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Ryder Cup Records

All-Time Bests (and Worsts) - Ryder Cup Records

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Nick Faldo holds many Ryder Cup records.

Nick Faldo appears in several categories of Ryder Cup records, and holds a few, too.

David Cannon / Getty Images
Here are Ryder Cup records, the all-time bests and worsts by individual golfers in the biennial competition between the USA and Europe. When you're finished here, you can also check out the Ryder Cup FAQ and visit our Ryder Cup homepage. If you're looking for team results or the results of any individual match in the competition's history, see our Ryder Cup results page.

(Note: Records are updated through the 2012 match.)

Most Appearances

Europe
Nick Faldo, 11
Christy O'Connor Sr., 10
Bernhard Langer, 10
Dai Rees, 9

USA
Phil Mickelson, 9
Billy Casper, 8
Raymond Floyd, 8
Jim Furyk, 8
Lanny Wadkins, 8

Most Matches Played

Europe
Nick Faldo, 46
Bernhard Langer, 42
Neil Coles, 40
Seve Ballesteros, 37
Colin Montgomerie, 36
Christy O'Connor Sr., 36

USA
Phil Mickelson, 38
Billy Casper, 37
Lanny Wadkins, 34
Tiger Woods, 33
Arnold Palmer, 32
Raymond Floyd, 31
Jim Furyk, 30
Lee Trevino, 30

Most Matches Won

Europe
Nick Faldo, 23
Bernhard Langer, 21
Seve Ballesteros, 20
Colin Montgomerie, 20
Jose Maria Olazabal, 18

USA
Arnold Palmer, 22
Billy Casper, 20
Lanny Wadkins, 20
Jack Nicklaus, 17
Lee Trevino, 17

Most Points Won

Europe
Nick Faldo, 25
Bernhard Langer, 24
Colin Montgomerie, 23.5
Seve Ballesteros, 22.5
Jose Maria Olazabal, 20.5

USA
Billy Casper, 23.5
Arnold Palmer, 23
Lanny Wadkins, 21.5
Lee Trevino, 20
Jack Nicklaus, 18.5

Most Matches Lost

Europe
Neil Coles, 21
Christy O'Connor Sr., 21
Nick Faldo, 19
Bernard Hunt, 16
Peter Alliss, 15
Mark James, 15
Bernhard Langer, 15
Sam Torrance, 15

USA
Phil Mickelson, 18
Jim Furyk, 17
Tiger Woods, 17
Raymond Floyd, 16
Davis Love III, 12
Curtis Strange, 12
Lanny Wadkins, 11

Most Matches Halved

Europe
Tony Jacklin, 8
Colin Montgomerie, 7
Neil Coles, 7

USA
Gene Littler, 8
Billy Casper, 7
Stewart Cink, 7
Justin Leonard, 6
Phil Mickelson, 6
Lee Trevino, 6
Davis Love III, 5

Most Singles Matches Played

Europe
Neil Coles, 15
Christy O'Connor Sr., 14
Peter Alliss, 12
Nick Faldo,11
Tony Jacklin, 11
Bernard Gallacher, 11

USA
Arnold Palmer, 11
Billy Casper, 10
Gene Littler, 10
Jack Nicklaus, 10
Lee Trevino, 10

Most Singles Matches Won

Europe
Nick Faldo, 6
Colin Montgomerie, 6
Peter Oosterhuis, 6
Peter Alliss, 5
Brian Barnes, 5
Neil Coles, 5
Dai Rees, 5

USA
Billy Casper, 6
Arnold Palmer, 6
Sam Snead, 6
Lee Trevino, 6
Gene Littler, 5
Tom Kite, 5

Most Singles Points Won

Europe
Neil Coles, 7
Colin Montgomerie, 7
Nick Faldo, 6.5
Peter Oosterhuis, 6.5
Peter Alliss, 6.5

USA
Billy Casper, 7
Arnold Palmer, 7
Lee Trevino, 7
Gene Littler, 6.5
Tom Kite, 6
Sam Snead, 6

Most Singles Matches Lost

Europe
Christy O'Connor Sr., 10
Tony Jacklin, 8
Neil Coles, 6
Harry Weetman, 6
Ian Woosnam, 6

USA
Phil Mickelson, 5
Raymond Floyd, 4
Jack Nicklaus, 4
Mark O'Meara, 4

Most Foursome Matches Played

Europe
Nick Faldo, 18
Bernhard Langer, 18
Lee Westwood, 15
Seve Ballesteros, 14
Colin Montgomerie, 14
Christy O'Connor Sr., 13
Tony Jacklin, 13
Neil Coles, 13

USA
Billy Casper, 15
Lanny Wadkins, 15
Tom Kite, 13
Phil Mickelson, 13
Tiger Woods, 13
Raymond Floyd, 12
Arnold Palmer, 12

Most Foursome Matches Won

Europe
Bernhard Langer, 11
Seve Ballesteros, 10
Nick Faldo, 10
Sergio Garcia, 8
Tony Jacklin, 8
Colin Montgomerie, 8

USA
Arnold Palmer, 9
Lanny Wadkins, 9
Billy Casper, 8
Jack Nicklaus, 8
Tom Kite, 7

Most Foursome Points Won

Europe
Bernhard Langer, 11.5
Nick Faldo, 11
Seve Ballesteros, 10.5
Tony Jacklin, 10
Sergio Garcia, 8.5
Colin Montgomerie, 8.5

USA
Billy Casper, 9
Arnold Palmer, 9
Lanny Wadkins, 9
Jack Nicklaus, 8
Tom Kite, 7.5

Most Foursome Matches Lost

Europe
Bernard Hunt, 9
Neil Coles, 8
Mark James, 7
Sam Torrance, 7

USA
Tiger Woods, 8
Raymond Floyd, 8
Lanny Wadkins, 6

Most Four-Ball Matches Played

Europe
Nick Faldo, 17
Seve Ballesteros, 15
Bernhard Langer, 14
Colin Montgomerie, 14
Jose Maria Olazabal, 14
Lee Westwood, 14
Ian Woosnam, 13

USA
Phil Mickelson, 16
Tiger Woods, 13
Billy Casper, 12
Raymond Floyd, 11
Davis Love III, 11
Lanny Wadkins, 11
Jim Furyk, 10
Lee Trevino, 10

Most Four-Ball Matches Won

Europe
Ian Woosnam, 10
Jose Maria Olazabal, 9
Seve Ballesteros, 8
Lee Westwood, 8
Nick Faldo, 7

USA
Arnold Palmer, 7
Lanny Wadkins, 7
Billy Casper, 6
Lee Trevino, 6
Phil Mickelson, 6
Gene Littler, 5
Jack Nicklaus, 5
Tiger Woods, 5

Most Four-Ball Points Won

Europe
Jose Maria Olazabal, 10.5
Ian Woosnam, 10.5
Seve Ballesteros, 9
Lee Westwood, 8.5
Nick Faldo, 7.5
Bernhard Langer, 7
Colin Montgomerie, 7

USA
Billy Casper, 7.5
Lanny Wadkins, 7.5
Gene Littler, 7
Arnold Palmer, 7
Lee Trevino, 7

Most Four-Ball Matches Lost

Europe
Nick Faldo, 9
Neil Coles, 7
Padraig Harrington, 6
Bernhard Langer, 6
Colin Montgomerie, 6

USA
Jim Furyk, 8
Phil Mickelson, 8
Tiger Woods, 7
Davis Love III, 6
Paul Azinger, 5
Curtis Strange, 5

Golfers Who Played 5 or More Career Matches Without Losing

USA
Jimmy Demaret, 6-0-0
Bobby Nichols, 4-0-1

Europe
None

Golfers Who Played 5 or More Career Matches Without Winning

Europe
Alf Padgham, 0-7-0
Tom Haliburton, 0-6-0
John Panton, 0-5-0

USA
None

Youngest Player

Europe
Sergio Garcia, 1999 - 19 years, 8 months, 15 days

USA
Horton Smith, 1929 - 21 years, 4 days

Oldest Player

Europe
Ted Ray, 1927 - 50 years, 2 months, 5 days

USA
Raymond Floyd, 1993 - 51 years, 20 days

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