List of Ryder Cup Champions

By Ryan Watson

 

The Ryder Cup is a unique team-based golf competition contested between America and Europe that is played every 2 years. Originally a competition between the US and Great Britain, since 1979 the team has included golfers from all of Europe. The Cup consists of a series of foursome and fourball games between the teams of golfers, and a final round 12 singles games. Points are awarded for matches won. The United States enjoys the edge in the competition, winning 26 Ryder Cup titles. The following is a list of each teams winning records. 

Great Britain 

1929, 1933, 1957 

Europe

1985, 1987, 1989, 1995, 1997, 2002, 2006, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2018

United States

1927, 1931, 1935, 1937, 1947, 1949, 1951, 1953, 1955, 1959, 1961, 1963, 1965, 1967, 1969, 1971, 1975, 1977, 1979, 1981, 1983, 1991, 1993, 1999, 2008, 2016

Note

Team Great Britain was known during part of this period as Great Britain & Ireland, though in reality Irish golfers had already been competing for Great Britain in previous tournaments. 

 

 

About The Author

Ryan Watson is a freelance sportswriter and history professor. He has been an avid fan of golf since his father signed him up for golf camp as a young child. Ryan enjoys following the professional game and learning about new equipment and gadgets.

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