Ryder Cup Results (1927 to 1977)

by Steve | Last Updated: 5 September 2021

The Ryder Cup has become one of the world’s greatest sporting events.

Every two years, 24 of the best players from Europe and United States go head-to-head in match play competition. Drama, tension, incredible golf are served in equal measure during The Ryder Cup which is captivating to millions around the world for its sportsmanship.

This event transcends sport while keeping true to Samuel Ryder’s spirit when he founded this tournament.

Let’s take a look at the early years of the Ryder Cup competition

1927

USA 9½ v Great Britain 2½

Worcester Country Club, Worcester, Massachusetts

1929

Great Britain 7 v USA 5

Moortown Golf Club, Leeds, England

1931

USA 9 v Great Britain 3

Scioto Country Club, Columbus, Ohio

1933

Great Britain 6½ v USA 5½

Southport and Ainsdale Golf Club, Southport, England

1935

USA 9 v Great Britain 3

Ridgewood Country Club, Ridgewood, New Jersey

1937

Great Britain 4 v USA 8

Southport and Ainsdale Golf Club, Southport, England

Break in competition due to World War II

1947

USA 11 v Great Britain 1

Portland Golf Club, Portland, Oregon

1949

Great Britain 5 v USA 7

Ganton Golf Club, Scarborough, England

1951

USA 9½ v Great Britain 2½

Pinehurst Resort, Pinehurst, North Carolina

1953

Great Britain 5½ v USA 6½

Wentworth Golf Club, Wentworth, England

1955

USA 8 v Great Britain 4

Thunderbird Golf & Country Club, Palm Springs, California

1957

Great Britain 7½ v USA 4½

Lindrick Golf Club, Yorkshire, England

1959

USA 8½ v Great Britain 3½

Eldorado Country Club, Palm Desert, California

1961

Great Britain 9½ v USA 14½

Royal Lytham & St. Annes, St. Annes, England

1963

USA 23 v Great Britain 9

East Lake Golf Club, Atlanta, Georgia

1965

Great Britain 12½ v USA 19½

Royal Birkdale Golf Club, Southport, England

1967

USA 23½ v Great Britain 8½

Champions Golf Club, Houston, Texas

1969

Great Britain 16 v USA 16

Royal Birkdale Golf Club, Southport, England

1971

USA 18½ v Great Britain 13½

Old Warson Country Club, St. Louis, Missouri

Team Great Britain & Ireland
In 1975 players from Ireland were included for selection and the team became Great Britain & Ireland

1973

Great Britain & Ireland 13 v USA 9

Muirfield Golf Club, Muirfield, Scotland

1975

USA 21 v Great Britain & Ireland 11

Old Warson Country Club, St. Louis, Missouri

1977

Great Britain & Ireland 7½ v USA 12½

Royal Lytham & St. Annes, St. Annes, England

Team Europe
In 1979 with continental Europeans now allowed to compete in the Ryder Cup, the final format change brought the total number of points to be decided to 28, with eight foursomes, eight four-balls, and 12 singles.

Steve King, the founder of Fore King Golf, started playing golf at the tender age of 29, after years spent playing many other sports and getting dodgy knees. Although late to the game, Steve soon fell in love with the sport and found himself, like many others, addicted to the pursuit of improvement and playing better. He is currently a member of The Kendleshire Golf Club & Hercules Golf Society, as well as running several competitions for Fore King Golf