Ryder Cup records and statistics

A selection of Ryder Cup facts and figures ahead of the 39th Ryder Cup at Chicago's Medinah Country Club

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Total Team Points Team: 397 points Foursomes: 112½ points Fourballs: 93½ points Singles: 191 points

Most Consecutive Victories 3, 2002-2006

Number of Ryder Cup Matches Won 12 wins - (10 as Europe, 3 as GB&I) (2 ties) Biggest Ryder Cup Victory 2006: K Club, Straffan, Ireland, 18.5 to 9.5 2004: Oakland Hills, Michigan, 18.5 to 9.5

Most Ryder Cup Appearances Nick Faldo, 11 (1977,79,81,83,85,87,89,91,93,95,97) Christy O’Connor, 10 (1955,57,59,61,63,65,67,69,71,73) Bernhard Langher, 10 (1981,83,85,87,89,31,93,95,97,02)

Youngest Player Sergio Garcia, 19 years, 8 months and 15 days (1999)

Oldest Player Ted Ray, 50 years, 2 months and 5 days (1927)

Most Matches Played Nick Faldo, 46

Most Points Won Nick Faldo, 25 Bernhard Langer, 24 Seve Ballesteros, 22½

Most Matches Won Nick Faldo, 25 Bernhard Langer, 24 Seve Ballesteros, 20 Colin Montgomerie, 20

Most Singles Matched Won Peter Oosterhuis, 6 Nick Faldo, 6 Colin Montogmerie, 5

Most Foursomes Matched Won Bernhard Langher, 11 Nick Faldo, 10 Seve Ballesteros, 10

Most Fourball Matches Won Ian Woosnam, 10 Seve Ballesteros, 8

Most Matches Lost Christy O’Connor SNR, 21 Neil Coles, 21

Most Foursome Matches Lost Bernard Hunt, 9

Most Singles Matches Lost Christy O’Connor SNR, 10 Tony Jacklin, 8 Ian Woosnam, 6

Most Fourball Matches Lost Nick Faldo, 9

Most Matches Halved Tony Jacklin, 8

Most Singles Matches Halved Bernard Gallacher, 4 Neil Coles, 4

Most Foursome Matches Halved Tony Jacklin, 4 Charles Whitcombe, 3 Ingacio Garrido, 2 Ian Woosnam, 2



Total Team Points Team: 503 points Foursomes: 146½ points Fourballs: 103½ points Singles: 255 points

Most Consecutive Victories 7, 1935-1955 7, 1971-1983

Number of Ryder Cup Matches Won 25 wins (2 ties)

Biggest Ryder Cup Victory 1967: Champions GC, Texas, 23.5 to 8.5

Most Ryder Cup Appearances

Phil Mickelson, 9 (1995,97,99,02,04,06,08,10,12) Lanny Wadkins, 8 (1977,79,83,85,87,89,91,93) Ray Floyd, 8 (1969,75,77,81,83,85,91,93) Billy Casper, 8 (1961,63,65,67,69,71,73,75) Youngest Player Horton Smith, 21 years and 4 days (1993)

Oldest Player Ray Floyd, 51 years, 20 days (1993)

Most Matches Played Phil Mickelson, 38 Billy Casper, 37

Most Points Won Billy Casper, 23½ Arnold Palmer, 23 Lanny Wadkins, 21½

Most Matches Won Arnold Palmer, 22 Billy Casper, 20 Lanny Wadkins, 20

Most Singles Matched Won Arnold Palmer, 6 Billy Casper, 6 Lee Travino, 6

Most Foursomes Matched Won Lanny Wadkins, 9 Arnold Palmer , 9

Most Fourball Matches Won Lanny Wadkins, 7 Arnold Palmer, 7

Most Matches Lost Tiger Woods, 17 Phil Mickelson, 16 Raymond Floyd, 16 Most Foursome Matches Lost Ray Floyd, 8

Most Singles Matches Lost Raylond Floyd, 4 Jack Nicklaus, 4 Mark O’Meara, 4

Most Fourball Matches Lost Tiger Woods, 8 Jim Furyk, 7 Most Matches Halved Gene Littler, 8

Most Singles Matches Halved Gene Littler, 3 Paul Azinger, 2

Most Foursome Matches Halved Phil Mickelson, 4 Lee Travino, 2 Gene Sarazen, 2 Billy Casper, 2

Nick Bonfield
Nick Bonfield

Nick Bonfield joined Golf Monthly in 2012 after graduating from Exeter University and earning an NCTJ-accredited journalism diploma from News Associates in Wimbledon. He is responsible for managing production of the magazine, sub-editing, commissioning and feature writing. Most of his online work is opinion-based and typically centres around the Majors and significant events in the global golfing calendar. Nick has been an avid golf fan since the age of ten and became obsessed with the professional game after watching Mike Weir and Shaun Micheel win The Masters and PGA Championship respectively in 2003. In his time with Golf Monthly, he's interviewed the likes of Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose, Jose Maria Olazabal, Henrik Stenson, Padraig Harrington, Lee Westwood and Billy Horschel and has ghost-written columns for Westwood, Wayne Riley, Matthew Southgate, Chris Wood and Eddie Pepperell. Nick is a 12-handicap golfer and his favourite courses include Old Head, Sunningdale New, Penha Longha, Valderrama and Bearwood Lakes. If you have a feature pitch for Nick, please email nick.bonfield@futurenet.com with 'Pitch' in the subject line. Nick is currently playing: Driver: TaylorMade M1 Fairway wood: TaylorMade RBZ Stage 2 Hybrid: Ping Crossover Irons (4-9): Nike Vapor Speed Wedges: Cleveland CBX Full Face, 56˚, Titleist Vokey SM4, 60˚ Putter: testing in progress! Ball: TaylorMade TP5x