Ryder Cup Results (1979 to Present)

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.

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.

These are the results between Europe & USA from 1979 to present day

1979

USA 17 v Europe 11

The Greenbrier, White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia

1981

Europe 9½ v USA 18½

Royal Birkdale Golf Club, Southport, England

1983

USA 14½ v Europe 13½

PGA National, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida

1985

Europe 16½ v USA 11½

The Belfry, Sutton Coldfield, England

1987

USA 13 v Great Britain 15

Muirfield Village Golf Club, Dublin, Ohio

1989

Europe 14 v USA 14

The Belfry, Sutton Coldfield, England

1991

USA 14½ v Europe 13½

PGA National, PalmKiawah Island Golf Resort, Kiawah Island, South Carolina

1993

Europe 13 v USA 15

The Belfry, Sutton Coldfield, England

1995

USA 13½ v Europe 14½

Oak Hill Country Club, Rochester, New York

1997

Europe 14½ v USA 13½

Valderrama Golf Club, Sotogrande, Spain

1999

USA 14½ v Europe 13½

The Country Club, Brookline, Massachusetts

The Ryder Cup was delayed one year due to terrorist attacks upon America.

2002

Europe 15½ v USA 12½

The Belfry, Sutton Coldfield, England

2004

USA 9½ v Europe 18½

Oakland Hills Golf Club, Bloomfield Township, Michigan

2006

Europe 18½ v USA 9½

The K Club, Straffan, Ireland

2008

USA 16½ v Europe 11½

Valhalla Golf Club, Louisville, Kentucky

2010

Europe 14½ v USA 13½

Celtic Manor Resort, Newport, Wales

2012

USA 13½ v Europe 14½

Medinah Country Club, Medinah, Illinois

2014

Europe 16½ v USA 11½

Gleneagles Resort, Perthshire, Scotland

2016

USA 17 v Europe 11

Hazeltine National Golf Club, Chaska, Minnesota

2018

Europe 17½ v USA 10½

Le Golf National, Guyancourt, France

The Ryder Cup was delayed one year due to the Covid Pandemic

2021

USA v Europe

Whistling Straits, Kohler, WI

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