Where was the first Ryder Cup played?

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History records that the first official Ryder Cup golf competition was held at the Worcester Country Golf Club, Massachusetts, USA in 1927. The History of the Ryder Cup The historical origins of the Ryder Cup competition are open to debate amongst golf historians. The Ryder Cup began as a series of golf matches between the United States of America (USA) and Great Britain (GB). Sylvanus P. Jermain, president of the Inverness Golf Club in Toledo, Ohio, USA is credited with first coming up with the concept in 1921 by writers of Ryder Cup history. In 1951 the founder of Golf World, Bob Harlow (who also managed Walter Hagen) suggested that Ryder Cup matches were first planned in 1920 by James Harnett. He worked for the sports publication, Golf Illustrated. Harnett had tried to generate potential readers by raising money to fund the expenses for a professional golf match between the United States and Britain.
It wasn't until the AGM of the The PGA of America on December 15, 1920, that it was decided fund James Hartnett's concept. Ultimately the sense of competition that that Harnett so enthusiastically wanted to foster became The Ryder Cup competition. Historical records indicate that the first unofficial Ryder Cup-style matches were played in 1921 at Gleneagles Golf Course in Scotland. The American team was chosen by Harnett. Great Britain made Ryder Cup history by beating the American golf team 9-3. The next informal match took place at Wentworth Golf Club in England. Great Britain ran out easy winners with a score of 13 $ to 1 $ . In the gallery was an entrepreneur named Samuel Ryder. Samuel Ryder was a wealthy English seed merchant. He had hired British golf star Abe Mitchell as his golf instructor. In this early version of the Ryder Cup Mitchell won both of his matches beating Walter Hagen and Jim Barnes, the then reigning British Open Champion, in the doubles match. Mitchells' doubles partner on the day was George Duncan and they whipped the Americans 9 & 8. History tells us that Ryder had tea with the players after the matches. George Duncan is credited with the notion that Ryder should donate a cup as a permanent trophy to be competed for by the British and Americans on a regular basis. Samuel Ryder commissioned the manufacture of a gold cup that now bears the Ryder name and has the image of Abe Mitchell on the top of the trophy. History records that the first official Ryder Cup golf competition was held at the Worcester Country Golf Club, Massachusetts, USA in 1927. Due to illness Abe Mitchell was unable to compete and the USA soundly beat the British golfers 9 $ to 2 $ . Walter Hagen was the captain of the American team that was confined to golfers born in America. The first US Ryder Cup team was Johnny Farrell, Al Watrous, Johnny Golden, Leo Diegel, Bill Mehlhorn, Joe Turnesa and Gene Sarazen . Al Espinosa and Mike Brady were named as alternates. In the absence of Abe Mitchell the first British Ryder Cup golf team was captained by Ted Ray other members of the team by Arthur Havers, Fred Robson, Herbert Jolly, Aubrey Boomer, Archie Compston, George Duncan, George Gadd and Charles Whitcombe.
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Who won the Ryder Cup in 2002?

Europe defeated the US 15.5 to 12.5 to win the 2002 Ryder Cup.. Click on the '2002 Ryder Cup' link on this page to see a breakdown of the matches.

Where and when is the Ryder cup 2008?

The Match will be played at the Valhalla Golf Club, Louisville, Kentucky and will be played from the 19th-21st September 2008. For a list of all previous Ryder Cup Venues visit http://pgatouriststatbank.blogspot.com/search/label/Ryder%20Cup%20Results http://pgatourist.blogspot.com/

For what sport is the Ryder Cup awarded?

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Where can i get 2008 ryder cup tickets?

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Who was the American Captain of the first Ryder Cup?

Walter Hagen was the American Captain in 1927, Ted Ray Captained the GB Team. . For a full list of Ryder Cup Captains go here. . http://pgatouriststatbank.blogspot.com/search/label/Ryder%20Cup%20Captains%20List%20and%20Records. For more stats on the Ryder Cup . http://pgatouriststatbank.blogs (MORE)

How is the Ryder Cup captain picked?

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Caddies ryder cup?

The caddies for the players in the Ryder Cup are the ones they use week to week on the professional tours.

Ryder cup theme tune?

I thought it was If I Had Words. I think it is from the film First Knight starring Richard Gere and Sean Connery.

How do they pick Ryder Cup matches?

For the Foursomes and Fourballs on the Friday and Saturday, 4 teams of 2 golfers are selected from each squad of 12. The captain then selects the order in which he will put them out, both captains do this and submit their starting sheet. Then the captains announce it, and whoever the European captai (MORE)

How often is the Ryder Cup Played?

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What year was ryder cup founded?

The first Ryder Cup competition was held in 1927, when it was USA v Great Britain, increased to GBA & I 1973,1975 and 1977, and to it's current format USA v Europe in 1979.

Who won ryder cup 2008?

Played at Valhalla Golf Club, The USA beat Europe 16 1/2 to 11 1/2 to win back the Ryder Cup for the first time since 1999.

With which game is the Ryder Cup associated?

Golf. It is a golf competition between the United States and Europethat is played every two years. It was established in 1927. Unlikea tournament such as the US Open, the Ryder Cup has a differentformat. It features various match play competitions of playersselected from an overall team of 12 of fou (MORE)

What does the message of the ryder cup emblem?

The Ryder Cup logo is a very simple one. There is the flag of the European union on the left, the Samuel Ryder Cup in the middle and the USA flag on the right. Underneath it in the banner it says the course at which the championship is held at. Above the banner there is the date in which the cup was (MORE)

How longs the ryder cup?

The Ryder Cup happens towards the ends of September every two years, 2010 is the next one. The matches start on the Friday, with a round of four fourballs and then four foursomes, and the same on the Saturday before all 12 players on each side play a singles match on the Sunday. 14 points retains th (MORE)

What course is the Ryder Cup played on?

It is played on different courses, not on the same course likeother golf tournaments. As it is a competition between golfers fromthe USA and golfers from countries in Europe, it alternates betweenbeing played in the USA and being played in a European country. Itis played in different courses in the (MORE)

How many play in the ryder cup?

Each team consists of 12 players. On Friday and Saturday there is a fourball match (4 teams of two for each team), and a foursomes match (again 4 teams of two for each team), Saturday is the same, and on Sunday all 12 players play a singles match.

Who is eligible to play in the Ryder Cup?

The Ryder Cup is a golf competition between teams from the United States and teams from Europe. The Ryder Cup began in 1927, and originally was a competition between United States teams and teams from Great Britain and Ireland. Following World War II, the US teams began dominating the competition (MORE)

How long is the ryder cup on for?

It's on the Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Four fourball and four foursomes matches on each of the first two days and then twelve singles matches on the Sunday.

How many matches in the ryder cup?

There are four foursomes on Friday and four fourball better balls, so 8. Then the same on Saturday, so another 8. Then twelve singles matches on the Sunday. 28 matches in total, 28 points available, 14 1/2 points needed to win the cup and 14 to retain it.

How often does the Ryder Cup happen?

The Ryder Cup is a men's golf competition that happens every two years, with a change of venue from USA to Europe every other year. The Ryder Cup was established in 1927, and is usually played in September (occasionally in October). When the 2001 competition was delayed to 2002 (due to the Septem (MORE)

How does Ryder cup scoring work?

28 points available. 1 point per match, 1 point for a win, half a point for a halve. 14 points to retain the cup if still held, 14 1/2 points to win the cup outright.

Who pays for Ryder cup expenses?

The PGA of America sponsors the team from the United States and the PGA European Tour sponsors the European team. The players themselves receive no prize money for winning, and the event generates millions in revenue for both PGA sponsors through television contracts and advertising partnerships.

Was a Irishman in every Ryder Cup?

No. They Ryder Cup began in 1927. Players from the Republic ofIreland have only been playing since 1953, while Northern Irishplayers have only competed since 1947. No. They Ryder Cup began in 1927. Players from the Republic ofIreland have only been playing since 1953, while Northern Irishplayers ha (MORE)

Who won the 2011 Ryder Cup?

There was no Ryder Cup in 2011. It is only played every 2 years. There was no Ryder Cup in 2011. It is only played every 2 years. There was no Ryder Cup in 2011. It is only played every 2 years. There was no Ryder Cup in 2011. It is only played every 2 years. There was no Ryder Cup in 2011. It i (MORE)

Where is the Ryder Cup in 2016?

The 2016 Ryder Cup is due to be played at Hazeltine National GolfClub in Chaska, Minnesota. The 2016 Ryder Cup is due to be played at Hazeltine National GolfClub in Chaska, Minnesota. The 2016 Ryder Cup is due to be played at Hazeltine National GolfClub in Chaska, Minnesota. The 2016 Ryder Cup is (MORE)

Who played for team USA in Ryder cup 2012?

Davis Love III (non-playing captain) Vice Captains Fred Couples Mike Hulbert Jeff Sluman Scott Verplank Players Tiger Woods Bubba Watson Jason Dufner Keegan Bradley Webb Simpson Zach Johnson Matt Kuchar Phil Mickelson Steve Stricker Jim Furyk Brandt Snedeker Dustin Johnson Davis Love III (non (MORE)

How do they decide who will be on the Ryder cup team?

They have a points system based on players performances in othertournaments, with the top 9 making it. So players that do well inthe tournaments they play in, make the team. Each captain alsochooses 3 additional players to bring the total to 12. They have a points system based on players performanc (MORE)