What Were The Worst Losses in Ryder Cup History?

What Were The Worst Losses in Ryder Cup History?

15 Points

  • In 1967, the United States defeated Great Britain 23.5 to 8.5 at the Champions Golf Club in Houston, Texas. Ben Hogan captained the American team; Dai Rees did the honors for Great Britain. The stars for the American side were Arnold Palmer and Gardner Dickinson, who went 5/5.

14 Points

  • The 1963 edition of the Ryder Cup saw the US defeat Great Britain 23 – 9 at the Atlanta Athletic Club. Arnold Palmer was the US Captain; John Fallon captained Great Britain. Billy Casper led the US with 4.5 points.

10 Points

  • Whistling Straits in 2021 was the site of a 19-9 drubbing of Europe by the United States. Steve Stricker was the victorious US Captain. Padraig Harrington was on the losing end. Dustin Johnson led the US with 5 points.
  • In 1975, the Arnold Palmer captained US Team defeated Great Britain and Ireland 21 – 11 at Laurel Valley in Pennsylvania. Bernard Hunt led the GB&I team. Hale Irwin was the US points leader with 4.5.
  • The 1947 Ryder Cup was won by the US 11 – 1 over Great Britain. Held at the Portland Golf Club, the captains were Ben Hogan and Henry Cotton. Jimmy Demaret, Lloyd Mangrum, Porky Oliver, Sam Snead and Lew Worsham each had two points.

9 Points

  • In 2006, Europe defeated the US at the K Club in Ireland 18.5 – 9.5 Tom Lehman was the US Captain; Ian Woosman was the winning European captain. Sergio Garcia and Lee Westwood led the European Team with four points each.
  • The 2004 edition of the Ryder Cup saw Europe defeat the US 18.5 – 9.5 at Oakland Hills. Bernhard Langer led the victorious Europeans. Hal Sutton was the US Captain. The leading points winners were Sergio Garcia and Lee Westwood with four and a half points each.
  • In 1981, the US defeated Europe at Walton Heath in Surry 18.5 – 9.5. Dave Marr was the winning US Captain; John Jacobs led the Europeans. An all star cast of Jack Nicklaus, Lee Trevino and Larry Nelson led the US team with four points each.

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