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1993 Ryder Cup

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Golfer Raymond Floyd in 1993

Raymond Floyd became the oldest Ryder Cup player when he played in the 1993 match. He led Team USA to the victory with a 3-1-0 record.

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Score: USA 15, Europe 13
Site: The Belfry Golf & Country Club in Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, England
Captains: USA - Tom Watson; Europe - Bernard Gallacher
Team Europe took a 1-point lead into the final day at the 1993 Ryder Cup, but Team USA won the singles session to claim victory. It was the second straight Ryder Cup win for the Americans, after the Europeans had won three straight from 1985-89.

The hero for the Americans was Raymond Floyd, a captain's pick by USA leader Tom Watson. At 51 years and 20 days old when the matches began, Floyd became the older player in Ryder Cup history. Yet, he played in four of the five sessions, with a 3-1-0 record. That included a 2-up win in singles over Jose Maria Olazabal that provided the clinching point for the USA.

Another key match for the USA was Chip Beck's 1-up victory over Barry Lane after Beck had fallen behind 3-down. That improved Beck's career Ryder Cup singles record to 3-0-0.

Ian Woosnam's performance for Team Europe was reflective of his entire Ryder Cup experience. Woosnam never won a Ryder Cup singles match in eight tries, going 0-6-2. But he did win 14 team matches, including a Ryder Cup record 10 fourballs. What was his record here? A halve in singles, but four team wins. Two of those team wins were routs: Woosnam and Bernhard Langer defeated Paul Azinger and Payne Stewart 7 and 5 in the opening foursomes; then Woosnam and Peter Baker beat Azinger and Fred Couples 6 and 5 in Day 2 fourballs.

The 1993 Ryder Cup was the last of Tom Kite's seven appearances as a player for Team USA. He finished his Ryder Cup career with a record of 15-9-4. It was also the eighth and final appearance as a player for Team USA by Lanny Wadkins, who finished with a record of 20-11-3. Wadkins' 21.5 career points earned placed him third at the time of his retirement on the all-time American list.

Team Members
• USA: Paul Azinger, Chip Beck, John Cook, Fred Couples, Raymond Floyd, Jim Gallagher Jr., Lee Janzen, Tom Kite, Davis Love III, Corey Pavin, Payne Stewart, Lanny Wadkins
• Europe: Peter Baker, Seve Ballesteros, Nick Faldo, Joakim Haeggman, Mark James, Barry Lane, Bernhard Langer, Colin Montgomerie, Jose Maria Olazabal, Costantino Rocca, Sam Torrance, Ian Woosnam

Day 1 Results:

Foursomes
• Lanny Wadkins/Corey Pavin, U.S., def. Sam Torrance/Mark James, Europe, 4 and 3
• Ian Woosnam/Bernhard Langer, Europe, def. Paul Azinger/Payne Stewart, U.S., 7 and 5
• Tom Kite/Davis Love III, U.S., def. Seve Ballesteros/Jose Maria Olazabal, Europe, 2 and 1
• Nick Faldo/Colin Montgomerie, Europe, def. Raymond Floyd/Fred Couples, U.S., 4 and 3
Fourballs
• Ian Woosnam/Peter Baker, Europe, def. Jim Gallagher Jr./Lee Janzen, U.S., 1-up
• Lanny Wadkins/Corey Pavin, U.S., def. Bernhard Langer/Barry Lane, Europe, 4 and 2
• Nick Faldo/Colin Montgomerie, Europe, halved with Paul Azinger/Fred Couples, U.S.
• Seve Ballesteros/Jose Maria Olazabal, Europe, def. Davis Love III/Tom Kite, U.S., 4 and 3

Day 2 Results:

Foursomes
• Nick Faldo/Colin Montgomerie, Europe, def. Lanny Wadkins/Corey Pavin, U.S., 3 and 2
• Bernhard Langer/Ian Woosnam, Europe, def. Fred Couples/Paul Azinger, U.S., 2 and 1
• Raymond Floyd/Payne Stewart, U.S., def. Peter Baker/Barry Lane, Europe, 3 and 2
• Seve Ballesteros/Jose Maria Olazabal, Europe, def. Davis Love III/Tom Kite, U.S., 2 and 1
Fourballs
• John Cook/Chip Beck, U.S., def. Nick Faldo/Colin Montgomerie, Europe, 1-up
• Corey Pavin/Jim Gallagher Jr., U.S., def. Mark James/Constantino Rocca, Europe, 5 and 4
• Ian Woosnam/Peter Baker, Europe, def. Fred Couples/Paul Azinger, U.S., 6 and 5
• Raymond Floyd/Payne Stewart, U.S., def. Jose Maria Olazabal/Joakim Haeggman, 2 and 1

Day 3 Results:

Singles
• Ian Woosnam, Europe, halved with Fred Couples, U.S.
• Chip Beck, U.S., def. Barry Lane, Europe, 1-up
• Colin Montgomerie, Europe, def. Lee Janzen, U.S., 1-up
• Peter Baker, Europe, def. Corey Pavin, U.S., 2-up
• Joakim Haeggman, Europe, def. John Cook, U.S., 1-up
• Payne Stewart, U.S, def. Mark James, Europe, 3 and 2
• Davis Love, U.S., def. Constantino Rocca, Europe, 1-up
• Jim Gallagher Jr., U.S., def. Seve Ballesteros, Europe, 3 and 2
• Raymond Floyd, U.S., def. Jose Maria Olazabal, Europe, 2-up
• Tom Kite, U.S., def. Bernhard Langer, Europe, 5 and 3
• Nick Faldo, Europe, halved with Paul Azinger, U.S.
• Sam Torrance, Europe, halved with Lanny Wadkins, U.S.

Player Records (wins-losses-halves)

USA
Paul Azinger, 0-3-2
Chip Beck, 2-0-0
John Cook, 1-1-0
Fred Couples, 0-3-2
Raymond Floyd, 3-1-0
Jim Gallagher Jr., 2-1-0
Lee Janzen, 0-2-0
Tom Kite, 2-2-0
Davis Love III, 2-2-0
Corey Pavin, 3-2-0
Payne Stewart, 3-1-0
Lanny Wadkins, 2-1-1

Europe
Peter Baker, 3-1-0
Seve Ballesteros, 2-2-0
Nick Faldo, 2-1-2
Joakim Haeggman, 1-1-0
Mark James, 0-3-0
Barry Lane, 0-3-0
Bernhard Langer, 2-2-0
Colin Montgomerie, 3-1-1
Jose Maria Olazabal, 2-3-0
Costantino Rocca, 0-2-0
Sam Torrance, 0-1-1
Ian Woosnam, 4-0-1

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