10 Ryder Cup Records To Know

Golf’s premier competition, the 41st Ryder Cup Matches are to be held at the Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minnesota from September 30th to October 2nd. Before we begin our coverage for the Ryder Cup, here are 10 Ryder Cup records to know.

Match Totals

 
USA – 25 Matches Won
Europe – 13 Matches Won
Tied – 2 Matches Tied (’69 & ’89)

Most Consecutive Matches Won

 
USA – 7, 1935-1955 & 1971-1983
Europe – 3, 2002-2006 & 2010-2014 (active streak)

Largest Margin of Victory

 
USA – 23 ½ – 8 ½, 1967 at Champions GC in Houston, Texas
Europe – 18 ½ – 9 ½, 2004 in Oakland Hills, Michigan & 2006 in Straffan, Ireland

Most Appearances

 
USA – Phil Mickelson, 10 (11th appearance in 2016)
Europe – Sir Nick Faldo, 11

Most Matches Played

 
USA – Phil Mickelson, 41
Europe –Sir Nick Faldo, 46

Most Points Won

 
USA – Billy Casper, 23.5
Europe – Sir Nick Faldo, 25

Partnerships with Most Points Earned

 
USA – Arnold Palmer and Gardner Dickinson (5-0-0), 5 points
Europe – Seve Ballesteros and Jose Maria Olazabal (11-2-2), 12 points

Best Point Percentage (Minimum 15 Matches Played)

 
USA – Arnold Palmer, 22-8-2, .719
Europe – Ian Poulter, 12-4-2, .722

Youngest Player

 
USA – Horton Smith, 1929, 21 years and 4 days
Europe – Sergio Garcia, 1999, 19 years, 8 months and 15 days

Oldest Player

 
USA – Raymond Floyd, 1993, 51 years and 20 days
Europe – Ted Ray, 1927, 50 years, 2 months and 5 days

Saurav Ghosh

Saurav is Pro Golf Weekly's Statistics & Equipment Editor.

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