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The Ryder Cup

Records, History and Results of the Ryder Cup Matches

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Tony Jacklin, Jack Nicklaus and the Ryder Cup

1987 captains Tony Jacklin (left) and Jack Nicklaus show off the Ryder Cup.

David Cannon / Getty Images
The Ryder Cup is played every other year between teams of golfers representing the U.S. and Europe. Below you'll find results of each competition, and each match within each competition, plus records, history and more.

2014 Ryder Cup
• When: Sept. 26-28, 2014
• Where: Gleneagles, Scotland
• Captains: USA - Tom Watson; Europe - Paul McGinley

PGA of America names Tom Watson USA captain
European Tour tabs Paul McGinley as captain

2012 Ryder Cup
• Final Score: Europe 14.5, USA 13.5
• Where: Medinah Country Club, Medinah, Illinois
• Captains: Europe - Jose Maria Olazabal; USA - Davis Love III

Poll: What is the greatest comeback in Ryder Cup history? (click your choice to cast vote)
1) USA comeback at Brookline in 1999
2) Europe comeback at Medinah in 2012

Team Europe stages historic rally to win 2012 Ryder Cup

Team Members
• Europe: Rory McIlroy, Luke Donald, Lee Westwood, Justin Rose, Graeme McDowell, Paul Lawrie, Francesco Molinari, Sergio Garcia, Peter Hanson, Martin Kaymer, Ian Poulter*, Nicolas Colsaerts*
• USA: Tiger Woods, Bubba Watson, Jason Dufner, Keegan Bradley, Webb Simpson, Zach Johnson, Matt Kuchar, Phil Mickelson, Jim Furyk*, Steve Stricker*, Dustin Johnson*, Brandt Snedeker*
(*captains picks)

Ryder Cup Captain's Picks and How They've Fared
View the list of every golfer who has been a captain's pick in the Ryder Cup, and each golfer's win-loss record in those appearances.

Profile: Medinah Country Club
Medinah Country Club, outside Chicago, has been the site many top competition. Read our profile of Medinah for more about the club's history and the course.
Photos: Medinah Front 9 | Medinah Back 9

Ryder Cup By the Book

Ryder Cup Quizzes
How well do you know Ryder Cup history and trivia? Find out with these fun Ryder Cup quizzes.

Ryder Cup Match Results
Find the scores of every Ryder Cup competition, and the results of every match played in each competition.

Ryder Cup Records
Check out this list of the bests and worsts in the history of the competition, including the best and worst winning percentages among players.

Ryder Cup FAQ
Answers to frequently asked questions about the Ryder Cup.

Ryder Cup Captains
Who are all the individuals who've captained a Ryder Cup team? Here's the list of Ryder Cup captains.

History of the Ryder Cup
The Ryder Cup competition has gone through many changes over the years. Our history of the Ryder Cup looks at the origins of the competition, the changes to formats and teams, and how American dominance has given way to a fierce competitiveness that has made the Ryder Cup one of the most popular sporting events in the world.

Greatest Ryder Cup Comebacks
Which teams have staged the greatest come-from-behind victories? We rank the greatest comebacks in Cup history.

Future Ryder Cups
• 2014: Gleaneagles, Scotland
• 2016: Hazeltine National Golf Club, Chaska, Minn.
• 2018: Le Golf National, Paris, France
• 2020: Whistling Straits, Kohler, Wisc.
• 2022: TBA
• 2024: Bethpage Black, Farmingdale, N.Y.

Match Play Primer

Keeping Score in Match Play
1-up, 2-down, 3-and-2, 5-and-3 ... dormie, halved, all square ... what does it all mean? This article explains how score is kept in match play, and what all those numbers mean.

Match Play Formats
The most common match play formats are singles, foursomes and fourballs. This articles explains the basics of how each format works.

Rules Differences in Match Play
The rules for match play and stroke play differ in key ways, the most basic being the very way the two types of golf are played. This article explores some of the differences, large and small, in the rules for match play and stroke play.

Match Play Strategy
Many golfers love match play for its different strategies. Golfers have a lot to consider when playing match play, and this article goes into the different strategies and tactics that are employed.

Match Play Terms to Know
All Square
Conceded Putt
Dormie
Fourballs
Foursomes
Halved

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