Which team has won the most Ryder Cups and which American has won the most Ryder Cups?
Breakdown on the historic team's and player results at the most famous Continental golfing competition fought between Europe and the United States.
The U.S. dominance
The Ryder Cup's first edition was in 1927, at Worcester Country Club in Worcester, Massachusetts. The home team won the first five contests, and after the short break during the Second World War, the U.S. continued their domination in the following decades, winning 18 of a possible 22 events (with one tie). This dominance eventually led to a decision to extend the representation.
Europeans joining in
In 1979 players from continental Europe joined what became the European team. In addition to players from Great Britain and Ireland, the European team has included players from Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and Sweden. Consequently, the matches and results have been much evened out overall and, many would say, much more entertaining.
Since 1979 Europe has won 11 of a possible 20 matches with one tie. The USA has won eight with six wins at home and only two victories' away'.
The current holders are Europe, who won in 2018 at Le Golf National in Guyancourt, south-west of Paris, by a score of 17½ to 10½. The next contest will be on the Straits course at Whistling Straits, Haven, Wisconsin, from 24 to 26 September 2021, with a year of postponement in response to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Which American has won the most Ryder Cups?
Billy Casper was an American professional golfer and one of the most prolific tournament winners on the PGA Tour from the mid-1950s to the mid-1970s. Casper won three major championships, represented the United States on a then-record eight Ryder Cup teams, and holds the U.S. record for career Ryder Cup points won.
Casper served as Ryder Cup captain in 1979, was twice PGA Player of the Year (1966 and 1970), was twice leading money winner, and won five Vardon Trophies awards for the lowest seasonal scoring average on the Tour. Never a flashy gallery favorite, Casper developed his self-contained style, equipped with solid technique, determination, concentration, and perseverance.
During his 14-year tenure at the Ryder Cup competition (1961-1975), he managed to win the trophy eight times from eight participation.
Bill Casper died in 2015 and was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1978.
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