“In ’95 had a PGA Tour card but I wanted to play in the Ryder Cup – so I stayed in Europe.”

That’s what it means to play in golf’s biggest team event, according to Costantino Rocca, the five-time European Tour champion who played on three Ryder Cup teams between 1993 and 1997.

Costantino Rocca

Also in this episode of A Life in Golf, Barry Lane and Peter Baker, with 25 professional wins between them and both featured at The Belfry in 1993, chat to Mark Townsend about their experiences.