Coming in October — just in time for the Ryder Cup — is an updated edition of this history of the biennial competition. From the publisher’s description:
A book for sports fans everywhere, The Ryder Cup is the definitive history of this exciting and prestigious global sporting event—now updated to include the 2016 competition.
Fiercely fought every two years, the Ryder Cup pits teams from Europe and the US against each other in a sport usually associated with individual play—and with national pride at stake. This beautifully illustrated and fully updated book tells the story of this great tournament, from its humble beginnings in 1927 when Great Britain played the US for a trophy provided by seed merchant Samuel Ryder, to the postwar dominance of the American team, to the introduction of European golfers in the late 1970s, to the struggles of today, including the Team USA victory in 2016. Along the way, it looks at each of the Ryder Cups, and features the great players, pairings, captains, and courses.