Cups (including one tie where the US therefore retained the Cup). That includes a ten competition winning streak beginning in 1959.

For a brief history of the Ryder Cup, follow the link. It is an interesting story of a competition that starts with packaged seeds, is saved by an Oregon fruit grower, and then grows into a worldwide phenomenon.

Below is a complete list of Ryder Cup Winners, along with the scores, the venue, and the team captains.


Year
VenueRyder Cup WinnersScoreUS CaptainEurope/UK Captain
2021Whistling Straits, WisconsinUnited States19-9Steve
Stricker
Padraig
Harrington
2018Le Golf National, Ile-de-FranceEurope17 ½ – 10 ½ Jim
Furyk
Thomas
Bjorn
2016Hazeltine, MinnesotaUnited States17-11Davis
Love III
Darren Clarke
2014Gleneagles, ScotlandEurope16½ – 11½Tom WatsonPaul McGinley
2012Medinah, Medinah, IllinoisEurope14½ – 13½Davis
Love III
José María Olazábal
2010Celtic Manor Resort (Newport, Wales)Europe14½ – 13½Corey
Pavin
Colin Montgomerie
2008Valhalla Golf Club (Louisville Kentucky)United States16½ – 11½Paul AzingerNick Faldo
2006The K Club – Palmer Course
(Straffan County Kildare Ireland)
Europe18½ – 9½Tom LehmanIan Woosnam
2004Oakland Hills Country Club South Course Bloomfield Hills Michigan)Europe18½ – 9½Hal
Sutton
Bernhard Langer
2002*The Belfry Brabazon Course (Wishaw Warwickshire EnglandEurope15½ – 12½Curtis StrangeSam Torrance
1999The Country Club Composite Course Brookline Massachusetts)United States14½ – 13½Ben CrenshawMark
James
1997Valderrama GC (Sotogrande Andalusia Spain)Europe14½ – 13½Tom
Kite
Seve Ballesteros
1995Oak Hill CC East Course (Rochester New York)Europe14½ – 13½Lanny WadkinBernard Gallacher
1993The Belfry Brabazon Course Wishaw Warwickshire England)United States15 – 13Tom WatsonBernard Gallacher
1991Kiawah Island Golf Resort Ocean Course (Kiawah Island South Carolina)United States14½ – 13½Dave StocktonBernard Gallacher
1989The Belfry Brabazon Course (Wishaw Warwickshire EnglandEurope in a Tie; Europe retains Cup14 – 14Ray
Floyd
Tony
Jacklin
1987Muirfield Village(Dublin Ohio)Europe15 – 13Jack NicklausTony
Jacklin
1985The Belfry Brabazon Course Wishaw Warwickshire England)Europe16½ – 11½Lee TrevinoTony
Jacklin
1983PGA National Golf Club Palm Beach Gardens Florida)United States14½ – 13½Jack NicklausTony Jacklin
1981Walton Heath Golf Club (Walton-on-the-Hill Surrey EnglandUnited States18½ – 9½Dave
Marr
John
Jacobs
1979The Greenbrier Old White Course White Sulphur Springs West Virginia)United States17 – 11Billy CasperJohn
Jacobs
1977Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club Lytham St Annes Lancashire England)United States12½ – 7½Dow FinsterwaldBrian Huggett
1975Laurel Valley Golf Club (Ligonier PennsylvaniaUnited States21 – 11Arnold PalmerBernard Hunt
1973Muirfield Links (Gullane East Lothian Scotland)United States19 – 13Jack
Burke Jr.
Bernard Hunt
1971Old Warson Country Club (St. Louis Missouri)United States18½ – 13½Jay
Hebert
Eric
Brown
1969Royal Birkdale Golf Club (Southport England)United States in a Tie; USA retains Cup16 – 16Sam
Snead
Eric
Brown
1967Champions Golf Club (Houston Texas)United States23½ – 8½Ben
Hogan
Dai
Rees
1965Royal Birkdale Golf Club (Southport Lancashire England)United States19½ – 12½Byron NelsonHarry Weetman
1963Atlanta Athletic Club (Atlanta Georgia)United States23 – 9Arnold PalmerJohn
Fallon
1961Royal Lytham
& St Annes Golf Club
(Lytham
St Annes Lancashire England)
United States14½ – 9½Jerry BarberDai
Rees
1959Eldorado Golf Club (Indian Wells California)United States8½ – 3½Sam
Snead
Dai
Rees
1957Lindrick Golf Club (Rotherham Yorkshire England)Great Britain7½ – 4½Jack
Burke Jr.
Dai
Rees
1955Thunderbird Country Club (Rancho Mirage California)United States8 – 4Chick HarbertDai
Rees
1953Wentworth Club (Virginia Water Surrey England)United States6½ – 5½Lloyd MangrumHenry
Cotton
1951Pinehurst Resort Course No. 2 (Pinehurst North Carolina)United States9½ – 2½Sam
Snead
Arthur
Lacey
1949Ganton Golf Club Scarborough Yorkshire England)United States7 – 5Ben
Hogan
Charles Whitcombe
1947Portland Golf Club (Portland Oregon)United States11 – 1Ben
Hogan
Henry
Cotton
1937Southport and Ainsdale Golf Club (Southport Lancashire England)United States8 – 4Walter HagenCharles Whitcombe
1935Ridgewood Country Club (Paramus New Jersey)United States9 – 3Walter HagenCharles Whitcombe
1933Southport and Ainsdale Golf Club (Southport Lancashire England)Great Britain6½ – 5½Walter HagenJohn Henry Taylor
1931Scioto Country Club (Columbus Ohio)United States9 – 3Walter HagenCharles Whitcombe
1929Moortown Golf Club (Leeds Yorkshire England)Great Britain7 – 5Walter HagenGeorge Duncan
1927Worcester Country Club (Worcester Massachusetts)United States9½ – 2½Walter HagenTed Ray
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