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Golf Australia Express : Issue 54—Ryder Cup
The number of Ryder Cup appearances Nick Faldo earned, making the knighted British golfer the most capped played in the history of the event. Sir Nick didn’t miss a series from 1977-1997 and holds the record for scoring the most Ryder Cup points with 25. Watch one of Sir Nick's most memorable Ryder Cup moments above. 11 NO.1 Men's World Rankings Women's World Rankings US Money List LPGA Money List LET Money List The total number of matches played in the 38 Ryder Cups. Team USA has won 428, Europe has won 321, with 123 matches halved. 872 100 Jimmy Demaret’s winning percentage from his six Ryder Cup matches. Of the list of players with at least three Ryder Cup appearances, Demaret is the only one with a perfect record. Fred Couples on October 3 1993 The year Raymond Floyd became the oldest Ryder Cup player in history when he joined the Team USA at The Belfry, England. He was 51. 33 The number of years since Great Britain and Ireland changed to 'Europe' for the Ryder Cup. As a result, players from continental Europe became eligible to play Ryder Cup for the first time in 1979. 12 The number of nations represented in European Ryder Cup teams in the history of the team match play event. 1926 The year a team of American and British professional golfers competed in an exhibition match at Wentworth Club in England. The following year the Ryder Cup was born when the two teams played at Worcester Country Club in Massachusetts, USA. 1 The number by which Europe leads the USA in overall Ryder Cup wins. In 16 stagings since its final name change, Europe has claimed eight wins to the USA’s seven. There was a tie in 1989. Sergio Garcia’s age when he became the youngest Ryder Cup player in history at the 1999 event staged at The Country Club in Massachusetts, USA. 19 NUMB3RS THE BIRTHDAYS 5 The number of British pounds Samuel Ryder reportedly offered each member of the winning team at the inaugural competition in 1927. Ryder was the founder of the Ryder Cup and donated the gold trophy presented to the winning team.
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